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Rachel Leinweber joins AFTTA Board of Directors

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFTTA) has added Rachel Leinweber of Angler’s Covey, in Colorado Springs, to its Board of Directors with immediate effect.  She has taken up the seat recently vacated by Andy Dunn, who has joined Fishpond, and will serve his remaining two years. “Rachel is a tremendous addition to our Board,” […]

Bulthuis named President of Pure Fishing North America

Pure Fishing has named Dave Bulthuis as the new President of its North American operation He is the former Vice President of Sales for Costa Sunglasses, where he has served in a number of capacities since 2003. A long-time champion of the sport and industry, Bulthuis has been hired to further establish meaningful relationships with key […]

US online supplier moves into conventional retail

CatchCo, the company that includes Mystery Tackle Box among its portfolio of brands, has made its first move into conventional retail. The Chicago-based business has operated across digital platforms since launch seven years ago, but has now reached agreement for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports and Scheels to stock its products in selected outlets. “A […]

Fly fishing tackle maker Baetis embarks on export drive

Spain’s premier supplier of fly fishing tackle for over 20 years has embarked on a global export drive. Baetis, which manufactures more than 3,500 fly fishing products – ranging from rods and reels to accessories and fly tying materials – is broadening its horizons and looking for distributors from across the world, specifically targeting Europe, North […]

Bassmaster Classic 2019 recognised for economic impact

The 2019 Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee has won an award for its impact on the region’s economy.    The event was recognised as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism (mid-market division) by Sports Destination Management magazine. The awards honour organisations and local partners who ‘worked together to produce events that have made our […]

Angling Direct to establish European base next year

The UK’s biggest tackle retailer, Angling Direct, is planning to establish a European base by next summer. The move would reduce the company’s postage costs and speed up deliveries to its growing contingent of European customers. It is also considering the idea of new build stores in some of its strongest trading regions like the […]

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