1. Thomas & Thomas Looks to Secure a Stronger Future for Its Brand — and the Sport of Fly Fishing - BusinessWest

    Thomas & Thomas Looks to Secure a Stronger Future for Its Brand — and the Sport of Fly Fishing - BusinessWest

    Five years ago, South African Neville Orsmond, an avid fly fisherman, purchased the Thomas & Thomas company and went about resuscitating perhaps the iconic brand within that industry, one that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. While putting the company on a solid foundation, he has also made it part of conservation efforts locally and globally that will help ensure this sport’s sustainability and preserve some of the most beautiful places in the world.

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    1. We can't make enough rods to sell — we're struggling to keep up with demand.
    2. For our industry and for our business, all fly fishermen are conservationists — otherwise, we wouldn't be fly fishermen.
    3. We're not changing our ways to make more rods.
    4. If there are no fish … there's no fishing.
    5. Gillnets are horrible … a lot of species that are not even used for eating or selling are being killed.
    6. We're making fly rods, and we're helping on conservation issues, both inside this country and around the world.
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