Yes, there really was a Norm Thompson.
He was an avid angler who meticulously hand-tied fishing flies on his kitchen table in Portland, Oregon. The fish bit...and so did his friends. In no time, the requests came pouring in and an extraordinary mail-order business was born.
Today, Norm Thompson is a nationwide company that produces a variety of print catalogs and maintains a truly distinctive presence online. We are more about fashion than fishing these days, but we continue to embrace the ingenuity and fierce commitment to quality our founder established back in 1949.