Monday, July 28, 2008

News of the Week: 28 July 2008

A Missouri town celebrates a bit of Talbot reel history...a press release on grading fishing lures...testing the limits of light tackle on sharks...a traveling tackle salesman stiffs NHL great Gordie Howe for 50 years...a fish story comes in at 160,000 to 1...Hannah Montana fishing tackle has the 'tweens running for the tackle shop...a dying mother's last angling must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Nevada, MO celebrates its Talbot reel history with a neat retrospective piece. Thanks to Jim Jordan for the tip.

Riverfest 2008 is attracting visitors to its antique lure displays.

Harsh news: Pete Harsh won the Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year award on the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour.

Taiwan accuses Chinese fishermen of poaching on their coral reefs.

A press release on grading fishing lures and a history of South Bend to boot?

Doug Bucha and his collection gets written up in the South Bend Tribune.

The Louisville Courier-Journal writes of bruins, browns, and brookies.

The Mitchell Republic opines on casting for muskies.

Sharks are testing the limits of light tackle.

Something fishy is going on off of Anna Maria Island.

A traveling fishing tackle salesman pays back a $10 debt to NHL Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe...after 50 years.

The art of fly fishing is about...well, art and fly fishing.

A new state record Lake Tennessee???

Secret fishing spot yields 55 pound striper.

A longshot fish story comes in at 160,000 to 1.

From The Kuwait Times scientists seek the elusive Giant Freshwater Stingray.

An ICAST review reveals that the big buzz was about the launch of the new Hannah Montana line of fishing tackle...

Eight year old much better angler than you, catches 46 pound dolphin fish while, ironically, himself weighing only 46 pounds.

Outfishing your angling partner? Sweet. When he's your doctor brother? Doubly sweet. Having to watch your doctor brother borrow cash to pay the DMV lady? Priceless.

One surf angler has invented a new angle on beach fishing.

These ladies are reeling in some monster fish.

Finishing with a Flourish: A touching tale of one man's gift to his dying anger mother.

-- Dr. Todd

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