3 Popular Mag Taper Rod Blanks

3 Popular Mag Taper Rod Blanks

Is there anything more satisfying than having a big largemouth blowup on a frog and your hands shake as the adrenaline kicks to set the hook?

Enter the performance driven design of the MHX Mag Taper Series.

As indicated in the name, this taper features optimal strength in the butt and mid-section to provide enough fish fighting power, yet still brings a fast and sensitive tip to feel any bite.

The Proven Performance of MHX Mag Taper Fishing Rods

This blank series boasts over 40 models ranging between 6'6" and 7'10". Freshwater and light saltwater anglers use this series almost exclusively when targeting bass, sea trout, and redfish on artificial lures.


From pro anglers to weekend warriors, the MHX Mag Taper Series is the work horse rod blank that can do it all.


Check out 3 of the top performing MHX Mag Taper Blanks:


The MB843 MHX Blank

With the most popular series of MHX rod blanks comes the top three blanks in that series and the most popular in the entire MHX lineup. To lead off, the MHX MB843 is far and away the most popular MHX blank and has carried its weight since its inception seven years ago.

The popularity of this blank continues to grow as anglers find different techniques to utilize this blank's versatility. The freshwater guys throw spinnerbaits, topwater, light worm, and light jig on this blank where the saltwater guys love it for topwater and throwing a jig head with a number of softplasics.

Begin building your own MB843-MHX fishing rod!


The MB873 MHX Blank

Coming in number two in the popularity contest is the MHX MB873 which could be considered the bigger brother of the 843. It comes in at three inches longer and does have a little bit more fish fighting power in the butt section.

Although the ratings are the same between the two the MB873 does handle slightly heavier lures and bigger fish more efficiently. The freshwater guys use this blank for worming, Carolina rigs, jigs, chatterbaits and rattle traps around submerged grass. The saltwater guys will throw the MB873 for a chatterbait as well as their topwater lures especially if they are casting from a raised platform.

Pick up the MB873-MHX blank for your next rod build!


The MB874 MHX Blank

Last but certainly not least in rounding out the top three is the MHX MB874, which is probably THE grass rod for throwing a frog, magnum worms or swimbaits in heavy cover. This blank, rated up to one ounce, is one of the most versatile heavy cover blanks in the entire line up.

The power and progressive action really shows in this blank, once you set the hook you can feel the rod want to uncoil like a loaded spring and help you winch a big fish out of heavy cover.

Catch the performance of the MB874-MHX rod blank here:

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Add Color to your Build

In addition to the standard slate color in the Mag Taper series, if you are looking to spice things up a little bit, they come in white as well as six of the Mag Taper models come in six metallic colors.

MHX chose six popular blank models that are painted with a high-gloss automotive finish with an ultra UV resistant clear coat.

Pick out a kit for the MB843-MHX or MB873-MHX in your favorite color!

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