4. Shimano sales were up worldwide for the 1st 6 months.
> …sales remained favorable in the Japanese market, while in North America sales of mid-range and “popular” price products like rod and reel combos for beginners and families, as well as…fishing lines, were positive.
5. T-H Marine buys its 12th company.
> …Designer Tool & Products Inc. Prior to the acquisition, Designer Tool served as a leading supplier for T-H Marine, providing high-quality hatches, deck plates and seals. For over a decade, T-H Marine brought those products to market under its “Designer” brand.
6. MN: Randy Moss had a Straight Bass Classic at Minnetonka.
In memory of media guy Sid Hartman. Here’s Randy “Straight Cash Homie” Moss talking:
> “The only thing he had to do was just continue to keep it real with the players, and I think that’s what he was able to do. Where I come from, we call it ‘keeping it real.’ In common terms, you call it loyalty. He was a loyal man.”