About Us

Fly Fishing and Baitcaster Reels


Bates Fishing Co. is a product of the same mind and lineage that gave way to Seaborn, a Texas company manufacturing some of the finest fly and inshore rod and reels on the market. Like Seaborn, Bates prides itself on quality craftsmanship and the highest degree of customer service the fishing industry has to offer.

We've pulled from generations of hard-working men and women. We've worked in every sector of business and public service. And we've drawn from every person and profession along the way to bring fishermen gear they can count on and genuine folks who stand behind that gear for the life of the customer.

Bates is the biggest thing in fishing since the one that got away! And unlike some of the fish we catch and the tales we tell, we're no bull, just Bates.