Hunting and Fishing Facts

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Equipment Brands for 2009

Southwick Associates compiled the following data for the brands anglers and hunters preferred most in 2009. The lists were based on surveys completed by 34,185 anglers and 44,734 hunters that voluntarily participated in AnglerSurvey.com and HunterSurvey.com polls, respectively.

In 2009, the top angler brands and percentage of all purchases were:

• Top rod brand: Shakespeare Ugly Stik (16.4% of all purchases )

• Top reel brand: Shimano (23.0%)

• Top rod and reel combo brand: Shakespeare (25.7%)

• Top fishing line producer: Berkley Trilene, Fireline, Big Game, Vanish) (42.6%)

• Top hard bait brand: Rapala (30.6%)

• Top soft bait brand: Zoom (16.8%)

• Top hook brand: Eagle Claw (34.5%)

• Top fly rod brand: Sage (16.7%)

• Top fly reels brand: Orvis (11.1%)

• Top fly line brand: Scientific Angler (28.8%)

• Top fly brand: Orvis and Cabelas tied (11.0%)

• Top fish finder or sonar brand: Humminbird (42.9)

• Top tackle box brand: Plano (55.8%)

• Top fishing knife brand: Rapala (22.6%)

Number of People Who Hunted in 2008: 11,969,007 (5.2% of U.S. population 18+ years of age)

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