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Sandy Kerr

MHX Blanks
« on: October 31, 2020, 20:04:26 PM »
Iím looking for a 10ft 6wt blank to build a rod for the boat. Not so easy to find  CTS donít do one. Does anyone have experience of MHX blanks. I see  mixed reviews.

Steven Kidd

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 21:43:15 PM »
No idea on this one.....but my current build is an 11ft 5wt , Bloke blank......looks real nice and has a proper through action, fairly mid-flex i'd say.  worth a look for £60.

This will be my loch style boat rod for next year,  :wink

Steven

Sandy Nelson

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 09:02:45 AM »
Iíve had hit or miss with MHX
Much Prefer the Bloke blanks.
The XL50 blanks are excellent the new  XGnP  blanks are superb and great value too.
Micks a decent guy to deal with too and some of his kits make building easy.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Hamish Young

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 10:15:05 AM »
The XL50 have been around for a while, and with good reason as they're good rods - and thus blanks :z16
I have had the opportunity to play with a great many of the Bloke rods at BFCC events  and other 'cast what you brought' events and if I'm honest I'd really like to try the 'loch style' XL50 10'6" #6wt...... which may suit you too Sandy (Kerr) :?


Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Sandy Kerr

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 14:16:29 PM »
Sandy Kerr indeed  :z16

Thanks for that.  Iíll have a look at Bloke blanks. Funny I had a friend recently bemoaning demise of  the 10í6Ē Rod. Is XL 50 medium fast.? Iím always a bit nervous about ďloch styleĒ description. Iím not a fan of  super fast rods . Had an XP and hated it. But donít  like liquorice stick either.

Sandy Nelson

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 16:49:22 PM »
Donít be afraid of the Loch style , itís a lovely rod and a perfect companion in the boat.
Iíve made a few of the 5 wts and they are very highly thought of.
I only make fishing rods, not casting weapons these days so itís well worth a punt. You wonít be disappointed  :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

James Laraway

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 17:41:52 PM »
I've owned a couple of xl50s. Id describe them as more medium than medium fast. Although Sandy and others who are more expert may correct me 🤣

Sandy Kerr

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 23:12:48 PM »
Thanks James. Hmm I find guideline Fario, which some folk love,  too sloppy. Epic Carbon and Radian are speed I like. I wonít use this rod much so looking for cheapish build.

Steven Kidd

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 21:54:35 PM »
Hi,
Not to hijack the post, but thought i'd put up some photos of the Bloke 'Loch Style' build, work in progress, getting better each build, :-)........Its all going on!,  :z4







James Laraway

Re: MHX Blanks
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 13:49:15 PM »
very nice. I should really try a build myself....one day....

 




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