WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA – Today, Tycoon Tackle, Inc. announced the addition of Heather Harkavy to the company’s Pro-Staff. Harkavy is a life-long angler and at the age of 17 became the youngest lady angler to set one hundred (100) IGFA Fishing World Records.
Harkavy grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and spent a majority of her youth fishing the waters of South Florida. At 8 years of age began her quest to set 100 IGFA World Records in which she targeted many different, both fresh water and salt, species of fish and employing different types of tackle and techniques in numerous locations throughout the world. Currently, Harkavy is pursuing a Marketing and Hospitality degree from Florida State University. She is one of the founding members and the current President of the Florida State Fishing Club. She advocates and enjoys the use of light tackle and also fly-fishing.
Heather Harkavy said, “I am proud to be part of the Tycoon Tackle team and help promote its impressive brand of fishing products to the next generation! I’m looking forward to a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with this long standing, conservation oriented, and highly driven company.”
Tim O’Brien, President of Tycoon Tackle said, “I have known the Harkavy family for years and we are excited to have Heather as a member of our team. Her knowledge of fishing, fishing tackle, conservation, and adherence to proper angling rules will be a tremendous asset to the company. Her knowledge and understanding of the marine ecosystem fits in with the core values of Tycoon Tackle. I am looking forward to spending lots of time on the water and working with her in the coming years.”
Tycoon Tackle, Inc. is a Virginia-based angling outfitter that originated in Miami, Florida in 1935. The company was on the scene in the formative years of big-game angling and at one time more than 95% of all world record fish were caught on the company’s fishing rods. Tim O’Brien, President and CEO of the company, said, “The company started as a one-man shop and in time grew to become a leader in the angling world, by not only making the best and most desirable fishing rods but by being a leader in promoting the catch and release of gamefish.” The company is still family owned and committed to manufacturing its products in the United States of America.