ASA Reports Tackle Imports Increase

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Tackle import values increased in the second quarter of 2013 from the same quarter in 2012. Hooks, fishing nets, reels, fishing rods, fishing rod parts and accessories and snelled hooks showed increases compared to the same quarter last year. Artificial baits, fishing line put up and packaged, fishing or fly fishing leaders and fishing reel parts and accessories decreased compared to the same quarter last year. Overall, imports were up 7.2 percent compared to the same quarter last year but down 4.5 percent from last quarter. For details on imports by product category, visit the Member Resource Center on the ASA website. The information can be found under Facts and Figures on the left hand navigation. The member login password is tightlines. For more information, contact Rob Southwick, (904) 277-9765.