Press Release
For Immediate Release
November 11, 2004 

American Carp Society Breaks New Ground with U.S. Made Carp Tackle 

The first ever United States hand built carp angling rods will be offered to the open market by ACS Tackle, a subsidiary of the American Carp Society. 

In an announcement today, this pioneering move is a result of a unique partnership between the American Carp Society, Dr. Steve Harrison and Nick Buss. Harrison and Buss are recognized world wide as innovative builders and designers of custom carp angling rods. These custom rods have met high praise from anglers across the United States and will be hand assembled by one of the country's leading rod builders. 

The ACS "MIA" (Made in America) series rods will utilize Harrison and Buss's innovative and technogically precise rod blanks as the basic component for the rod construction. Today, the design serves as a benchmark for rod blanks and is proclaimes to afford carp anglers keen precision never recognized before. 

"Steve and Nick put a great deal of thought into the blank design", says Wayne Boon, Director of the American Carp Society. "We are extremely pleased with these rods. They are perfect for the broad range of fishing conditions here in the United States." 

"The blanks have an excellent action, yet really compress on a cast with more powerful butt section than standard," Boon adds. "This is a terrific partnership, and we're proud to be associated with Steve and Nick." 

The custom build rods are avialable exclusively through ACS Tackle with future plans for expanded distribution. 

The American Carp Society is a membership-based organization founded to benefit the needs of rod and line carp anglers in the United States. The association provides a broad array of services which include carp tackle and equiptment, educational materials and publication, regional and national tournaments and regular big fish contests. The organization will host the 2005 World Carp Championship on the St. Lawrence River in New York State June 5-10. The American Carp Society can be found on the web at