Monday, March 28, 2011

News of the Week: 28 March 2011

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New bill limits salmon fishing in the Columbia…Redditch history on display…Bass Pro buys into B.A.S.S. big time…a bass boat for warriors…Rockford tackle garage sale is a hit…Kelly Slater, surfing star, is the son of a tackle shop owner…fly fishing purchases are way up…salmon fishing catches break record in Scotland…baseball great retires and gets fly rod…hackle shortage for fly tiers caused by lady's fashions…measuring the impact of the earthquake on the Japanese tackle industry…it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: New bill would limit salmon gillnetters on the Columbia River.

Redditch church exhibit touches on the region's tackle heritage.

Bass Pro Shops extends sponsorship of B.A.S.S.

A Bass Boat built for warriors.

Rockford tackle garage sale draws 1000 people.

Surfing icon Kelly Slater is the son of a fishing tackle shop owner.

Ted Williams reports that fly fishing purchases are on the rise.

In Scotland, salmon rod fishing catches reach a record high.

Why catching cobras can leave you breathless.

Royals legend Mike Sweeney retires, gets fly rod as gift.

Why the impact of sportsmen should never be overlooked.

We don't have a winner yet in Field & Stream's "Name the 5 Hottest Flies."

Want to know why these is a hackle shortage? Blame Lady Gaga and women's fashions.

Finishing With a Flourish: Wired2Fish gives us an update on the Japanese tackle industry after the devastating earthquake.

-- Dr. Todd

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