Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

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Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Nemo » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:58 pm

You know me, always looking to connect my boys on Wall Street with The Drake, so...
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Meet Andy Madoff. A little over a year ago, Madoff was the leader of an investment group that bought Abel Reels. He was also an investor in NYC's Urban Angler Fly Shop and, I think, Thomas and Thomas. (He is no longer involved with Urban Angler.) Andy is the son of Bernard Madoff, he of the Ponzi scheme that is currently charged with defrauded investers of around $50 billion and has been all over the news the past three days. Here's a shortened version of the press release from November, 2007:

NEW YORK INVESTOR GROUP ACQUIRES ABEL
A small group of private investors has acquired Abel fly-fishing reels and fishing accessories. Andrew Madoff, Abel Holdings CEO and lead investor, said, “Abel’s 20 year legacy of unparalleled quality and performance makes it an attractive investment."

The New York Times is reporting this morning that, so far, there is no evidence that any of Mr. Madoff's sons (Andrew, Mark and Peter all worked at their dad's firm) helped their father carry out, oh... how do we put this delicately... "the largest financial fraud in history." So we'll see if that remains the case.

A moderately interesting side-note to the story (every good financial pages/fishing story has to involve a babe) is that Katherine Hooper—If you don't recognize the name, you may remember the cover of Fish and Fly a few years back, which featured a shot of her.
Edit:( Turns out, I can't use that shot. My Bad.)
Anyway, she is apparently Madoff's new love interest. (Never thought I'd use the words "love interest" but I saw it in on the cover of US Weekly at the Safeway checkout line, and had to steal it.)

Anyway, Hooper was also a former co-owner of Urban Angler and was formerly with fellow co-owner Jon Fisher (don't ask me what "with" means—it looks to have been a modern Manhattan relationship, so I don't know if they were ever married.)

In any case,Hooper's relationship with Fisher and Urban Angler dissolved about the same time Abel was being bought by Andy Madoff and his brothers. Neither Hooper nor Madoff are currently involved with Urban Angler. So what is she doing now? Pretty sure it has something to do with the new ownership group at Abel. Here's a shot of her and Andy Madoff at some NYC fundraiser:
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And lastly, here is a photo and Youtube video (what report is complete without a YouTube video?) showing Mark Madoff—Andy's brother, part owner in the Abel group, and in no way connected or remotely aware of his father's fraudulent 50-billion-dollar scheme—fishing in Cabo. Oddly, it appears that Mark—despite being an "avid flyfisherman"—somehow never learned a double-haul.
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by NoHumanityLeft » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:01 pm

nemo wrote:You know me, always looking to connect my boys on Wall Street with The Drake, so...
HadNoKnowledge.jpg
Meet Andy Madoff. A little over a year ago, Madoff was the leader of an investment group who bought Abel Reels. He was also an investor in NYC's Urban Angler Fly Shop and, I think, Thomas and Thomas. Andy is the son of Bernard Madoff, he of the Ponzi scheme that is currently charged with defrauded investers of around $50 billion and has been all over the news the past three days. Here's a shortened version of the press release from November, 2007:

NEW YORK INVESTOR GROUP ACQUIRES ABEL
A small group of private investors has acquired Abel fly-fishing reels and fishing accessories. Andrew Madoff, Abel Holdings CEO and lead investor, said, “Abel’s 20 year legacy of unparalleled quality and performance makes it an attractive investment."

The New York Times is reporting this morning that, so far, there is no evidence that any of Mr. Madoff's sons (Andrew, Mark and Peter all worked at their dad's firm) helped their father carry out, oh... how do we put this delicately... "the largest financial fraud in history." So we'll see if that remains the case.

A moderately interesting side-note to the story (every good financial pages/fishing story has to involve a babe) is that Katherine Hooper—If you don't recognize the name, you may remember the cover of Fish and Fly a few years back, which featured a shot of her taken from this series:
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is apparently Madoff's new love interest. (Never thought I'd use the words "love interest" but I saw it in on the cover of US Weekly at the Safeway checkout line, and had to steal it.)

Anyway, Hooper was also a co-owner of Urban Angler and was formerly with fellow co-owner Jon Fisher (don't ask me what "with" means—it looks to have been a modern Manhattan relationship, so I don't know if they were ever married. But I think they had a kid together. Or not. Whatever.)

In any case,Hooper's relationship with Fisher and Urban Angler dissolved about the same time Abel was being bought buy Andy Madoff and his brothers. So what is Catherine doing now? Pretty sure she has something to do with the new ownership group at Abel. Here's a shot of her and Andy Madoff at some NYC fundraiser:
Moneynotafactor.jpg
And lastly, here is a photo and Youtube video (what report is complete without a YouTube video?) showing Mark Madoff—Andy's brother, part owner in the Abel group, and in no way connected or remotely aware of his father's fraudulent 50-billion-dollar scheme—fishing in Cabo. Oddly, it appears that Mark—despite being an "avid flyfisherman"—somehow never learned a double-haul.

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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Articulated Trico » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:12 pm

Quality reporting nemo, quiet he scoop! Pretty their are more snakes in the grass out there! I wonder if Junior can double haul a Scott fly rod?
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Ramcatt » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:14 pm

where is the tea in salon shot?

and it looks like he cast with the right and reels with the right
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by LTD » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:30 pm

I wonder if I will be fishing with THEM again this year? :shock:
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Junior© » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:36 pm

Articulated Trico wrote: I wonder if Junior can double haul a Scott fly rod?
Yes, I can.

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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by NICH » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:37 pm

I love he keeps calling his shitty ass sets "trout sets". I'm a trout guy for the most part (because of location) and my dumb ass can still strip set like 73% of the time. Fucker need to put strip setting on the to do list along with double hauling.
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Too Buku » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:52 pm

Damn fine scoopage Nemo. You should start a magazine of some sort.
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Outcast » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:01 pm

He's got the far casting green line so he's probably throwing that shit like 120' without a double haul.
He's also got the rod in mouth pose going from about 3:00 in until the end.

and who knew Nemo was a stock broker?
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Smithhammer » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:02 pm

I'm sure they're great kids who would never follow Dad's example.

But more importantly, this thread reminds me that those Bo Derek braids are a real boner killer.
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Trucha Del Mar » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Junior wrote:
Articulated Trico wrote: I wonder if Junior can double haul a Scott fly rod?
Yes, I can.

jr.
I'll vouch for Junior's double-haul. It's a thing of beauty.
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Re: Thought that "Madoff" name sounded familiar...

Post by Ramcatt » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:04 pm

Outcast wrote:He's got the far casting green line so he's probably throwing that shit like 120' without a double haul.
He's also got the rod in mouth pose going from about 3:00 in until the end.

and who knew Nemo was a stock broker?

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