7 Tips for Buying the Best Rod Blank

To get the perfect performance from a fishing rod blank, it’s important to do your research and determine which rod blank will work best. From action and power, to application and design, MHX engineers World Class Rod Blanks for every angler.

Here are 7 tips to help you find the best rod blank:

1. Selection

To start, choosing a rod blank to perform in your preferred fishing application is easier when you have an extensive selection to choose from. Although more options may seem intimidating, a larger inventory will allow you to find the perfect rod blank for your fishing application.

Each MHX Blank Series is designed and manufactured for peak performance in every application and fishery you can find. Divided into applications based on environment, technique, and even specific species of fish, MHX helps dial-in your performance and enhance your experience with an unbeatable selection of specialized rod blanks.

Mud Hole's Blank Inventory

Featuring blanks for every application, Mud Hole’s inventory of fishing rod blanks is unbeatable.

2. Quality control

The MHX brand is known for high-quality and performance for a reason. Every rod blank must pass a 7-point inspection that helps to reaffirm that each blank will exceed the angler’s expectations in durability, quality, and most of all, performance.

Starting with a lateral alignment, the rod blanks are checked for straightness and inspected for any defects in structure. Then, the rod blanks must pass a measurement test for butt and tip diameter.

Once the butt and tip diameter are measured, the blanks move on to a weight and length check. After each measurement is confirmed, the blanks move on to a deflection test, which ensures consistency in both action and power.

Each MHX blank is inspected and confirmed for the desired measurements.

Known for high-quality, each MHX blank is inspected for the desired measurements.

The individual steps of the 7-point inspection system allow MHX to distribute World Class Rod Blanks that are proven for the ultimate performance.

3. Packaging

Distributing rod blanks was a difficult task at first. Considering the length of some blanks exceeds eight feet, packaging each blank safely is crucial to preserving its integrity and performance.

Luckily, MHX has been in the fishing business for quite some time and this extensive experience has led to improved packaging methods that are as fast as they are safe. Since it’s most sensitive section of the rod blank, protecting the tip is essential to preserving the action of the overall blank.

For instance, when packaging multiple rod blanks, MHX preserves the tips by organizing each rod blank opposite of the next. Alternating between butt and tip bolsters the support of each thin tip with the thicker diameter of the blank’s butt end. Next, a thick packaging paper is wraps and conceals the blanks, while extra paper is layered around each tip for added protection.

In each blank’s packaging, there are also some additional accessories. Besides the serialized labels, MHX Blanks include a header card for identification as well as two decals for extra MHX style points. Of the two decals, one is a premium Metallic Series emblem that looks awesome when added to the rod blank, and the other decal is a bumper sticker for the perfect reminder to fish MHX.

Whether for style or protection, MHX includes awesome accessories with each rod blank.

Whether for style or protection, MHX includes awesome accessories with each rod blank.

MHX takes performance and experience very seriously, so packaging and preserving each high-quality rod blank is crucial in sealing our commitment to satisfy anglers across the globe.

4. Performance

When anglers receive an MHX Rod Blank, they do so knowing the blank’s design has been developed to ensure the ultimate performance and experience for their fishing application.

Engineered with specific environments, techniques, and species in mind, MHX Rod Blanks are developed as solutions for any angler looking to enhance their performance in a given application. Once the angler’s needs are identified, MHX Rod Designers research and develop the best blank to get the job done.

Considering practice makes perfect, these MHX blanks start as a concept before becoming a testable prototype. Then, each prototype blank is distributed to MHX Regional Pros, who begin rigorously fishing to test for the correct power and action of each blank in its designated application.

Next, these MHX Regional Pros return suggestions for the prototype’s performance to MHX Rod Designers, who then tweak the blank accordingly. MHX uses this advanced research and development system to sustain rod blanks with the highest quality and performance in the market.

The Mud Hole Team always trusts the high-performance of MHX Rod Blanks.

The Mud Hole Team always trusts the high-performance of MHX Rod Blanks.

Outperforming and outlasting other options, MHX Rod Blanks are ultra-lightweight and sensitive, yet super durable to guarantee anglers the perfect performance and fishing experience.

5. Warranty

MHX is also proud to support each rod blank with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that helps when you need it most. Although the durability of MHX Rod Blanks make it an extremely rare experience, making a warranty claim is simple.

Once the claim is made, it is processed in a timely manner that determines both the damage and how MHX can help in return. Getting you back on the water with the superior confidence and performance of MHX is a top priority, so MHX backs its rod blanks and anglers with a transferable serial number.

Each MHX Rod Blank has an individual serial number so that the Limited Lifetime Warranty can transfer alongside the blank itself. So, if you buy a custom MHX rod, you now have the exclusive access to the same warranty claim as the previous distributor or owner.

MHX Rod Blanks with Serial Numbers

Whether you’re a rod builder or represent a business, the serial number system on MHX Blanks is a great resource.

6. Experience

Considering each rod blank is developed and manufactured for the ultimate performance, MHX produces World Class Rod Blanks to bring the best fishing experience to any application. From the confidence and performance of MHX Rod Blanks, anglers gain access to a performance and experience like no other.

MHX uses advanced materials to engineer rod blanks that are up to 40% lighter than comparable models. Using a lighter rod blank helps create a sharp reduction in fisherman’s fatigue even after hours out on the water.

Through decades of experience of designing and fishing, MHX has discovered that optimizing rod blanks for specific applications has one simple result, hooking more fish. Naturally more fish equals more fun, and many anglers agree the performance of MHX Rod Blanks lead to a better overall fishing experience every time.

MHX Pros John Cox and Brandon Lester with a couple big bass they caught on MHX blanks.

Mud Hole Pros John Cox and Brandon Lester with a couple big bass they caught on MHX blanks.

7. Value

In addition to the many benefits above, MHX Rod Blanks are widely recognized for incredible value. With extreme sensitivity and durability, MHX Rod Blanks balance their higher performance with an exclusive price that pleases the most passionate anglers and rod builders alike.

Although produced for the highest performance, MHX believes in competitive value pricing so that their return is not only catching more fish, but knowing the blank was worth the money. MHX Rod Blanks have revolutionized the fishing industry with blanks that are engineered to perform without sacrificing any value.

Whether fishing flats for redfish, punchin’ mats for bass, or trolling offshore for something even bigger, you can easily find and fish with the best MHX Rod Blank that sustains its incredible value while always improving your performance and enhancing your experience.

Maximize your fishing performance with MHX Rod Blanks!