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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 within the next few weeks in time for the holiday season, according to Jeff Patterson, Director of Sales.

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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..

Angling Direct to raise £20m to progress to ‘next level’

The UK’s largest fishing tackle retail chain is to raise £20m from investors that will be used to take the business to the ‘next level’. Ambitious Angling Direct, which floated on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in July 2017, currently has 24 stores across England following the opening..

US, Asia and Australia lead Shimano tackle sales growth

Robust sales in the US and Asia, coupled with a 'booming' market in Australia, helped global giant, Shimano, report a 7.3% increase in fishing tackle sales in the first nine months of 2018. The Japanese manufacturer saw its sales reach 53,699 million yen and operating income increase 24.7%..

Shimano ICAST winners recognised at Pitman Creek show

Two of Shimano North America's ICAST 2018 award-winners were recognised once again at the Pitman Creek Wholesalers Show earlier this month. The SLX baitcasting reel was judged as overall best in show as well as winning the reel category during the event which also saw Shimano's PowerPro Super8Slick..

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