American Tackle Ring Lock™ guides are designed for the ultimate in performance and durability. They incorporate a system of pressure fit, enlarged glue reservoir and increased contact area around the ceramic ring to dramatically reduce ring failure. Added bracing and unique frame features greatly reduce ring popping lateral torque through a more stable frame. ATLAS 316SS™ frame material adds tremendous strength to weight ratio giving this series of guides the edge to outlast and outperform all others.
Ring Lock System
The Ring Lock system is focused on preventing ring loss and protection from impact to provide the strongest and most innovative guide on the market today!
ATLAS 316 Stainless Steel
Frames comprised of 316SS stainless steel adds tremendous strength to weight ratio giving this series of guides the edge to outlast and outperform all others.
The American Tackle Company is proud to own the official Ring Lock™ Patented Design. US-Patent No. D627,032
Ring Materials — Advanced Ceramics
Our NanoPlasma ring features high tensile strength, diamond polished, braid proof NanoLite ring with rounded ID's and a new PVD Titanium Nitride or Titanium Oxide coating. The Plasma deposition ring gives you a near zero coefficient of friction extending line life while increasing hardness.
Tip Top Sizing
Insert Ring/Loop Sizing
The first measurement in a Tip-Top is the Outside Diameter (O.D.) of the ring (eyelet) in Millimeters. Generally, the O.D. of the ring will match the smallest guide on the rod. Standard sizes are 6, 8 and 10mm for conventional rods, while heavier saltwater rods may go as high as a 16mm ring.
The second measurement in a Tip-Top is the Inside Diameter (I.D.) of the tube, measured in 1/64ths of an inch. Tube sizes generally range from 3.5 to 12, but they go all the way up to 32 (.500") in Big Game roller tops. The tube size should correspond to the tip size given by the manufacturer of your blank.