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Thread: Another Salty Kit - Fly Only.

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    Default Another Salty Kit - Fly Only.


    I recently completed this kit.

    Kit includes the following:

    1 x G. Loomis Crosscurrent GLX 9wt with Shilton SL6 and Airflo Ridge Tropical Floating Line(this is a new rod that was never fished, the proceeds of this rod and reel was transformed into tyres and a long range tank on Hennie's Toyota)
    1 x Extra SL6 Spool with Airflo Ridge Clear Deep Tropical
    1 x Sage Xi3 9' 12wt
    1 x MHX 9' 12wt
    1 x Shilton SL7 with Airflo Ridge Tropical Floating line
    1 x Spare spool for SL7 with Airflo Tropical Di7 Sinking line.
    2 x Rod Tubes
    1 x Plano Type Carry Case
    1 x Dock's reel carry case

    G. Loomis Crosscurrent GLX 9' 9wt

    Last edited by E.T.; 06-06-14 at 09:11 PM.

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    Sage Xi3 9' 12wt

    Sage Xi3 12wt Blank
    Alps Triangular Reelseat in Gunsmoke Finish
    American Tackle TTRLS Typhoon Spin/ Cast Guides as Stripping Guides
    TiCh Snake Guides
    TiCh Hook Keeper
    Black Thread with a Dark Grey Metallic Trim

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    MHX 9' 12Wt

    This is my first reel build on an MHX.
    There is a lot of hype around these blanks in the States.
    A lot of builders swear by them. So I gave it a shot on this build as a backup rod.

    MHX 9' 12wt Blank
    Alps Triangular Seat in Black
    American Tackle NBRLS Typhoon Spin/ Cast Guides as Stripping Guides in Black
    Black Snake Guides
    Black Hook Keeper
    Black Thread Wraps with Some Lime Green Metallic Trims

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    And then last but not least just two random snaps of the two rods with reels on them.

    Thanks for looking and apologies for the dust on the rods. I wiped them clean, but they are static like crazy this morning.
    Last edited by E.T.; 06-06-14 at 11:40 AM.

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    Bloody fantastic koos!
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    Nice rod - Mooi Ka troll

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    Awesome builds!

    I would like to know how that MHX performs with a Geet on the end of the line? It looks like a nice blank for a budget build.

    Just wish you partnerd those Sage Rods with some US reels :tongue: (runs away)
    Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience - "Ralph Waldo Emerson"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ko7Ad View Post
    Awesome builds!

    I would like to know how that MHX performs with a Geet on the end of the line? It looks like a nice blank for a budget build.
    Would you believe me if I told you that the Xi3 and MHX has very little between them.

    1. The blank tapers are very similar
    2. The wall thicknesses are very similar
    3. Noticeable difference is the blue on the Xi3. Sand that down and you won't be able to tell them apart.
    4. Casting in windy conditions this morning, I could not decided which I liked more. It's much of the same really.

    Being a tackle tart, I am leaning towards the Xi3, however the MHX did not disappoint me and if I were on a budget the MHX would be my choice.

    If I was blind folded I would not have been able to tell them apart on casting alone.
    The purists aren't going to like this, but I must agree with the Yanks that these MHX Blanks are as good as they say they are.

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    Dis moer nice Koos! Well done, dit lyk wraggies netjies.

    Ek soek so kit vir Tiere...

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

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