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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 been featured by National Geographic, Travel Channel,, and You can read his work right here every week at FTR. Follow him on Instagram for live updates from the field: @joesills.

Industry News

Sportfishing Summit Convenes Amidst Rising Tide

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C.— A Charleston suburb is playing host to influential fishing industry leaders...

Featured Partners

Fishermen Influenced This Sailing Company into Tackle Stores

David Pritchard has seen it all in 35 years at Gill North America. The Senior Vice President...

Product News

On the Water with Curado DC

The line flew out off of the spool with a whir. I’d cast straight into the oncoming wind, and...

Tackle and the Red Tide

Industry News

Garmin Panoptix LiveScope Wins ICAST Best of Show

ORLANDO, Fla. — The votes are tallied, and the results are clear: Garmin’s Panoptix LiveScope...