A Band Of Anglers™’ (ABOA) is the creation of world-famous angler and renown lure designer, Patrick Sebile. Patrick Sebile has spent most of his 50 years fishing around the globe and designing revolutionary lures that catch more and bigger fish. Over his 32 years in the fishing tackle industry, Patrick became disillusioned by seeing fishing tackle companies become corporate, run by people who did not share his love and passion for fishing. Patrick created ‘A Band Of Anglers’ to be different than those other companies.
American Baitworks Co. is an innovative American based fishing tackle company that provides custom manufacturing of fishing lures and products for our customer’s specifications. Our family of brands includes: NetBait®, Halo Fishing®, Snag Proof®, Scum Frog®, Freedom Tackle Corp.®, STH Bait Co.
Baker Tools are distributed by KDMA Inc. a manufacturer of fishing and hunting products located in northern MN. Since we manufacture and design all of of our own products, you may find products on this site that you have never seen before. We take pride in our designs and the fact that we still manufacture a lot of our products right here in the US.
In 1946 two avid fishermen and sportsmen, Kurt Rade and Fred Meinzinger, wanting more originality and success with their terminal tackle, began designing and tying wire snelled hooks and crawler harnesses in Fred’s basement. As they became more successful in catching fish, so did their friends and neighbors, and the demand for their fishing tackle was on. This demand got the attention of local sporting goods stores and wagon jobbers, and the Meinzinger and Rade Company was formed.
In the early days, Bill Lewis sold lures from the back of his old Ford (“rattletrap”) station wagon. This routine gave no indication of the success the business would later enjoy. On more than one sales trip, Bill had no choice but to sell his products below costs for gas money to get home. But, Bill’s perseverance kept the business alive until one day in the late 60’s a friend with an assortment of Bill’s new prototypes revealed the powerful potential of Bill’s creation.Those that witnessed the debut of the future all time best seller had no doubt that this lipless crankbait was something very special. During his drive home that day, one other thing happened which remains one of Bill’s most creative moments. As he was manually operating the broken down windshield wiper of his old car, with one hand on the wheel and one out the window, he thought to himself “Rattletrap.” “That’s what I’ll call it!” The rest as they say is fishing history.
Calcuta is an outdoor coastal trading company that builds gear and apparel for those with a passion for the outdoors. Born in the back of a Florida bait and tackle shop over a quarter century ago, Calcutta was created with a rebellious spirit and an ambitious goal to offer hardworking outdoor products at a reasonable price. To this day, Calcutta products stand out in design, functionality and value.
W.C. Coleman could see the light for the darkness. The young salesman was taking a stroll after a hard day’s work selling typewriters, and spotted a new type of lamplight in a drugstore window in Brockton, Alabama. This new light burned with a strong, steady white flame and was fueled by gasoline. The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky, flickering, yellowish light. W.C. was stricken with very poor eyesight, and was very interested in this new, steady white light that enabled him to read even the smallest print in books and on medicine bottles. Coleman saw potential in the new light, and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light, and would eventually make his name synonymous with outdoor fun.
At Dickinson Arms, we take great pride in making Guns of Distinction accessible to shooting and hunting enthusiasts of all types. Our Turkish factories deliver a rare combination of quality, old-world craftsmanship and innovative manufacturing techniques, resulting in premium quality shotguns you’ll be proud to own, proud to shoot and proud to pass down to future generations.
Fourteen years ago Ego set out on a simple mission – to develop a better fishing landing net solution that addressed the many functional and performance problems that existed with the traditional products. What started out as a small landing net company has now grown into the innovation leader in the fishing net and accessories category of the Sport Fishing industry.
Over 40 years ago Fisherman Eyewear was the first sunglass company to introduce Polarized sunglasses to the angling world – along with a reasonable price. It was an innovation that would change the way we look at fish forever. Today, we continue to tap into Fisherman Eyewear’s rich heritage of building durable, technically functional and supremely stylish sunglasses – still at an affordable price.
KMDA, Inc. is a manufacturer of fishing and hunting products located in northern MN. Since we manufacture and design all of of our own products, you may find products on this site that you have never seen before. We take pride in our designs and the fact that we still manufacture a lot of our products right here in the US. Thank you for visiting and we hope you find something you like. Please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Marine Metal Products has been a pioneer in developing, and marketing many live bait-keeping systems like the Super Saver, Fish Saver, Bubbles, Quiet Bubbles, Hush Bubbles, AirHead, and the insulated Cool Bubbles.
Owner American has devoted nearly two decades of effort in developing a line of high quality, high performance fish hooks that are second to none in popularity among both fresh and saltwater anglers.
For over 60 years Panther Martin has guaranteed that you catch fish. With hundreds of lures to choose from that are designed for fresh and salt water, your fishing possibilities are endless.
The demand for PepperBall®’s innovative, non-lethal protection continues to grow at a rapid pace. Developed in 1996 by a US military defense contractor for use in peace-keeping missions, PepperBall® devices are now used by more than 5,000 law enforcement agencies worldwide. For many departments, it has become the preferred method to control crime, chaos and public unrest without taking lives or escalating violence.
Paramount creates consumer products that embellish and enrich people’s lives. Our responsiveness, continuous improvement, and empowerment of all team members are the pillars of our success. Paramount has focused on a number of projects throughout our operations to effectively become more eco-friendly as we manufacture apparel and headwear both domestically and globally. Green efforts such as establishing extensive recycling programs, using recycled materials such as cardboard, paper and plastic in their day-to-day activities and converting to more environmentally-friendly lighting, heating and cooling are just some examples of their continued pledge of global responsibility.
Sea Striker is known worldwide for top quality saltwater products. They manufacture and import a wide variety of saltwater fishing tackle including: rods, reels and combos, inshore and offshore lures, premium quality terminal tackle, tools, monofilament, gaffs, planers, accessories and components.
Star Rods has a worldwide reputation for Rods that Break the IGFA World Records. Our rods are designed for the discriminating angler using the highest quality materials and components available. Star Rods gives anglers a top quality, hand-crafted rod at an affordable price. Each blank is made to Star Rods’ unique and demanding specifications, gained from a lifetime of rod building and fishing experience.
Leland’s Lures began in 1997. It started with one lure, the Trout Magnet. Now Leland’s Lures carries many products for trout and crappie enthusiasts. What began as a hobby for Jeff Smith and Todd Gainer, owners of Leland’s Lures, has now developed into something more. These two, with many other friends and family, were catching more fish than anyone else on the stream. The secret kept among these friends for so many years is now available for everyone. “The Secret’s Out!” Leland’s Lures products are now sold all across the country and regionally through Wal-Mart. We dedicate the success of this company to the Lord who has opened the doors to make all things possible.