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Scientific Anglers appoints new outside sales rep

Scientific Anglers, a market leader in fly lines, leaders and tippets, has announced the appointment of Doug Bear as its new outside sales representative. He is responsible for Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Bear has more than 20 years of experience in the fly fishing […]

B.A.S.S. stalwart set to retire this month after 41 years

One of the best known faces in the US bass fishing industry is set to retire after 41 years. Dave Precht will leave B.A.S S. at the end of this month, according to a report in Fishing Wire. He joined the organisation in 1979 and during his 19 years as Bassmaster Editor, the magazine grew […]

AFFTA reaches milestone 1,000 membership mark

The representative body for the fly fishing trade in the United States has reached a memorable milestone, surpassing the 1,000 membership mark. It is a tribute to American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) President, Ben Bulis and his team. “When I was appointed to the role we might have had 250,” remembers Bulis. “We used […]

Decathlon set to open second major store in US

Decathlon, reputedly the world’s largest sporting goods retailer, and owner of the Caperlan fishing brand, is to open a second major store in the US. Situated in the Potrero Hill neighbourhood of San Francisco Bay, it is scheduled to open in November this year, around six months after the company opened its first full US […]

Rapala VMC Corporation reports drop in sales and profits

Rapala VMC Corporation has reported a drop in sales and profits for the first half of the year. The Finnish tackle giant, which last week announced the acquisition of 49% of US fishing rod and reel manufacturer, 13 Fishing, saw its net sales decrease by one per cent compared to last year to €141.2m (2018: […]

Raymarine honours its 2019 Pro Ambassador of the Year

Marine electronics specialist Raymarine recognised its 2019 Pro Ambassador of the Year at last week’s ICAST. The recipient, Captain Frank Crescitelli, has operated Fin Chaser Charters in the busy, but productive waters surrounding New York City for nearly 20 years and has been a key partner with Raymarine since the very beginning. “New York Harbor is […]

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