How to Buy a Fly Rod Company

November 30, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

This article by Dimitra Kessenides in Inc. magazine describes the due diligence required when considering the purchase of a small business, and also mentions the story behind Lon Deckard’s purchase of rod maker Thomas & Thomas in 1991. “Looking back, he says, the business has had its ups and downs. ‘But I’m a fly fishing zealot, and I love every day.'”