Aug 7, 2017
Chairman Rick Pope shares his journey of building TFO. Through careers in banking (commercial lending – First National Dallas) and through sales positions with Wall Street firms (taxable fixed income – Lehman, First Boston, Bear Stearns), his interest and participation in fly fishing flourished. He met Ken Whellams, who owned Springbrook Canada in Calgary while fishing the Bow River in 1980 and their friendship led to many great trips with the likes of Flip Pallot and Lefty Kreh. He also learned a lot about the fly fishing business and in 1995 purchased Springbrook USA from Ken, which at the time was a wader and fly importing company. Excellent interview that you're going to love!