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Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 26, 2021 08:50AM

I usually use the TVS reel seats in 17 size. Would this lighter rod be more suited for a 16 sized reel seat? My last two rod builds have been PB691MLXF and PB691MXF both with size 17 reel seats and using KR Concept guide trains.

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 26, 2021 09:44AM

Stick with the 17 if you find it fits your hand. The weight difference has to be minuscule and the ergonomic advantage far outweighs the slight weight penalty, if there is one. Even if there is a penalty, with it located at the hand, it is in the least offensive place it could be on the rod. I use no 16's on anything any more.

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 26, 2021 03:18PM

Thanks. I got real spoiled using the TVS reel seats for all my PB spinning rods
Along with the AR Winn grips, it makes for a great, sensitive rod.

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: benjie bates (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: August 27, 2021 09:30AM

size 17 spinning is fine, that is what i put on my pb7ml and 73ml. i just ran the mvt reel seat on my builds, no foregrips, just a small butt, reel seat and love the way it came out, i wouldn't add any un-necessary weight to it

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 01, 2021 08:38AM

I'm using the Shimano Vanford 2500 on my PB691MLXF and love it. Does the 701 blank call for a lighter or smaller reel?

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: September 01, 2021 01:18PM

Ron,
Whenever I build a rod, I just use the reel seat that will fit the reel that I am going to use. I normally build for a 2500 sized reel and have no issues with fit.

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 02, 2021 11:06AM

Has anyone actually built this rod? Likes? Dislikes?

Thanks

Ron B.

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 02, 2021 11:32AM

I have built on and used most of the Point Blank blanks, they have all been great. Have not found one I don’t like. I’m not much of a TVS reel seat fan, I much prefer the IPS or VSS17 seats. I have been using the NFC soft touch carbon fiber IPS grips ever since they came out. They make a very comfortable and durable handle that looks great.
Norm

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 26, 2021 09:34PM

I used the 18H-8H-5.5M KLH guides for my PB691MLXF and MXF builds. As a 7' blank (and XF), would I need more than one KB4 guide?

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Ron Beloff (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 28, 2021 07:42AM

Norman Miller Wrote:
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> I have built on and used most of the Point Blank
> blanks, they have all been great. Have not found
> one I don’t like. I’m not much of a TVS reel
> seat fan, I much prefer the IPS or VSS17 seats. I
> have been using the NFC soft touch carbon fiber
> IPS grips ever since they came out. They make a
> very comfortable and durable handle that looks
> great.
> Norm


Norm,

Do the NFC soft touch CF grips require a coat of epoxy?

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Re: Reel seat size for PB701LXF rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 30, 2021 05:04PM

Ron, no. If you need help installing contact me.
Norm

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