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Joe Sills is the Digital Editor of Fishing Tackle Retailer. He is a regular contributor to both BASS and FLW publications. Elsewhere, his work has appeared far and wide on sites like and—You can read his work right here every week at FTR. Follow him on Instagram for live updates from the field: @joesills.

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Contrasting ICAST and Outdoor Retailer

SALT LAKE CITY— You hear whispers of it at ICAST. It weaves in-and-out of conversations like a...

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A Hitchhikers Guide to ICAST

By the time Amtrak Train 91 pulled out of old Orlando Station on Saturday, the once bustling ICAST...

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Parks Pursues Patent Infringement at ICAST

Steve Parks marched across the show floor. The 10th-degree black belt and Strike King Lures...

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An Inside Look at the People Who Make Fishing

The fish don’t need us, you know. We need them. Without man, sport fish—the bass, trout,...

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Duct Tape, Bare Blades and a Dream

It started with a blade wrapped in cardboard and duct tape—Howard Aberman remembers when he saw...

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The People of PRADCO: Quality Control with Carolyn Irvin

FORT SMITH, Ark. — When the doctor asked Carolyn Irvin what she planned to do after hip surgery,...

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Tungsten Goes Tactical

Joe Crumrine knows the deal with sinkers—they need to be durable, they need to be affordable, and...