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Patrick Sébile’s A Band of Anglers acquires SpoolTek

A Band of Anglers, the company founded last year by award-winning lure maker Patrick Sébile, has acquired SpoolTek, the US company renowned for its patented concealed leader technology.

Sébile said: “Ever since I was a teenager, I have realised the importance of lure leverage in losing fish. When I saw the SpoolTek concealed leader technology, I immediately wished I had invented it myself. A Band of Anglers is.. Read More

New manager at world famous fishing tackle retailer

Farlows, the world famous London-based fishing tackle retailer, has promoted Tom Clinton to Retail Manager. A regular customer at the store for a number of years, Clinton joined the company as Assistant Manager in September 2017, having managed a department at one of London’s leading suppliers of outdoor..

US fly fishing industry backs campaign against mining in Montana

The US fly fishing industry is getting behind the efforts of Trout Unlimited, the conservation body for trout and salmon fisheries, to combat mining threats to fisheries in Montana. “We are locked in a big effort to pass Bill 186, the mining bill that addresses future abstraction and..

Ross Reels to triple production of Animas fly reel

Ross Reels is set to triple its forecasted production of the new 2019 Animas fly reel. The company says that the move is being made following high demand from customers for the ‘Made in the USA’ product. It expects to deliver the first round of several hundred models..

Strong sport fishing boat sales drive Marine Products surge

Strong sales of its outboard sport fishing boats helped Marine Products Corporation to a 56.9% increase in net income for its third quarter, the Atlanta, Georgia, company reported yesterday. President and CEO, Richard Hubbell, announced that net income of $7.1 million is up $2.6 million compared to the..

AFFTA names new Board of Directors and Executive Committee

An unprecedented 15 candidates were vying for the seven seats on the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Board of Directors. “We are very fortunate to have an industry as full of talented, dedicated leaders as we do,” said AFFTA President Ben Bulis. “To have these many high..

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