Category Archives: Industry News

Echo Introduces New “Base” Fly Rod for 2015

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  At Echo, we look for innovative ways to deliver quality, performance, and value. At its core, Tim’s design philosophy revolves around the basic premise that you shouldn’t have to sell plasma to afford an awesome fly rod. Improved access … Continue reading

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New Orvis Recon Fly Rods for 2014

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  New Orvis Recon Rods Mid-priced, award-winning rods are 100% made in USA Manchester, VT (January 2015)— Recon fly rods are a mid-priced fly rod ($425 for freshwater models, $450 for saltwater versions) and offer a big improvement in cosmetics, … Continue reading

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Don Swanson Joins Orivis – Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing

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Manchester, VT (January 2015)—Don Swanson, a veteran of over 20 years with Abel Automatics and president of Abel for the past 7 years, has accepted the position as Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing for Orvis.  Don replaces Jim Logan, who … Continue reading

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Global Rescue Evacuates John Bates from Christmas Island

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John Bates with a New Zealand Brown Trout Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, is one of the most remote places on earth, lying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With many distinctive species of fish in the surrounding … Continue reading

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Nautilus Reels Joins BTT as Newest Sponsor

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Photo by Honson Lau Please find attached a press release and photo announcing Nautilus Reels at Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s newest corporate sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, Nautilus will donate five percent of all proceeds from the sales of … Continue reading

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RIO Introduces InTouch Level “T” Series

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  Idaho Falls, Idaho (September 2, 2014) – Continuing to expand the offerings built with ConnectCore technology RIO Products, makers of fly lines, leaders and tippet brings spey anglers the InTouch Level “T” Series.  The InTouch Level “T” tips are fast sinking, … Continue reading

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RIO Fly Line Selector App

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  Idaho Falls, Idaho (August 1, 2014) – RIO Products makes the connection to fish come easier for anglers whether it’s through its lines, leaders and tippet or through education on the consumer and dealer level. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Cortland Unveils ‘Next 100 Years’ Initiative

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Cortland unveils ‘Next 100 Years’ initiative Legendary line company teams with leading conservation, education organizations to preserve and enhance America’s fisheries. July 17, 2014 — Cortland, N.Y. — For nearly a century, Cortland Line Company has stood as an innovative … Continue reading

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Nano Silk Threads – Cascade Crest Now Liscensed Distributor…

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  Cascade Crest Newsletter June  2014 Cascade Crest is now the liscensed distrubtor for Nano Silk threads in the U.S., Canada and Japan                                      … Continue reading

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Team Redington Introduces Four New Memebers

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  May 20, 2014 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Redington, maker of performance fly rods, reels, waders, apparel and accessories, is pleased to welcome four members to Team Redington. The diverse group of athlete-anglers combine a passion for fly fishing with … Continue reading

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