MicroWave Spinning Guides

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Color: Black
Ring Type: Nanolite
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MicroWave Spinning Guides

MicroWave Spinning Guides

Black / Nanolite


Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

2133 Component Loop
Suite 1001
Oviedo FL 32765
United States

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Color Black
Material Stainless Steel
Ring material Nanolite

MicroWave Spinning Guides

Product Details

Introducing the MicroWave Guide System by the American Tackle Company. Inventor Doug Hannon also known as "The Bass Professor" partnered with American Tackle to conceive, design and manufacture the perfect "line control" system for spinning rods.

The system addresses coiling-memory issues with monofilament but it's ideal for braided lines and really something that has to be felt and seen to be believed. It provides noticeable advantages that standard guide trains cannot by combining science, practical application and custom rod building principles. Many long hours of theory, design & physical testing has resulted in possibly the most dynamic guide train developments to date.

MicroWave vs. Standard 'Cone of Flight' Guides

Only sold as complete sets

Set includes 1 stripper guide, 1 transition guide & 7 running guides (9 total based on a 7' spinning rod, additional running guide available for longer rods). Also includes suggested layout measurements.

Microwave Advantages

  • Increased Casting Distance.
    Achieved by capturing and directing energy into forward motion maintaining line speed.
  • Reduction in Fatigue.
    Less force is required for casting using increased line speed because the blank will load and recover more naturally without inhibition from increased line vibration.
  • Increased Casting Accuracy.
    Less force is required for casting using increased line speed because the blank will load and recover more naturally without inhibition from increased line vibration.
  • Increased Lure Range of Rod.
    Using controlled energy, lighter & heavier lure weights can be used without rod blank materials compensating for lost efficiency.
  • Wind Knot Tangling Elimination.
    Converts "pushing line energy" through a guide ring into "pulling line energy" preventing line from traveling beyond the larger stripper guide ring not allowing it to override the frame creating wrapping or knot formation. "And if that isn't enough we utilize our brand new Snagless running guides out to the tip". "Why use a stripping guide that's tangle free when you can use a guide that all but eliminates tangles and then employs snagless running guides for added insurance"

Suggested MicroWave Guide Spacing

In order to ensure optimum performance using the MicroWave Line Control System, American Tackle has developed these guide spacing suggestions. While not required or absolute, these layouts have been tested to provide the advertised benefits.

Rod Length 1st Guide 2nd Guide 3rd Guide 4th Guide 5th Guide 6th Guide 7th Guide 8th Guide 9th Guide
6'0" 2-1/4" (5.715cm) 5-3/8" (13.653cm) 9" (22.86cm) 12-3/4" (32.385cm) 17" (43.18cm) 22-1/2" (57.15cm) 29-1/4" (74.295cm) 40" (101.6cm) -
6'6" 2-1/2" (6.35cm) 6-1/4" (15.875cm) 10-1/4" (26.035cm) 14-1/2" (36.83cm) 18-7/8" (47.943cm) 24" (60.96cm) 30" (76.2cm) 37" (93.98cm) 46" (166.84cm)
7'0" 2-7/8" (7.303cm) 6-3/8" (16.193cm) 9-3/4" (24.765cm) 14-1/8" (35.878cm) 18-3/4" (47.625cm) 24-5/8" (62.548cm) 31-1/2" (80.01cm) 40-3/4" (103.505cm) 51-3/4" (131.445cm)
7'6" 3-1/4" (8.255cm) 7" (17.78cm) 11-3/4" (29.845cm) 16-7/8" (42.863cm) 23" (58.42cm) 29-1/4"
37-1/4" (94.615cm) 46-7/8" (119.063cm) 57-7/8" (147.003cm)
Measurements made from tip toward handle from tip ring to each guide ring.

NOTE: These layouts were developed for spinning rods with 8 1/2" rear grips and uplocking spin seat. Running guide adjustments may be required if different handle lengths are used. Static deflection recommended for running guide placements. Stripping guide/transition guide & reel spool distances should remain constant.

MicroWave Guide Dimensions & Specifications

Model Ring ID Height A Height B Height C Weight
Foot Length
Stripper Guide 14.92mm / 4.46mm 28.75mm 43.75mm 46.70mm 3.1g 3.5g 14.89mm
Transition Guide 4.46mm 11.40mm 15.13mm 17.21mm 0.3g 0.5g 9.92mm
Running Guide 3.18mm 4.53mm 7.43mm 8.51mm 0.1g 0.3g 6.30mm

Proposition 65 Warning


CA Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
James Gustaveson (Redmond, OR, US)
A new looke

I have not made up my mind yet

Richard Arnold (Oklahoma City, OK, US)
Love my MicroWave guides.

I build 30-40 rods per year using either MicroWave or Airwave Guides. Everyone loves them. The easy and softness of the cast is really noticeable. I don’t use the Casting guides and prefer the LZR Guides for those.

Scott Umbel (Harrisonburg, VA, US)

Seems to be good guide everyone that I’ve built for loves them.

ken argerbright (Chicago, IL, US)
Always have had great success with the microwave guides

5 star rating

mark Severietti (Modesto, CA, US)
Bang for the buck

The guides are reasonably priced. The quality is worth a try. I have yet to be disappointed the is one of my go to guides!!

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