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US Fly Tying Symposium has new home in Lancaster

The 27th International Fly Tying Symposium has a new home from next month – Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

It will be held in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in the city on November 11th and 12th, a move made necessary following the closure of the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

“While the shuttering of the long-time Somerset venue came as a shock, the new venue is perfectly.. Read More

Angling Direct acquires top European retailer for £3 million

Angling Direct, the UK's largest specialist fishing tackle chain, has acquired one of Europe’s leading retailers in a deal worth £3 million. The group has taken over Fosters Fishing – better known as Fosters of Birmingham – a business that has operated on the outskirts of the Midlands..

FlyFish Europe takes on New Zealand’s Smith Creek

Flyfish Europe (FFE) has signed a deal with New Zealand-based Smith Creek to become its distributor for the region. Smith Creek manufactures a range of fly fishing tools and accessories and is a perfect fit for FFE, according to its Director, Jarle L. Kristiansen. “We are eager to..

Morris outlines vision for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Johnny Morris, the new owner of Cabela’s following its takeover by Bass Pro Shops, has outlined his vision for the future of the new combined outdoor retail chain. In an address – ‘Moving Forward Together’ – posted on the websites of both companies, Morris described his plan to..

Botany Bay reef named after Australian industry legend

A new fishing reef south of Botany Bay has been named after one of the legends of the Australian fishing tackle industry. The late John Dunphy, a member of the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) Hall of Fame, and a Shimano Australia veteran, died in 2015 after more..

VIDEO: Okuma Alaris spinning reel

New to the Okuma family is the feature-packed Alaris spinning reel. It boasts a corrosion-resistant frame, sideplates and Cyclonic Flow Rotor design, as well as a machined aluminium two-tone spool and rigid metal handle for strength and durability. With four stainless steel ball bearings and multi-disc oiled felt drag..

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