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Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Kim Ayque (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: November 08, 2022 09:47AM

I bought 3 gamma beta’s fly blank from NorthForkComposites in all 4 piece 9ft blanks

It’s not listed on NFCs webpage regarding their tip size diameter.

Anybody here has built or know the tip size can help me so I can buy the correct tiptop guide.

The following blanks are as follow below



F 1290-4 gamma beta fly blank

F 1090-4 gamma beta fly blank

F 890-4 gamma beta fly blank


Thank you in advance I really appreciate it.

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: November 08, 2022 11:18AM

F 1290-4 gamma beta fly blank - tip top 5.0, butt 0.511

F 1090-4 gamma beta fly blank - tip top 4.5, butt 0.454

F 890-4 gamma beta fly blank - tip top 4.5, butt 0.440

This information is in their catalog.
Norm

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Wade Hirai (---)
Date: November 08, 2022 11:23AM

According to their catalog, the 890 and 1090 are 4.5 and the 1290 is 5.0

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: chris c nash (---.atmc.net)
Date: November 08, 2022 11:55AM

Ordering tip sizes based on published tip sizes in ones catalog can be hit or miss . Best to carry a wide variety of tip sizes or simply wait to measure each blanks tip top diameter when it comes in to be sure. Ordering the exact listed tube size AND one tube size larger will usually eliminate disappointment .

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Kim Ayque (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: November 08, 2022 01:35PM

Thank you sir! I really appreciate it

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Kim Ayque (---.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: November 08, 2022 01:36PM

Thank you sir I appreciate it

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: November 08, 2022 08:41PM

Kim,
If you don't already have one - make a point to pick up one of the many different tools that are readily available to measure tip sizes of rod blanks and also inside diameter of tip tops:

[www.google.com]

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: November 08, 2022 08:41PM

Kim,
If you don't already have one - make a point to pick up one of the many different tools that are readily available to measure tip sizes of rod blanks and also inside diameter of tip tops:

[www.google.com]

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Re: Need help with Tip size diameter
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 09, 2022 10:32PM

I think if you get them in 4.5 and 5 you should be covered although the 12wt may have a 5.5. I have found that there could be some difference in the actual tip size than what is published. I usually get the tip tops after I have actually measured the blank tip. You can build most of the rod without the tip top, starting with the grip section, so by the time it comes in you should be ready for it. Don't stress it, it will get done in time.

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