|Freshwater and Saltwater
|57MM Mitsubishi Rayon Fiber
With a fast action tip, the Native 8-weight increases line speed, while the mid and butt power help fight fish. MHX uniquely designed and meticulously crafted the Native Series to exceed the performance requirements when fishing for Red Fish, Snook, Coho, Bonefish, Bass, and similar species, or in medium to heavy freshwater and light to medium saltwater applications.
MHX Native Fly Blanks
The MHX Native Series of fly rod blanks introduce the most thoughtfully developed and designed high-performance fly blanks on the market. Made from high-modulus, high-tensile unidirectional carbon, these fly blanks are uniquely designed and meticulously crafted to exceed the performance requirements when fishing for specific species or fishing in particular applications. For traveling convenience, the MHX Native Series fly blanks are available in 4 or 6 piece models, and each model features unique colors selected to coordinate with the desired application. The stunning application colors include Brook Trout, Autumn Red, Storm Cloud, Midnight, Clearwater, Bonefish Silver, Sandy Point, Bluewater, and of course, all models are available in a sharp Satin Black.
MHX Included Accessories
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- Tip protector
- Rod blank cleaning wipe
- Rod specs decal with unique serial no.
- Metallic MHX rod decal
- MHX window/bumper sticker
- Limited lifetime transferable warranty
MHX Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty
Quality you can trust. MHX again sets the standard with our exclusive limited lifetime transferable warranty. Each rod blank can be registered online with its individual serial number by either the custom rod builder or the end user of the rod. When registered, the blanks unique serial number identifies that rod blank to registrant. If the registrant sells or gives the rod blank or finished rod to another person, the warranty can be transferred to the new owner – an industry first! In order to activate your warranty, you must register your MHX rod blank. Warranty claims will not be accepted without a valid serial number on file.
Each MHX blank is designed and produced for specific applications and uses. The design information is listed along with each blank to provide the custom rod builder with usage and application suggestions.
Under a 7 point inspection system, blanks are checked for straightness, butt and tip diameter, weight & length – and are deflected to confirm correct power and blank action. This industry leading detailed inspection assures custom rod builders receive a blank which exceed their expectations.
INDIVIDUAL SERIAL NUMBERS
Once it has passed the quality control stage, each MHX blank is assigned an individual serial number. This assures that every MHX rod you build, fish, buy or sell can be tracked throughout it’s life cycle from end to end with no concern about warranty issues.
This is a rod that is growing on me as time is spent with it. I built out the rod with an REC reel seat, ultra select cork rings, titanium fuji strippers and single foot rec recoil running guides.
Let's start with the bad first. At this price point for a made in China blank, I expect a dead straight blank. This one is not. It has an off-spine cant that pitches to the left. I see it every time I put the rod together and site down the guides. Tho it doesn't have a noticeable consistent effect on casting that I'm aware of, at this price point for an import rod, I expect a little tighter QC.
Now for the good. I built this as a backup on a recent Bahamas trip. I paired it with Rio Elite Bonefish Pro and a Tibor Everglades. I intended on using my Sage Xi2 as my primary rod, but I kept reaching for this one and ended up fishing it more. I have better loop control and therefore better presentation with this rod. It isn't super powerful like some of the others I've used but it recovers nice and dampens well on everything under 80 feet. Because of this, it fishes really well. This isn't the longest casting blank that I have but I think it may be the best for fishing. Yes dumping the fly line is possible with ideal conditions but that isn't this rod's forte, with the Rio line everything has to be timed just perfect and too much power will cause the rod to be slightly soft. However, when fishing, I rarely am making a 100 foot plus cast. Having it hit a small window at a tailing fish from 30 to 60 feet and this is when this blank shines.
Bottom line, I've already ordered another 6 wt Native blank. If this one performs like the 8, I will probably add the 7 and 9 to complete the quiver.
If this blank was straight, this would be a 5 star all the way. As it sits, it is a 3.5 star (I gave it 4 because the performance). For personal use it's more than acceptable, but as a former rod builder with over 1000 units sold, I'd have to discount if I missed this prior to starting the build. I will be checking better going forward.