Exclusive: MHX Elite-X Rod Review with Pro John Cox

The sensitivity, performance, and overall feel of the MHX Elite-X rod blanks is unrivaled in the fishing industry and FLW Pro John Cox stopped by the Mud Hole booth at iCast 2018 to tell you why!

Forrest Cup Winner’s New Favorite Fishing Rods

The FLW veteran and Forrest Wood Cup champion, John Cox is a lethal sight fisherman and relies on rod building to give him one more competitive edge on the water.

Fishing across the country, Cox has learned to adapt his skills as well as his rods to the wildly different conditions the waterways throw at him. Rarely are fishing conditions ever the same in two different lakes, let alone on the same lake in different times of year.

These strange challenges force John Cox to build and customize his rods to bring the best performance for each location.

Always looking to maximize sensitivity, Cox was happy to build the new Elite-X Series. He was also happy to find out that the refined Nano Resin System within these cutting edge blanks actually helps boost the durability factor too.

John Cox Talks MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks






You heard it here first, John Cox and the superior performance of the Elite-X Series are a match made at Mud Hole!

Taking the popular Mag Taper, Spin Jig, and Poppin’ Series, and demanding how can we make these blanks even better, MHX rod designers were happy to crack the code. Upgrading the blank materials to minimize weight and maximize fishing performance and feel—these blanks mean business on the water.

The all-new Elite-X blanks are truly where technology meets fishing applications for unrivaled performance.

Now pick your application and rod blank below:

Spin Jig Elite-X Rod Blanks

NSJ781-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’6″ | Line: 6-10 lb. | Lure: 1/16 – 5/16 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.416 | Applications: Finesse & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ782-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’6″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 3/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.418 | Applications: Crank bait, Walleye, Finesse, & Shakey Head | Shop Now

NSJ783-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’6″ | Line: 8-15 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.49 | Applications: Shakey Head, Rattle Trap, Lt to Med Jigs, Top Water, & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ812-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’9″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 3/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.44 | Applications: Shakey Head, Rattle Trap, Lt to Med Jigs, Top Water, & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ813-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’9″ | Line: 8-15 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.46 | Applications: Shakey Head, Rattle Trap, Lt to Med Jigs, Top Water, & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ8225-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’10″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.495 | Applications: Drop Shot & Poppin’ Cork | Shop Now

NSJ841-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 6-10 lb. | Lure: 1/16 – 5/16 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.426 | Applications: Pan Fish, Trout, Lt Finesse, & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ842-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 1/2 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.481 | Applications: Finesse, Walleye, & Shakey Head | Shop Now

NSJ843-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 8-15 lb. | Lure: 3/8 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.5 | Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, Lt to Med Jigs, & Top Water | Shop Now

NSJ8515-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’1″ | Line: 6-14 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.485 | Applications: Drop Shot & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ870-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 4-8 lb. | Lure: 1/32 – 1/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 3.5 | Butt: 0.475 | Applications: Drop Shot, Crank Bait, Pan Fish, & Trout | Shop Now

NSJ871-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 6-10 lb. | Lure: 1/16 – 3/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.48 | Applications: Pan Fish, Trout, Drop Shot, & Walleye | Shop Now

NSJ872-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 1/2 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.465 | Applications: Finesse, Walleye, & Lt Jigs | Shop Now


Mag Taper Elite-X Rod Blanks

NMB752XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’3″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.427 | Applications: Shooter, Dock Skippin’, Finesse, & Jerk Bait | Shop Now

NMB753XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’3″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.47 | Applications: Crank bait, Walleye, Finesse, & Shakey Head | Shop Now

NMB782-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’6″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.427 | Applications: Shakey Head & Walleye | Shop Now

NMB783-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’6″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.465 | Applications: Top Water, Walleye, & Spinnerbait | Shop Now

NMB812XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’9″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.44 | Applications: Top Water, Spinner Bait, Finesse, & Walleye | Shop Now

NMB813XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 6’9″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.472 | Applications: Top Water, Jerk Bait, Finesse, & Walleye | Shop Now

NMB843-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.5 | Applications: Wormin’, Jig N Pig, Spinnerbait, Texas Rig Plastics, & Top Water | Shop Now

NMB844-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 12-20 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 1 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.532 | Applications: Carolina Rig, Pitchin’, Med to Hvy Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics | Shop Now

NMB862-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’2″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.472 | Applications: Finesse, Walleye, Lt to Med Jigs, & Top Water | Shop Now

NMB862XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’2″ | Line: 8-14 lb. | Lure: 1/16 – 1/2 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.5 | Butt: 0.47 | Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, & Finesse | Shop Now

NMB863XF-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’2″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.477 | Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, Jigs, Spinnerbait, & Top Water | Shop Now

NMB873-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.49 | Applications: Wormin’, Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics | Shop Now

NMB873.5-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 10-20 lb. | Lure: 3/8 – 1 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.5 | Butt: 0.494 | Applications: Carolina Rig, Pitchin’, & All-Purpose Bass | Shop Now

NMB874-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’3″ | Line: 12-20 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 1 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.5 | Butt: 0.516 | Applications: Frog, Carolina Rig, & Pitchin’ | Shop Now

NMB903-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’6″ | Line: 10-17 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.0 | Butt: 0.497 | Applications: JW, Carolina Rig, Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics | Shop Now

NMB904-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’6″ | Line: 12-20 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 1 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 5.5 | Butt: 0.518 | Applications: Carolina Rig & Pitchin’ | Shop Now


Popping Elite-X Rod Blanks

NP842-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 4-10 lb. | Lure: 1/16 – 3/8 oz. | Action: Fast | Power: Medium-Light | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.0 | Butt: 0.492 | Applications: Poppin’ Cork | Shop Now

NP843-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.0 | Butt: 0.537 | Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore | Shop Now

NP844-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’0″ | Line: 8-15 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.0 | Butt: 0.545 | Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore | Shop Now

NP903-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’6″ | Line: 6-12 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.0 | Butt: 0.557 | Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore | Shop Now

NP904-MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Length: 7’6″ | Line: 8-15 lb. | Lure: 1/4 – 5/8 oz. | Action: Extra Fast | Power: Medium-Heavy | Pc. 1 | Tip: 4.0 | Butt: 0.565 | Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore | Shop Now