MicroWave Spinning Guides

American Tackle Co.SKU: DBMW-SET

Ring Type: Duralite
Option: Black Set
Sale price$34.06
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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
Color Black
Material Stainless Steel
Ring Material Duralite

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