FISHING ROD HANDLES - REDEFINED.

TSUKA 2 - ICAST 2023 Best Of Show Winner

TSUKA 2 - ICAST 2023 Best Custom Tackle & Components

FISHING ROD HANDLES - REDEFINED.

TSUKA 2 - ICAST 2023 Best Of Show Winner

TSUKA 2 - ICAST 2023 Best Custom Tackle & Components

TSUKA 2 CASTING
AVAILABLE IN 3K WEAVE OR FORGED CARBON
Tsuka 2's ergonomic casting trigger handle: specially designed to enhance comfort and control during extended fishing sessions. Available in 3K weave or forged carbon construction with an illustrious satin matte finish.
TSUKA 2 SPINNING
AVAILABLE IN 3K WEAVE OR FORGED CARBON
A popular request among rod builders, the Tsuka 2 is available in spinning configuration - it's sleek construction is perfect for clean, high end rod builds. Available in 3K weave or forged carbon construction with an illustrious satin matte finish.

TSUKA 2 COMPLETE CARBON HANDLE

The Tsuka 2 delivers a range of cutting-edge features. Leading the way in blow-molded construction with the option of matte 3K carbon or forged carbon, American Tackle has solidified itself as a pioneer in handle design. Notably, the Tsuka 2 delivers the industry's first complete forged carbon handle system, revolutionizing the fishing rod landscape which earned American Tackle the Best in Show at ICAST 2023. 


Versatility is a key attribute, as the Tsuka 2 Handle can be seamlessly integrated for a new custom build or retro-fitted onto completed rods. Its slim and ergonomic designs prioritize comfort and control, ensuring an optimal fishing experience. The handle's lightweight nature not only enhances maneuverability but also contributes to an overall reduction in the rod's weight without compromising strength. This blow-molded carbon process gives the most dedicated angler added durability to withstand the rigors tournament angling and elevates their ability to detect even the lightest of bites. 



TSUKA 2 KEY FEATURES

PROPRIETARY CONSTRUCTION

Blow-molded carbon fiber construction, available in either forged or 3K weave, offering unparalleled durability & performance.

EXTREME STRENGTH/WEIGHT

A mere 1 oz. single-piece construction that gives your rod build an extreme strength/weight ratio, but doesn't compromise on world class style.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Available in 2 configurations: a sleek spinning design or an ergonomic casting trigger handle that enhances comfort while fishing.

ICAST 2023's BIG WINNER

BEST OF SHOW
CUSTOM TACKLE & COMPONENTS
BEST OF CATEGORY
CUSTOM TACKLE & COMPONENTS

A NEW APPROACH TO CARBON FIBER ROD BUILDING.

For years, American Tackle has been at the forefront of incorporating a variety of woven carbon fiber materials into its rod blanks and components, notable examples including the Bushido, Matrix and Atrex Series rod blanks, to the G2 line of handles, grips and reel seats (culminating in the ICAST 2020 award-winning Tsuka Handle System). With the rod component industry following suit shortly after, American Tackle was tasked with a new challenge: how can we further innovate, to push the needle forward on quality and design to give rod builders and anglers the best possible product?

Enter: Forged Carbon Fiber.


Also referred to as forged composite or FRC, forged carbon fiber has a different manufacturing process that results in a great strength/weight ratio, high durability, as well as a very unique aesthetic quality. These qualities have made forged carbon fiber an increasingly popular material seen in a variety of other industries: automotive parts, electronics, sporting goods, aerospace, among many others, and American Tackle took the plunge in incorporating it into a 1-piece handle system for both casting and spinning rod builds. And with the result netting both Best of Category and Best of Show at ICAST 2023, we think the decision was absolutely worth it.



HOW TO INSTALL - PDF DOWNLOAD

Looking to install the Tsuka 2 handle yourself? No problem! Our Tsuka 2 install guide is downloadable, with pictures and step-by-step instructions. Also included is a QR code to our instructional install video!

TSUKA 2 CASTING
AVAILABLE IN 3K WEAVE OR FORGED CARBON
Tsuka 2's ergonomic casting trigger handle: specially designed to enhance comfort and control during extended fishing sessions. Available in 3K weave or forged carbon construction with an illustrious satin matte finish.
TSUKA 2 SPINNING
AVAILABLE IN 3K WEAVE OR FORGED CARBON
A popular request among rod builders, the Tsuka 2 is available in spinning configuration - it's sleek construction is perfect for clean, high end rod builds. Available in 3K weave or forged carbon construction with an illustrious satin matte finish.

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