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G. Loomis starts shipping new range of E6X salmon rods

The new E6X salmon rods from G. Loomis – showcased at the recent Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland, Oregon – are now starting to ship.

“The E6X rods are offered in the lengths, powers and actions for all the popular lure and bait presentations for salmon fishing in both fresh and saltwater,” said Dave Brinkerhoff, a member of the G. Loomis product design team.

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Gene Larew increases capacity by over 70%

Gene Larew Lures announced this week that it has completed an expansion project that increases its manufacturing capability by at least 70%. The company has struggled recently to meet demand for its Bobby Garland panfish products, says a statement from the Tulsa manufacturer. But the addition of four new..

Brunswick sells fitness division to concentrate on marine

The Brunswick Corporation – a global manufacturer of fishing boats and equipment– is to focus on its marine business following the sale of its fitness division. Brunswick is now comprised solely of its marine portfolio, which includes fishing boat brands, Crestliner, Lund, Lowe Boats, Thunder Jet and Princecraft. “With..

Lack of trade support blamed for UK show cancellation

A new UK fishing show planned for next month has been cancelled. Organisers of the event, scheduled to take place in Harrogate, Yorkshire, say it has received insufficient support from the trade. “We have had good support from anglers, but the take up from the exhibitors has not..

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..

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,..

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