The Thomas Chubb Business was among the leading fly fishing deal with sellers and wholesalers of the Gilded Age, established in 1869 with the facility of the very first Thomas Chubb Fish Rod Factory in Post Mills, Vermont.
Thomas Chubb was a resourceful male, having actually moved North from Galveston, Texas after a bout with yellow fever. After a sales journey to Boston, Chubb was persuaded that he might make industrial rods that transcended to the handcrafted fishing pole of the time.
He transformed a rake and shovel deal with factory into one that would make rods out of split bamboo, ash, and lancewood. Chubb needed to restore the factory after a significant storm, however by 1875, his operation was the biggest fish rod making business in the nation, using more than 50 employees.
Chubb was likewise an accomplished developer and he has numerous patents to his credit for enhanced rod parts, consisting of reel seats. The business offered its rods and parts primarily wholesale, however starting in 1886, Thomas Chubb produced the very first retail brochure– a 56-page marvel with gorgeous illustrations.
The Thomas Chubb brochures are gorgeous examples of the artistry in his marketing method, with intricate style and great lithographic printing. The brochure of 1891 consisted of 90 pages, with over 48 pages of products for sale, consisting of rods, reels, flies, and other deal with.
Thomas H. Chubb likewise utilized his similarity in a number of his marketing and marketing products, and his mug was so renowned that a letter dealt with just with an illustration of his face discovered its method securely to Post Mills, Vermont, protected for perpetuity by the postmaster there, and now in the collection of kept in mind collector of fly fishing ephemera Jerry Girard.
Steve Woit is the author of “Fly Fishing Treasures: The World of Fly Fishers and Collecting”, a book including profiles of 30 professionals and collectors and over 800 photos of unusual and collectible fishing pole, reels, flies, books, and ephemera.