Fishpond’s Co-Lab with Chaco Raises $10,000 for Western Rivers Conservancy

From Fishpond:

This summer, Fishpond, maker of fly fishing and outdoor adventure gear, partnered with footwear brand Chaco to raise money for Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC). A portion of the proceeds from the sales of two styles of limited edition fishpond-Chaco sandals was donated to WRC to protect river ecosystems.

“These types of partnerships are exactly what make a difference to us as a brand and to our consumers,” says fishpond co-owner Ben Kurtz. “WRC epitomizes how fishpond likes to express our brand promise, so we couldn’t be more proud to offer them these funds.”

WRC protects river ecosystems on over 50 western rivers and streams by acquiring critical habitat and providing public access for long-term conservation management.

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Where Do You Find the Most Active Anglers? Not Where You Might Expect

From ASA and Southwick Associates:

A new report about recreational fishing in the U.S. found that anglers in the Midwest and Northeast had the lowest drop-out rate compared to anglers in other parts of the country. The report examined fishing license purchases in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and West.

This, and other findings related to fishing participation are explained in “A Snapshot of the U.S. Angler Population by Region,” the second in a series of studies produced for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) by Southwick Associates that sheds new light on anglers’ fishing habits and loyalty to the sport.

The study reveals that close to half of all fishing license buyers in any given year do not renew their licenses the following year. However, the overall number of participants remains quite stable from year to year, at around 46 million, because about the same number of people both drop-in and drop-out of the sport from year to year.

“The new report underscores some of the challenges we already know about, but it also gives us more specific information to help pinpoint factors that keep people fishing, and that’s what we need going forward,” said Continue reading

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Angling Trade: The Fall 2015 Issue

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The Fall 2015 Issue

Contents Include:

  • Recruiting… does it even matter?
  • Dropping the participation trophies?
  • Cortland turns 100.
  • The Bahamas situation.
  • We need our public lands.
  • and much more…

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Two-Handed Trout Anglers Get the Skagit Trout Max from RIO Products

rio_troutmaxFrom RIO Products:

As fall rolls around, there is no better time to swing two-handed rods for trout, and now that many fly rod manufacturers are designing these rods, anglers need a line designed specifically for this purpose; enter RIO Product’s new Skagit Trout Max. RIO is continually designing fly lines built for specific fly fishing scenarios, and this new line is no exception.

Light two-handed trout Spey and Switch rods are ideal for many rivers and offer anglers a new method of reaching trout. The short length of 11 feet on the Skagit Trout Max easily casts in tight quarters and Continue reading

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Simms Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Exclusive Product Collection Profits from Collection Benefit Casting For Recovery®

Simms-CFR_capFrom Simms:

This October, Simms is urging anglers to purchase its fishing gear not only in pursuit of great fall fishing, but also to help breast cancer patients.

For a limited time only, Simms is offering a special collection of gear with all of the profits benefit Casting for Recovery®, an organization that enhances the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

“Simms is in a unique position to develop products specific to important causes, none more important than the fight against breast cancer,” says Diane Bristol, Sr. Director, Employee & Community Engagement.  “Many of us have been touched personally by this dreadful disease and we jumped at the chance to work with Casting for Recovery® again this year.”

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