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Whither Gear Sales? 2012 Purchasing Trends

Southwick Associates, a company that compiles angler surveys into monthly reports, has released its report for the Januruary and February of this year. Recently, Jerry Lappier of The Trout Shop in Craig, Montana raised questions about retailing practices with a … more

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Cyclist Claims Boobytrap…. But It Was Only a Flyline

What was first thought to be a “booby trap” was actually just a byproduct of one angler’s spirited fight against a large fish.  After a bicyclist crashed along the Denver stretch of the Platte River, it was originally thought that … more

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“Premium” Tenkara Rods Hit U.S. Market

As further confirmation that Tenkara fly fishing is going mainstream, “premium” Tenkara rods made by Diawa are now being sold in the US.  Christopher Stewart of New York City, better known as the “Tenkara Bum,” has begun to sell Daiwa Tenkara … more

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New Blog: The Simms “Wading Room”

Fly-fishing gear manufacturer Simms is jumping into the blog stream with both feet this week.  The Wading Room sets out to “discuss critical issues threatening our fisheries, take you around the world to exotic fishing locales and introduce you to … more

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Jackson River Privatization Update

Beau Beasley continues his coverage of public water access in a section of Virginia’s Jackson River, exploring two anglers’ claims that they were fishing land that “state-printed materials told them they could do so.” Beasley notes, “The landowners in this … more

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Snagged on the Backcast: A 2011 Retrospective

Art over rivers, people we won’t easily forget, ever-lighter graphite rods, some great fishing (some bad), and the usual laughter and bickering in between.  Before we send off 2011, here are some articles and stories that you may have missed … more

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Cyber Monday Deals for Fly Fishers

We could easily spend the entire day (week?) reviewing prices on fly fishing and outdoors gear for deal-seekers. Here are just a few that caught our eye this morning as we scanned the Web. Cabelas has some very cool holiday … more

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Hardy & Grey’s Restructures in Europe

According to a statement released Wednesday, venerable gear manufacturer Hardy & Grey’s will reduce staff in its Alnwick headquarters in response to increasing costs and lower margins.  The company also announced the departure of managing director Richard Sanderson.  The job … more

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RIO Products Gears Up for ACS’s Relay for Life

Rio Products will be sending 20 team members to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life walk in Idaho Falls, Idaho on July 8 and 9, 2011. The team, which is currently fundraising, “will camp out overnight and take turns … more

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Redington Partners with Yellowstone National Park Retailers

Redington, a leading manufacturer of fly fishing and outdoor products, just announced a new partnership with a selection of Yellowstone National Park retail stores. Four stores throughout Yellowstone National Park will have a mix of Redington’s men’s and women’s apparel … more

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