Fly fishing tackle maker Baetis embarks on export drive
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Spain’s premier supplier of fly fishing tackle for over 20 years has embarked on a global export drive.
Baetis, which manufactures more than 3,500 fly fishing products – ranging from rods and reels to accessories and fly tying materials – is broadening its horizons and looking for distributors from across the world, specifically targeting Europe, North America, Chile and Argentina, to add to its current export markets in Italy, Belgium, France, Ireland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
The company’s Raul Soria told Angling International: “Baetis was founded to provide all the tackle needed to participate in the sport under one brand. Our products are born from our partnership with the best fishermen in the sector. We are an official sponsor of the Spanish Fly Fishing Federation and over the last few years our anglers have won medals in all categories in international and national tournaments, demonstrating the success of our products.”
Spain won the World Fly Fishing Championships in 2015, 2016 and last year and are currently the World Masters Champions, having retained the title. “The success of the national team has led to increased interest in our techniques and products all over the world.”
“Our products specialise in the ‘Spanish’ dry fly, tandem (dry fly + nymph) and nymph styles of fly fishing, which means that they are of interest to anglers across the world.”
The Spanish dry fly technique is gaining in popularity. It has been created by fly fishermen in the country and is based on using #2, #3 and #4 Baetis rods of lengths between 9,6″ to 11.
“Using barbless hooks, competitors found that they were losing fish and breaking tippets. However, these problems do not occur using our rods,” said Soria.
“We can offer our export partners the most innovative and comprehensive range of products on the market. Our depth of range means we make an item to suit any country where fly fishing in practiced.”
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