from the Editorial Staff
A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This
To all our all readers,
fishing community has always been a tight-knit one, filled with passionate
anglers that share a love for fishing, and enjoy all that the outdoors has to
offer. For many of us fishing is so much more than just time well spent on the
water, but also a way for us to connect with each other. Normally at this time
of year we would be preparing for the pre-spawn with coverage of early season
tackle introductions, but instead find ourselves in an unprecedented situation
where we are all united in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
editorial staff grew up in the Northern California Bay Area, where we are still
based, and as we experience the regional and global impact that COVID-19 already
has had on the lives of everyone, including our readers, tackle manufacturers,
retailers/e-tailers, and the entire angling community, our hearts break. We wish
to offer our deepest sympathies to anyone whose health and economic well-being
has been impacted by this ongoing crisis. At the same time we have witnessed
people coming together, extreme acts of kindness and bravery, and want to thank
all those that are working selflessly on the front lines to provide essential
services and make it possible for the rest of us to continue to be productive,
and live our daily lives.
is important to have social distancing I also believe in the need to connect
socially, and our staff is committed to continue to provide content that we hope
will help brighten your day, and keep you connected to the tackle, and sport,
that we all share a mutual passion for. I think it is more important than ever
during challenging times such as this to come together, and to do whatever each
of us can in order to protect the health and safety of each other, while helping
the community around us to do the same.
TackleTour we are committed to supporting organizations that are providing to
those in need during this unprecedented period. This is why we are donating 50%
of our ad revenue in the months of March, April, and May to the
American Red Cross to aid in
their lifesaving mission in this public health emergency, and to
Feeding America to provide
food assistance and supplies to people across the country at this difficult
definitely stressful times for everyone, but anglers are among the most
adaptable, and resilient, people that I've had the privilege to meet over the
last two decades in which TackleTour has been in existence, and I have no doubt
that together we will come out of this stronger, and with an even greater
appreciation for the sport of fishing, and all the priceless connections and
memories that it enables.
Be kind to
one another, support each other, and I look forward to the day when we can all
safely pursue the fish that we love, and all that comes with it.
tackle this together. Better days are ahead.