This MHX blank is under their blend series built with a blend of high intermediate and low intermediate modulus fibers.
The 6'10" blank is a single piece blank rated at 4-8lb with moderate fast action.
The reel seat was ordered way back early of this year. A quality Matagi component which not many will pick. This aluminum trigger down locking reel seat has got a burled wood insert, old school type.
Cork ring stacked and glued for the full grip handle.
Test fitting the handle before gluing. The cork handle still need some shaping.
The mid section of the handle was shaped for a thinner 'waist line'..
11 piece set micro guides with nano rings was used for this rod. Gerard wanted maroon color wrapping. So I suggested Garnet to him. It looked kinda bright but.....
.... after epoxy, it looked dark and under the sunlight it will look very nice.
Before I epoxy the guides and tested the blank... and this is how it will look when loaded...
The rod decal was placed on after all the guides wrapped.
Then the guides and rod decal was epoxy.
The next day..... cork seal was applied to the fore grip and handle.
Aluminum butt tack from Matagi.