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Rapala and Shimano to create giant new UK tackle company

Two of the world’s biggest tackle companies, Rapala and Shimano, have announced a joint venture to launch arguably the UK’s biggest tackle company. At the same time, Rapala has revealed that it has acquired Advanced Carp Equipment (ACE) and plans to invest significant funding into making it a big carp brand. ACE will join prestigious […]

Abu Garcia unveils breathtaking ‘honeycomb’ rod

An incredible 12 months for rod technology has taken another exciting turn with the launch of the Fantasista Nano series by Abu Garcia. The Pure Fishing brand says it has totally revolutionised the resin and fibre construction of its blanks and has developed a never-before-seen honeycomb construction to introduce two advanced technologies in the same […]

Tiburon brings its big fish catchers to ICAST

Tiburon is planning a major offensive on the US market, beginning with ICAST in Las Vegas in July. “Tiburon reels are built to catch big fish,” says Head of Technical Research & Product Development Isaac Tang, who will be manning booth number 1740 at the show. “Yellow fin tunas in the 300lb class are not […]

EFTTEX debut for Carp Zoom’s tackle brand

Hungarian company Carp Zoom will be showcasing more than just its famous bait range at EFTTEX this week. It will also be unveiling a brand new accessories programme called Carp ‘n’ Carp. The programme includes everything from beads to bivvies and in time may be expanded to include rods and reels. “We have created a […]

Dyneema announces its thinnest fibre grade

A new grade of Dyneema is being heralded as “great news for the fishing line industry.” The new grade of fibre is 50% thinner than the company’s previous thinnest fibre. The Netherlands company states that the new product has proven itself to be the company’s highest performer in abrasion tests, is incredibly supple and sensitive […]

Old Ghost unveils surprise new bait at EFTTEX

After declaring its intentions to be the first Chinese company to plan a major launch into the European bait market, Old Ghost has surprised EFTTEX visitors with another unexpected announcement on the eve of the show in Amsterdam. The Chinese bait giant’s launch at the show was largely expected to centre on three key products, […]

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