A eulogy for Pikie the Great...the best selling tackle brands of 2008...a record drum...the strongest knot ever?...the joys of three-way swivels...a Kiwi angler survives near certain death...making the Articulated Frog...how (not) to get rich and famous inventing tackle...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!
The Big Lead: In my favorite story of the year, Bill Schneider mourns the loss of his favorite lure: Pikey the Great.
The best selling tackle brands of 2008.
The respected Maine Antique's Digest weighs in on the changes at Lang's.
From the Neil Pert Files: This angler is set to make the record drum roll.
How local bait shops are working to stay on top during the lean economic times.
The originator of the Fish-n-Fool knot (and owner of the Fish-N-Fool Tackle Co.) wins the best fishing knot stress test competition.
Kenya's Coast Week opines on a huge Striped Marlin.
The Conway Log Cabin Democrat declares the three-way swivel a must for every tackle box.
The Science Blog opines on why they love women... anglers .
Ice fishing a hallowed Wisconsin tradition.
A Virginia mans boats a record Longnose Gar.
A lucky, lucky Kiwi Angler is rescued from the crushing surf by daring air-sea rescue.
How to make the Articulated Frog.
There will be no spring Chinook fishing in the Lower Deschutes River this year.
An Alaska angler falls just short of boating a grander.
Finishing With a Flourish: The inventors of the Quick Minnow, a device for dispensing live bait, tell you how to (not) get rich and (not) famous inventing fishing tackle.
-- Dr. Todd