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ATC Newsletter #9










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American Tackle Targets Unique Market with New Line of Rod Blanks 

American Tackle Company will launch its new Bushido Nano Super Composite Jigging & Popping rod blanks before the end of 2011.  The line focuses on bringing the ultimate technology to the action-angling performance of technique specific rod building applications.  Although the norm in some fisheries, the Vertical Jigging and Popping style fishing has been growing in popularity worldwide and the Bushido blanks are the perfect way to allow rod builders to specialize in these markets.

The high-end Bushido blanks are designed to reduce physical weight, add sensitivity and provide increased material recovery required for prolonged battles with larger game fish. They also offer tremendous strength to weight ratios ideally suited for heavy 25 to 30 lb. plus drag settings. The quicker recovery in the material allows proper presentation to hook the fish while providing the strength to land larger fish more effectively.  All this is achieved by combining Super Nano Resins, S-Glass,  and 30 Ton Carbon material and rolling up to six different patterns as many as fourteen times under high pressure to create the ultimate action, power and durability.

These Bushido rod blanks are cosmetically appealing with a clear coated 4mil X-cross woven carbon overlay that illuminates in natural sunlight. The initial offering is comprised of eight Vertical Jigging models from 5'8" to 6'6" lengths ranging from 250 gram to 450 gram jig ratings. There are also three 7'6" and two 8' GT Popping models with 125 gram to 400 gram ratings.                           

November Photo Contest Winner -

     Milt deReyna of Cape Fear River Rods, Hope Mills, North Carolina 


Milt deReyna of Cape Fear River Rods in Hope Mills, North Carolina is our November photo contest winner.  Milt built this rod using American Tackle DCRLC Ring Lock guides and a variety of threads including Pro Wrap 9170 Calcutta Metallic.  


Congratulations, Milt!  You will be receiving American Tackle guides chosen specifically for you.  Thanks for sending in your photos and keep up the great work!


Readers, you can also submit your photos and be entered to win select American Tackle merchandise.  A new winner will be chosen each month.   Photo Entry Form (download and print)

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      Ring Lock A-Frame Guides

The Ring Lock A-Frame single foot guides take spinning guides to the next level.  They're designed to add strength and durability that no other guide offers. 

A-Frame Spinning Guides with NanoLite Ring


  • Frames comprised of solid titanium or 316SS material
  • High frame ring locations
  • Lateral Strut prevents frame twist that dislodges rings
  • Vector Angle Crease at the base to prevent frame collapse and back and forth movement
  • Recessed ring design protects ceramic rings from impact using total encapsulation
  • Ring Lock system with pressure fit and larger glue reservoir prevents ring loss
  • Shorter footprint on blank reduces action-inhibiting flat spots
  • Available with NanoLite and DuraLite ring ring lock comparison


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  American Tackle Pro Staff Program -

            Become part of the Pro Staff Team!

We are pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of development and will soon launch our Pro Staff program.


We have created the American Tackle Pro Staff program to perpetuate the American Tackle brand and expand our presence through promotion and introduction to both rod builders and fishermen alike. Through this endorsement our intention is to generate sales at a grass roots level and thus continue ATC's tradition of promoting rod building around the world, as well as maintain our efforts to produce new high quality innovative products across the industry. Pro Staff members can aide in accomplishing these goals by raising ATC's profile via trade shows, tournaments, seminars and classes, message boards and other forms of social media. Become a member of this elite cast of rod building professionals where benefits will include free merchandise and special discount programs on select ATC products.


The program will officially begin in January 2012. Space is limited and applications are being accepted now. Click Here for Application Form 

(print form and fax, e-mail or mail to us by no later than December 10, 2011)