Monday, January 5, 2009

News of the Week: 05 January 2009

The greatest salesman who ever lived, George Leonard Herter, gets for boatless anglers...South Africans love their skates...Kiwis love big salmon...The Curly Sue is a big fishing hit...Striper fishing is looking up for 2009...reviewing the Psaros II fly reel...the courts ban trout stocking in California...the fishing's good in Madagascar...and in Australia...the Milwaukee tackle show gets must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead:: The greatest single human being, collector, sporting goods merchant and writer to ever walk the face of God's green earth: George Leonard Herter. (Hyperbole anyone?)

If you haven't already, check out Fishing for History's Top 30 Fishing-Related News Stories of 2008.

Tips for the boatless angler fishing from shore.

Charthouse Dave, a beloved California surf caster, has passed away.

South Africans have fun with sharks and skates.

Kiwis are hitting the Opihi river hard and catching some big fish.

This Huntley lure maker is succeeding in a bleak economy with his Curly Sue lures.

News from the Jersey Shores: Striper fishing is looking up in 2009.

A Richmond, VA man catches a huge Peacock Bass.

A review of the Psaros II fly reel.

The Capital City Weekly shows us how to cast heavy lines with huge flies.

A popular British Tackle shop owner passes away.

A court decision bans the planting of trout in California.

The passing of Billy Phillips, owner of a tackle company and known as The King of Kentucky Lake, makes the #1 outdoor store of the year in the Jackson Sun.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Bruce Ducker has a book of fly fishing essays.

NewsOK profiles changes in rodmaking.

Britain's Sunday Express profiles fishing in Madagascar.

Jim Slinsky writes of an old man, an amateur, and a young boy.

Australia's The Border Mail profiles some fish tales.

Finishing with a Flourish: The Milwaukee Tackle Show gets some great press.

-- Dr. Todd

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