Doug Hannon to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame 


Doug Hannon, the "Bass Professor", who died in March, 2013 at the age of 66, has been selected with 3 other people to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. All four candidates are being recognized for their profound and lasting impacts upon the world of bass fishing.


The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to all anglers, manufacturers and members of the media who further the sport of bass fishing. It honors those whose contributions to this sport have elevated it to the professional level, and without whom none of this would have been possible.


Hannon, an educator, inventor, television host, award-winning author, photographer and conservationist was also noted for catching-and-releasing more than 800 bass over 10 pounds. He was considered by many as the world's greatest authority on bass fishing and was featured in Outdoor Life as one of the O.L. 25, people "whose lifetime achievement has had the greatest positive influence on hunting and fishing".



His many contributions to the world fishing include the weed-less trolling motor prop and Wave Spin reels however the most recent development is the new "MicroWave Line Control System" by American Tackle. Never before have rod components been so widely recognized worldwide for improving rod and angler performance.


The MicroWave Line Control System was awarded "Innovation of the Year" at EFTTEX 2013 and "Best Fishing Accessory" at ICAST 2013.




The American Tackle Company was truly honored for the opportunity to work with Doug Hannon on this project and applauds his nomination for the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. And like so many others appreciates his contributions to the world of fishing.   



Doug's posthumous induction will take place in Birmingham AL at the Bass fishing Hall of Fame induction dinner held the night before the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.



Lake Guntersville

Birmingham, Alabama

Feb 21-23, 2014


American Tackle Utilizes 
QR Code System


The American Tackle Company is the first rod component company to introduce rod components utilizing a QR Code system. Now a quick scan from a QR reader on a smart phone can show consumers how to compare MicroWave guides to standard rod guides. This appears on the new MicroWave hang tag and can be done on the showroom floor.



The QR Code for the same movie or another to a short 30 second commercial spot is available to all companies/brands featuring MicroWave guides for use on their hang tags, web sites, catalogs and advertisements.


MicroWave Guide Demonstration Video

30 second MicroWave Commercial


For more information or to acquire the use of this dynamic new way of promoting fishing rods through components, contact the American Tackle Company.


American Tackle Company 
Phone: +1 (407) 706-0321 
Toll Free: (800) 516-1750 
Fax: (407) 706-0367