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John Hunter  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments
Tackle and clothing giant Orvis has made a strategic decision to refocus its UK business on fly fishing and is closing all but one of its outlets there and its main office. Only the store near its famous southern England chalkstream beats in Stockbridge will remain; the rest including its flagship London premises are shutting.
John Hunter  |  Jan 24, 2022  |  0 comments
Shimano Europe and various Rapala VMC Group companies are terminating their exclusive distribution agreements in some European countries from February 7th.
TTW Staff  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments
Industry veteran John Acosta is bringing his 20-plus years of experience outdoors and fishing trades to US-based sunglasses manufacturer Costa. John will oversee Costa’s global marketing efforts creating a consistent brand experience in every channel of its business.
TTW Staff  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments
US-based wader and apparel manufacturer Simms Fishing Products looks set to follow its record-setting 2021 with major growth for the coming year. Alongside a solidified strategic plan designed for exponential growth in 2022 and beyond, it will also be unveiling its spring 2022 product collection.
TTW Staff  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  0 comments
US-based wader, outerwear, footwear and technical apparel manufacturer Simms Fishing Products, has purchased long-time Montana specialty retailer, Simms at The River’s Edge Fly Shop.
John Hunter  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments
Award-winning Scandinavian tackle company Westin has appointed Thom Hunt as its agent for England and Wales. Thom is a well-known face within the UK fishing scene and has been a long-time user of Westin gear, catching, many big fish using the Danish brand’s lures and wining countless competitions.
John Hunter  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  First Published: Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
A major economic report has revealed how outdoor recreation helped the US economy during a difficult 2020 – with fishing and boating leading the line. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report showed outdoor recreation had a powerful and positive economic impact on the US economy, generating $688 billion in economic output, comprises 3three per cent of US employees and creating 4.3 million jobs.
John Hunter  |  Dec 27, 2021  |  0 comments
After 27 years of working together, Russian tackle distributor Lotta-Olt and US-based eyewear manufacturer, Flying Fisherman, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement expanding Lotta-Olt’s territory to all of Russia.
John Hunter  |  Dec 27, 2021  |  0 comments
The 19th Word Youth Championships will again be sponsored by the world-renowned fly line company Cortland Line. The championships will be held in Trentino, Italy and will take place from July 18th to 24th.
TTW Staff  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments
Evert Oostdam, the owner of Dutch wholesaler Pike Master lures and the founder of the PredatorTour competition, is joining fellow ex-marines to raised money for a charity close to his heart.
John Hunter  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments
One of the best-known sea fishing brands in the world, Penn, has become the latest major name to commit its support for the unique Sea Angling Classic, taking place next summer.
John Hunter  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments
The purchase of marine-based ‘internet of things’ business Siren Marine by Yamaha would allow the industry giant to offer a fully connected experience with its watercraft. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA’s marine subsidiary intended to purchase Siren Marine by the end of 2021, following a minority investment in it last March.
John Hunter  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition, EFTTEX, is returning in 2022 and will be staged at the HungExpo Congress & Exhibition Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from September 14th to 16th.
TTW Staff  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Two of the USA’s biggest outdoor equipment retailers – Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bass Pro Shops – have seen their planned merger collapse.
John Hunter  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Danish company Fairpoint Outdoors has launched specialist apps for its Westin and Kinetic brands, designed to make it quick and easy for retailers to place orders.

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