Angler Trends Media Report for Jan-Feb 2014


The Angler Trends Media Report for Jan-Feb 2014 from is ready. This survey was active in March.

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Fishpond Adds Two Industry Experts to Sales Team

From Fishpond:

Fishpond, Inc., creators of high quality fly-fishing and outdoor travel gear and accessories, adds Ben Hunting and Dave Gellatly, two seasoned sales reps, to its team to further expand the brand’s reach in strategic locations.

“We pride ourselves on hiring the best in the business and both Dave and Ben accurately represent just that,” notes Ben Kurtz, fishpond co-owner. “The Midwest is an important territory for us, and with the region’s recent growth in fly fishing, we feel that Dave and Ben will maximize our potential.”

Dave Gellatly is based in Wisconsin and covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for Continue reading

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Patagonia Invests In Efficient Textile Processing Company Co2Nexus Through $20 Million & Change Fund

From Patagonia:

Patagonia today announced a strategic investment in CO2Nexus, Inc., a company that has developed a sustainable method of processing (cleaning, disinfecting and coating) textiles and garments using liquid carbon dioxide – using zero water, consuming less energy and generating very little waste.

Today’s announcement marks a significant investment made by Patagonia through its $20 Million & Change fund, launched in 2013 to help innovative, like-minded startup companies bring about solutions to the environmental crisis through business. The investment caps a Series A round of investment for CO2Nexus, based in Denver.

“Quite simply, processing textiles and apparel requires Continue reading

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American Rivers hires two river conservation leaders in Colorado

From American Rivers:

American Rivers is adding two river conservation leaders to its staff to further its goals of protecting and restoring the rivers of the Colorado River Basin. Ken Neubecker, based in Carbondale, will serve as Associate Director, Colorado River Basin and Sinjin Eberle, based in Durango, will serve as Associate Director of Communications.

American Rivers is a national river conservation organization and is working with partners across the Colorado River Basin to protect and restore rivers and ensure reliable clean water supplies for today’s communities and future generations. The organization, which was founded in Denver in 1973, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to add Ken and Sinjin to our team in the Colorado Basin,” said Matt Rice, Colorado Basin Director for American Rivers. “They each bring outstanding talent, experience, and passion. We are fortunate to have these two conservation leaders fighting for the rivers that are so vital to our health, economy, and heritage.”

Ken Neubecker has been a Continue reading

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Leading Sportsmen’s Groups Oppose Legislation that Would Halt EPA’s Efforts to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

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Today, 14 leading sportsmen’s and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the co-sponsors of the legislation, which include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and Sens. David Vitter (LA), Joe Manchin (WV), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and James Risch (ID). These groups are some of over 1,000 sportsmen’s organizations and businesses that have written the EPA in support of its efforts to protect Bristol Bay.

From the letter: It was with great disappointment that we read your recent legislation to eliminate the EPA’s current work to Continue reading

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