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:
Dear American Tackle,
I rarely do this but after today I felt compelled to write.
I'm a custom builder down in Australia mainly specializing in top-end bream sticks using only Matagi handle components and Fuji guides, however with all the talk about MW guides I had to try them out. I built three nice sticks with MWG's and fished them today with a bunch of kayak fishos from a forum I belong to down here.
I was surrounded by these guys when I arrived because I posted on the forum that I would be bringing these rods. One by one they passed the rods around between them saying wow they look a little weird, but still showed a lot of interest.
Now until this morning I had only road cast these rods but they would consistently get more distance than my 27x or NGC rods. Not a huge amount, but definitely noticeable and in my opinion they are "the smoothest rods I have ever cast", which to me is the tagline over distance because it increases accuracy and which is what catches fish. After hundreds of lawn casts, I was confident in telling these guys they were looking at the future, which something I would never say unless I completely believed it.
Next I told them all to grab their best sticks and tie on a 1/8 jig-head. The rods ranged from high-end Megabass, Loomis and the best offerings from Daiwa. I had each of them, one at a time, cast and aim at a pole that was well out of range using their own rods before I handed them my MWG rods. Every single angler achieved a better distance on their first cast. On their second cast I told them to back off with the cast and concentrate more on accuracy and you can guess what happened, right.
I sold 4 rods out of a group of 6. You might say that you can't get that kind of conversion rate but my bank account says you can. The best part is, I'm going to a big meet in Nov. with around 100 very dedicated anglers and now I'll have an extra 4 sales guys raving about their new rods with these guides.
MW guides are the best thing I have ever come across to differentiate my offerings. Please pass my congratulations on to everyone involved in producing such a stellar product.
I must admit I was very skeptical at first but all I can say now is that I'm an absolute convert and unless I can't talk a customer around to them, I doubt I'll build with other guides for a long time.
Two questions where can I get MW tags to attach to my rods when I display them and is there any chance titanium frames are in the works?