NOAA’s Sportfishing Policy Represents Anglers’ Values

From TRCP:

The first draft of a landmark policy released last Wednesday by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service should foster better understanding and recognition of the cultural, conservation and economic contributions by recreational saltwater anglers among federal law and policy makers and NOAA personnel, a coalition of sportfishing interests stated this afternoon.

NOAA credited conservation and recreational fishing advocacy groups, particularly the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management, as the impetus for the agency developing this policy. The so-called Morris-Deal Commission, named for co-chairs Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boats, met throughout 2013 to develop recommendations for federal laws and policies dealing with saltwater angling. The commission outlined its recommendations in a report, “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries,” released in February 2014.

Comprised of state and federal fisheries managers, biologists, economists and conservationists, the Morris-Deal Commission was organized Continue reading

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SIMMS and Jeff Currier Join Forces



Jeff Currier has traveled the globe searching for fish and is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished anglers.  Now Simms Fishing Products has jumped in to help in his quest.

Simms is supporting Currier and his circuit of over 30 annual speaking engagements across the US where he recounts his global angling adventures to eager audiences. Currier will also utilize the Bozeman-based company’s wide array of apparel on his fishing adventures and provide valued product feedback.

Currier’s experience in the fly fishing industry started with a 20+ year tenure at Jack Dennis Sports in Jackson, Wyoming — a shop he helped drive to international recognition.  Currier also worked as a fishing guide in Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park for a decade before settling on his quest to pursue the world’s most elusive fish.  To date, Currier has caught over 300 different species on fly.

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Farbank Partners with TU On Wild Steelhead Initiative

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 10.26.10 AMFrom Farbank:

Steelhead fishing is our heritage and a major part what we do here at Sage, Redington, and RIO and we are extremely proud to be a partner with Trout Unlimited and the Wild Steelhead Initiative.

On Nov. 20, Trout Unlimited will launch the Wild Steelhead Initiative, an ambitious and hopeful project to protect and restore wild steelhead and the incredible fishing opportunities they provide throughout their native range in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Whether you reside in a steelhead state, or like many, venture cross country to chase this elusive fish, we hope you will get involved in TU’s newest venture.

The heart of the Initiative will be a new community, Wild Steelheaders United, which is being established to Continue reading

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Costa’s Al Perkinson Accepts The Lefty Kreh Sportsman of the Year Award from Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

al_perkFrom Costa:

“We wanted to make a difference, and we wanted it to matter in the end,” said Al Perkinson, vice president of marketing for Costa, upon receiving only the second Lefty Kreh Sportsman of the Year Award from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT). Perkinson accepted the prestigious honor at the recent International Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Symposium.

The BTT awards selection committee chose Perkinson because of his leadership, strategic direction and dedication towards Project Permit, the joint effort between Costa and BTT to tag more than 6,000 permit in five years across Florida, Mexico, Belize and the Caribbean.

The research generated from the catch and tag retrieval will help policy-makers and regulators reach informed decisions about protecting permit fisheries. The data will also help to shed light on questions such as: are the permit that spawn on artificial reefs off southwest Florida the same permit that inhabit the Florida Keys, or do they come from elsewhere; are the permit of Mexico a single large population, or are permit populations regional?

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Two AD spots Available for November Angling Trade E-Newsletter

Fish_multipleJust TWO Ad Spots remain for the November 2014 Angling Trade E-Newsletter which will be sent Tuesday, November 25th. The E-Newsletter will be focused on company news and new product releases from the past month.

The sizes that are available are as follows:


#4 Higher Inside Newsletter Copy 468 x 60px Banner
Cost $150

#5 – Lower Inside Newsletter Copy – 468 x 60px Banner
Cost $100

Let me know if you’re interested ASAP and I will reserve the space for you. Ad art would be needed by the latest on Monday, the 24th.


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