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John Hunter  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments
It was over 25 years ago, back in 1998, that Japanese rod expert Zenaq introduced the Monster Buster, specifically designed to catch huge tuna. Now it has raised the bar even higher with it is latest project.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments
At ICAST, a happy hour made for tackle dealers delivers more than a good time.
TTW Staff  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments
Johnny Onslow, the managing director of Kenyan fly tying firm Gone Fishing Limited, explains why it is trusted worldwide to deliver the best fishing flies time after time.
John Hunter  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments
The Covid-19 pandemic caused many companies to rethink their strategy. Some scaled back, line expert FirstDart pushed forward, placing R&D firmly at the core of its future plans. Now it is looking ahead with confidence, ready to work with even more global partners...
John Hunter  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments
Two vehicles on two different coasts are bound for the same family reunion at ICAST 2024, the largest sportfishing trade event in the world.
John Hunter  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments
Since the beginning of 2023, when the Chinese Government cancelled its Zero Covid Policy, industries are returning to normal, including the tackle trade, as evidenced by the CGC SHOW held by China Fish in May in Weihai. China Fish 2024 will build on that.
John Hunter  |  Feb 17, 2023  |  0 comments
The fly tackle industry deserves – and demands – a flagship event to network and do business and that is exactly what The AFFTA Confluence will deliver this September… not just in the USA for the global trade.
TTW Staff  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  0 comments
The world is getting smaller and competitive tournament bass fishing is playing its part. Along with growing the sport – and the sale of rods, reels, lures, line and more designed for it – it continues to attract anglers from way beyond the traditional US ‘Bible belt’. It truly has gone global.
TTW Staff  |  Jan 20, 2023  |  0 comments
While the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade Show (ICAST) held each July is the highlight event for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the recreational fishing industry’s body continues to dedicate substantial efforts to its annual Sportfishing Summit. By John Mazurkiewicz
TTW Staff  |  Jan 09, 2023  |  0 comments
The best place to see innovative products is ramping up with new features and returning favourites this year as ICAST 2023 starts taking shape.
John Hunter  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments
Rod blank and component supplier Batson Enterprises has always been a family affair. Founded by Bob Batson back in 2000, it’s now run by his son Bill with other family members and Bill’s own children now involved, including son Keller…
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
How do you store your dropper fly rigs safely and securely? Wynd Tackle’s innovative and award-winning Bynder box could well be the answer…
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
UK-based fly tying materials manufacturer Semperfli has always gone the extra mile for its customers. TTW finds out why the company is one step ahead of the game when it comes to supplying products and helping dealers sell it.
TTW Staff  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
US apparel and accessory giant Simms and conservation organisation Trout Unlimited have joined forces to launch a movement to connect anglers with more than just fish.
John Hunter  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
ICAST 2022 – the huge US-based tackle trade show – is nearly upon us. As the industry descends on Orlando, Florida this July, here’s our guide to tackling the show the right way by taking advantage of these can’t-miss opportunities.