30th ANNUAL 
Dedicated to the Memory of Doug Hannon 
"The Bass Professor"


Limited to 60 boats with two anglers per vessel, this year's event saw tougher fishing than usual although plenty of 5 fish bag limits weighed-in each day of the 2-day event made the tournament a success!


Winners included:


1st -  Stevenson & Stevenson

2nd - Stoepker & Stoepker

3rd -  Karas &Sadlowski 

4th - Throop & Throop

5th - McAllister & Henneman

6th - Hopes & Schrubin


Big Fish

Day One - Proctor Sr. & Proctor Jr.

Day Two - Courtright & Fitspatrick




The "Riley Memorial Open Bass Tournament" recently concluded its 30th year to be noted as the oldest and largest annual event held in Michigan. Located on the Martiny Chain of Lakes in Central Michigan, it began in 1984 at "Riley's Resort", a family owned and operated fishing resort established in the early 1950's. The Open was created by Russ Riley and family, to honor 2 generations of Rileys who came before him and their commitment to the lakes, wildlife and conservation. In addition, this year honored the late Doug Hannon also known as "The Bass Professor", a special friend and contributor to angling around the world.




Cash payouts went to winners as well as angler's bags full of sponsor donated products and raffle tickets to each participant.



Along with many other sponsors, the MicroWave Line Control System participated with American Tackle and T. Allen Fishing Rods' sponsorships contributing rods featuring this award winning line guide system.


The event also saw Wave Spin's, Mike Paone host the Challenge by providing demonstrations to interested parties.  



This event takes place every year, generously hosted by the Riley Family of Riley's Resort in central Michigan, USA.  All are welcome to participate with entries distributed by mid-July, but be aware this event is limited to 60 boats.


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New "MicroWave" Hang Tags now available!



A new high gloss die-cut hang tag is available to distinguish all MicroWave guided rods from the standard non-MWG rods. It is large enough to be noticed and will provide information to the consumer about the MWG Line Control System using these features:


-          Prominent MWG logo visibility

-          Examples and descriptions of "Industry Awards"

-          Bullet points with benefits & advantages

-          A "QR Code" linked to a 2.57 minute MWG movie explaining the                      system and how to compare the MWG's to standard rod guides.


 To request tags please contact sales@americantackle.us


Meet American Tackle 
Pro Staff Member 
Tom Wolfe


Tom Wolfe is Co-Owner of Jersey Tackle in Brick, NJ. They specialize in custom fishing tackle including rods, lures, reels and more. Tom has been building rods for 19 years now, with saltwater being his main focus. Over the last 4 years, he concentrates mainly on jigging and popping rods and today's latest rod blanks for saltwater fishing.  Building the lightest, strongest possible rod is his goal. 


Tom deals with several local charities and benefits including the Catch A Dream Foundation, Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna Club, local township kids fishing derbies, and more. 


In the last 4 years, his team has won or placed in 5 tournaments, including 1st place in the MRM&TC 31st Annual Offshore Open with a 217lb Bigeye Tuna!


Jersey Tackle is open 12 months a year, featuring rod building classes during the winter, when the fishing season is slow. They carry a full line of rod building supplies with American Tackle being their featured brand.  



American Tackle is very proud to have Tom on the team.  For more details about his shop and custom rods, please visit the Jersey Tackle Website: http://www.jerseytackle.com/


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