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The Wrap Up

from American Tackle


Meet Hunter McKamey
Hunter McKamey

Hunter caught this 10 lb. bass on the

St. John's River in Florida

Many of you have spoken with Hunter McKamey when you've called to place an order, request a catalog or ask a question.  Hunter has worked in Sales and Operations at American Tackle for a year and a half. 
Hunter has been fishing since he was old enough to walk and built his first rod at the age of seven.  Looks like he knows what he's doing.


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       ATC Saltwater Components  



Reel Seats -

Machined Aluminum Heavy Duty Saltwater Reel Seats are offered in 12 color combinations and are available in 20, 22, 24 and 26mm sizes.  The smaller sizes are ideal for lighter saltwater applications or blanks with smaller OD's, while the larger sizes will withstand the rigors of heavy offshore and stand-up requirements.

SW Reel Seats

Saltwater Aluminum Reel Seats

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  • Ribbed ID
  • Two reverse knurled aluminum locking nuts  
  • Wide range of hood/body color options
  • Lifetime warranty 

Aluminum Butts -

American Tackle is proud to present a swaged Aluminum Butt with an oustanding track record in the field, where it counts.  Available in sizes #1, 2, 4,  & 6's and from short, short-curved and standard straight handles which also includes a #2 that can accommodate an "80" size reel.  Interchangeable parts with other brands and the best finish in the industry makes them the perfect option for any offshore build.


    Aluminum Butts

    Saltwater Aluminum Butts

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    Butts come with plastic electrolysis guard between nuts to prevent corrosion
  • Locking nuts are reverse knurled
  • Anodized to prevent corrosion
  • Marine Grade Aluminium

Gimbals -

SW Gimbals

Aluminum Gimbals

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Quality machined aluminum gimbals are offered in 8 color options to match the heavy duty aluminum seats.  They are available in sizes 1, 2, 3, & 4 to accommodate blanks with 3/4" through
  1-1/8" OD's.  The ends are slotted for both vertical and horizontal pins in fighting belts and rocket launchers.  They can also be matched with a variety of butt caps to cover the end for use without a belt and to protect the deck.    

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Share photos of your custom built rods or your catches.  We're looking for fun and remarkable photos for tblack rod wrapo share with our readers.  A monthly random drawing will be held for those who submit photos.  By submitting your photos, you'll be eligible to win American Tackle merchandise.  Send in your photos by post or
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Rod custom built by Mick Hinton   


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Bridgemaster Fishing - FL


CMC Custom Rods - NJ




Charlie's Custom Rods - MA


Fishing Tackle Ultd. - TX


Greg's Custom Rods - WA


Half Hitch Tackle - FL


Hook & Hackle - PA


J. Stockard Fly - CT


Jersey Tackle - NJ


Mud Hole Tackle - FL


Swampland Tackle - LA


The Fly Shack - NY


Verstiex - PA




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