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Fishpond announces new collaborations

Fishpond is collaborating with footwear specialist  Chaco to produce sandals for fly fisherman. Pictured is the Fishpond Chaco Flips.

Fishpond, the manufacturer known for its fly fishing luggage and accessories, has announced two collaborations that take it into other product categories.

The US company is partnering with footwear brand Chaco to produce sandals for fly fishermen and with outdoor apparel company VOORMI to market adventure-style clothing.

Sales of the new Fishpond Chaco Flips and Fishpond Chaco Z/2, footwear designed for wet wading and boating, will also benefit conservation.

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Plastica Panaro agrees US deal

Jim Murphy (left) of Douglas Outdoors and Lucio Sirotti finalised a deal at ICAST that will see The American company distribute Plastica Panaro products in the US.

Plastica Panaro, the Italian manufacturer of tackle boxes and a new product award winner at this week’s ICAST trade show, has appointed Douglas Outdoors as its US distributor. Panaro Managing Director, Lucio Sirotti, and Douglas Outdoors President, Jim Murphy, who launched his US business in May this year,..


SPRO professional, Bill Siemantel with his ICAST award and the winning BBZ-1 Rat.

US Hall of Famer and renowned lure creator, Bill Siemantel, bought a live rat to study the unique movement of its tail before he designed an ICAST award winner. The SPRO sport professional – and lure designer for more than 35 years – picked up the Best Hard..

New Douglas Outdoors brand hits ICAST

Jim Murphy: At ICAST with debutant company, Douglas Outdoors.

Fishing entrepreneur Jim Murphy is at his best when launching new brands and ventures. The genial creative founded Redington and Albright before building the Hardy brand in North America. Now Murphy, a keen yachtsman, is at the helm of Douglas Outdoors, one of the many companies making a..

ICAST raises the temperature to hot, hot hot!

ICAST: Hot, hot, hot!

It’s hot! And we’re not just talking about the searing temperatures in Orlando, Florida. Business is booming at ICAST, the world’s biggest fishing tackle trade show. Dealers have been packing the aisles of the Orange County Convention Center and you can almost hear the ‘ker-ching’ of exhibitors..

Simms leads the way at IFTD

Jerry Siem of Simms Fishing Products with two of the seven awards won by the company at the IFTD Best New Product Awards.

Fly fishing stalwarts, Simms Fishing Products were the toast of the IFTD today – winning seven accolades in the Best New Products awards. The Bozeman, Montana, company led the way at a vibrant show in Orlando, Florida. The full list of winners were::

  • Mens' Waders - Simms, Freestone 2Z
  • Womens' Waders..

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