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Phenix Ultra MBX Classic Casting Rods - $289.99 to $299.99

Phenix Ultra MBX Classic Casting Rods

Taking performance to a new level of exotic, the Phenix Ultra MBX Classic Casting Rods utilize the entire lineup of Phenix's widely popular Ultra MBX Series. Featuring super sensitive and phenomenally lightweight, high-modulus Toray M40J graphite blanks, the Classic Series is also equipped with a redesigned handle system that incorporates the use of exotic Burl wood and high-density French cork. Aside from greatly improving the aesthetics of each rod, the density of the Burl Rings and Cork allowed Phenix to flawlessly balance the handle without the use of metal or screws. This amplifies the sensitivity of the entire rod, allowing even the most subtle bites to transition into the angler's hands.

Phenix improved their Open Trigger Offset Reel Seat as well with rubberized non-slip material for a solid, ergonomic base. Combined with the split/no fore-grip handle configuration, it also helps maximize sensitivity transfer, while premium Fuji SiC Guides deliver reliable performance and reduced friction for longer casts. Beautifully crafted and perfectly balanced, the Phenix Ultra MBX Classic Casting Rods are packed with performance, and the Burl accents distinguish each rod as one-of-a-kind.

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Comments: I hqve the 700mh and 707h. Like another said, the mh has a slightly lighter tip than the Gloomis 843 and stouter backbone. Casts my 1/4oz jivs and t-rigs excellent and balance superb with a chronarch CI4. I would have to say sensitivity would be on par with IMX and possibly GLX. It also has a faster tip than the Loomis. The 707 is just somethin else. Was tossing around a 1oZ jig w/craw papi trailer and it handle great. Feels lime I could punch a 1.5 oz no problem.  Chronarch 201e balanced very nice and threw even small frogs more than needed(althouth you can never send a frog out too far and haul in with this rod). I will definitely be getting more of the classic series and still waiting for the production K2 to be available sometime in the next couple months.

From: Fishboy: TX 7/25/14

Comments: This is the 2nd of 3 Phenix rods I have purchased, but it is probably my least favorite of the 3.  Don't get me wrong, I do still really like this rod.  I purchased the 7' ML and paired it with a Chronarch 50MG.  It is very sensitive and light.  The combo casts unbelievably well with light lures.  However I find it to be slightly uncomfortable in my hand (especially on hook sets).  It does get better once I get used to it, but still, this is the only outfit I have used where I had this kind of problem.

From: Andy: Janesville, WI

Comments: Used my 7'7" mH for salmon for the past 2 months.  Caught over 30 up to 22 pounds horsing it sometimes to.  very nice rod

From: Randy: Sacramento, CA

Comments: I own the 7' MH and the 7'7" ML, which is more of a true meduim action casting rod with maybe a slightly lighter tip and a slightly stiffer butt section. While the 7' is a true MH with a quicker lighter tip than Loomis that locks up quicker into a stiffer butt section than Loomis. So it's really both lighter in the tip than a MH Loomis, but stouter in the butt section. These rods are incredibly light weight and flawlessly built. That being said they aren't quite as sensitive as Loomis; they don't quite have that vibration transmission to your hands that Loomis's IMX, GLX, and Bass Blends have. It's about on par with GL3--so still sensitive...it is lighter than my IMX rods by quite a bit.

From: Sam: Auburn, KS

Comments: Well I just picked up my fifth Phenix rod, this time I got the new classic 7'7"H and LOVE it!! The actions on there rods were a touch off, but have since been reworked. The new rod is so light and sensitive!!! I was throwing senkos on it in the wind with about ten feet of wind bow in my line and could still feel that little tic! AWSUME!! Highly recommend Phenix. Sorry Loomis, I am making the change.

Comments: Phenix has a great look and super light, but they break at the last 14". I bought the mbx ultra classic and just broke my second one on a 5 to 7 lb bass. But they look great on the wall.

From: Jason: Laguna Hills, CA

Comments:I agree the weight ratings are off, to what most other manufacturers are. I have three. X-10, 606L, and 700H. Like mentioned my heavy rod, 700H, feels more like MH compared to other rods. Besides the rated weights issue, these are great rods. Light and very sensitive!!! I purchased my rods for specific techniques, and highly recommend to feel the rod before you purchase so that you get what your looking for. Their pricey but worth it. Hope this helps out.

From:Robert: South Gate, CA

Comments: I purchased the MBX 6ft 6inch heavy action rod from TW. While I can say it is a very attractive rod and very light, this rod is an absolute noodle. It is rated up to 1oz and that is a complete joke. I love to fish t-rigs and jigs and was hoping for a homerun of a rod, but,was extremely disappointed with this product. For appropriate bottom contact, going higher than 3/8s oz is not ideal at all. The setting power is horrible and I can't believe that this rod is rated as a heavy action rod. I was fooled and am much better off going for the St Croix Avid series or Gloomis IMX in a heavy action. These rods are TRUE to their ratings as opposed to Phenix, who I know years ago was much more reputable then they are now. Their blanks have definitely changed. Well,know I am using this rod for a crankbait rod since it is so flimsy. The setting power is minimal and I have NO confidence using this rod in a tourney to set up on a fish. In my opinion, it is an overpriced crankbait rod....

From:Bryan: Massapequa, NY

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Phenix MBX Classic Cast Rod 7' Med Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Fast 8-17lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip MBX Classic A
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13-3/4" $289.99
MBX Classic A

UMBX-700MH-C

Phenix MBX Classic Cast Rod 7' Heavy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Fast 10-20lb 3/8-1 1/4oz 9+Tip MBX Classic A
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13-3/4" $299.99
MBX Classic A

UMBX-700H-C

Phenix MBX Classic Cast Rod 7'3" Extra Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Extra Fast 10-30lb 3/8-1 1/2oz 9+Tip MBX Classic B
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15" $299.99
MBX Classic B

UMBX-703XH-C

Phenix MBX Classic Cast Rod 7'7" Med Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Fast 8-17lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip MBX Classic B
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15" $299.99
MBX Classic B

UMBX-707MH-C

Phenix MBX Classic Cast Rod 7'7" Heavy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Fast 10-20lb 3/8-1 1/4oz 9+Tip MBX Classic B
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15" $289.99
MBX Classic B

UMBX-707H-C

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