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#11656073 - 06/08/16 10:03 PM MHX blanks
Bassalong Online   content
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 766
Loc: Iowa
Anyone ever build a rod from these blanks? How did you like them. Are they comparatively heavy/light in weight? How's the sensitivity? Did they meet your expectations for stiffness and action?

#11660203 - 06/10/16 10:59 PM Re: MHX blanks [Re: Bassalong]
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1273
Loc: Kaufman
I just got into building rods this winter so I admittedly don't have a huge amount of experience to draw from. I started with a cheap CRB kit to get the basics down. Since then I've built 3 other spinning rods on MHX blanks. One on the mag taper series MB842, another on the spinjig series SJ843, and the last on a high modulus popping blank HM-P843. I am not unhappy with any I've built on, and all have seen their share of use.

So far my favorite build is on the SJ843 blank. It makes a good all around blank for what I do (chasing sandies, hybrid/striper). I paired it with an Okuma Ceymar 2500, used the 16mm Fuji VSS reel seat w/hidden thread hood (both shortened about 1") and split eva grip with PacBay Minima 4 guides (concept layout), and while I haven't weighed the setup, it is the lightest 7' spinning rig I have (too many to admit to owning).

I have no complaints about any of them built on MHX blanks so far, and I doubt I'll ever buy another assembled rod. I am hooked, pun intended. I've seen where some more experienced builders refer to the MHX blanks as second tier blanks, and I am in no position argue with that. But the ones I have built have exceeded expectations so far. Next on my list is a pair of baitcast rigs, but Ihaven't settled on the blanks I'll use for those yet. Seriously looking at the MHX Magtaper blanks for those too.
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#11675179 - 06/18/16 03:22 PM Re: MHX blanks [Re: Bassalong]
CrazyCajun Offline
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Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 872
Loc: lindale
thats all we mainly use is MHX blanks love them haven't had any complaints or problems
Jason Romero
Bayou kustom Rods


#11690583 - 06/26/16 09:36 PM Re: MHX blanks [Re: Bassalong]
bcoop1723 Offline

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 198
Loc: The Colony, TX
They are good for my cranking rods but I don't like them for slower presentations. The warranty is good and if they work for you, that's all that matters


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