Tycoon Tackle Announces National Sales Manager

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Christopher Reilly is to become National Sales Manager for the Tycoon Tackle Fly Fishing Division.  Reilly will have the responsibility of further developing the agent network and promoting sales of the fly fishing line for Tycoon Tackle.  He will be based in the Northeast United States. 

Chris is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life.  He has always held to the notion that the most important life lessons are learned in the field of battle, on the athletic field, and in the great outdoors.

Chris was introduced to fly fishing at the age of 13 at the hand of his best friend’s father, and legendary Virginia guide, Chuck   He has been fortunate to have been mentored by the best of the best and has always had a passion to “pay it forward” by introducing others to the sport.  Since leaving a very successful corporate career, Chris is excited to make a new career in the sport that has been such a large part of his life.  He has fly fished in Canada and 32 of the 50 U.S. states and vows to add many more to the list.  When not on the road or on the water, Chris enjoys bird hunting with his favorite Celtic Red Setter (Maggie), cooking, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Genevieve.

Chris Reilly said, “I am very excited and honored to be a part of the Tycoon Tackle team and to have the privilege of being a part of this great company’s re-emergence!  The fly rods are the best I’ve fished with, the people are outstanding, and the corporate commitment to conservation is second to none.  With this combination, we can’t help but take the industry by storm!”

Tim O’Brien, President of Tycoon Tackle said, “We are excited to have  His knowledge of fly-fishing, fishing tackle, and guiding anglers will be a tremendous asset to the company.  I am looking forward to working with him in the coming years.”

Tycoon Tackle, Inc. is a Charlottesville, 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 began with little money but ‘a fortune in ideas’ 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.