Sébile’s A Band of Anglers ready to target worldwide distribution
A Band of Anglers, the company created by legendary lure designer, Patrick Sébile, has made a significant impact on the market since its launch four years ago, including winning the best soft lure award at last year’s Virtual ICAST trade show.
Now the fast-growing Florida business is ready to take the next step – which is good news for distributors and retailers around the world.
“Our sales forces have already secured strong coverage across all of continental USA and Hawaii,” Sébile told Angling International. “And in Europe, our exclusive distributor, Ultimate Fishing, has established a good and growing business with selected ABOA lures.
“Now our focus is on growing our range of distributors and retailers elsewhere in the world, depending on the importance of fishing tackle business to each country or region.”
ABOA offer a wide range of soft and hard lures from its five owned brands – Hyperlastics, Engage, Ocean Born, Spooltek and Up ‘n’ Down. The Dartprop Pro SK, part of the Hyperlastics range, won the best freshwater soft lure category at the 2020 Virtual ICAST trade show.
“Our selection is relevant for the vast majority of markets and techniques – including both saltwater and freshwater and from light tackle to GT and tuna fishing,” added Sébile, whose creations have won 24 major industry awards in the US, Europe and Australia.
“We have strong inventory in our facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and, with products soon to be shipped from factories in Asia, we are ready to send sales samples and to begin doing business. We are also taking orders for later productions.”