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Fishing tackle brands anglers prefer most

2/25/2009

In yesterday's blog, I showed you the hunting and shooting products preferred most in 2008. Today, we're focusing on last year's most favored fishing products. This information comes from surveys of 22,486 anglers conducted by Southwick Associates at AnglerSurvey.com.

In 2008, the top brands included:

  • Top rod brand: Shakespeare Ugly Stik (14.3% of all purchases)

  • Top reel brand: Shimano (21.9% of all purchases)

  • Top rod and reel combo brand: Shakespeare (24.9% of all purchases)

  • Top fly rod brand: Sage (10.8% of all purchases)

  • Top fishing line brand: Berkley (Trilene, Fireline, Big Game, Vanish, 35.8% of all purchases)

  • Top hardbait brand: Rapala (21.7% of all purchases)

  • Top softbait brand: Zoom (17.9% of all purchases)

  • Top spinnerbait brand: Strike King (22.4% of all purchases)

  • Top sinker brand: Bullet Weights (18.2% of all purchases)

  • Top fly line brand: Scientific Angler (23.4% of all purchases)

  • Top fly brand: Orvis (9.8% of all purchases)

  • Top GPS or radio brand: Lowrance (40.9% of all purchases)

  • Top tackle box brand: Plano (44.9% of all purchases)

  • Top fishing knife brand: Rapala (33.3% of all purchases)