Professional Angler Blake Smith has made a career out of fishing in both salt and freshwater. Recently, Blake fished with an MHX Blank and quickly noticed the exclusive benefits brought by MHX products paired with custom rod building.
Captain Blake Smith, a dual professional fisherman in salt and freshwater, recently took a trip to Louisiana to compete in IFA’s 2016 Tour Championship. But before casting out into the competition, Smith met up with Todd Vivian, who is the Rod Designer for MHX, to pick up a couple custom fishing rods built specifically for his salt and freshwater abilities.
MHX is one of the top rod blank names in the business, and their High-Mod blanks epitomize performance in a fishing rod blank.
Join Mud Hole rod building professionals Scott Gimbert and J.L. Leffler as they walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to find the spine of your rod blank.
So What Is A Fishing Rod Spine?
Almost all rod blanks are produced by wrapping graphite and/or fiberglass around a steel mandrel. This process causes a slight deviation in the material which results in softer and stiffer sides to the rod blank, and is commonly referred to as the spine.