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Winner of the EFTTEX 2023 Best New Product Showcase

Oviedo, FL – American Tackle continues its tradition of leading from the front with the addition of the EFTTEX 2023 Best New Product Rod Component Award. This is the 13th industry award for American Tackle who continues to innovate and push the industry forward. With the return of EFTTEX in person show, American Tackle was excited to be back at the largest European fishing trade show.

“We are extremely proud of our team at American Tackle,” says Kevin Landers, Marketing Manager at America Tackle Company. “The team works hard every day to not only move the industry forward but also to make an impact on fishing in general.”

Gary Benney, European Branch Manager at American Tackle, attended EFTTEX and was there to accept the award on behalf of American Tackle. “I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this great team,” says Gary. “We work every day to make products that the fishing industry adopts, and it is the best feeling in the world to be a part of it!”

EFTTEX attracts some of the most well-known names in the industry and is also a place to meet new and emerging companies within the trade. EFTTEX is the leading European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition and has been the go-to Trade Show for all of Europe for over 30 years.

american tackle hybrid reel seat

The Hybrid reel seat offers a cutting-edge solution for carp, surf, and saltwater rods, blending composite and machined seat advantages. With a carbon machined body, ‘C’ channel design, lightweight locking hoods, and compatibility with high-quality reels, it prevents shutoff points and breakage during heavy casting. The carbon body ensures better bonding, while the aluminum rear thread and double-locking nuts provide a secure lock to prevent reel rocking.

For any questions about this event or any other events, please get in touch with: Kevin Landers at American Tackle Co 407-706-0321 Ext. 1219.


With nearly four decades servicing the tackle industry, Team American Tackle is still leading the way with innovations and improvements that every angler will appreciate. Being avid anglers and rod builders ourselves, we take pride in offering the ultimate in diversity, durability – and above all – performance. From rod blanks to reel seats, ferrules to finish, grips to guides – we are committed to providing the very best quality rod building components. From custom rod building in small shops to overseeing rod manufacturing facilities and distribution of parts, our group of industry personnel has made their living with rod components for the last 38 years. This experience and our dedication to manufacturers, custom builders and anglers are what define the American Tackle Company. Please enjoy our new web site and look for our new cutting-edge designs.

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