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John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments
Shimano’s chairman emeritus, Mr Yoshizo Shimano – who led the company as president and then chairman from 1995 until 2012 – has passed away from chronic heart failure at the age of 85.
TTW Staff  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments
frogg toggs — an industry leader of lightweight, breathable, affordable rainwear — has acquired Alabama, US-based hunting and fishing gear company Insight Outdoors.
TTW Staff  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments
Ray Scott, the man who founded Fishing Tackle Retailer magazine and the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) and blazed a trail for the US sportfishing industry, has died in Alabama, aged 88.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments
Rod maker G Loomis has enhanced its commitment to get its customers back on the water fast, with an improved warranty program and an easy-to-use Xpeditor Service for rods replacement.
TTW Staff  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Edwin “Bruce” Holt, 73, who enjoyed a stellar 34-year career with Woodland, Washington-based fishing rod manufacturer G. Loomis, passed away on October 6th, 2021 after a short battle with cancer.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Kenyan fly-tying company Gone Fishing, like many in the industry, has gone through some major challenges in 2020 thanks to Covid-19 but it has now seen orders pick up and has just re-employed the staff it had to lay off at the start of the crisis.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Aug 05, 2020  |  0 comments

The historic and bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act has become law after being signed by President Trump.


American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President Glenn Hughes attended a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) headquarters, hosted by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt celebrating the bill’s enactment. The ceremony also included the signing of a new proclamation establishing August 5, as Great American Outdoors Day, when all DOI fees will be waived.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

The private company behind Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and White River Marine Group has grown its retail portfolio further with the purchase of Sportsman’s Warehouse.

It means the Great American Outdoors Group will add the retail giant’s 112 stores to its 169 outlets under the Bass Pro and Cabela’s brands.

John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Scandinavian fly-fishing brand Guideline is growing fast and is now on the hunt for a truly dedicated “fly fishing nerd” with an excellent eye and touch for developing the tackle of tomorrow.
John Hunter  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments
Scandinavian fly tackle brand Guideline has added major experience to its product and development teams by taking on two well-known industry specialists. Tellis Katsogiannos and Paul Richardson will be working alongside head of tackle development Leif Stävmo to help the brand with its goal “to inspire and give people the best possible fly fishing experience.”
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jul 20, 2020  |  0 comments
Buyers, media, exhibitors and other representatives from the global sportfishing industry brought ICAST 2020 Online to life from July 13th to 17th, during the sport’s first-ever virtual trade show. For the first time, with the online venue, the angling public also had the opportunity to participate in the event.
John Hunter  |  Jul 19, 2022  |  0 comments
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, the premier trade event for the global recreational fishing industry better known as ICAST, launched today with Super Tuesday.
John Hunter  |  Aug 31, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA)’s Board of Directors has announced that the 2021 International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show, scheduled for October 20th to 22nd in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been postponed until 2022.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced that the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show will return to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 20th to 22nd, 2021.
John Hunter  |  Sep 13, 2021  |  0 comments
The International Fly tackle Dealer Show, which was postponed from October 2021 because of Covid-19 concerns, has been rescheduled for the end of March 2022.