Originally founded by Ed and Herb Wirth, their primary brand, Cascade, was well known throughout the Pacific Coast fishing tackle community. In 1946 the company was purchased by Earl and Tony Poulsen and operated under the banner of “Poulsen Brothers”.
In 1955 the company was split into Poulsen Brothers and Poulsen Quality Flies with Earl taking the later and Tony continuing on with the former. Sometime thereafter Poulsen Brothers bought the “Half-Fast” line of trolls from its owner Ben Silknitter who also had a manufacturer’s rep agency.
On September 1, 1967, due to poor health and a stagnant business environment Tony sold out to what then was the Poulsen-Cascade Corporation who operated the business until the current ownership purchased the company assets and began operations as Poulsen Cascade Tackle in 2005.