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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Bass Pro Shops struck a $5.5 billion deal to acquire Cabela Reply with quote

" Bass Pro Shops struck a $5.5 billion deal to acquire Cabela’s, bringing together two of the most well-known hunting and fishing retailers. In light of the news, Cabela’s issued a statement, saying that the Springfield, Mo.,-based Bass Pro Shops will "celebrate and grow" the Cabela's brand"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Chris,

This is a strange one, shed load of cash to be changing hands for hunting, shooting, fishing, good timing though.

With my laddies renewed interest in fishing I've been revisiting old bookmarks and trawling other forums and well known auction sites, and it appears to me that the tackle industry has shrunk somewhat.

I've not had to buy or replace anything substantial for quite some time, mostly tying and river fishing consumables, and I stopped buying magazines a long time ago, so I don't know if I'm just not looking for the correct kit, or no-one makes or sells it anymore.

Maybe the above deal is just an economy of scale/marriage of convenience that backs me up.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Moray wrote:
Hello Chris

I've not had to buy or replace anything substantial for quite some time, mostly tying and river fishing consumables, and I stopped buying magazines a long time ago, so I don't know if I'm just not looking for the correct kit, or no-one makes or sells it anymore.

Maybe the above deal is just an economy of scale/marriage of convenience that backs me up.


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Ditto with regard to purchases.

A sign of the times I guess.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a whole different world buying fishing, hunting kit in the USA. Over here my local tackle shops are closing as no one uses them to buy big ticket items.
Over there you are spoilt for choice buying from large ranges of tackle from a large range of chain shops selling it.
Strangely I am off th New England for 10 days of fishing and fun and plan to Visit Bass Pro Foxborough, Massachusetts.

A good example for me of how tackle shops struggle is the poor selection of fly tying bits and bobs in Farlows London. They obviously want to be selling big ticket items and do not put any effort into fly tying that is low price point. Strange as they are owned by Sports Fish and it would not be a big outlay to have a full range of fly tying.
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