Employees Purchase Dr. Slick

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Dr. Slick Instruments for Anglers has been transitioned from founder Dr. Kenneth A. High to a group of his employees headed by general manager Steve Fournier. The sale is effective immediately and includes the firm’s headquarters and production building, all products, logos and intellectual property. High, who founded the fly-fishing and fly-tying tool company in 1989, will serve as a product design consultant. Day-to-day operations will continue much as they have for the past 15 years under Fournier’s direction and supervision.

The sale follows High’s retirement from his urological medical practice. Terms and conditions of the sale were not made public. According to Fournier, Dr. Slick produces some 300+ fishing- and fly tying-related products including various models and sizes of scissors, pliers, clamps (hemostats), retractors, nippers, hook files, necklaces, fly floatant, hair stackers, titanium and ceramic fly-tying bobbins, hackle pliers, tweezers, whip finishers and dubbing tools, as well as a growing OEM and custom manufacturing division.

In coming to a mutual agreement on the sale to Fournier and other employees, High noted, “I cannot see any other outfit that would uphold the Dr. Slick tradition of quality and innovation other than the current staff and employees . . . I had the idea, but he built the company and should continue with it.”

Stress-Free Shopping with Scientific Anglers

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Over the next week, looks like at least through the end of the month, Scientific Anglers is testing a new feature to its Web site—providing visitors $15 off any purchase over $75, when you order direct from the Web site. Fly anglers can purchase products directly through fly shops set up with this special buying option. See the 'button' on the bottom left of SA's landing page. CLICK HERE

Exclusive Orvis Fishing Reports

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Whether you're desk bound and dreaming of next year's fishing, or heading to a choice angling destination, catch up on all the latest news at the Orvis Fishing Report. CLICK HERE

Help Shape NOAA’s Future

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Join NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco on December 2 and help her chart NOAA’s future.

Dr. Lubchenco will lead NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan National Stakeholder Forum at the George Washington Marvin Center, Washington, D.C. The public forum will be hosted by NOAA’s Office of Program Planning & Integration and George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

In recent months, NOAA has gathered input into NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP) through extensive consultations across the country and the NGSP online survey. Through this process, stakeholders helped form NOAA’s long-term strategy. NOAA now seeks suggestions on specific actions the agency needs to take over the next three to five years that will help to achieve this strategy.

Attendees will include representation from the Department of Commerce and NOAA senior leadership as well as a variety of peak level stakeholders, such as Congressional officials, private industry leaders, non-governmental organizations, and others.

Forum Logistics:
When: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C. - George Washington University Marvin Center (Cafritz Conference Center - 3rd floor)
Registration: Available on the NGSP Web site

New Hulls from Hell's Bay

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Popular shallow-water skiff company intros 12-foot Skate and 18-foot Neptune models; hosts renowned anglers Jose Wejebe of ESPN and book author Chico Fernandez