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Review of the MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Introducing the most technologically advanced rod blanks available, the MHX Elite-X Series features innovative new materials and enhanced specifications to outperform and outlast rival high mod rod blanks. The Most Advanced MHX Rod Blanks…
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Product Showcase: Rod Deflection Tool & Chart

Learn how rod deflection works and why deflecting rod blanks with this tool & chart combo helps build better fishing rods. CRB Rod Deflection Tool and Chart Combo Sturdy in design and construction, yet simple to install and operate,…
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How to Thread Wrap Decorative Rod Ferrules

Learn a simple way to take your rod's ferrule wraps from plain to impressive in no time. The 10 Step Guide for Creative Ferrule Wraps Ferrule wraps add a little extra protection to ferrules of multi-piece rod blanks. Many rod builders…
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Top 4 MHX Bass Rods on Bassmaster’s Sabine River

See what bass rods Elite Pros Bradley Roy and Brandon Lester built to fish the challenging conditions of the Sabine River. Bradley Roy Builds Bass Rods to Catch 4th Place Bradley Roy caught more than 41 lb. of Sabine River bass, he also…
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The Father's Day Rod Building Gift Guide

Check out these great rod building gifts to give Dad the custom fishing gift he really wants on Father's Day. 8 Great Rod Building Bundles For Less Than $100 Whether doing some last minute shopping for your favorite angler or even yourself,…
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How to Wrap the Olive Branch Custom Thread Technique

Learn how to wrap the olive branch thread wrapping technique to add the perfect custom rod building flare to your fishing rod’s guide wraps, trim bands, decorations, and more! 10 Steps to Wrap the Custom Olive Branch The olive branch…
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How to Space Micro and Concept Rod Guides

Accurately space out micro, concept, and other guide styles on virtually any rod blank in just 4 simple steps with the Guide Locating Chart. 4 Steps for Using the Guide Locating Chart This graph has been designed to aid you in proper placement…
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3 Rod Building Benefits of the Deflection Tool and Chart

Learn 3 basic benefits of rod building with the CRB deflection tool and chart that bring incredible results to the performance of your custom rods.  Update 5/31/18: Rod Deflection Action vs. Power Deflection is a term that is tossed around…
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Top 3 Mag Taper Tournament Bass Fishing Rods

Join the conversation with MHX Field Staffer Alex Terescenko as he discusses his go-to bass rods and why their rod specs helped him win the ABA Tournament on Lake Okeechobee. The ABA Okeechobee Winning MHX Casting Rods MHX rod blanks are…
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The Basics of Rod Building and Fishing Rod Blanks

An expert rod builder and a fishing guru walk into a booth, the fishing guru asks for a new custom built rod, but the rod builder says I'll do you one better... Vol. I: Advice for Rod Building and Selecting Blanks You see, if you gift…
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Top 5 Ways to Protect Travel Fishing Rods

Learn how to pack and protect your travel fishing rods while taking trips to the world’s wildest destinations and fisheries. A Review of Rod Sleeves, Socks, Tubes, and Cases From filling up the truck to flying with your favorite fishing…
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How to Choose Offshore Trolling Rod Guides

See what different combinations of offshore rod guides can be used to lighten your trolling rod, while also boosting performance by increasing the number of hook ups that land in your boat. Custom Offshore Trolling Rod Guides Building…