I have been a Shimano man for years and have never had any complaints. Christmas brought me two Wright and Magill flats blue rods and I love them. So this opens the question what brand has the best overall functions and reliability with out breaking the bank?
I mean I really think "for the money" you can not beat the Wright & McGill. As I'm sure many of you know I love my Sewell rod that our good buddy Matt Sewell custom made for me. He has good prices (obviously more the the Wright & McGill) but for what you get it is a steel. IMO
I have been building custom rods for 25 years, (and using them nearly every weekend as well!) and have lately been using MHx spinning, casting, and fly rod blanks. I have found they are equal or better quality than G/Loomis or other comprable rods. They are light weight, affordable, and I've never had a problem with them.
Joe, am I right that MHx is Mud Hole? I believe they are who Sewell uses as well. Would love to see some photos of your work. Please post them, always love to see and try new products.
Hello James as far as i know mhx isnt mudhole but i may be wrong,i posted some of my rod wraps in my profile photos or you can see more at my site www.somethinfishy.com
Woops typo it is www.somethinfishycustomrods.com sorry about that...lol
Hey Joe I just checked your site and I must say.. Niiice! The old birthday is coming up in a few months and she might let me have one.
Glad you like them Alan! I'm working on a few more this weekend, including an ultra-light - the feel of this rod is just amazing. I'll be posting more pics on the site soon. I'd be happy to build one for you.