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Catch the Mighty Benefits of New Micro Rod Kits

The incredibly popular Multi-Option Rod Kits now include micro guides and the many advantages that go with choosing micro. Micro Rod Kits feature these small custom components that bring huge performance to your fishing experience.

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FLW & IFA Pro Blake Smith Fine-Tunes Fishing

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.

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Custom Rod Building Hooks Pro Angler Blake Smith

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.

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MHX 2nd Generation High-Mod Fishing Rod Blanks

MHX 2nd Generation High-Mod Fishing Rod Blanks

MHX is one of the top rod blank names in the business, and their High-Mod blanks epitomize performance in a fishing rod blank.

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Finding The Spine On A Fishing Rod Blank

Finding The Spine Of A Blank: Rod Building 101

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.

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Finding The Spine On A Fishing Rod Blank

Finding The Spine On A Fishing 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.

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