American Tackle Sponsors International Rod Building Challenge!
The 2021 International Rod Building Challenge, hosted by American Tackle,
puts the best custom fishing rod crafters against each other
to find out who is the top rod builder in the world!
HOW IT WORKS
Everyone will be starting with the same American Tackle mystery blank. You have to figure out the best way to utilize the blank in your style. Completed rods will be judged at the International Custom Rod Builders Expo (ICRBE) in Winston Salem NC, USA on February 27th, 2021. Judges will be announced no later than 1 week before the Expo begins.
All judges will judge all entries.
International Custom Rod Building Exposition, Winston Salem NC, USA
The mystery blank is purchased through American Tackle direct for $70 in the US and $90international with shipping included. You may purchase up to (3) blanks at this time. Each additional blank is $50. A second order for AT components may be made directly with American Tackle after the blank is received. You will receive a considerable discount on the components.
Trophies will be awarded for places first, second and third. First place will also receive a $500 gift certificate from American Tackle.
For questions or to purchase blanks & components, contact Don Morse at American Tackle 407-706-0321, ext. 1207.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Visit & Join:
* If you are not able to attend ICRBE, rods can be shipped to AT at the our address (to be received no later than 2/1/21):
2133 Component Loop, Suite 1031
Oviedo, FL 32765
** If ICRBE 2021 is cancelled, the competition will be held virtually. If this is the case, we will be asking for close up clear pictures and video of many areas of the rod so the judges can score the rod accordingly.