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NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 06, 2018 09:54PM

Anyone used these and how do they compare to CFX?

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: August 07, 2018 12:51AM

Are you talking grips or rod blanks? You didn't say.

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 07, 2018 06:37AM

Grips

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 07, 2018 10:05AM

I have bought and used the rear rear casting grips of both brands, and they are almost identical in appearance an performance. The CFX grips are very uniform in length, and I have noticed some variation in the length of the NFC grips but not a big deal. With the 1/2 price sale going on now, the NFC grips are less expensive and thus represent a better deal. At the same price it would be a toss up.
Norm

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (107.77.85.---)
Date: August 07, 2018 07:15PM

I waited for three months to get my grips..... never got them, I finally cancelled my order. I had people who ordered them with their blanks. What they received was second hand at best. Grips were not bored on center, carbon sleeve was not cured smooth to the core. I.e. there were humps in what should have been a smooth cylindrical shape. On one of the rear split grips, the carbon sleeve completely separated while reaming( I was reaming by hand with a dream reamer so heat was not the cause).

Long story short go with cfx

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 07, 2018 07:45PM

Did not have the same experience as Thomas. The NFC grips did vary a little in length, but otherwise they were just fine and looked almost exactly like the CFX grips. Basically the only difference was that the NFC foam core was a little lighter in color. I PG coated them, the holes were centered, and they reamed just fine. I ordered four blanks and four grips on 10 July and got them within 4 or 5 days after ordering and they shipped from Washington to Mississippi. I call that pretty good service. The rear casting grips were $6 apiece making them a good buy. If I had previously heard of Thomas problems I may not have ordered them, but for me they were just fine. Don’t know if I was lucky or Thomas was unlucky.
Norm

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 07, 2018 08:25PM

Thomas is not the only person with supply problems from NFC I don't know why but it can take some time to supply what you ordered , an they don't respond to E mails in a timely manner I think ,

William Sidney
AK

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (108.162.216.---)
Date: August 08, 2018 10:56AM

Norman,

I found the Northfork grips have a slightly different taper. One that I prefer over the cfx but honestly it is not noticeable to many

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (108.162.221.---)
Date: August 08, 2018 01:08PM

Thomas Kaufmann Wrote:
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> I waited for three months to get my grips.....
> never got them, I finally cancelled my order. I
> had people who ordered them with their blanks.
> What they received was second hand at best. Grips
> were not bored on center, carbon sleeve was not
> cured smooth to the core. I.e. there were humps in
> what should have been a smooth cylindrical shape.
> On one of the rear split grips, the carbon sleeve
> completely separated while reaming( I was reaming
> by hand with a dream reamer so heat was not the
> cause).
>
> Long story short go with cfx

It took about a month to get mine from NFC. The ones I got were bored but they were as Thomas has described. Not very symmetrical and bumpy, kinda rough.

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: James Taylor (108.162.246.---)
Date: August 08, 2018 04:14PM

Just throwing it out there but here at Batson Enterprises we redeveloped out ForeCast Carbon Fiber grips and came out with quite a few new shapes (including a few fly) - [alpsforecast.com]
If they don't pass our inspection then it won't make it out the door to the end user.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 08, 2018 10:16PM

James could not ID the fly rod grips point me there, Thanks

William Sidney
AK

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: August 09, 2018 10:28AM

Bill Sidney Wrote:
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> James could not ID the fly rod grips point me
> there, Thanks

Here's the link to the fly grips: [alpsforecast.com]

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: August 09, 2018 06:42PM

If I remember right the NFC First Strike grips have a layer of prepeg strips under the prepeg sleeve, thsy say it gets a better bond and virtually new pockets this way when they bake them. The Black Widow material is hand laid prepeg stips on a mandrel than baked.

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 09, 2018 09:18PM

James Taylor ??? do you know any one that stock them ?? , or will they order as needed or drop ship as I would like to order some ,
with your knolage you might be able to help out

William Sidney
AK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2018 09:19PM by Bill Sidney.

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: August 10, 2018 10:40AM

Bill Sidney Wrote:
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> James Taylor ??? do you know any one that stock
> them ?? , or will they order as needed or drop
> ship as I would like to order some ,
> with your knolage you might be able to help out


Sadly doesn't look like anyone has them in stock, takes a bit to get the new items up on their sites - there's a few that sold out and are reordering. We are fully stocked, so our dealers can get them.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Robert Metzger (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: August 10, 2018 11:46AM

Bill, Utmost is as close to you as you are going to get in the lower 48. In addition they only charge
actual freight cost, no handling, and as a really big plus are located within driving distance of
Batson and Pac Bay. In addition, Carol is VERY easy to deal with and will go the extra mile for you
as well as very good pricing. If honesty, service and good pricing are high on your list, you won't
do better. I am in New York and get my orders within 4 or 5 days, usual cost for shipping well under
$10.00 - cheaper than handling at any big box type places I've dealt with. Give them a call

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 10, 2018 05:46PM

Have a call into them as I type with one finger thanks James & Robert

William Sidney
AK

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Re: NFC Carbon Fiber
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: August 10, 2018 09:16PM

Up most will handle the order , so it is on order as I type with one finger , Bill

William Sidney
AK

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