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MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: John Menken (47.199.189.---)
Date: May 02, 2020 09:15AM

Hello everyone,
I am hoping you can give me a recommendation for an MHX blank that might be appropriate for this style of fishing.
The rod I build is for my son and here is his application.

Fishing in an inshore lagoon on the East coast of Florida for large redfish in the 20 to 30 lb. range.
He uses dead bait and fishes in 6-10 foot of water.
He will be in a boat (as opposed to a kayak or from shore).
Doesn't need to make extra-long casts. He told me that he throws the dead bait out and waits for the Redfish to come to them.
Is there an MXH blank for this application?
Many thanks.
John M.

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Re: MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 02, 2020 09:41AM

I prefer a conventional reel spooled with #30 mono attached to a #30 - #50 rated rod no more than 6 feet long. I have fished Ponce inlet and the Mosquito Lagoon for big reds for many years. The short rod provides good leverage and makes landing, unhooking, and releasing big reds easier than long rods - and if you're fishing an outgoing tide in an inlet those 40' - 48' reds will lie sidewards downstream and flat kick your tail. Leverage helps.

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Re: MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: Robert Dittert III (---)
Date: May 04, 2020 06:27PM

L844 or L904 Light Saltwater blanks, depending in preferred length of rod. These have higher upper end of the lure weight VS the Inshore Popping blanks. If he was throwing more lures instead of dead bait, waiting for the reds to come to him, I would go with the popping blanks.

Good luck.

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Re: MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: May 05, 2020 08:56AM

Hello John - Robert has hit the blanks spot on. Here is a link to those rod blanks [www.mudhole.com] Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: benjie bates (---)
Date: May 06, 2020 10:07PM

Something else to consider


[northforkcomposites.com]


I have 2 of these I’m building up now for the same purpose

I also have a pair of MHX 844’s

Great rods but these Neo have a softer tip and more backbone

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Re: MHX Blank for large redfish, East Coast Florida
Posted by: Marc Schwitters (---.sc.res.rr.com)
Date: May 08, 2020 03:15PM

I am looking for a two piece for a similar build situation. Guy wants a white blank 2 pc spinning rod. Has anyone ever tried that on the ST1025? I have one on hand and it feels like it would build well but would appreciate input. Obviously a lot longer than what has been mentioned but he wants to kayak fish.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2020 03:18PM by Marc Schwitters.

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