Angling Trade is closing ad sales today for the signature issue for 2014–The Product Issue. We’ll be recapping all of the most interesting stuff we’ve seen and tested–products that are just out, or will be available in 2015. We’re going to offer candid reviews and commentary that transcends promo-speak and gets right at the value proposition for specialty fly tackle dealers in America.

As usual, we’ll also feature our regular array of opinion columns, breaking news, and issues commentary.

The Ad closing date is TODAY Friday, August 29. We will print the magazine on September 26 and all ad artwork will be due Friday, September 12th.

Ensure your position today in the most substantial product-driven industry news magazine of the year. If you want your new ideas to shine, this is the place to do it. All rates, sizes, specs for ad artwork can be found here.

Please let me know ASAP if you’re interested and I will reserve a space for you.

All the best,

Tim Romano
Managing Editor
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Douglas DXF & DHF Fly Rods are Now Shipping

From Douglas Outdoors:

After much anticipation, the time has come and Douglas Outdoors delivers! We are happy to announce that the Douglas DXF and DHF fly rods are ready for shipping. These two ranges represent a comprehensive selection of both performance and value that rival anything on the market.

The next wave of Douglas products, including the Made in New York State Argus reels, the Nexus large-arbor reels and the Douglas Spinning and Casting rods, will be shipping in October.

We are excited about our new DXF and DHF rods and we can’t wait to hear how they perform for you! Dealers nationwide will be receiving them soon.

Please use our Dealer Locator to find a shop near you where you can give them a try; we’re sure you’ll be impressed!

Visit our contact page and let us know what you think.

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Denver, Somerset Fly Fishing Shows add Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase

From The Fly Fishing Show:

Women – one of the fastest growing demographics in the sport of fly fishing – will fill the spotlight at the two largest of the seven editions of the 2015 Fly Fishing Shows. The shows in Denver (1/9-11) in the Merchandise Mart and Somerset, NJ, (1/23-25) in the Garden State Exhibit Center will feature female-centered activities during the Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase.

“We recognize the importance of women’s participation in the sport and, in response, are creating a total Women’s Fly-Fishing Showcase environment at both sites. If the response is as great as we anticipate, we’ll consider expanding the concept to other show venues in 2016 and beyond,” said Brooke Furimsky, Showcase Coordinator.

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American Museum of Fly Fishing will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 27, 2014

From American Museum of Fly Fishing:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will open its doors free of charge on Saturday
September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A
nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day
Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the
spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the
opportunity to emulate the Continue reading

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Facebook is knocking down the Like Gate.


Here we go again… Early this month Facebook posted an update to their developer blog that effectively ended the practice of like-gating.

The revised policy says “You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page.” This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page.

That’s about as clear as my favorite fishing hole after a heavy rain. Let’s break it down. Continue reading

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