GUIDELINE launches award winning MicroWave Line Control System on LPXe Spinning Rods in 2014

Possibly the most hyped new innovation in spinning rods for years. The launch of the new Microwave Guide Concept from American Tackle Company has created more buzz than anything else on the International Fishing Tackle Shows this year.

A unique and patented first Stripper guide with an incorporated reduction guide, followed by small Micro running guides , eliminates all coiling from the reel spool already at this first guide and creates a straight path of the line through all remaining guides, resulting in less friction, longer casts, better accuracy and superior wind knot tangling elimination.

Guideline is one of the first companies in the world, ready to launch this system on their rods for the 2014. Tested during the last twelve months, a select few models of our premium LPXe Rods will now feature this revolutionary guide system during the coming season.

American Tackle Company’s European representative, Dan Paluch, was impressed by the performance of the new LPXe Microwave Rods. During a weekend of Light Spin Tackle action for Brown Trout with Guidelines head of Product Development, Leif Stävmo in North Western Sweden earlier this summer, he expressed his satisfaction with having Guideline, with a proven track record in innovative product development embracing the new guide system and incorporating it in one of their premier rods.

Dan explains the main features of the new guide system as a very special and noticeable feel in the rod while casting. “The “feel” is a reduction in vibration which represents friction caused by the oscillating line leaving the spinning reel and going through the line guides. That friction slows line down and decreases casting distance. Most anglers put more power into their cast to compensate which impedes accuracy. This system allows less power to be used to achieve the same distance (or more to increase distance) allowing greater focus on accuracy while reducing fatigue.!”

Popular and well-known UK angler Matt Hayes, hosting his own show on Discovery Channel, was stunned by the performance of the new Guideline Microwave rods when he had a chance to test them in August. ”These guides will change the way rods are built and designed in a dramatic way.. I am deeply impressed by the distance and accuracy achieved with such little effort put into the cast.”

The new Guideline LPXe Microwave rods will be available to anglers around Europe from early 2014. For more information, please contact Guideline Customer service at +46 31 92 36 50 or through mail

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