Oviedo, Fl. — American Tackle Company is pleased to announce becoming the host of the 2021 International Rod Building Competition in an effort to deliver to custom rod builders more opportunity to showcase their ingenuity, creativity, and craftsmanship.The company says their goal is to make this event bigger and better than ever, while making custom rod building more exciting and widely recognized. Founded by the “Munich Rod Man” Mark Crouse the American Tackle Rod Building Competition has brought participants from all over the globe since 2015. With over five dozen builders signed up so far, American Tackle says, this is the biggest competitive rod building event ever.

“We are excited to take over as host of this challenge that puts the greatest rod builders in a head-to-head competition to crown the best in the world.” -Don Morse, Sales & Technical Support at American Tackle Company. 

This year’s annual event will be judged by a panel of judges of experienced rod builders and industry experts. Judging will take place at the International Custom Rod Building Exposition, only the top 10 rods will be judged for Grand Champion. If the 2021 ICRBE is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alternative measures will be taken and announced at another date. 

If you’re interested in competing in this year’s competition, entry into the event must be done by August 25th. For more information, check out the 2021 IRBC Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/internationalrodbuildingchallenge/