Bassmaster Elite pro’s design leads Mustad’s rod entry

Mustad has made no secret of the fact that it wants to be known as a fishing tackle supplier and not just an iconic hook brand so the news that it is launching into the rod market should come as no surprise.

In a global unveiling this week it has revealed eight ranges of rods covering a wide variety of fishing techniques with the promise of more to come in July at ICAST, the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show.

Heading up the collection is the BLF Instinct rod range.

Who is behind the BLF Instinct line-up? Bassmaster Elite Pro Angler and revered custom rod builder, Brandon Lester.

What’s in the range? The BFL Instinct – Baitcaster and Crankbait and the BFL – Spinning.

What are the stand-out features? Baitcaster and Crankbait model: Fuji hard aluminium-oxide guides, heavy-duty Fuji Trigger reel seat, high density EVA foam with rubber cork inserts and 30 TON – IM8 Japanese Toray premium graphite blanks. BLF Instinct Spinning rod: Fuji hard aluminium-oxide guides, premium ergonomic reel seat with rubber cork inserts and 30 TON – IM8 Japanese Toray premium graphite blanks.

What does Brandon say about the rods? “The best I have ever used. Period.”

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