Category Archives: Dan Blanton

David Visnack New General Manager for Redington

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  David Visnack FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2011 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) Far Bank Enterprises, leader in the fly-fishing industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of David Visnack to the role of General Manager for Redington. Visnack will also … Continue reading

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History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America – by Dan Blanton

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  History and Development of the Shooting Taper in America By Dan Blanton This is where it all really started             The Sunset Line and Twine Company of Petaluma, California marketed the first commercially produced shooting head in August … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Tackle and Techniques Magazine

Fly Fishing Show – 2013 – News and Schedules

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Matching the New with the Old The FFS has two new locations this year (Lynnwood, a suburb of Seattle, and Winston-Salem), but one of the biggest challenges we face is creating a fresh showfor our older locations.Many show locations have … Continue reading

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Four New Reels from Hardy and Greys Now In Stock

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     $159 – $219 A high specification, high quality reel, the GX900 is a serious competitor in all forms of fishing, from tackling small wild Trout in the Scottish Highlands with the #2/3/4, to taming those big, hard fighting … Continue reading

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Rio Products Rakes In Multiple Accolades

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September 2012   (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, won three prestigious awards during 2012: the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) award for most world records in the fly tippet category in … Continue reading

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Havervision Introduces the New Townsville Fisherman’s Sunglass

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    Welcome the new Townsville, Haber’s combination of virtually unbreakable Trilon™ frames and revolutionary Haberlite™ polarized, high impact lenses make this a great choice for active people. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting on a boat off the great barrier … Continue reading

Posted in Dan Blanton, Eyewear, Hot and New

Dr. Slick’s Pisces Pliers – Best Kept Secret…

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    BELGRADE,Mont.– Dr. Slick’s recently introduced Pisces Pliers might be the best kept secret in the fly-fishing world of heavy duty tools.  Designed with anvil tungsten carbide side cutters, these T.C. cutters make short work of any monofilament as … Continue reading

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Sage Adds Two Technologically Superior Reels to the Line

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  Sage Adds Two Technologically Superior Reels to the Line   8000 Pro reels in Stealth and Storm    8000 Pro at angle    4650 at angle August 8, 2012 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Sage Manufacturing, fly-fishing industry leader, introduces … Continue reading

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Hardy CLS Fly Reels Win Best of Show at Fly Tackle Retailer in Reno 2012

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 ULTRALITE CLS Practical, reliable cassette reel with a stunning aesthetic design. Includes the Hardy line ID system and our Hardy designed and developed cassette locking system (CLS) – this innovative feature instantly locks/ unlocks the spool into place at the … Continue reading

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101 Fish – A Fly Fisher’s Life List by Lefty Kreh – Illustrated by Bill Bishop

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     101 Fish – A Fly Fisher’s Life List By Lefty Kreh Illustrated by Bill Bishop I received my inscribed copy of Lefty’s new book, 101 fish, a Fly Fisher’s Life List, illustrated (wonderfully) by Bill Bishop. This is … Continue reading

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