American Traditions Fishing Tackle

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Welcome to American Traditions Fishing Tackle Co. LLC

We specialize in the design, development and manufacture of lead-free, non-toxic jigs, spinners and spoons manufactured with American made components. 

Determined to go with lead-free, non-toxic fishing lures, Wisconsin licensed fishing guide Tom Christianson found it hard to find such lures and when located, the items were very expensive or not made in America.  After a lifetime of fishing Northern Wisconsin waters and now a full time fishing guide on the Chippewa Flowage in northern Wisconsin, Christianson began to design and produce his own line of lead-free, non-toxic jigs and spinners.  

After several years of trial and error, he had two designs to field test with his clients – the Traditionalist jig and Maxximum Overhead spinner.  With positive comments and results, the initial designs were further refined and grew to produce a line of affordable lead-free American made fishing tackle products.  Current available lures include:  the PROAggressive jig (an inline jig); the Overhead Maxximum Pro, StingerMaxx, Pike Magic and Prop Magic (four lines of spinners); the Mocha Docha Bites and the Molly Girl Pearl (an ice jig and an ice spinner); and the Maggie Dancer (a spoon lure).

These jigs and spinners  look different because they are different.  They are slightly larger for their weight than their lead counterparts but during the field testing, these lead-free, non-toxic jigs and spinners  outperformed their lead counterparts. Prices are very competitive so try our lead free jigs, spinners and spoons and you won't want your tackle box to be without them.

In addition to being made of entirely lead-free and non-toxic products, including the paint, all jigs and spinners are made at American Traditions Fishing Tackle Co., LLC in Wisconsin from components made by American companies.  American Traditions Fishing Tackle Co., LLC is now offering these lead-free, non-toxic jigs and spinners at an affordable price. 

Remember -- American components.  American made.  American quality.  

American Traditions Fishing Tackle Co., LLC



American Traditions Fishing Tackle products are made from American made, lead free, environmentally friendly products from companies such as Eagle Claw and CS Coatings and assembled in Wisconsin.  All jig heads are painted with environmentally friend paint and UV-Blast seal-coated for greater visibility.  Each lure is handmade yet remain affordable for any angler.

The PROaggressive jig is an inline style jig with a bullet-shaped head, an attractor bead and a sticky sharp offset hook.  Great for use in heavy weeds, woody bottom structure, or in rivers (current),  the PROaggressive Jig is versatile enough to use with either live or artificial bait in and around structure.  PROaggressive jigs are currently available in  six (6) fish catching colors:  red, white, yellow chartreuse, black, orange and pink; and in four (4) sizes:  #0 (slightly larger than 1/32nd); #1 (slightly larger than 1/16th); #2 (slightly larger than 1/8th); and #3 (slightly larger than 1/4).

The Maxximum Overhead Pro is a jig spinner using the PROaggressive bullet shaped jig.  There are two sizes available:  Size #0 (slightly larger than 1/32nd) and Size #1 (slightly larger than 1/16th).  Each are available in five (5) jig head colors (black, orange, white, yellow and red) with coordinated blade and complimentary sized and colored curly tail grub body. 

The Stingermaxx weight forward spinner incorporates the bullet-shaped PROaggressive jig in three (3) sizes: #1 (slightly larger than 1/16th); #2 (slightly larger than 1/8th) and #3 (slightly larger than 1/4) in five (5) jig/head colors (red, white, yellow chartreuse, black and orange) with a correspondingly sized and color curly tail grub body in three (3) blade styles.

The PROP Magic Spinner is a weight forward inline lure with a bullet-shaped head, a propeller blade and a bead (to echo the frequency created by the propeller blade) and an offset needle-sharp hook.  The PROP Magic Spinner comes in four (4) sizes and six (6) head/blade color combinations:  Black/Yellow; Orange/Nickel; Red/White; White/Red; Yellow Chartreuse/Yellow and Pink/White.

The Pike Magic is built for large predator fish with a heavier weight forward design and the Pike Magic #4 uses a blood red head with UV blast coating, #4 blade and a size #2 blood red treble hook.  Currently available in two (2) blade patterns - Red/White Stripe Colorado and a Nickle French.

The ice jig, Mocha Docha Bites, has a blood red treble hook and the ice spinner, Molly Girl Pearl, has a propeller type blade.  Both are designed to drop quickly and entice those winter fish.  Both are available in 1/32 and 1/16 oz in six colors – pink, black, orange, red, yellow and white.

Maggie's Dancer spoons are designed to undulate and dance along to entice predator fish.  The Maggie's Dancer #4 utilizes a size 4 spoon (about 2 1/4" long) along with a Size 2 sticky sharp blood red treble hook.  Currently offered with either red/white stripe or perch pattern colored spoon. 
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