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Warrior Blanks

Bushido Inshore & Freshwater blanks. Focusing on extreme durability and performance by matching advanced technology in material and design to newly refined actions and lengths in spinning and casting models. Born for perfect bait presentations, instant reaction timing and the strength to get the job done.

  • High Strain Japanese carbon fibers
  • Increased material recovery
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Advanced resin systems
  • Multi-pattern material designs rolled under high pressure
  • Refined-Purpose actions & lengths
  • Comprehensive application specific model selection
  • Stealthy durable "Black Satin" finish
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Ring Lock 

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  • Press-Fit insert ring increases contact area inside glue reservoir
  • 100% corrosion resistant
  • 65% lighter than Stainless Steel
  • Diamond polished & perfect for braided lines
  • Solid Titanium frame with Nanolite™ ring
  • Nanolite™ ring is 45% stronger & ground round to reduce line wear and increase casting distance

Aluminum Saltwater Reel Seat

  • Specially Designed for Large Reels
  • Heavy Duty Machined Aluminum
  • 18mm Long Body
  • Wide range of hood/body color options
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Ribbed ID
  • Two reverse knurled aluminum locking nuts

Saltwater Aluminum Butts

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

Meet American Tackle 
Pro Staffer Member 
Mark Newcombe
Mark Newcombe, Australia

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.




He studied everything he could find regarding rod building. He watched every video and researched exactly what it took to build the perfect rod.  He discovered which products were the best and how to combine what was available to create his own "Signature Series Rods." He practiced and practiced until he got it right.  He is very proud of what he is able to create.  




Mark stated,"If you are looking for a rod that will match your style and type of fishing I can build it, if you are looking for a pre-built rod this is not for you, if you take your fishing as serious as me and live every session as if it was your last. Drop me a line. I'll look after you."




Welcome Aboard Mark!  American Tackle is proud to have Mark on the team and excited about his commitment and continued support for ATC and the MicroWave Challenge!  



Check out Marks Custom Fishing and learn more about American Tackle Pro Staff member Mark Newcombe:  


Meet American Tackle 
Pro Staff Member 
Don Morse
Don Morse, Michigan

Don Morse is an avid outdoorsman.... fishing, hunting, camping. He started fishing with his dad when he was 2 years old and has been hooked ever since. He began fly tying when he was 12 and built his first rod in 1999, just before a Canadian pike fishing trip.  Don commented, "There was no greater feeling than reeling in big fish on a rod that I built. That started the rod building craze."  



Don began making his own tackle 10 years later. Don continued,"Catching fish on a rod that you built and a lure that you made is a thrill that only select people get to experience." 


Don founded the group "Michigan Rod Builders" in 2011 and organizes a large gathering every spring with seminars, advice, food and a good time. 




Don stated,"Being born and raised in Michigan has given me the opportunity to fish for MANY freshwater species...largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill, catfish, pike, carp, salmon, trout, crappie, walleye, perch and a bunch of others that were not targeted. I have to say that my favorite species to catch is the one that lives in the water and swims."




Don continued,"I do build rods that are "plain jane" fishing rods but my passion is building rods with the WOW factor involved. Rods with snake heads, snake skin, themes, decorative wraps, pictures of children and grandchildren, etc."




Welcome Aboard Don!  American Tackle is proud to have Don on the team and excited about his commitment and continued support for ATC and the MicroWave Challenge!

Check out Rattlesnake Custom Rods and learn more about American Tackle Pro Staff member Don Morse: