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Updated 9.22.2014
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Wrap Up: ICAST 2014

ICAST 2014 was held in Orlando, FL and was the American Tackle Company's most successful and largest show participation ever. New MicroWave products were announced along with guest speakers sharing personal experiences and powerful testimony about their MicroWave guide rods. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.22.2014
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Invitation to ICAST

Do not miss the new MicroWave guide introductions and new MicroWave rod introductions from prominent fishing rod brands. Guest speakers and introductions from Boyd Duckett, Bassmaster Champion and FLW angler, Todd Hollowell, the host of the "Bass Dr." television show. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.22.2014
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Looking Forward to ICAST 2014

American Tackle Company is proud to be exhibiting at ICAST 2014 being held in Orlando, Florida - the home of AT worldwide headquarters. ICAST is the world's largest fishing tackle trade show and this year's exhibition is slated to be the largest American Tackle appearance yet. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.22.2014
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Carp Caster Demoed at EFTTEX 2014

The American Tackle Company cordially invites you to AT's stand number A12 for a personal product presentation of the newest introductions including the MicroWave "Carp Caster" edition. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.22.2014
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Wave Army Invades Europe

Throughout the world the MicroWave Line Control System has been creating instant fans. Interest is not limited to the trade alone as consumers demand innovation and many leading European brands have responded. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.17.2014
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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. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.17.2014
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American Tackle Company exhibits at Bass Master Classic Expo

An incredible accomplishment, the American Tackle Company has again been recognized by the international tackle community for the "MicroWave Line Control System" by receiving another "Best of Show" award. This makes it the "Triple Crown", winning on three continents representing all the major fishing tackle industries of the world. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.17.2014
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American Tackle Company's Win in China makes Triple Crown!

An incredible accomplishment, the American Tackle Company has again been recognized by the international tackle community for the "MicroWave Line Control System" by receiving another "Best of Show" award. This makes it the "Triple Crown", winning on three continents representing all the major fishing tackle industries of the world. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.17.2014
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MicroWave Challenge Weekend heads to...............

American Tackle will be exhibiting at the Bassmaster Classic Expo for the first time. Join American Tackle's Darrin Heim and Ben Stein at booth 5007. Also in attendance and featuring American Tackle Components will be Duckett Fishing, Fitzgerald Rods, Academy Sports, and Mudhole Custom Tackle.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 2.11.2014
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SPRO Introduces MicroWave Guide Rods

World leading brand, SPRO has introduced a new high density graphite predator rod series into Europe. This series is geared toward the hottest new fishing focus of the "City Fishing Lifestyle". Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 2.5.2014
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Invitation to Visit with American Tackle

The American Tackle Company will be exhibiting at China Fish 2014 in booth #C308. Staff from American Tackle US, European and China offices will be displaying AT's range of products at this Fishing Industry Trade Show. Chinafish is known for attracting visitors from around the globe. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.31.2013
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American Tackle Company is Active in China

The head of American Tackle's Weihai Branch, Gerald Cong has been hard at work demonstrating AT's global service capabilities. Servicing greater Asia, we remain directly active in facilitating design & procurement for dozens of US and European brands that utilize Asia's manufacturing base. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.16.2013
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CWC Introduces "BFT MicroWave" Rod Series

New for 2014, is the long awaited BFT MicroWave rod series. The famous Scandinavian predator fishing brand, "Catch With Care" introduced these rods to tremendous fanfare during EFTTEX 2013 as well as promoting them at events such as the Sun City Predator Show held in Sweden. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

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American Tackle Congratulates its own Hunter McKamey and his partner Kyle Oliver on their win!!

New 2014 Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional Champions, Hunter McKamey and Kyle Oliver! Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

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Rod Components Australia

The American Tackle Company is proud to announce Rod Components Australia as its newest "Official AT Distributor" servicing all of Australia and abroad. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

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Doug Hannon to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Doug Hannon, the "Bass Professor", who died in March, 2013 at the age of 66, has been selected with 3 other people to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. All four candidates are being recognized for their profound and lasting impacts upon the world of bass fishing. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

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MicroWave guides showcased on "Pleasure Boater" Television Show

The MicroWave Line Control System made its appearance in the ICAST 2013 Edition of Pleasure Boater television show. An annual series of segments focused on new and innovative products released by tackle companies exhibiting at ICAST, the largest fishing tackle trade show in the world. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.22.2013
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30th ANNUAL RILEY MEMORIAL OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT

Limited to 60 boats with two anglers per vessel, this year's event saw tougher fishing than usual although plenty of 5 fish bag limits weighed-in each day of the 2-day event made the tournament a success! Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.10.2013
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A "Challenge" Weekend

Starting Thursday, October 10 through October 13, the world famous Microwave Challenge will be held at different locations across the globe. Join the American Tackle Team and experience the hands on casting demonstration in China, United Kingdom, Pensacola and West Palm Beach, Florida. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.3.2013
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The MicroWave Challenge

At the Florida Sportsman Exposition in Tampa, Florida, Boomerang Fishing and T. Allen Rods showcased their MicroWave Guide rods. Visitors from all over the state came to experience the MicroWave Challenge and nobody left disappointed. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.12.2013
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GUIDELINE launches award winning MicroWave Line Control System on LPXe Spinning Rods in 2014

New Predator rods utilizing the Best New Innovation award winner at the EFTTEX and ICAST 2013. Possibly the most recognized innovation in spinning rod design in decades. The launch of the new MicroWave Line Control System from American Tackle Company has created more buzz than anything else in International Fishing Tackle Shows in 2013. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 8.16.2013
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Bushido Blanks and MicroWave Guides Storm the Southeast

The American Tackle team and Pro Staff members divided and conquered the southeastern United States in search of large gamefish capable of putting their equipment to the test. These anglers were equipped with all ATC gear including the Bushido blanks, MicroWave guides, Aero reel seats, and much, much more. From Cape Canaveral to the Florida Keys and all the way to Louisiana, the team found worthy opponents. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 8.05.2013
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Tackle Trade World & Angling International's American Tackle Coverage

First released was Tackle Trade World's August EFTTEX review. TTW covered American Tackle's success in Vienna where AT returned home with the prestigious "innovation of the Year" award for the 2013/14 season. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 7.23.2013
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MicroWave Guides Voted "Best Fishing Accessory" of 2013

It was another huge showing for the American Tackle Company at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade exposition in Las Vegas NV. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 7.7.2013
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Invitation to Booth #1644 - ICAST 2013

You can also take the world famous "MicroWave Challenge" and experience for yourself what won "INNOVATION of the YEAR" at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition in Vienna Austria. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 7.2.2013
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ICAST 2013

American Tackle is going to ICAST, are you? If you are, please stop by our booth to see our new products and take a few minutes to take the MicroWave Challenge! Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 6.27.2013
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EFTTEX 2013 Vienna, Austria

WINNER! "Innovation of the Year"Click Here!

Updated 6.25.2013
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Pro Staff Field Report, Australia

American Tackle Pro Staff Member Mark Newcombe and his team at Lake Macdonald, Australia for the Hobie ABT Kayak Event.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 6.10.2013
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American Tackle Exhibiting at EFTTEX 2013

f you are attending EFTTEX 2013, please stop by Stand number H30 to meet the American Tackle staff from both the U.S. and European branches. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 6.5.2013
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American Tackle MicroWave Challenge Ambassador Program

American Tackle is proud to announce the launch of the American Tackle MicroWave Challenge Ambassador Program! Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 5.29.2013
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The Celebration Continues!!!

This week American Tackle is giving away the first ever production rod utilizing the Microwave Line Control System, a T. Allen Wave Series. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 5.23.2013
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Trevor Fitzgerald and Danny Thompson place 2nd in Wolfson Charity Tournament

TREVOR FITZGERALD AND DANNY THOMPSON TAKE 2ND PLACE WITH IMPRESSIVE 22.68 LBS! 2nd place is hard to come by, but these anglers have had back to back 2nd place finishes at the Wolfson Childrens Hospital Event the past 2 years. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 5.17.2013
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Countdown To ICAST 2013 Celebration: American Tackle Product Showcase

Starting May 21, 2013, American Tackle will be counting down the weeks to ICAST in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate this countdown, American Tackle will be giving away over $1000 in prizes. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 5.7.2013
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Meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Member Mark Newcombe

Mark Newcombe began building rods several years ago after he was diagnosed with cancer. It was then and there that he decided he was going to start enjoying himself and the corporate world would have to live without him. He took stock of his life and found fishing to be his major passion, so every possible minute was spent fishing. As his angling skills increased so did his desire for better equipment, then it hit him. Mark stated, "I'm wanted to build my own rods just the way I want them." So began his rod building journey. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.25.2013
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American Tackle in Sweden

American Tackle European Sales Manager, Dan Paluch, joined European rod manufacturers at this years Swedish outdoor and fishing show,Sportfiskemässan 2013. Dan helped manufacturers display and market their products utilizing American Tackle's high quality components to consumers. The MicroWave Challenge made its appearance and the response was remarkable. Just like the Challenges before it, casters were blown away by the incredible results by using the MicroWave system. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.20.2013
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Invitation to Texas

On April 19-20th, American Tackle President Joe Meehan and Ben Stein will be exhibiting at the Houston Rod Building Exposition and Fishing Tackle Unlimited Rod Building weekend in Houston, Texas. Visitors are invited to stop by both events and handle many of American Tackles fine products including the Revolutionary MicroWave Line Control System and the very popular Bushido inshore/freshwater blanks.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.15.2013
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MicroWave Challenge Weekend!

Hands on personal demonstrations are so successful that many builders and organizers have decided to conduct Challenges at their own events. Not only do they find it rewarding but also very exhilarating to introduce anglers and builders to a new technology. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 4.3.2013
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Doug Hannon "The Bass Professor" passes at 66

Complications from recent neck surgery believed a factor claiming life of famed fishing tackle inventor, angling authority, author and longtime TV host. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 3.15.2013
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China Fish 2013

China Fish, held in Beijing China, is the world's largest international fishing tackle trade show, hosting manufacturers, tackle brands, designers and buyers from every continent. The perfect venue for AT's Global Network to shine. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 3.15.2013
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The MicroWave Challenge Worldwide

Well over 1000 people have participated in personal demonstrations challenging casters to notice the difference when casting a standard spinning rod against a rod using the MicroWave Line Control System. Overwhelming results prove that there is no better way for anglers to experience the benefits this new innovation provides than a hands-on approach. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 3.4.2013
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Tampa Outdoors Expo

On March 1 to 4, in Tampa, Florida, Owner and designer of T. Allen Rods, Terry Sturgeon introduced the public to his brand new T. Allen Premier series spinning rods featuring the Microwave Line Control System. Terry was joined by The Bass Professor, Doug Hannon, American Tackles Ben Stein and Mick Hinton, T. Allen representative Chris Wayne, and fishing guru Mike Paone. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 3.4.2013
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ICRBE

This years ICRBE took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and American Tackle was there in full force.  Mick, Hunter, Ben and the Bass Professor Doug Hannon had an amazing showing while featuring all the popular items including the Aero reel seats, Bushido Warrior Blanks, and the Revolutionary Microwave Line Control System. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 2.20.2013
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ICRBE 2013

American Tackle is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year's International Custom Rod Building Exposition. On display, ATC will have all their popular brands that consumers have grown to love and trust. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 2.13.2013
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American Tackle Shows at China Fish

American Tackle is pleased to announce its participation in China Fish 2013 taking place in Beijing, China. This annual event is the largest fishing tackle trade show in the world. Designers and buyers from every continent use this opportunity to connect with Asian tackle manufacturers for planning upcoming product lines and acquiring new product sources. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.30.2013
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American Tackle Applauds Trevor Fitzgerald and FITZGERALD RODS!

Trevor Fitzgerald of Belleview, Fla., treated the EverStart crowd to a special show at the final weigh-in, wowing them with an eye-popping 25-pound, 10 ounce limit of Big O bass. Fitzgerald's massive bag of bass allowed him to challenge Todd for the win, rocketing him from 7th to within a breath of victory. But in the end he had to accept the runner-up spot after Todd won by a tie-breaker, pocketing $15,000. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.22.2013
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Nick Brunetti with Poseidon Rods featured in Gaff Magazine

Nick Brunetti is owner and rod builder for Poseidon Rods. His work is featured in the January/ February 2013 edition of Gaff Magazine. Written by Editor-in-Chief Matt Draper, the article highlights the amazing level of commitment and pain staking detail that Nick puts into every rod. The article also mentions the fact that all Poseidon Rods sport American Tackle components. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.16.2013
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Casting for Recovery with the Hutchins

Jerry and Mary Hutchins are still hard at work! They continue to give selflessly to several noble causes by devoting their precious time and resources toward helping others. They recently built custom fly rods to outfit a Northwest CFR outing in Washington State. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.9.2013
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The Ultimate Line Control System

This just in, Tackle Trade World's "Gear Guide 2013." This edition features the MicroWave Line Control System. This article highlights the benefits of the Microwave system for anglers and Rod manufacturers.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 1.4.2013
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Demonstrating the Microwave System

Since the MicroWave Line Control System's introduction at ICAST 2012, hundreds of hands-on demonstrations have been given. These demonstrations compared rods built with the Microwave System to the same exact rods built using the most popular Cone of Flight and New Guide Concept configurations. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 12.26.2012
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New for 2013

January 1, 2013 Mystic Outdoors unveiling the NewMaveryck Fly Rod. These rods will focus on extreme performance and durability. Not breaking with Mystic tradition, the formulation and design give careful consideration to those requirements essential to a great casting, fishing and fish-fighting rod. All tapers and materials are their signature of excellence. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 12.18.2012
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Congratulations Hunter McKamey and Zack Edmunds!

A successful third qualifying tournament secured Hunter and Zack's spot on the University of Central Florida's "Reel Knights" 2013 bass fishing team. Go Knights! Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 12.11.2012
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American Tackle Shows in Magdeburg, Germany

The annual Ocean Angling Show saw participation from American Tackle's Dan Paluch, Oliver Schwenke from the Big Game Shop and Timo Keil from Rod Pro-Performance Components, all traveling to Magdeburg, Germany to exhibit.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 12.07.2012
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American Tackle's Weihai Branch Fully Operational

American Tackle's global expansion means establishing a presence in the world's largest fishing tackle markets. Weihai, in the Shandong Province is the gateway to these markets. With more factories manufacturing fishing tackle than anywhere else on the planet, Weihai offers the ideal location to connect with designers and tackle producers. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 11.30.2012
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Down Under Testimonial

American Tackle received an email from a very happy Rod builder in Australia. The following is his letter about his experience with the Microwave Line Control System. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 11.24.2012
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Tri-State Rod Builders Gathering

The Tri-State Rod-builders had their fall meeting October 27, 2012 with 49 rod-builders in attendance. This meeting was hosted by Mark Blabaum. American Tackle Pro Staffers Billy Vivona and Scott Kleppe were in attendance. Billy was also the guest presenter for this fall meeting making the long trip from Staten Island to Peosta, Iowa. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 11.16.2012
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Finding Redfish

The MicroWave interest ranges far and wide. Cliff Barackman from Animal Planet's hit TV show, "Finding Big Foot" spent time in Florida's Mosquito Lagoon "finding red fish." Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 11.013.2012
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Global Expansion

The American Tackle Company's global network is continuously expanding. There is no better way to serve the world's angling markets than working closely with manufacturers in the USA as well as fishing rod brands worldwide. This necessitates ample global representation in order to facilitate optimum assistance. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.31.2012
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Making Microwave Believers with American Tackle European Sales Manager Dan Paluch

One company was pushing their new high end vertical jigging rod designed for pelagic walleye and a couple of pike rods. The pike rods were fairly ordinary using standard no name guides. The VJ rod used Fuji Titanium on a Nano-resin blank which was super light-weight and expensive. The other Pro Series rods focused on pike, walleye, perch and sea trout. The sea trout rod being of particular interest because its casting distance and accuracy was supposed to be superior. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

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Updated 10.23.2012
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American Tackle exhibits in First Chinese Trade Show: CGC Expo

The CGC Expo is held in Weihai city, China, the largest fishing gear manufacturing base in the world and is responsible for producing 80% of the fishing tackle products in the world. More than 600 fishing gear manufacturers are located in Weihai. CGC Expo was born in 2008 in Weihai. Furthermore, the Chinese domestic market demands are huge and in the past three years during the CGC Expo, numerous Chinese buyers from all over the country have visited the show, including wholesalers, retailers and fishing tackle shops. Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.15.2012
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BUSHIDO BLANKS Field Tested in Norwegian Waters

Last year's trip began the use of Bushido blank rods that Dan specifically designed for targeting "Sej" (Pollock/Coalfish), "Torsk" (Atlantic Cod) & "Kveite" (Atlantic Halibut). Dan's decades of custom rod building, rod design and global angling experience allows him to target designs for specific niches throughout the world. For this expedition he utilized 125 & 350gm 7 �' Popping blanks for fishing 350 gm swimbaits in water up to 125' deep, kicking off a new trend in design and application. Also in use on this trip were Bushido vertical jigging versions all built with Virtus solid titanium guides.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 10.10.2012
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Road to Success

The University of Central Florida "Reel Knights" 2012 bass team qualifier series began the season on Lake Monroe on Saturday, October 6th. The qualifying standings are determined by a point system allowing the top 4 teams to advance to fish on the UCF "Reel Knights" Bass Team. These 4 teams are automatically qualified to fish in at least one FLW collegiate tournament and if successful could move on to the National Championship.Sign up for our newsletter Click Here!

Updated 9.25.2012
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MicroWave Line Control System makes Front Cover

Angling International's October edition features a MicroWave Line Control System front cover with supporting "special feature" editorial inside on page 40. The release was timed to coincide with the arrival of product as well as announcements to builders around the world that the MicroWave guide sets are now shipping. Sign up for our newsletter. Click Here!

Updated 9.20.2012
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Wounded Warrior Project and Casting for Recovery

American Tackle is proud to join Jerry and Mary Hutchins in their efforts to support the Wounded Warrior Project and Casting for Recovery. For the last two years, Jerry and Mary Hutchins have been building and donating fly rods to the Wounded Warrior Project and Casting for Recovery. Founded in 2003, WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Sign up for our newsletter. Click Here!

Updated 9.15.2012
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MicroWave Guides Are Here

The MicroWave Line Control System guides are in stock and shipping. One of the most anticipated product releases to date drew inquiries from around the globe since their introduction at the ICAST show in July. Rod builders and rod designers who had the chance to test cast rods with MicroWave guides have been in constant contact with American Tackle about getting product in hand. Sign up for our newsletter. Click Here!

Updated 9.10.2012
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MicroWave Guides Coming Soon

Introducing the MicroWave Guide System by the American Tackle Company. Inventor Doug Hannon also known as "The Bass Professor" partnered with American Tackle to conceive, design and manufacture the perfect "line control" system for spinning rods. The system addresses coiling-memory issues with monofilament but it's ideal for braided lines and really something that has to be felt and seen to be believed. Sign up for our newsletter. Click Here!

Updated 9.5.2012
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DUCKETT WINS AT ONEIDA!

On July 28, 2012 American Tackle employee Ben Stein guided Kathy Wartha around local golf course ponds around Orlando, Florida. Their target was the Florida Strain Largemouth Bass.  Ben and Kathy were armed with the Bushido MB73/8-15 featuring the New Microwave Guide System.  They began fishing at 7 a.m. and by 7:15 Kathy struck first with an impressive Bass that took a soft plastic. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 8.28.2012
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Testing The New Microwave Guide System

On July 28, 2012 American Tackle employee Ben Stein guided Kathy Wartha around local golf course ponds around Orlando, Florida. Their target was the Florida Strain Largemouth Bass.  Ben and Kathy were armed with the Bushido MB73/8-15 featuring the New Microwave Guide System.  They began fishing at 7 a.m. and by 7:15 Kathy struck first with an impressive Bass that took a soft plastic. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 8.21.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #41 - American Tackle at IFTD

Not breaking with tradition, the American Tackle Company showed its support for the fly fishing industry in Reno, Nevada by participating in the 2012 IFTD industry show. Year after year this show has been AT's best way to connect with rod builders, dealers and rod manufacturers involved with fly fishing. Despite a reported down turn in dealer attendance, AT was not disappointed this year, due to new business won and projects renewed. Quality over quantity is always an American Tackle focus. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 8.15.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #40 - American Tackle going to IFTD

American Tackle will be in exhibiting at this year's International Fly Tackle Dealers show in Reno, Nevada. The products to be featured include the hugely popular window fly reel seats, extensive Ring Lock guide series including the solid Titanium Titan Ring Lock guides, grips and, of course, our strong and powerful, aesthetically appealing Matrix Fly blanks. The Matrix fly blanks will be available for test casting. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 7.26.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #39 - American Tackle at ICAST

In this weeks newsletter, we talk about the big response American Tackle got at ICAST 2012. This was the most successfull ICAST American Tackle has had. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 7.9.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #38 - ICAST 2012

In this weeks newsletter, we look at our new products that will be featured at ICAST 2012. Such products include Bushido Rod Blanks, Microwave Guide System, Ring Lock Saltwater Rod Tops, AERO-17 reel seat and many more! To see a full display of all these products and many more, visit us at booth 1421 To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 7.3.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #37 - ICAST 2012

In this weeks newsletter, we preview ICAST 2012. American Tackle is excited to participate in the largest sportfishing trade show. ICAST hosts 7,000 members of the sportfishing industry representing 63 countries. American Tackle will be located at booth 1421. American Tackle Pro Staffers Brad Parker, Derwood Roberts, Matt Sewell, Terry Sturgeon, Bruce Vetre, Billy Vivona and Jaesen Yerger will all be in attendance. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 6.27.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #36 - Line Control Perfected

In this weeks newsletter, we take a look at Doug Hannon's Microwave Guides. Doug explains the science behind these ground breaking guides. Also in this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Paul Reyburn. Paul has been building for 9 years now and his work can be seen at his website www.jprrods/store/. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 6.20.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #35 - American Tackle in Paris

In this weeks newsletter, we take a trip to Paris to see American Tackle at EFTTEX. We explain our time and experience and all the people we saw. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 6.13.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #34 - Bushido Blanks Now in Stock

In this weeks newsletter, BUSHIDO BLANKS ARE NOW IN STOCK! The many months of design, prototyping and field testing has resulted in producing one of the most detailed blank developments to occur in recent rod building history and you can be the owner of one today! To see our models, click here. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 5.29.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #33 - Rod Builder Survey

In this weeks newsletter, a survey was conducted in RodMaker magazine. American Tackle had high rankings in this survey. Also this week we talk about EFTTEX. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 5.22.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #32 - Microwave Guides

In this weeks newsletter, MicroWave Guide System Addresses "Line Control". The American Tackle Company has been working closely with inventor Doug Hannon also known as "The Bass Professor" to perfect a rod guide system that harnesses energy to direct and control line during a cast. Also this week some inshore testing was done with Bushido Warrior Rod Blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 5.16.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #31 - EFTTEX

In this weeks newsletter, we talk about EFTTEX. EFTTEX 2012 will take place from 1st till 3rd June 2012 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre in the cosmopolitan and famous city of Paris, France. EFTTEX is truly an international show. It regularly attracts exhibitors and visitors from over 70 countries including Japan, USA, Russia and Australia in addition to those from Europe. EFTTEX 2012 offers you the chance to explore new markets and to generate new business all under one roof. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 5.8.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #30 - Saltwater Clasic

In this weeks newsletter, we Meet Jessica Lee, the newest addition to Team American Tackle. She was born and raised in upstate New York by a family focused on international business. Also this week Pro Staffer Fred Trahan participated in the CCA redfish tourney. He placed 15th out of 200 hundred anglers. He supported American Tackle and answered questions about American Tackle. A big thank you to Fred Trahan from all of us here at American Tackle! A great representative of our products! This week we spotlight our 3UL Uplocking Fly Seats. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 5.1.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #29 - Meet American Tackle's Jessica Lee

In this weeks newsletter, we Meet Jessica Lee, the newest addition to Team American Tackle. She was born and raised in upstate New York by a family focused on international business. Also this week Pro Staffer Fred Trahan participated in the CCA redfish tourney. He placed 15th out of 200 hundred anglers. He supported American Tackle and answered questions about American Tackle. A big thank you to Fred Trahan from all of us here at American Tackle! A great representative of our products! This week we spotlight our 3UL Uplocking Fly Seats. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 4.25.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #28 - Largemouth Bass No Match for Bushidos

In this weeks newsletter, we take a trip with American Tackle employee Ben Stein and Alex. Both equipped with bushido blanks, they took to the creek and did some damage! These blanks will be introduced at ICAST in July. This week we also meet American Tackle Pro Staff member Michael Bloch. Also this week we spotlight our Matrix Fly Blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 4.17.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #27 - Sang Lin Tackle Signing

In this weeks newsletter, we celebrate American Tackle signing a deal with Sang Lin Tackle making them the wholesale distributor for all of Malaysia. We are very excited to start this new partnership. Also this week we meet American Tackle pro staffer Sean Cheaney. He started building rods at the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since. He enjoys bottom fishing and fishing the flats of East Central Florida. This weeks product spotlight is PROWRAP™. PROWRAP™ thread is available in 80 colors in both Nylon and Color Fast. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 4.10.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #26 - Front Cover Worthy!

In this weeks newsletter, we celebrate American Tackle being on the front cover of the April edition of TackleTrade World. Also this week we meet American Tackle pro staffer Arron Slater. He was recently seen at the Blue Valley Bass Blast-Off. Over 2000 people attened the show to see Arron custom rods and to discuss American Tackle components. You can see Arron's work at his website . To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 4.3.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #25 - American Tackle in TackleTrade World

In this weeks newsletter, we talk about how American Tackle's is featured in TackleTrade World. We are all very excited for such a great article. Also this week we meet Pro Staffer Richard Bowers and spotlight our ATX series blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 3.28.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #24 - American Tackle at Fred Hall Show

In this weeks newsletter,we talk about how American Tackle's Darrin Heim assisted Seeker fishing rods at the Fred Hall Show. Also this week we meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Derwood Roberts. After college, Derwood built his own 35-foot sportfishing boat from a bare hull, which he operated as a charter boat for several years. To see Derwood's work go to his site at http://adventurouscustomrods.com/. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 3.26.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #23 - Meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Bruce Vetre

In this weeks newsletter, we meet Pro Staffer Bruce Vetre. Bass rods are still the bulk of VRC business. To that end, his driving force has been to create unique custom handle systems exampled by the patented American Tackle Vetre Matrix Handle. You can See Bruce's work at www.vrcrods.com. Also this week we spotlight our Artus Micro Guides. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 3.15.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #22 - American Tackle Tours Asia

In this weeks newsletter we look at Darrin and Joe's visit to February's China Fish show in Beijing. In the past, China, Taiwan and Korea were once thought of by many in terms of sourcing only, but now in 2012 AT's focus is on SALES. We also meet Pro Staffer Dean Farley. Dean began rod building after losing his brother, a keen angler also, in 2007. You can see his work at www.legacycustomrods.com. We also have a product spotlight on Typhoon Ring Lock Guides. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 3.7.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #21 - American Tackle and Seeker Fishing Rods Join Forces

In this weeks newsletter American Tackle Company is proud to announce Seeker Fishing Rods as its newest Wholesale Distributor. Also this week we meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Bob Tiedermann. Bob Tiedemann is from Moorpark, CA, located in Southern California. He works full time as an Automotive Equipement Service Technician. Bob started building custom rods and doing repairs over the last 5 years as a hobby. Also this week our product spotlight is on Virtus Ring Lock Series. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 2.29.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #20 - American Tackle at ICRBE

In this weeks newsletter we talk about our participation in the ICRBE in High Point, North Carolina. We talk about our experience and the things that we saw. We also meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Arron Slater. Arron Slater is a Youth Fishing Instructor in the state of Nebraska and he also owns a custom rod building and repair business called Dragon's Custom Rods in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can see his work at http://www.dragonscustomrods.webs.com/. Also this week our product spotlight is on American Tackle Artus HD Micro Guides. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 6.1.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #19 - Mett American Tackle Pro Staffer Jonathan Stanley

In this weeks newsletter, we meet Jonathan Stanley. Jonathan Stanley spent summers living with his Aunt in Rodanthe N.C. fishing from the pier and the surf. When he wasn't fishing, he was hanging around the local tackle shops and trying to learn as much as he could about fishing. Jonathan came across rod building and tried to learn as much as he could from the old timers. Admiring their master pieces but unable to afford them, he figured building his own was the only way to get his 10' Hatteras Heaver. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 2.15.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #18 - American Tackle Pro Staffer James Carnes

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Pro Staffer James Carnes. James Carnes, owner of Osprey Custom Fishing Rods
in Mint Hill, North Carolina spent 35 years as a Certified Registred Nurse Anesthetist.  Also this week we spotlight our Bushido Jigging and Popping Blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 2.8.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #17 - American Tackle Pro Staffer Brad Parker

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Pro Staff Brad Parker. Brad is an industrial engineer, but an outdoorsman at heart. He began building rods after becoming frustrated with the production rods on the market. Also this week we spotlight our Matrix popping blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 2.1.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #16 - American Tackle Employee Ben Stein

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackles Newest Employee Ben Stein. Please help us welcome him as he will be assisting in our sales department. We Also meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Tony Overstake. Tony Overstake, owner of True West Custom Fly Rods in Creswell, Oregon, began builidng fly rods as a college student at the University of Oregon. You can see his work at www.truewestrods.com. We also spotlight our Matrix Fly Blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 1.24.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #15 - American Tackle Pro Staffer Fred Trahan

In this weeks newsletter we talk about our ATLAS Stainless Steel Guide Frames. They feature the exclusive "Halide" ceramic insert ideally suited for mono and braided lines. We also meet our American Tackle Pro Staffer Fred Trahan. Fred was born, raised, and still resides in south Louisiana. You can see his work at www.StatelyRods.com.To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 1.17.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #14 - More Bushido Blanks Coming Soon...

In this weeks newsletter we talk about new models of Bushido Blanks that will be ariving. Look for the Freshwater & Inshore Bushido's to arrive in Mid-2012. Also this week we meet Pro Staffer Nuno Paulino. At age 20, Nuno went to work in a fishing supply store where he started repairing rods. He worked there for five years before he began creating his own finely crafted rods. You can see his work at www.canasmadeinportugal.blogspot.com. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 1.12.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #13 - American Tackle Pro Staffer Jaesen Yerger

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Pro Staffer Jaesen Yerger. Jaesen's company, Cajun Custom Rods, has an unwavering standard when it comes to perfecting a rod for its customers. Also this week we take a look at our American Tackle Fish Decals. We look at our Gyotaku Fish decals by Marshall Madruga. We also offer an exclusive line of iridescent decals which are precision cut to eliminate the problematic background. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 1.6.2012
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American Tackle News Letter #12 - Happy New Year!

In this weeks newsletter we talk about our Pro Staff officially starting. We are always accepting applications if you want to join the American Tackle Pro Staff. Click Here to fill out an application. Also this week we have a product spotlight on ATX Vertical Jigging Blanks. Offering 7 models from 15-30# line to 80-100+ lines will cover any species targeted. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 12.12.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #11 - Family Field Testing

In this weeks newsletter we talk about Darren Heim and his son Alexander (Pictured left) spent the day fishing on Mosquito Lagoon. Their rods were built with Matrix blanks including some salmon/steelhead and popping models. The Artus Ring Lock micro guides performed well in line control and weight reduction and also proved durable enough for the rigors of kayak fishing. Our Product spotlight this week is on Solid Titanium Turbo Boat Guides. These guides are used on the most advanced saltwater rods providing the ultimate in performance and durability for the most extreme fishing conditions.  To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 12.6.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #10 - Bushido Warrior Rod Blanks

In this weeks newsletter we talk about our new line of rod blanks Bushido. American Tackle Company will launch its new Bushido Nano Super Composite Jigging & Popping rod blanks before the end of 2011. Our Product spotlight this week is on Ring Lock A-Frame Guides. They're designed to add strength and durability that no other guide offers. Our November photo contest winner is Milt deReyna of Cape Fear River Rods, Hope Mills, North Carolina.  To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 11.28.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #9 - Pro Staff

In this weeks newsletter we talk about our new Pro Staff program. The program will officially begin in January 2012. Space is limited and applications are being accepted now. Click Here for Application Form. Our Product spotlight this week is the AERO-16 Comfort Finish Reel Seats. These hugely popular reel seats were originally designed for use on spinning rods however they have been used in palming-casting applications as well. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 11.21.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #8 - Ocean Angling Show!

In this weeks newsletter we travel to Germany for the Ocean Angling Show. We were invited by Oliver Schwenke of the Big Game Shop in Berlin. At the show we met with other rod builders and other distributors. In this weeks product spotlight we feature our ProKote and ProPaste. Our ProKote has extended working time, easy leveling, good bubble release, thread saturation, ultimate clarity and protection from UV yellowing. Our ProPaste has easy mixing, good working time, smooth application, simple clean up and the strongest bonding possible. Both make excellent gifts! To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 11.14.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #7 - Featured Rod Builder!

In this weeks newsletter we feature Florida custom rod builder Matt Brewi. Owner of Matkrafts in Stuart, FL, he is our October Photo Contest winner! Also in the Wrap Up this week we spotlight our American Tackle Power Wrapper. These are great gift ideas for the novice to professional rod builder. We also have a great selection of rod building tools. These also make great gifts! To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 10.31.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #6 - Meet Chris Cichon 

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Employee, Chris Cichon. We also spotlight our Window Fly Seats . We look at our AW12 Window Fly seats and give you a little more information about these seats. We also take a look at our custom fly seats which are available with black or titanium bodies to fit any of your needs. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 10.24.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #5 - Meet Hunter McKamey

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Employee, Hunter McKamey. We also spotlight our saltwater components. We take a look at our reel seats, aluminum butts and gimbals. Also new to our news letter, we want to see your rod! Send us a picture of your custom built rod and your photo could be selected as the winner! Wining prizes include American Tacle Merchandise. More details, including how to enter, are in the news letter. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 10.17.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #4 - Meet Mick Hinton

In this weeks newsletter we meet American Tackle Employee, Mick Hinton. We also spotlight our Matrix Rod Blanks. We explain how they are made and the materials that are used to make these worlds class rod blanks. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 10.10.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #3 - Can You Tell the Difference?

In this weeks newsletter we spotlight our Quad Leg Guides and we ask the question, "Can You Tell the Difference?". We also meet a new member of the American Tackle family, Lori Cooper. She is the new Accounts Manager and creator of the newsletters. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 10.7.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #2 - American Tackle Overseas!

In this weeks newsletter we talk about Dan Paluch joining the team as the European sales manager. We also will diagnose and discuss our ProWrap Metallic Thread Additions. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 9.29.2011
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American Tackle News Letter #1 - Darrin's Big Move!

In this weeks newsletter we touch on the subject of Darrin Heim moving to Florida. We discuss the reason for the move and what impact the move and Darrin will have on our always growing company. To subscribe to our newsletter, Click Here!

Updated 9.29.2011
American Tackle Guide Showcase

American Tackle Guide Showcase

Do you know the difference between these four guides? The mystery of American Tackle's Quad Leg Ring Lock design revealed! Whether you are a product manager for a large corporation or a custom rod builder needing a guide for the lightest of fly rods or the heaviest of offshore Tuna rods American Tackle has the guide for you.

Updated 11.15.2007
Western Outdoor News

Ring Locks Featured in Western Outdoor News

Captain Brandon Hayward recently wrote an article on broken guides for Western Outdoor news featuring his experience with the Ring Lock™ Guides. To read his initial impressions, download the article below.

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