Monday, April 18, 2011

News of the Week: 18 April 2011

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Wal-Mart is back in the tackle business…Akron remembers its tackle heritage…fishing opener everywhere…ramp rage is to be avoided…the Fishin' Magician…fish tales…Hi-Def spoon…Finnish fly tiers are breaking the law…a scary day in a writer's life…Field & Stream finds a Julius vom Hofe…catching a grander…White Haven vet enters the rodmaking field…it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Wal-Mart to return to its roots, stocks fishing tackle.

A walking tour of Akron will bring you past some tackle making history.

In Washington state, there is no one opening day.

Why avoiding "ramp rage" is a good thing.

The Fishin' Magician says trout season is upon us.

Time to fuel some fish tales.

Trout fishing begins in Pennsylvania, too.

The Hi-Def baitfish spoon has evolved.

In Finland, are they selling parts of endangered species for fly tying?

One writer recounts the scariest day of his life.

What's the price to pay if you get hooked on fishing?

Spend your tax refund on a fishing rod.

Field & Stream's vintage tackle contest digs up a Julius Vom Hofe.

Why competition is so fierce in the Baltic tackle trade.

Rick Day buys his own tackle shop.

How to catch a 1000 pound fish.

Finishing with a Flourish: A White Haven man enters the rodmaking business.

-- Dr. Todd

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