Thursday, May 16, 2019
This year Tight Lines is celebrating 35 years since Tight Lines first began. In 1984, Peter Toynbee started Tight Lines Ltd from a spare bedroom in Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay.
A keen fly fisherman, Peter had always wanted to work for himself. The going was tough initially as Peter tried to juggle a full-time teaching job, a young family and a growing business.
Although Tight Lines initially started selling purely fly fishing products, it quickly expanded to include outdoor products. In 2014 we sold off the fishing side of the business to concentrate on the potential of our leading brands in the outdoor industry including Ledlenser, Leatherman, Tatonka and Domex.
Peter may now be stepping back from the business, leaving his daughter Nikki in charge, but the principles he founded the business on still remain true today—quick delivery of quality products.