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Platypus wins third AFTA line award

Platypus has further enhanced its reputation as a premier line manufacturer by winning its third line award at Australia’s fishing tackle trade show. The Brisbane-based company won the Best Line category at the Australian Fishing Trade Association Show on the Gold Coast for the third time with its latest offering, the Platypus Platinum Braid. The […]

TT Lures scoops AFTA award for HeadlockZ HD Jigheads

TT Lures capped a successful Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) Show by taking the Best Terminal Tackle Award for its HeadlockZ HD Jigheads. Built on a super strong Mustad Ultrapoint chemically sharpened hook, the HeadlockZ HD is designed with a split grip grub keeper, making it the perfect jighead for locking on the range of […]

StrikeMaster rises above ice auger competition

StrikeMaster says that three pillars underpin the building of a premium auger – speed, power and weight. The Minnetonka, Minnesota, company adds that its new Lazer™ Synthetic Ultra-Lite is the fastest, most powerful and lightest in its class. It says “ By and large, hand augers have been getting worse by the year as more […]

IFTD: Show as stand-alone is ‘thing of the past’

One of the award winners at this year’s IFTD says that the event is a ‘thing of the past’ as a stand-alone show. At a time when the US fly fishing world waits with baited breath for an announcement on the future of IFTD, Johnny Le Coq, founder of Fishpond – winner of the Best […]

IFTD: Four years of development work rewarded for NRS

Over four years of hard work came to fruition for NRS at IFTD in Reno, Nevada, when the company won the Best Personal Watercraft Award for its Clearwater Drifter. Mark Deming, NRS Marketing and Communications Manager, told Angling International: “More than four years of work has gone into the development of the craft. It is […]

IFTD: Flymen Fishing Company back on podium

Flymen Fishing Company returned to the winners’ podium at IFTD when it picked up the Best New Freshwater Fly Pattern award with its Fish-Skull™ Skulpin Bunny. The Brevard, North Carolina company, which won the Best Saltwater Fly Pattern and Best Fly Tying Material awards at last year’s show in New Orleans, was among the honours […]

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