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MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Tamas Toth (---.82.25.182.pool.invitel.hu)
Date: January 08, 2019 04:58PM

Hi Mates,
A friend of mine and me plane to build 9wt fly rods for the next pike season.
We are both interrested in MHX blanks (Traditional line, NOT the Native). I have a Quickline 8wt as my main pike fishing rod, and I use it with great satisfaction, but I'm open to MHX. My question is, how do the two blanks compare? Does one of them perform better then the other at the higher line weights? Or does one of them have a major advantage over the other? And Which one would you pick from these two?
My friend is a fan of Redington predator rods, so if someone has experience with the Predator and MHX, his words are also welcome. :)

Thank You for your advice!

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 08, 2019 07:05PM

Ask MHX for their CCS data, then compare to the published Quickline data.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: January 08, 2019 10:10PM

Michael and Tamas,

The CC data MHX fly blanks is in the resource section of the MHX site.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 09, 2019 12:11AM

Quickline 9 wgt - weight 1.9 oz, tip 4.5, butt 0.38", ERN 10.7, AA 68

MHX 9 wgt - weight 2.1 ox, tip 4.5, butt 0.43", ERN 10.16, AA 69

Norm

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Tamas Toth (---.pool.invitel.hu)
Date: January 09, 2019 03:23AM

Thank You for your words!
I forgot to write, I have read the CCS data previously. I was more interrested in the casting performance and the behaviour during playing a fish. I would say, I'm more interrested in your personal impressions.
We would use it on lakes where mostly medium distance (50-60 ft) accurate casts are required, often in windy weather. The lake is full of weed, logs, bushes etc.
Thank You for your advice!

Tamas



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2019 03:28AM by Tamas Toth.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 09, 2019 08:59AM

I have a Quickline 8 and my sona Quickline 6. I've used both, mostly on bonefish. Both cast well, both do well with bonefish. No experience with MHX. The 8 was built with single foot wire guides, the 6 with snakes. Notice the high ERN's of both which indicate both probably will cast better up one line weight. Thanks Spencer for the tip on MHX data, learned something today.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 09, 2019 08:59AM

I have a Quickline 8 and my sona Quickline 6. I've used both, mostly on bonefish. Both cast well, both do well with bonefish. No experience with MHX. The 8 was built with single foot wire guides, the 6 with snakes. Notice the high ERN's of both which indicate both probably will cast better up one line weight. Thanks Spencer for the tip on MHX data, learned something today.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 09, 2019 10:16AM

Most rods in the upper line weights are designed to cast longer distances so you may not wish to upline. When you see an ERN of 10.7, that does not mean that you should necessarily use a 10-weight line. If you casting shorter, say 30 to 50 feet, then yes a 10-weight will work better. But if you're holding more line in the air and casting longer distances, a 9-weight line will probably be the ticket.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Tamas Toth (---.pool.invitel.hu)
Date: January 10, 2019 07:45AM

Thanks for the valuable thoughts for You all.

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Re: MHX vs. Quickline comparasion 9wt
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 14, 2019 11:03AM

Tastes differ. Before I lay out several hundred dollars for materials and several hours' worth of rod building I test-cast the rods I consider buying. Other folks' opinions of fly rod blanks differ as widely as other people's fly-casting skills. Membership in a teaching fly-fishing club allows me to test cast and compare a wide variety of fellow-members' fly rods before I buy a blank for myself. Before I suggest a blank to others I advise them to test cast a rod built on that blank - using a quality fly line.

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