AB1 Tackle was founded in 2016 on the simple premise of sharing new ideas and more creative innovations with the world of big game sportfishing. We were unknown just a few years ago when we burst onto the scene with our revolutionary “full floating” AB1 roller-guide systems and we’re proud of the fact that they remain unmatched by any other product in the category. AB1 has established a unique lineup of custom “100% Made in Italy” big game rods and with every passing day the legion of AB1 custom rod fans is growing rapidly.
The massive innovation is constituted by the new AB1 rollers covered by International Patent. These are line roller guides with the connecting feet of which are both rocking with a double movement created on the roller structure. These movements respect the action of the blank on which they are mounted, following the arc under stress and leaving its reactivity and action unchanged.
Not a small difference, if we consider that all rollers, which are currently on the market, stiffen the blank from 20% to 40% depending on the size of the feet. This is a proven results of a partial block of the original action of the rod, greatly reducing the reactivity of the blank used.
During the fight phase, the curve of the blank is partially interrupted by the rigid support feet of the rollers, thus dissipating part of its reactivity (and therefore the force). By using the AB1 rollers equal to the blank and number of rollers mounted, the fighting time and the physical stress of the angler is greatly reduce, furthermore the blank will retain its original strength for much longer as the impact of the AB1 rollers is non-existent on the blank.
AB1 continues to develop a wide range of premium quality “Made In Italy” big game fishing rods each one designed and built to address the very specific needs of our customers. Our experienced rod building artisans allowed AB1 to gain a reputation for precise fit, unique beauty and taking the concept of styling to a higher, more dynamic level.
But as fantastic as each AB1 rod looks and feels in the hands, their true beauty cannot be revealed until they’re hooked up and bent over the rail.