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The Wrap-Up

from American Tackle Co.


American Tackle makes a Big

Splash at ICRBE



On February 25th and 26th, the American Tackle Company had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 International Custom Rod Building Exposition in High Point, North Carolina. This well attended annual event focuses on every aspect of custom rod building and draws visitors from around the globe. It is the perfect venue for AT to showcase new products, gain feedback on prospective products, but most importantly, have intimate contact with rod building consumers.


Joe Meehan, Darrin Heim, Ben Stein & Mick Hinton from American Tackle were on hand to meet rod builders and personally introduce new products. Saturday saw the heaviest traffic with AT staff consistently occupied through-out the day. Some notable products of interest were the new Bushido Jigging & Popping blanks (along with a sneak peak at the coming freshwater/inshore models). The entire line of Matrix blanks and the new Artus HD micro guides were huge draws as well. Sunday concluded a successful AT showing with time to meet with clients & visit with old friends. The opportunity to connect with so many enthusiasts in a total rod building environment is exactly why American Tackle will always have this show on its event calendar.


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Meet American Tackle Pro Staff Member 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.  He and his family enjoy all things outdoors, from fishing to just a nice walk by the lake. Arron and his family are also active members of NAFC along with many other clubs and organizations in the fishing world. If it's out there, they participate. His favorite species is catfish, but enjoys catching all species where he practices and encourages the release of the big ones. Measure, weigh, photograph and let 'em go.


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American Tackle Artus HD

Micro Guides


Artus HD micro guides take the standard Artus Ring Lock guides to a whole new level. Saltwater gauge stainless steel is used to prevent the frame from bending or breaking. Combining this frame with the accentuated Ring Lock design, allows maximum protection for the Nanolite ring which makes for an absolutely indestructible micro guide. Available in black or chrome with Nanolite rings in 3mm & 4mm sizes.



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Ring Lock System


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American Tackle's Ring Lock system is focused on preventing ring loss and protection from impact to provide the strongest and most innovative guide on the market today!


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Ring Lock Frame vs. Conventional Frame...

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