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New owner at Madison River

Ryan Wilson, Madison River Fly Fishing LKN

Ryan Wilson, Madison River Fly Fishing LKN

June 9. There’s a new owner at Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitters in Shops on the Green. Ryan Wilson, a life-long avid angler, paid an undisclosed amount for the business which has been a mainstay of the local sporting community since 2000.

“Madison River represents a significant career change for me,” said Wilson.  His background is in sales and marketing with major brands. “Business ownership has been a long-time personal goal.  My recent relocation to Charlotte with my fiancee was perfect timing and opportunity,” he said.

Previous owner Rob Domico will remain on staff as a fly-fishing guide. One of the top fly-fishing guides in the Carolinas, he will lead classes, clinics and trips.

The business was marketed by Enlign Business Broker Joe Vagnone. “Because this is a lifestyle business, it took longer to sell than other listings.  After four years, I found the perfect match,” said Joe Vagnone.