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*We look at the story of Don Gapen, the man who invented the Muddler Minnow because he didn’t want to use livebait to catch outsize brook trout.

*Jan Eggers uncovers the scandal of a Swiss angler who claimed pike of 62lb and 55lb, only for the fish to have been captured by commercial fishermen.

*Clive Young writes on the day that he bought all of Heddon’s entire stock when it closed its UK operation.

*Neil Freeman discloses that he is going to take a break from running Angling Auctions for more than 20 years. And he may even close the business entirely.

*One of the world’s great collection of Allcock Aerial reels, featuring many of the very rarest models, is coming up for auction.

*There are actually four Hardy Club Fly Boxes, Jason Lewis reveals, as he shows details of the ultra-rare fourth model.

*Ben Wright looks at the weird and wonderful ways that fixed-spool makers used to engage the bail arms of their reels.

*A photo album showing off Zane Grey’s conquests of both fish and women proved appealing at auction, selling for $10,500.

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