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North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Justin Hires (---)
Date: August 29, 2020 02:12PM

Thought I would post this in case you all didn't get the email. Glad I found the email in my spam folder, not sure why in spam never gone to spam before. "We are happy to share a flash sale with you! 65% OFF ON MOST BLANKS, 50% OFF ON GRIPS, 35% OFF Already aggressively prices LMX FLY and ICONOGLASS BLANKS!"
I couldn't resist and had to order some more X-rays.

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: August 29, 2020 05:31PM

Perhaps you have precipitated some heavy traffic, as the NFC website is not working for me.

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Rick Boley (104.220.92.---)
Date: August 29, 2020 05:35PM

Thanks, I bought 2.This Hobby is getting expensive.

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Ross Montgomery (---.ipv6.telus.net)
Date: August 29, 2020 09:45PM

Grabbed a couple of the lighter X-ray blanks and the neon mb 765. Has anyone built a neo 765 and what were your thoughts?

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Dan Pentecost (---)
Date: August 29, 2020 10:51PM

I got it too.... I am looking forward to getting the fly rod blanks I ordered at the 4th of July sale. I want to try one of those X-Ray blanks too

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Justin Hires (199.230.203.---)
Date: August 31, 2020 06:08AM

Ross Montgomery Wrote:
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> Grabbed a couple of the lighter X-ray blanks and
> the neon mb 765. Has anyone built a neo 765 and
> what were your thoughts?

Ross, there are posts on the NEO MB 765 Here: [www.rodbuilding.org]

Also, I have build one and plan on getting another built in the near future. Here is what I wrote and my thoughts:

I built the NEO and cut it down to 7' 1" with a 9" handle. Before cutting blank weighed in at 3.30oz. After the cut the blank weighed in at 2.98oz. Using the static load testing method I went with 10 guides. I used a Fuji Ecsm reel seat. After the build it weighed in at 4.48oz.

Testing: Using 12 fluorocarbon, 17lb mono. Lightest lure using 12lb fluorocarbon I tried was a KVD 1.0 crank that is 1/4oz. It cast it pretty well, but felt light. Could use it in a pinch The 1.5 crank 3/8oz worked very well, as did a 5xd and 6XD/1.0oz (that was the heaviest I tried). I really liked it for cranking. Using 17lb mono: Threw a 3/8 swim jig and 3/8oz Rock/football jig. Guessing total weight trailer etc. around 1/2oz. If worked very well for these, and I really liked it for working a Rock/football jig. Never tried any heavier but I am confident could use up to 1oz jig effectively. I caught 4 on it with 2lb being the biggest, was almost not fair how easy it set the hook and pulled in a 2lber lol. As far a feel/sensitivity it was very good and certainty best sensitive cranking rod I have used. In comparison to the MB/SJ 736's not as sensitive as these but close.

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Re: North Fork Composites Sale going on
Posted by: Ross Montgomery (---.ipv6.telus.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 07:39PM

Thanks Justin. Sounds like the neo going to be a interesting blank to put together and fish.

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