Top 2 MHX Rod Recipes for Surf Fishing

Join us for two surf fishing rod recipes that will cast a country mile and put the pressure on everything from over slot snook and bull redfish, to pompano, barracuda, and more from the beach!

Watch Spooky Surf Builds 10/27 at 6:30 PM EST

It is high tide for a surf fishing episode, and we’re bringing the best tips & tricks in surf rod building straight to you on Mud Hole Live: Spooky Surf Builds!

Featured Demos:
– Installing a Weighted Fighting Butt
– Tips for Cork Tape Handles
– How to Install Winn Overwrap
– Guide Selection & Spacing for Surf Rods

Watch for LIVE Q & A, NEW Products, and FREE GIVEAWAY PRIZES!

3rd Place | CRB Weighted Fighting Butt & Mud Hole Swag Pack

2nd Place | (2) Winners – Choice of Cork Tape or Winn Overwrap

1st Place | Custom MHX Surf Rod Kit

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Build the Best Surf Rod with Mud Hole

When it comes to surf fishing, it’s easy to catch more than the breathtaking views of a sunrise.

Whether it’s a full bucket of bait, lunch and leftovers, or just loads of fun, surf fishing hooks many different anglers, but all can agree that the right rod is key.

For instance, if your rod won’t load up and cast beyond the breaking waves where the fish feed, your chances of catching any fish start slimming down pretty quickly.

And if your rod tip isn’t responsive enough to alert you to the action, you’re going to be out of bait here soon and fishing on credit has never worked.

That’s why the combination of the proper rod length, action, and power, along with the ability to build your own surf rod setup accordingly, truly brings you better odds in hooking up from shore.

Here are two surf rod recipes that we recommend to start:

The 9’ Surf Rod Built for Long Casts & Big Snook

This rod is built on the #SU1087F-MHX Surf Blank for its excellent performance fishing in the surf and its versatility to fish for big snook and more around bridges.

The SU1087F is a 9-foot, fast action Surf Blank from MHX Rods that is rated for 1 – 4 oz with a medium power. This length and action helps load up and bomb casts into the horizon, while the 1 – 4 oz. rating lends itself to a wide variety of surf rigs as you adjust weights for the tides and current.





Plus, you can easily take this rod to fish hair jigs and larger swimbaits to hook up on big snook and really put this rod to the test. This medium power, fast action combo allows you to put pressure on fish without popping hooks and losing bites.

This custom surf rod features a longer handle to really load up casts with a nice extended grip and it’s really something with the #QGN shrink wrap over #DCL-39 snook decals for that added custom touch all rod builders are after.

Add CRB’s #ARBC Door Knob Style Butt for comfort in your hip and pair this build with LZR Medium Duty Guides for a durable, lightweight guide train with increased casting distance.





These components assemble a versatile surf rod geared for performance with all the benefits of rod building!

The 2-Piece 10’ Surf Rod Ready to Travel & Catch Fish

We added this surf rod build to the arsenal because its 10-foot length is great for casting as far as you can see, while the 2-piece construction makes traveling to the beach very convenient.

Built on the #SU1207F-2-MHX Med-Heavy Power Surf Blank, this build will quickly become your favorite for its packable high-performance and its rating of 2 – 5 oz. to fish any surf rig under the sun. The fast action of this rod is key not only for casting, but also detecting bites as the tip flexes and recovers with the current.

Once that flex keeps flexing, that fast action is tipping you off to a bite!

With the right action and a boost in power, you can send casts beyond breaking waves to feeding fish and have enough fight to land big gamefish in the surf.







For custom components, this surf rod is tricked out with the CRB #AFB Weighted Butt for rod balance and less fatigue, the CRB #ACLR Aluminum Comfort Lock Reel Seat for corrosion resistance, and the longer handle with #CTP Cork Tape for the proper rear grip extension when casting a country mile.




Watch the SU1207F-2-MHX Surf Rod Recipe:






Here’s the full SU1207F-2-MHX Surf Rod Recipe:

Rod Blank: #SU1207F-2-MHX Surf Rod

Guides: #PMDZG LZR Medium-Duty Spin Cast

Running Guides: #PRZG-8 LZR Running Guides Model R

Tip Top: #PMZT-8-7 LZR Medium-Duty Tip Top

Fore Grip: #FGVJ-7-300 EVA Vertical Jigging Grips

Reel Seat: #ACLR-18-S CRB Comfort Lock Reel Seat

Rear Grip: #CTP Cork Tape

Fighting Butt: #AFB-5 CRB Heavy Duty Aluminum Fighting Butt

Primary Thread: #CFS-D-619 ColorFast Violet

Secondary Thread: #CFS-D-822 ColorFast Silver Smoke

Metallic Thread 1: #MS-D-9600 Metallic Purple

Metallic Thread 2: #MS-D-9860 Metallic Silver

Build your new favorite surf rod and get to the beach for more bites!

Don’t Miss Mud Hole Live: Spooky Surf Builds!

Premiering 10/27 at 6:30PM EST…

It is high tide for a surf fishing episode, and we’re bringing the best tips & tricks in surf rod building straight to you on Mud Hole Live: Spooky Surf Builds!

Featured Demos:
– Installing a Weighted Fighting Butt
– Tips for Cork Tape Handles
– How to Install Winn Overwrap
– Guide Selection & Spacing for Surf Rods

Watch for LIVE Q & A, NEW Products, and FREE GIVEAWAY PRIZES!

3rd Place | CRB Weighted Fighting Butt & Mud Hole Swag Pack

2nd Place | (2) Winners – Choice of Cork Tape or Winn Overwrap

1st Place | Custom MHX Surf Rod Kit

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