Roster Issues

In the past week, three college football standouts have announced they will not be playing in their teams’ bowl games despite being healthy enough to do so. Leonard Fournette (LSU), Shock Linwood (Baylor) and C...

The Worst. Lure. Ever.

I’ve purchased a lot of lures through the years. Friends and industry relations have given me thousands more. Most of them will catch fish … maybe all of them will. You know the old axiom: The worst lure fis...

Changes at Pure Fishing

Pure Fishing, the tackle industry giant that includes 17 brands including Abu Garcia, Berkley, PENN, Shakespeare, Fenwick, Hardy, Mitchell, Pflueger, Sebile, Spiderwire and Stren, has informed approximately 10 ...

A Vote for Authenticity

How do you create regular customers for your tackle shop? It’s a question that every proprietor has asked himself many times, and many answers have been posed. In no particular order, the list of reasons people...

An Early Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is still a week away, and I’m already looking forward to ignoring my diet. It occurs to me that this year has been an unusual one in many ways and that Thanksgiving is here just in time to help us ...

Thursday Grab-Bag

I planned to make this column about my (rather limited) experiences in Japanese tackle shops. I’m fascinated by the way they do business there and how differently we do things here in the U.S. But then the Cub...