7 Tips for Buying the Best Rod Blank

To get the perfect performance from a fishing rod blank, it’s important to do your research and determine which rod blank will work best. From action and power, to application and design, MHX engineers World Class Rod Blanks for every angler.

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Applying Epoxy Finish To Fishing Rod Guides

Applying Epoxy Finish To Fishing Rod Guides

Time To Finish Your Rod

Well, by now you have installed the butt cap, reel seats, handles, and all the guides are wrapped up in a perfectly straight line along the spine of your rod blank.

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Wrapping Your Rod Guides Picture Illustration

Wrapping Your Rod Guides Picture Illustration

This post is similar to the Wrapping Your Guides On A Fishing Rod in our Rod Building 101 area, but the pictures were so great we wanted to post them as a separate picture gallery.

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Wrapping Your Guides On A Fishing Rod

Wrapping Your Guides On A Fishing Rod

This article provides accurate instructions and videos for wrapping rod guides on a new fishing rod blank, or as repairs on an older rod.

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Preparing The Fishing Rod Guides For Installation

Preparing The Fishing Rod Guides For Installation

Why Prep The Guides?

We need to file down the feet of the rod guides so our thread smoothly transitions from the blank to the guide.

If the guides have not been properly filed down, the thread will may snag during the transition from blank to guide foot, and worse, a rough guide foot can even scratch the rod blank, causing damage later on.

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How To Build A Custom Fishing Rod

How To Build A Custom Fishing Rod

Building your own fishing rod is much easier, and more affordable, than many fisherman think.

Plus, when you are done building your fishing rod, it will be one that is better quality than many ‘off the rack’ fishing rods, and will be crafted to your specifications, colors, highlights, and preferences.

There are many reasons to build and fish with a custom rod.  We covered that topic in another article called Why Fish With A Custom Fishing Rod, but here are some excerpts germane to this article.

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