Monday, December 22, 2008

News of the Week: 22 December 2008


The NFLCC's very own Jeff Kieny gets profiled...more on the layoffs at Winston...big fish like big lures (and apparently so do bikini models)...tackle for Christmas is everywhere...all things Coelacanth...a musky man who knows all the tricks...the bad economy is helping fishing tackle boom in Taiwan...the truth about the Gator Trout...lunker catfish--from a casting pond???...Latvians love fishing gear...following in the (big) footsteps of Papa Hemingway...two Kiwis invent a new fishing reel...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Jeff Kieny's Patented Fish Hooks, Harnesses & Bait-Holders gets some publicity courtesy of The Kansas City Star.


Woman catches-then-releases state record black drum.



More on the layoffs at Winston...

The best anonymous gift ever: a Jim Schaaf bamboo rod and Bill Ballan reel.

Still struggling with last minute shopping? Rob Doherty argues that a fishing rod is the perfect gift for Christmas.

Science finally proves that Big Fish like Big Lures. So do bikini models, apparently.


(Hey don't blame me, it's their photo--not mine).

From the Living Fossil Files: all things Coelacanth.


Fishermen flock to Tuna Mania.

Tampa Bay Online says that the best present for Christmas is daylight fishing.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiles a muskie maniac who knows all the tricks.

Even in Wales they give tips for tackle buying gifts for the angler in your life.

In Taiwan, the economic downturn has caused the fishing tackle industry to boom.


The Fergus Falls Daily Journal details 40 years of ice fishing on Otter Tail and Battle Lake.


A Fly Angler breaks the Florida state record for pompano.

Dispelling myths about "Gator Trout."


From the Gotta Like Those Pros File: Female elite anglers lands 22 pound catfish. Out of a casting pond.


U.S. Reel gets a new marketing team.

Australian fishing champ is all about the Yamaha.


The Payson Roundup declares the fishing rod a quality gift.

For the Latvian in your life: fishing tackle makes a fine Christmas gift.

What's new in ice fishing gizmos?

The Pahrump Valley Times chronicles one man's quest to follow in the footsteps of Papa Hemingway.

Finishing with a Flourish: A pair of Kiwis have invented a new fishing reel.



-- Dr. Todd

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