The wait is nearly
over...MajorCraft is coming to America
||Buyers & Press Only
are undoubtedly familiar with the MajorCraft brand. At ICAST 2013 in Las Vegas,
the TackleTour crew was surprised to see MajorCraft in attendance with a large
showing of products. While their initial intentions of releasing rods on our
shores were postponed due to complications, they have informed us that their
arrival is now confirmed for around the end of the year. Let's check out what we
have to look forward to!
Majorcraft is almost here with a new line of
affordable rods at the 99 dollar price point
This will be the initial series of bass rods launched by MajorCraft on American
shores. These new blanks will be reinforced by a special prepreg using Toray
NANOALLOY, which is a technology that combines multiple polymers at the
nano-metric scale for increased durability and performance. The exact
graphite is said to be a “company secret,” however it is a mix of mid and
The NANOACE rods feature Fuji ECS reel seats
This new series
utilizes simplistic looks and basic, but clean components to keep the cost down.
Each rod showcases a gloss-black blank and foam split grips. Casting models will
feature Fuji ECS reel seats, while spinning models sport Fuji VSS seats. All
NANOACE rods will also be adorned with Fuji O-ring aluminum oxide guides to help
retain the affordable price point. A full technique-specific lineup will
be available with 16 casting rods ranging from 6-feet 6-inches to 7-feet
10-inches, and 8 spinning models from 6-feet 6-inches up to 7-feet 3-inches in
A look at the spinning models
NANOACE rods will be built in Vietnam and are scheduled to be available here in
the states before Christmas. Expect an MSRP of approximately $99.99–$119.99.
They are also looking into offering a second rod series (at a later date) above
the NANOACE using Fuji Alconite guides with pricing around $129.99–$149.99.
Fuji O-ring aluminum oxide guides to help retain the affordable price point
MajorCraft is also releasing three series' of hard baits in November called the
ZONER. The suspending ZONER minnow is great for twitching or straight retrieving
with its small bill and will dive to a maximum depth of nearly five feet in its
largest form. Second, a suspending jerkbait will be hitting the market that will
attain a maximum depth of around 9 feet for the largest model. Finally, a
floating shallow crank will also arrive. Its largest size will dive a bit over 6
feet. All baits are available in four sizes and 24 colors each, and will carry
an MSRP of $8.99–$9.99.
ZONER minnow is designed for twitching
larger lip help get the bait down
look at Majorcraft's upcoming crankbait
We liked what we saw at the MajorCraft booth at this year's ICAST. The new rod
line seemed very promising at its respective price point, and the lures looked
like quality items as well. As MajorCraft eases into the U.S. market, we look
forward to subjecting one of their new rods and some baits to full reviews!