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June 15, 2013 - American Tackle Company’s Microwave Line Control System by Doug Hannon sweeps “Best of Show Award” at the 32nd European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) in Vienna, Austria.

Winning the prestigious “Award for Best Innovation for 2013,” American Tackle Company’s Microwave Line Control System has been a highlight of the show in Vienna. Hundreds of show visitors, the international press and other exhibitors have participated in the “Microwave Challenge” at the show’s main casting lane. The results were unanimous and when the votes were counted, American Tackle’s Microwave Line Control System was given the esteemed “Best Innovation of the Year” award.

 “This award is a significant recognition and will notify the world that the American Tackle Company Microwave Guide System is the best innovation in fishing rod guides in generations.  The Microwave Guide turns concepts into reality,” stated Joe Meehan, President of American Tackle.  “On behalf of the American Tackle Company, we would like to dedicate this award in memory of the late Mr. Doug Hannon, whose vision and innovations helped form this industry and the Microwave Guide,” Darrin Heim, Vice-President of American Tackle stated in accepting the prestigious award at the awards ceremony.

EFTTA is a trade association for manufacturers and wholesalers of sports fishing equipment. Since its inception, the “Best New Products Awards” have been at the centerpiece of Europe’s biggest fishing industry trade show and growing steadily over the years in both influence and popularity. This year’s “Best New Products Awards” was one of the largest and most competitive ever with nearly 200 products entered into the 15 categories for judging by members of the angling trade press.

Awarded "Best New Fishing Accessory" at ICAST 2013.
The American Tackle Company is the only rod component company to be internationally recognized with industry wide innovation awards.
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At American Tackle Company we strive to provide you with the BEST quality rod building components. From rod blanks to reel seats, ferrules to finish and grips to guides, we have been providing quality components to the rod building industry for 22 years stand behind all our products with a lifetime warranty.

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ICRBE 2014

The American Tackle Company is well noted worldwide for exhibiting at fishing shows at a level that no other company can duplicate. Dedication and participation at each event is what AT does best and the International Custom Rod Building Exposition was no exception.  CLICK HERE


New 2014 Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional Champions, Hunter McKamey and Kyle Oliver!

130 teams competed in a two day event on Lake Okeechobee on Jan. 3rd and 4th. The top 18 teams move onto the National Championship. We sat down with one of the members of the winning team, American Tackle Employee Hunter McKamey, and he took us through his teams quest for victory.  CLICK HERE

ICAST 2013 Pleasure Boater Interview
January 1, 2013
Mystic Outdoors unveiling the New Maveryck Fly Rod

American Tackle TITAN Guides Featured on Orvis' NEW HELIOS 2 Rods

American Tackle's Titan Ring Lock guides have long been utilized on Orvis Helios state-o-the-art fly rods to enhance performance and contribute to creating the lightest fly rods in the world allowing anglers to cast effortlessly during a full day of fishing.

Well, Orvis has done it again! They are introducing the new Helios 2 (the second coming) which feature redesigned improved actions with increased strength all while maintaining the light physical weight Helios rods are famous for. And, still utilizing state-of-the-art stripping guides.

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