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Top Sportfishing Equipment Brands for 2017

leah kirk

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. Sportsmen are spending millions of dollars on fishing equipment, but which brands are they buying? Southwick Associates surveyed more than 11,000 anglers in 2017 through their online AnglerSurvey consumer panel to identify the top brands in the market. Although mostl traditional tackle, the top fly line brand was Scientific Angler (3M) and the top fly leaders brand was Rio

In 2017, some of sportfishing’s most frequently purchased brands include:

Top combo brand: Shakespeare

Top fishing line brand: Berkley

Top hard bait brand: Rapala

Top dough bait brand: Berkley

Top jig brand: Dirty Jigs

Top sinker brand: Bullet Weights

Top swivel brand: Eagle Claw

Top rig brand: Sea Striker

Top fly line brand: Scientific Angler (3M)

Top fly leaders brand: Rio

Top clothing brand: Columbia

Top hat brand: Columbia

Top landing net brand: Ego

Top tackle box brand: Plano

Top fishing knife brand: Rapala

Top cooler brand: Coleman

Top trolling motor brand: Minn Kota

A variety of key fishing products are examined in the Southwick Associates 2017 Fishing Participation and Equipment Purchases Report. This in-depth resource illustrates angler’s participation and shopping behaviors, including the percentage of sales occurring across different retail channels, brand purchased, price paid, and demographics for anglers buying specific products. Additional information tracked includes total days spent per activity, type of fishing, and targeted species.