Monday, December 17, 2007

The News of the Week, 17 December 2007

A revolutionary new spinning reel?...kleptomaniac caught with a reel in his pants...Vince Wilfork terrorizes quarterbacks and fish...a huge tuna...the end of the Irish Rapala...Gary Loomis is a great guy...who sells your used fishing tackle?...The kiwis love their lemonfish...a fishing rod saved Eric Clapton's must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Doug Hannon promises to revolutionize the spinning reel with his Wave Spin Spool...

From the What Was He Fishing For File, a.k.a. Is that a reel in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? The Herald Mail reports on a man caught in a store bathroom with a $700 reel stuffed down his pants.

The New York Post reports that New York Anglers are reel losers, at least when it comes to quotas on flounders. And football.

The North Carolina Aquarium is holding a fishing school.

Iowans Celebrate: The First Ice Walleye is here!

The Jacksonville Daily Progress find the best xmas gift ever.

The Republican Herald reports that Dick's Sporting Goods is given away thousands of dollars of tackle for the fisherman.

The Herald Tribune opines on a Jack Attack. profiles Vince Wilfork, badass defensive star for the New England Patriots, feared pass rusher, and fisherman.

Ron Schara of the Minneapolis Star Tribune opines on internet fish stories.

Holy mackeral! Sign On San Diego reports on a
massive yellowfin tuna
. You stay classy, San Diego.

From the Better Start Grabbing Them Now File: The Irish-made Rapala is a thing of the past as Rapala closes their factory in Invernin.

From the Don't Leave Your Tackle Lying Around File: Poor pooch gets hooked in nose by Mepps Spinner.Thank goodness he's OK.

Ice Fisherman: Learn the "reel weeds structure on a string" method and you'll improve your catch.

The Register Guard details the conservation efforts of famed rodmaker Gary Loomis.

Michigan Ice Fishing is locked and loaded.

Southern Oregon Mail Tribune shows us how to become outdoor women.

The Wall Street Journal details the truth about the used fishing tackle market: "85% of used metal baseball bats are sold in stores, while 94% of used fishing rod-and-reel combos are sold by individuals, either on Web sites like eBay or Craigslist or at venues such as garage sales, according to the NSGA."

This Week in Know Your New Zealand Fish: The Lemonfish.

Finishing with a Flourish: How a fishing rod helped save guitar legend Eric Clapton's life.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

-- Dr. Todd

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