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Mayfly Outdoors acquires Airflo Fishing

Award-winning US-based Mayfly Outdoors, owner of the Ross Reels and Abel fly reel brands, has acquired the international fly line manufacturer, Airflo Fishing. Based in the UK, Airflo is a leader in fly line technology, including industry standard loops and tungsten line materials. “Working with like-minded people who are dedicated to the industry bodes well […]

Bass Pro Shops relocates more jobs from Cabela’s base

Bass Pro Shops’ decision to relocate 118 jobs from its Cabela’s operation in Sidney to its own headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, has come as a further blow to the small Nebraskan town. Cabela’s home in Sidney once employed some 2,000 people at its peak, almost a third of the town’s entire population. Today, following Bass […]

Yeti delivers strong Q3 and moves into DIY space at Lowes

Yeti has expanded into the do-it-yourself space with the announcement of a new wholesale partnership with US chain, Lowe’s.  The high-end cooler maker, a former award-winner at ICAST, the world’s biggest fishing tackle trade show, has also increased inventory in an effort to avoid the potential impact of tariffs due to be imposed on certain […]

Westin and Kinetic strengthen UK and Eire team

Fast-growing Danish fishing brands Westin and Kinetic have significantly strengthened their United Kingdom and Ireland team with the appointment of a new sales agent and additional ambassadors. Gareth Whittington has added the UK to his sales responsibilities in Ireland. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the UK angling trade, having previously held several senior […]

Cipher Group confirms acquisition of Frenzee

Cipher Group, the holding company for carp angling brands Trakker Products, Aqua Products and Cygnet Tackle, has announced the acquisition of Frenzee. It is moving into a new sector of the angling industry with the highly-anticipation purchase of the brand which was put up for sale earlier this year. The group says it sees a […]

Move to ban lead in fishing tackle in Minnesota defeated

A move to ban lead in fishing tackle in Minnesota has been rejected – at least for the time being. The proposal, reported on this website two days ago, came in the form of a petition from conservation groups urging the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prohibit the use of lead in tackle […]

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