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Review of the MHX Elite-X Rod Blanks

Introducing the most technologically advanced rod blanks available, the MHX Elite-X Series features innovative new materials and enhanced specifications to outperform and outlast rival high mod rod blanks.

The Most Advanced MHX Rod Blanks Available

As an established leader in the evolution of fishing rod design, MHX has been busy the last decade developing and testing the most advanced rod blanks to ever reach the water.

Each Elite-X blank headlining the series incorporates Mitsubishi Rayon 12K High Modulus Fiber of 57 million modulus with a tensile strength of over 442 ksi. Making these blanks lighter and more sensitive than previously possible, the material design of the Elite-X inspires an enhanced feel while working lures, detecting bites, and setting the hook.

Plus, tying these materials together is a refined Nano Resin System that works to prevent rods from compression and impact failures common with other manufacturers’ high modulus blanks. The state-of-the-art Nano Resin System of the MHX Elite-X Series ensures more strength where rival high mods fall short.

Together, this cutting-edge blank construction builds the most technologically advanced fishing rods on the market.

Rod Technology Meets Fishing Applications

Sparking a new age in performance driven design, the Elite-X blanks are truly the best of the best and feature an exclusive, top tier performance that easily bests competing high modulus blanks.

But building a superior product, like the Elite-X, doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, the development of this stellar series took close to a decade to complete because of all the rigorous testing along the way.

From MHX Pro Staff and Field Staff, to more local and specialized fisherman across the country, a range of experienced anglers were able to fish the Elite-X and offer their feedback. MHX rod designers then used their collective feedback to retool and refine the specifications of the Elite-X rod blanks to bring only the best.

Born from the desire to design the most dominant MHX blanks across a variety of fishing applications, the Elite-X Series’ debut turns this pursuit into a reality.

The Elite-X Series began by taking three of the most popular and effective MHX application series: the Spin Jig, the Mag Taper, and the Popping, and then demanding, how can we make these blanks even better?

These widely recognized series have led the way in their designated fishing applications, but now with the launch of the Elite-X, the best is truly yet to come. Completely overhauling the materials within the blank models, while also enhancing the rod specs that previously championed each series, allows MHX to forge a newfound path to perfecting performance through fishing rod design.

Reducing diameters and overall weight, maximizing sensitivity and durability, and dialing in rod specs beyond belief, the Elite-X Series rod blanks target fishing applications with extreme precision to bring the most effective design and performance to anglers everywhere.

The part numbers of the Elite-X blanks are noted by the prefix “N,” so for example: the Elite-X Spin Jig rod blanks are NSJ(Length)(Power)-MHX.

This means an NSJ842-MHX, is an Elite-X Spin Jig blank that is 84″ in length (7’0″), and a medium-light power.


Spin Jig Elite-X Rod Blanks

NSJ781-MHX: 6’6″ | 6-10 lb. | 1/16 – 5/16 oz. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.416 Butt

  • Applications: Finesse & Walleye

NSJ782-MHX: 6’6″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/8 – 3/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.418 Butt

  • Applications: Crank bait, Walleye, Finesse, & Shakey Head

NSJ783-MHX: 6’6″ | 8-15 lb. | 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.49 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head, Rattle Trap, Lt to Med Jigs, Top Water, & Walleye

NSJ812-MHX: 6’9″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/8 – 3/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.44 Butt

  • Applications: Crank bait, Walleye, Finesse, & Shakey Head

NSJ813-MHX: 6’9″ | 8-15 lb. | 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.46 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head, Rattle Trap, Lt to Med Jigs, Top Water, & Walleye

NSJ8225-MHX: 6’10” | 8-14 lb. | 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.495 Butt

  • Applications: Drop Shot & Poppin’ Cork

NSJ841-MHX:  7’0″ | 6-10 lb. | 1/16 – 5/16 oz. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.426 Butt

  • Applications: Pan Fish, Trout, Lt Finesse, & Walleye

NSJ842-MHX: 7’0″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/8 – 1/2 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.481 Butt

  • Applications: Finesse, Walleye, & Shakey Head

NSJ843-MHX: 7’0″ | 8-15 lb. | 3/8 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.5 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, Lt to Med Jigs, & Top Water

NSJ8515-MHX: 7’1″ | 6-14 lb. | 3/16 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.485 Butt

  • Applications: Drop Shot & Walleye

NSJ870-MHX: 7’3″ | 4-8 lb. | 1/32 – 1/4 oz. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 3.5 Tip | 0.475 Butt

  • Applications: Drop Shot, Crank Bait, Pan Fish, & Trout

NSJ871-MHX: 7’3″ | 6-10 lb. | 1/16 – 3/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.48 Butt

  • Applications: Pan Fish, Trout, Drop Shot, & Walleye

NSJ872-MHX: 7’3″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/8 – 1/2 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.465 Butt

  • Applications: Finesse, Walleye, & Lt Jigs




Mag Taper Elite-X Rod Blanks

NMB752XF-MHX: 6’3″ | 8-14 lb. | 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.427 Butt

  • Applications: Shooter, Dock Skippin’, Finesse, & Jerk Bait

NMB753XF-MHX: 6’3″ | 10-17 lb. | 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.47 Butt

  • Applications: Shooter, Dock Skippin’, & Jerk Bait

NMB782-MHX: 6’6″ | 8-14 lb. | 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.427 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head & Walleye

NMB783-MHX: 6’6″ | 10-17 lb. | 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.465 Butt

  • Applications: Top Water, Walleye, & Spinnerbait

NMB812XF-MHX: 6’9″ | 8-14 lb. | 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.44 Butt

  • Applications: Top Water, Spinner Bait, Finesse, & Walleye

NMB813XF-MHX: 6’9″ | 10-17 lb. | 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.472 Butt

  • Applications: Top Water, Jerk Bait, Finesse, & Walleye

NMB843-MHX: 7’0″ | 10-17 lb. | 3/16 – 3/4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.5 Butt

  • Applications: Wormin’, Jig N Pig, Spinnerbait, Texas Rig Plastics, & Top Water

NMB844-MHX: 7’0″ | 12-20 lb. | 1/4 – 1 oz. | Fast Action | Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.532 Butt

  • Applications: Carolina Rig, Pitchin’, Med to Hvy Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics

NMB862-MHX: 7’2″ | 8-14 lb. | 1/8 – 5/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.472 Butt

  • Applications: Finesse, Walleye, Lt to Med Jigs, & Top Water

NMB862XF-MHX: 7’2″ | 8-14 lb. | 1/16 – 1/2 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 4.5 Tip | 0.47 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, & Finesse

NMB863XF-MHX: 7’2″ | 10-17 lb. | 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.477 Butt

  • Applications: Shakey Head, Walleye, Jigs, Spinnerbait, & Top Water

NMB873-MHX: 7’3″ | 10-17 lb. | 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.49 Butt

  • Applications: Wormin’, Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics

NMB873.5-MHX: 7’3″ | 10-20 lb. | 3/8 – 1 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5.5 Tip | 0.494 Butt

  • Applications: Carolina Rig, Pitchin’, All-Purpose Bass

NMB874-MHX: 7’3″ | 12-20 lb. | 1/4 – 1 oz. | Fast Action | Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5.5 Tip | 0.516 Butt

  • Applications: Frog, Carolina Rig, & Pitchin’

NMB903-MHX: 7’6″ | 10-17 lb. | 1/4 – 3/4 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5 Tip | 0.497 Butt

  • Applications: JW, Carolina Rig, Jigs, & Texas Rig Plastics

NMB904-MHX: 7’6″ | 12-20 lb. | 1/4 – 1 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 5.5 Tip | 0.518 Butt

  • Applications: Carolina Rig & Pitchin’






Popping Elite-X Rod Blanks

NP842-MHX: 7’0″ | 4-10 lb. | 1/16 – 3/8 oz. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 1 Piece | 4 Tip | 0.492 Butt

  • Applications: Poppin’ Cork

NP843-MHX: 7’0″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/4 – 1/2 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 4 Tip | 0.537 Butt

  • Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore

NP844-MHX: 7’0″ | 8-15 lb. | 1/4 – 5/8 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 4 Tip | 0.545 Butt

  • Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore

NP903-MHX: 7’6″ | 6-12 lb. | 1/4 – 1/2 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium Power | 1 Piece | 4 Tip | 0.557 Butt

  • Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore

NP904-MHX: 7’6″ | 8-15 lb. | 1/4 – 5/8 oz. | Extra Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 1 Piece | 4 Tip | 0.565 Butt

  • Applications: Poppin’ Cork, Walleye, & Lt Inshore


The Elite-X Signature Platinum Gray Finish

The stunning Platinum Gray Finish of the Elite-X was actually introduced during the later stages of its development.

In the initial phases, the Elite-X rod blanks were unfinished. The idea behind the unfinished blanks was to keep unnecessary weight at a minimum.

However, this idea didn’t last long as MHX rod designers discovered the Platinum Gray Finish and compared the weight of the unfinished Elite-X with the finished blanks to find no significant weight increase.

Not only does the finish add just a fraction to the overall weight, the metallic gleam of the Platinum Gray finish is the perfect match for the superior performance of the Elite-X Series.

Build Your MHX Elite-X Fishing Rod Now

Whether you have heard the rumors of this flagship series, or you are now seeing its potential for the first time, the Elite-X rod blanks are the leading edge of fishing rod technology. No other rod can come close to the performance driven design of the Elite-X Series, and it’s specifications are truly something you have to fish to believe.

Incredibly light, unbelievably sensitive, and strategically strong, each Elite-X rod blank inspires a top tier performance that’s just waiting to be built.