name is Todd Tharp, I reside in Central Florida in the Orlando
area. I have been an avid fisherman all my life. I went to
college in Georgia, Valdosta State, for a year on an athletic
scholarship and then decided to join the United States Marine
Corps. I spent eight years in the selected reserves, including
an overseas deployment to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm.
Upon my return I was sales manager of a local saltwater store
until 1995 when TRR - Todd's Reliable Rigs was founded. I
graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1999 we
plan to expand our business significantly.
TRR - Todd's Reliable Rigs, in July 1995 specializing
in custom offshore trolling rigs. In August of 1996
I acquired a one lure company that had been out of
production for several years. We developed two more
lure types the following year, 1997, and are currently
in development of several more that are scheduled to
be released in 1998 and 1999. The business name changed
to Todd's Rigs & Lures after the acquisition
of the lure company.
The lures have
been successfully fished throughout Florida, the Bahamas,
the Cayman Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, both coasts
of Mexico, Jamaica, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina,
and North Carolina to catch a variety of species including
Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin, Bluefin, & Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue & White
In 1999, we acquired another well known
lure company, Dick K. Lures, he had a wide variety of lures
that have also been successfully fished around the world.
This acquisition greatly expands our lure product line.
We will integrate the full line of lures over the next
couple of years and continue to make any special requests.