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  • FirstDart appoints replacement EMEA Sales Manager

    April 25, 2016

    For immediate release: 25/04/2016

    FirstDart appoints replacement EMEA Sales Manager

    FirstDart Fishing Tackle has appointed Zbynek Tetek to the post of Sales Manager EMEA to maintain customer contact in the important European, Middle East and African markets.

     

    Zbynek, based in Czechia, joins FirstDart from outside of the sport fishing industry and brings fresh ideas to the role. “I’ve previously been involved in companies servicing the domestic market so to be able to join a global company like FirstDart and continue to develop my professional skills in an international role is a dream job” commented a delighted Zbynek. “I’m looking forward to meeting our many customers during forthcoming exhibitions and personal visits to better understand their business needs and offer solutions from FirstDart and Greenwave.”

     

    Sandy Ogata, International Sales Manager, said “The European market is an important one for FirstDart and despite the market seeing little organic growth at the moment we are confident that our increasing portfolio of products can deliver growth for our company in the region. The appointment of Zbynek will allow the Czech office to continue to work with both existing and new customers to bring great products to market”

     

    Zbynek can be contacted at  zbynek.tetek@firstdart.com or by phone on +420 722 760249

    To request copies of our catalogue contact info@firstdart.com

  • China Fish 2016

    February 4, 2016

    FirstDart will be exhibiting in China Fish 2016 from 18 to 20 of February 2016 at the New China International Exhibition Centre, booth B380. There will be new products launch for nylon and fly fishing lines. Visit us to find out more on our products.

    You may contact us at info@firstdart.com to make an appointment with us. See you there!

  • China Fish 2015

    February 9, 2015

    FirstDart will be exhibiting in China Fish 2015 from 2 to 4 of March 2015 at the New China International Exhibition Centre, booth B380. There will be new products launch for nylon and braided lines. Visit us to find out more on our products.

    You may contact us at info@firstdart.com to make an appointment with us. See you there!

  • FirstDart appoints replacement EMEA Sales Manager

    December 1, 2014

    For immediate release: 28/11/2014

    FirstDart appoints replacement EMEA Sales Manager

    To fill the position vacated by Jan Kolousek and maintain customer contact in the important European, Middle East and African markets FirstDart Fishing Tackle has appointed Tomas Kulhavy to the post of Sales Manager EMEA.

    Commenting on the appointment Sandy Ogata, International Sales Manager, said “Jan Kolousek has done a great job for us over the last three years and we are sorry to see him go but we wish him every success in the future. We are delighted now to have someone of the calibre of Tomas on board and able to further develop and grow this territory.”

    Tomas, based in Czech Republic, joins FirstDart from the sport fishing industry and will be well known to many in the industry already. As a passionate fisherman the role allows Tomas to combine his professional skills and personal interests. “I’ve fished all my life so to be able to join a global company like FirstDart and continue to develop my professional skills in the sport fishing industry is a dream job” commented a delighted Tomas.

    “Tomas has joined the company at an exciting time”, added Sandy. “The market has been through a tough few years but globally we are seeing growth return with the further development of our OEM offering then you can see that Tomas has a great opportunity in front of him.”

    Tomas can be contacted at  tomas.kulhavy@firstdart.com or by phone on +420 725 872 432

    To request copies of our catalogue contact info@firstdart.com

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  • NEW Fly Line: All Viz Bi-Colour Lines

    February 19, 2014

    The “All-Viz Bi-Colour Lines” carry 2 colours against each other (top and bottom) in a single fly line.

    Using a dark and light colour combination of your choice, allows angler to use this line in all water colour condition; dark and bright.

    Therefore, it gives convenience as it would not be necessary to change the lines during your fishing process anymore. 

    The linear colour combination of the fly lines, works against dark and bright colour water, providing all round visibility.

    There is a wide variety of colour combinations to choose from.

    Click here to contact us.

  • New High Abrasion Diamond Power Kingsnake Stripe

    January 13, 2014

    Now you know why this is called Kingsnake Stripe? The double combination of colour on this abrasion line makes it looks like a veraciously cunning and tough snake. Our high abrasion line technology took another step forward; coated with a special coating which increases its abrasion resistance and without washing out the colours and making the line look “milky”. This bright, strong, solid colours line has an incredible abrasion resistance of over 10x a normal mono nylon line, so you would not have to worry about snap lines while catching your priced fishes.

    Click here to contact us.

     

  • The NEW Purex Micro Braided Line

    January 3, 2014

    The latest addition to our Platinum braids. Purex micro is a high performance braid made from 100% PE fibres as is regular Purex but with a difference. Instead of using the largest denier fibres consistent with the diameter of braid we are looking to produce we select multiple finer denier fibres and combine them in “bundles” to replace the heavier denier fibres. Although this is more expensive the resulting braid, diameter for diameter, carrier count to carrier count, is stronger, smoother and softer than regular Purex. Additionally with these finer denier fibres we are able to achieve those low diameters in a four carrier braid that previously could only be achieved with a 3 carrier braid.

    For more information click here to contact us.

     

  • China Fish 2014

    December 16, 2013

    FirstDart will be exhibiting in China Fish 2014 from 10 February to 12 February 2014 at the New China International Exhibition Centre, booth B395. There will be new products launch for nylon, braided and fly lines. Visit us to find out more on our products. You may contact us at info@firstdart.com to make an appointment with us. See you there!

  • China Fish 2013

    February 6, 2013

    FirstDart will be participating at China Fish 2013 in Beijing. Please visit our stand B395.

    China Fish 2013 will be held at New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing from Feb. 23-25, 2013
    http://www.chinafishshow.org/

  • Court sets date for hearing

    April 5, 2012

    PRESS RELEASE

    China 3rd April – United States district court for the eastern district of North Carolina issued notice today that the Court will hold a hearing on FirstDart’s motion for preliminary injunction on Wednesday, April 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    FirstDart, who were the subject of a Press Release from DSM Dyneema on the 8th November 2011, have previously refuted the claim that preventative action related to misuse of the Dyneema® trademark was taken against them during the recent 2011 Fishing Show, which was held in Langfang, Heibei province, (located between Beijing and Tianjing in China), during July 26-29.

    A FirstDart spokesman said “This is good news since it tends to show that the Court understands the importance of this issue and that it intends to address the injunction request quickly.”

    Press release ends

    About FirstDart Fishing Tackle

    FirstDart Fishing Tackle is a leading OEM supplier of fishing lines including nylon lines, tapered lines, Fluorocarbon lines, braided lines and fly lines. Their technology and manufacturing operations are based in Jiangsu, China. Headquarters and Administration is based in Singapore and they have representative offices in Europe and USA. Further information about the company and product range can be found at www.firstdart.com

    Dyneema® is a trademark of Royal DSM. FirstDart acknowledge this trade mark. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.