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Anyone run these rods?Got a good sale on em at a local shop and will by if there a decent rod.Im more st croix but willing to try these if worth the money!

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They were upgraded a year ago to a new generation.  I have an HMG spinning rod from the last generation, and an HMX baitcaster from 2(?) generations ago. They are both solid rods for the price (I think Fenwick generally seems to be good value per cost), and if you're getting a discount, all the better. One thing to consider is warranty -- I believe the HMG has a lifetime warranty, while the HMX is 5 years.

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I have a 6'6 HMX spinning rod that I really like. I use it mostly fishing wacky rigs and it has served me very well. 

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2 minutes ago, starkeer said:

I have a 6'6 HMX spinning rod that I really like. I use it mostly fishing wacky rigs and it has served me very well. 

That is def one of the purpose buys of these

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I've had a HMG for 5 years and love it. Great rod for the money.

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Both are great rods for the $$$

 

I have several of the current HMX's (no HMG's at the moment)

 

My new favorite rods are Dobyns Furys, but I won't be getting rid of the Fenwicks as they are pretty good.

 

In the HMX line I have the following:

 

7'ML spinning: Great finesse rod, Drop shot and ned rig got used on this often last season.

 

7'M spinning: Do all spinning rod, I used Neko, flick shake, tubes, grubs, and shaky heads on it a lot last year.

 

7' MH casting: this is a good "general purpose" rod. This past fall it was used quite a bit for chatterbaits, spinner baits, and swinging head football jigs and was excellent for all 3 applications. I have also used this rod for pitching jigs and plastics up to 1/2 oz, and it's great for that too. My biggest bass of my tournament season last year...a 6lb 4oz. largemouth, came on this rod with a 3/8 oz t-rigged plastic skipped under a dock. This rod is a little softer in the tip than a lot of other MH powered rods, so it's not going to be a great big bait, heavy cover rod IMHO.

 

The Fuji SKT reel seats took some getting used to, but now I don't pay any mind to it and grab these rods and fish them with out any weird feelings in hand.

 

 

 

 

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I have 7 hmg rods.  Some of them date back to 2000.  I recently broke a spinning rod and it was replaced under warranty.  I also have 3 St Croix Avid rods and like the hmg better.

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Current generation 7' MH HMG paired with a Revo MGX.   Always the first rod to be picked up unless there is something particular I want to throw.  The setup is very light and sensitive.

 

Current generation 6'9" ML HMG spinning rod with a Pfluegar President XT.  1/10 oz ned rig gets the majority of use, but it is great for the majority of finesse presentation.  

 

A previous generation 7' MH HMG was a great rod until it met the bottom of a shoe during the excitement of landing a fish.  I plan on adding more Fenwick rods in the coming years as I start replacing some older rods.

 

Get one and try it out,  I don't think you will be disappointed.

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I bought 3 HMG's and my father bought 2 HMG's about 4 years ago or so. Good little rods for the money at first. They have however proven to not hold up the best. We have broken guides off on 3 of those 5 rods though. The guide feet on these rods are very weak and a definite problem area. I've heard that Fenwick has revised these rods since then, so hopefully they fixed that issue.

 

I also have a HMX that I bought as a backup for whenever I go to NY salmon fishing in the streams. However, that rod is still wrapped up and new and I haven't had to use it yet. 

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Had both an hmx and a hmg. Wasn't a huge fan of the hmx, mainly didn't like the exposed reel seat. The hmg I still have, on loan to a friend who's learning to fish. Been a great rod for me, 6'9" ml-f. I think the new ones are a step backwards. Looked at an elite tech bass but found three, all had loose reel seats from the factory. 

 

I still like the hmg but the st Croix mojo 6'8 m-xf spinning rod gets more use nowadays. 

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