nternet gathering place for custom rod builders
  • Custom Rod Builders - This message board is provided for your use by the sponsors listed on the left side of the page. Feel free to post any question, answers or topics related in any way to custom building. When purchasing products please remember those who sponsor this board.

  • Manufacturers and Vendors - Only board sponsors are permitted and encouraged to promote and advertise products on the board. You may become a sponsor for a nominal fee. It is the sponsor fees that pay for this message board.

  • Rules - Rod building is a decent and rewarding craft. Those who participate in it are assumed to be civilized individuals who are kind and considerate in their dealings with others. Please respond to others in the same fashion in which you would like to be responded to. Registration IS NOW required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting. Posts which are inflammatory, insulting, or that fail to include a proper name and email address will be removed and the persons responsible will be barred from further participation.

    Registration is now required in order to post. You must include your actual First and Last name and a correct email address when registering or posting.

2022 ICRBE
CCS Database
Int. Custom Rod Symbol
Common Cents Info
American Tackle
Anglers Rsrc - Fuji
BRC Rods
Banana River Rods
Cork Specialties LLC
HNL Rod Blanks–CTS
CTS New Zealand
Custom Fly Grips LLC
Decal Connection
Flex Coat Co.
HFF Custom Rods
Janns Netcraft
Lucas Mfg Co.
Mickel's Custom Rods
My Rod Shop
Mudhole Custom Tackle
MHX Rod Blanks
North Fork Composites
REC Components
Renzetti Inc.
Rod Builders Warehouse
RodHouse France
RodMaker Magazine
RodMaker Blog
Schneiders Rod Shop
SeaGuide Corp.
Struble Mfg.
The Rod Room
Trondak U-40
Utmost Enterprises
VooDoo Rods

Pages: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2
Re: NFC MB or SJ
Posted by: Shawn Riebe (---.midco.net)
Date: November 11, 2020 08:06PM

David Baylor Wrote:
> Shawn, your outline of what the CCS numbers mean
> is correct. IP = intrinsic power. The numbers
> Norman and I gave are the number of grams it takes
> to deflect the blank 1/3 of it's total length.
> Let's say you have 7' rod held horizontal and
> level. 1/3 of 7' is 28" so you add weight hanging
> from the tip, until the tip is 28" below where the
> tip was when the entire rod was horizontal.
> You are also right about the HM versus IM. I would
> say the IM blanks are more durable. And like you,
> I take care of my rods in that I don't drop them
> or treat them roughly, but when it comes to
> landing and horsing fish, I some times put them in
> some at times, dicey predicaments. In other words,
> I boat flip fish. Of course there is a right way
> and a wrong way to boat flip a fish, but some
> times a fish does something you don't expect and
> your rod gets put in jeopardy. I've boat flipped 4
> lb largemouth with the rod built on the MB 709 and
> never once felt I was in danger of breaking it. I
> wouldn't even consider doing that with the rods I
> have built on the MB 736 (or SJ 736 whichever it
> is)
> Anyhow, I've yet to build on a straight HM blank
> from NFC, but as mentioned I don't find the
> sensitivity of the IM blank all that far behind
> the X ray blanks I've built on.

David, thanks for validating my new education on CCS! Also, thanks for the info on gabbing more power in a 9 instead of the 5 or 6 for pitching. I hope to make these rods something that I really enjoy and a new hobby is born!!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: NFC MB or SJ
Posted by: David Baylor (---)
Date: November 11, 2020 08:13PM

lol Thomas ..... you are exactly right about there being a right way and a wrong way to boat flip fish. And I have no doubts that it can be done on the rods you mentioned doing it with. As long as it's done right lol It's just not something I would make a practice of with my MB 736 X ray rods. Maybe it's because I have over $300 in costs for each of them lol

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: NFC MB or SJ
Posted by: Trevor Esparza (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: November 15, 2020 11:05PM

Norman Miller Wrote:
> In case anyone is interested, I do have some CCS
> measurements for some of the NFC X-ray blanks and
> HM blanks that I made recently.
> MB 704 HM - intrinsic power (IP) is about 560 gm,
> and action angle (AA) is about 72 degrees
> MB 705 HM. - IP 635 gm and AA 75 degrees
> MB 736 X-ray- IP 725 gm and AA 71 degrees
> MB 765 X-ray Neo - IP 865 gm and AA 77 degrees
> SJ 703 X-ray - IP 343 gm and AA 73 degrees
> SJ 736 X-ray - IP 793 gm and AA 75 degrees
> Modern graphite blanks for the most part are not
> all that brittle they hold up quite well if not
> abused. If you want something that is very durable
> and supposedly almost unbreakable try the X-ray
> MB765 Neo.
> Norm

Im late to the party. I have the MB-733 @ an IP 570 and AA 83

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.