Costa’s New Inlet
Just in time for the official start of summer, Costa introduces two new sunglass styles for women, Inlet and Miss Britt. More than just a pretty pair of shades, these sunglasses are a perfect blend of world-class performance technology and on trend styling.
Inlet features a medium fit with a deep square shape, accentuating the decorative stainless steel Costa logo plaque on the temples. It comes with the performance technology Costa’s known for, including flexible spring hinges, nearly indestructible co-injected molded nylon frames and no-slip nose pads for a “forget-they’re-on” fit. Inlet is available in tortoise, shiny black and the new pink coral and pomegranate fade frame colors, and starts in retail price at $169.
Miss Britt offers a large square eye frame shape in a medium fit. It offers much of the same performance technology as Inlet, but Continue reading
Redington took the top prize in the fly rod category for the Vapen Red at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) in Vienna, Austria.
“The Vapen Red is the next evolution in fly rod design thanks to X-Wrap technology and its PowerGrip, so we are thrilled about winning this prestigious award,” comments Redington General Manager, David Visnack. “
Redington’s new X-Wrap construction method involves wrapping one layer of super-high density carbon ribbon inside the blank and another counter-wrapped on the exterior surface. X-Wrap construction provides surprising power with little effort. The technology is so distinct you will actually see the difference in Continue reading
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As more and more anglers take to saltwater to expand their fly fishing experiences, industry leader Sage Manufacturing, introduces the MOTIVE fly rod series. MOTIVE saltwater rods are constructed of time-proven materials and embody Sage’s immense experience pursuing many hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands.
MOTIVE rods feature a strong butt section with fighting butt and full-wells grip to provide the necessary strength to fight and control large game fish. Continue reading
From Bonefish & Tarpon Trust:
We are pleased to inform you that at their Wednesday meeting in Lakeland, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), unanimously approved new regulations to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries, making Florida the first State to do so. The deliberations by Commission members were brief and entirely supportive. Commissioner Brian Yablonski said, “this is the most significant thing we can do for tarpon.” Following their favorable ruling, Chairman Kenneth Wright added, “there will be a chapter written in a book about what this commission did today.”
Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is pleased with the outcome, which not only protects tarpon in Florida waters, but extends catch and release regulations into federal waters off of Florida. BTT also sends heartfelt thanks to members and supporters who made sure their voices were heard throughout this process. Your support made a huge difference, and several commissioners praised the thoughtful and informed letters they received from Bonefish and Tarpon Trust supporters leading up to the meeting. “It took teamwork on many levels to get these new regulations enacted,” said BTT Chairman Tom Davidson, “and we are very thankful for the Commissioners’ forward-thinking actions. These new regulations have brightened the future for Florida’s bonefish and tarpon fisheries.”
The newly adopted regulations include the following provisions:
- Eliminating all harvest of tarpon with the exception of the harvest or possession of a single tarpon when in pursuit of an IGFA record and in conjunction with a tarpon tag.
- Keeping the tarpon tag price at $50 per tag but limiting them to one tag per person, per year.
- Modifying the tarpon tag program, including reporting requirements and shifting the start and end date for when the tarpon tag is valid.
- Requiring that tarpon remain in the water and are released near the site of capture.
- Discontinuing the bonefish tournament exemption permit that allows tournament anglers to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale (this brings the state in line with similar rules in the National Parks in the Keys).
Thank you to everyone who supported BTT’s efforts and took the time to make phone calls or write letters to the commissioners. Your support and actions helped make these regulations a reality.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust