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Does anyone use or have used in the past the Fenwick HMX rods? spinning or casting. I have been looking at them alot lately and need a little feedback. Thanks

Jake

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I have 2 spinning rods- a 6'6" M and 6'6" ML. I like them a lot and may get more. They are light, sensitive and tough. The Pacific Bay SS304 guides are very nice.

I've been adding more Fenwicks to my collection.  I have 4 HMGs and 2 HMXs.  Fenwicks appear to take quality control seriously.  I haven't found a flaw in one I've looked at yet.  

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I haven't used the HMX but have 7 HMGs.  I use them as much as my Gloomis rods.

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I Presently have an HMX and an Eagle GT, they are by far my favorite spinning rods. I find no need to switch or upgrade. I like the HMX action better than the HMG, which I know is a better rod. I have  A Techna AV Baitcaster and I love that rod also

I have fished the Venturas,Eagle GT's,Hmx,Hmg and The Techna AV, and all of the Fenwick Prodcuts have been wonderful

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Almost all of my new rods are Fenwick. I have two HMX series spinning rods and I like them a LOT! Great rods for the price, IMO:o)

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One of my all time favorite rods, great modles in both casting and spinning,

Muddy is a smart man. I share his opinion, I still have several that I use on a regular basis. I did break one once, Fenwick replaced it.  To boot, about 5 years ago our local Gander Montain had them on special for $30.  If they did that again I would leave the store with heavy arms.

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The HMX handles are horrible.

I like the handles on the spinning rods.  But I was wondering about how that composite cork on the handle on baitcasters would affect sensitivity (with no exposed blank).   Anyone have any comments/opinions on that?

On the flip side, I've checked out some medium power baitcasting HMXs and they seem to have moderate or moderate-fast actions.  Seems to me that they would excel as crankbait rods.  

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I have two Techna-AV casting rods: Favorite rods. I've had two Fenwick spinning rods. A 6 ft ML Eagle GT. Probably my all time favorite rod. I also had a 7ft MH HMX spinning rod and I won my first tournament on that rod. Enough backbone to pull fish over grass mats while fishing flukes. I broke both spinning rods because of stupidity. Great rods.

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The HMX handles are horrible.

I like the handles on the spinning rods. But I was wondering about how that composite cork on the handle on baitcasters would affect sensitivity (with no exposed blank). Anyone have any comments/opinions on that?

On the flip side, I've checked out some medium power baitcasting HMXs and they seem to have moderate or moderate-fast actions. Seems to me that they would excel as crankbait rods.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; they are great rods

Maybe it's beause o I have Neuropathy in my finger tips, but I really never felt a faint hit from a bass. I know many moe experienced have, and some are gonna say well those are the ones that you didnt feel and they got away. I don't fish in Tournys so every ounce is not important. I have really come to appreciate my Fenwicks and AllStars, I am down to 4 rods in the boat and one when pond fishing. LIFE IS GETTING SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL ONCE AGAIN

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I upgraded allmost all my rods this winter.  The only ones I kept were my Fenwick HMX's. Thats how much like them.  I currently have 6 of them. 4 casting, 6'6" MH, 7' MH, 7 H, 6'10" XH, and 2 spinning, 6' ML, and 6'10" MH. The cork in the handle is a non issue, the rods are VERY sensitive. I like them better than any other sub $100 rod I have ever used, and I have used them all I think. I also think they are better then St Croix Premiers, and G.Loomis GL2's, both of which I have fished.

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Over the last year or so, I've converted over to almost all Fenwick (6) and All Star (7), excepting a few BPS/Browning rods.  

I bought my second HMX this last weekend.  I wanted another 6'6" medium spinning rod.  My intent was to buy a Team All Star IM10.  I went to Gander Mountain and looked at All Stars.   I found one with a loose guide, one with a deep gouge in the blank, and one with a guide eye completely glued over.   It sorta ticked me off.   So I went to Green Top and looked at Fenwick and decided on another HMX.  The finish was perfect, guides were solid, and the rod is just darned good looking.  

I plan on adding another HMX or two,  and two more HMGs.  HMGs are just fantastic.  

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Thanks for the feedback fellas. Looks like i will be visiting Cabelas next weekend  8-).

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