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NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: josh keller (---.hsd1.wv.comcast.net)
Date: December 19, 2018 12:00PM

hey all, first post. Im in the process of converting all of my st croix legend tournament bass rods over to NFC rods i want to build. I fish only smallmouth bass in rivers. my current line up is two st croix legend 6'10" - 7'1" medium spinning rods, one 7'1" mh and one 6'10" medium light. Im having issues reading the charts and coming up with equivalent models of the NFC blanks.

the specs on the medium st croixs are 3/16 oz - 5/8 oz lures. 6-12 lb line.

the ML is 1/8 - 1/2 oz lures and 6 - 10 lb line.

mh is rated at 5/16 - 3/4 and 8 - 14 lb line.

How do these NFC blanks compare to the above rods?

MB 704-1 (HM) Bass $263.26 Fast 0.59 84 1/4-5/8 8-14 to the medium action st croix

MB 705-1 (HM) Bass, Classics $266.76 Fast 0.59 84 1/4-3/4 10-17 to the medium heavy - perhaps going with the 6 power will be closer?

perhaps this is a better choice for the MH? MB 736-1(X-Ray LMX) Bass, X-Ray $250.00 Fast 0.49 87 1/4-3/4oz 8-16lb

How does this rod compare to the medium light? perhaps the 2 power is closer?
MB 733-1(X-Ray LMX) Bass, X-Ray $250.00 Fast 0.52 87 1/8-3/8oz 4-10lb


thanks so much guys!

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: December 19, 2018 01:17PM

I suggest that you call NFC and ask them for their recommendation.

Good luck

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: December 19, 2018 07:52PM

Hey there Josh, I'm the guy you sent the message to on Bass Boat Central. Welcome to the best rod building forum on the planet. You've come to the right place.

I'm sure there will be members that will be able to will be able to supply the kind of answers you're looking for.

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: Dennis Rief (---.hsi4.kabel-badenwuerttemberg.de)
Date: December 29, 2018 04:49PM

I’m not sure if they have the exact st Croix blanks in their inventory, but checking rodhouse.fr should / might help. They have a tool to visually compare blanks with various loads on their website



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2018 07:53PM by Dennis Rief.

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: AARON SCHILLER (---.sub-174-197-15.myvzw.com)
Date: January 01, 2019 12:01PM

For your medium blank I would suggest the MB 702. The MB blanks have a ton of backbone.

For the medium light I would suggest either the SJ732 x-ray or possibly the DS 721 x-ray although I haven't had my hands on that blank yet. I would assume it has a much lighter tip section like their other Drop Shot models.

For your MH I would suggest the MB 704

All of these recommendations may be more informative if you highlighted the most common bait or technique that you use that rod for the most, as NFC has many options for each of your specifications that each may shine with different techniques.

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: josh keller (---.hsd1.wv.comcast.net)
Date: January 03, 2019 07:19PM

AARON SCHILLER Wrote:
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> For your medium blank I would suggest the MB 702.
> The MB blanks have a ton of backbone.
>
> For the medium light I would suggest either the
> SJ732 x-ray or possibly the DS 721 x-ray although
> I haven't had my hands on that blank yet. I would
> assume it has a much lighter tip section like
> their other Drop Shot models.
>
> For your MH I would suggest the MB 704
>
> All of these recommendations may be more
> informative if you highlighted the most common
> bait or technique that you use that rod for the
> most, as NFC has many options for each of your
> specifications that each may shine with different
> techniques.

sorry, just saw this - was out of town for new years. All of my fishing is for smallmouth bass on rivers.

For the medium heavy, baitcasting, 5/16 - 1/2 oz finesse style jigs with craw trailers. I also like a spinning rod in the same action for windy days or fishing under trees.
medium spinning i throw 1/4 - 3/8 oz tubes, swimbaits, plastics.
medium light spinning i throw 1/8 - 1/4 oz hair jigs, ned rigs, trd crawz, teaser tubes, etc.

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Re: NFC blank recommendations
Posted by: AARON SCHILLER (---.sub-174-198-19.myvzw.com)
Date: January 04, 2019 10:29AM

I stand by my recommendations for those techniques.

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