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Winner of the 2022 People’s Choice Best MicroWave Rod at ICAST 2022

Oviedo, Fl – Voted Best New Microwave Rod goes to Stealth Stixx’s new 7’3” “Booty Rod.” The contest consisted of several entries that were exhibited at ICAST and debuted new rods featuring the MicroWave Line Control System. Attendees of ICAST 2022 were eligible to vote for the people’s choice, “Best New MicroWave Rod.”

Stealth Stixx is a proud member of the Wave Army Brands and worked on designing a more sensitive and carbon-based rod. Featuring the MicroWave Line Control System, this 7’3” casting rod incorporates woven 3K carbon twill material into the blank while utilizing the same material in the carbon fiber split grip handle design. Bryan Jordan, Tournament Angler and Rod designer for Stealth Stixx, said, “It is an honor to win. We were up against some big names, and it was awesome to see Joe (American Tackle President) walk up with the award and let us know we won!” Bryan has been designing and building technique-specific rods for over three decades. Bryan was joined by his partner Randy McAbee, a Champion big swim bait master in California, designing and consulting for many of the most notable brands in the industry.

“This contest has been a staple at shows for American Tackle in both the Trade and Custom Rod divisions for years and helps show how popular the MicroWave Line Control System is.” Says Kevin Landers, Marketing Manager at American Tackle. “Everyone who attended could vote and did with hundreds of votes being counted to select the winner this year.” With the increase in attendance, this year’s People’s Choice Best MicroWave Rod was the biggest and the closest in years.

The Wave Army consists of rod brand and angler enthusiasts of the MicroWave Line Control System. The Wave Army has been around since the debut of the MicroWave Line Control System and has been growing every year. Over a dozen brands are members of the Wave Army, with more rod builders now using it on everything from bass casting to surf rods.

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