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Preston Innovations founder returns to industry

David Preston, the man who founded Preston Innovations, is back in the fishing tackle industry.

Preston, who sold his company to Zebco Brands in 2014, has launched Fjuka Bait after discovering a workshop in Japan producing hand-made flexible baits.

The Fjuka website describes the new product as the ‘biggest bait innovation since the maggot’.

The first of the new baits is called Shapers, a hyper-fluoro that can be moulded into.. Read More

Marine sector helps drive profit growth for Garmin

Sales in Garmin’s marine segment grew by 18% as the navigation technology company reported first quarter revenue and profit growth compared to the same period last year. The company, whose Panoptix LiveScope won both the Best Marine Electronics and overall Best of Show categories at last year’s ICAST,..

Dick’s SG announces two senior appointments

Dick’s Sporting Goods, reputed to have around 10% of the retail fishing market in the US, has made two senior appointments to its leadership team. Ed Plummer becomes Chief Marketing Officer and Steve Miller takes on the newly created role of Senior VP of Strategy and Analytics. Both..

ICAST visitor makes ‘beeline’ for New Product Showcase

Staff from the Discount Tackle Outlet in Florida will be making a beeline for the New Product Showcase when they arrive at this year’s ICAST trade show in July. “The new products on display – both in the showcase and on the many booths – are the most..

Tuna Tails to be rebranded following AFW partnership

Tuna Tails, the US-based manufacturer of big game skirts, is set for a rebranding exercise following the transfer of its sales, marketing and distribution activities to American Fishing Wire (AFW), owner of the HI-SEAS and C & H Lures brands. The company offers a complete range of US-made..

EFTTEX is shop window to the world says show regular

Europe’s premier fishing tackle trade show – EFTTEX – is the shop window to companies from all six continents across the globe, says Bhagwati, a veteran exhibitor at the event. The Indian-based manufacturer of tackle for many types of fishing – including feeder, match, predator, carp and sea..

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