Even bigger than his rod-building business is his component business, where he sells parts and supplies to other rod builders. He is a distributor for Fuji Products, Batson Enterprises, MHX Rod Blanks and American Tackle Company, and is the exclusive distributor for CastAway Graphite Rods.
“We’ve added a line of MHX rod blank kits from TV anglers Henry Waszczuk of Fishing the Flats on WFN and Sun Sports Networks, and Larry Dahlberg of The Hunt for Big Fish series on The Outdoor Channel,” said McNamara. “There are 10 pages devoted to the art of fly tying and 20 pages to the wide variety of lure building products.
Keith Bassett talks about the advantages of custom rods built with MHX rod blanks.
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Thanks for the tips. I found this article while search for reels to go with the Mudhole MHX surf rod I am building, so I was thrilled to see that you also recommend the MHX rod blanks. I chose a 9 ft 2 piece rod and am having a great time with the building process. I highly recommend serious fishermen build at least one rod – there is something about casting and landing on a rod your built that is just a little extra rewarding. And, rod building is a great excuse for getting together with your fishing buddies in the winter. We had a rod-building night just last week. ( ) Thanks for all the tips and recommendations!