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  • Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement, was an avid angler who fished whenever and wherever he got the chance. We look at the early part of his life, and how it would go on to play a major influence in the creation of Scouting.
  • Otto Zwarg left a career in dentistry to move to the US and start a reel-making business. We review the first book to cover the famed maker’s life and times.
  • The Seamaster, made in Florida by Captain Bob McChristian, is one of the rarest and most prized threadlines, says Ben Wright, who calls it “the Rolls-Royce of fixed-spool reels”.
  • Old magazines are a treasure trove of information, says Mark Wintle, who has compiled a list of the UK magazines published since the 1850s.
  • Only two first-edition copies are known of this book – and one will be coming up for sale at Bonhams in London later this month.
  • Tackle owned by Billy Pate, one of the pioneers of saltwater fly fishing, is coming up for sale.
  • Writer and tackle advisor Des Taylor is heading a campaign to get more people fishing rivers.
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UK & Northern Ireland, Europe, Rest of World