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NFC Travel Model Questions
Posted by: Rob Carey (---)
Date: November 20, 2022 12:42PM

Alex,

Looking at the MB704 @ 2.5oz and the MB683 @ 1.7oz

Why is the 704 so heavy?

Why are the models lure ratings so high?

The MB704 is rated to 1.5oz but listed as Medium and labeled a 4 power?

There seems to be no consistent formula here.

I'd be open to ordering a blank but I have zero idea what I am going to receive.

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Re: NFC Travel Model Questions
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: November 21, 2022 11:20PM

Rob,

"Why is the 704 so heavy"

The "regular" IM 704 weighs 1.7oz, when you are creating a travel blank, (and this one is 4 pieces) you are adding 3 ferrule sections that need to be properly reinforced. Reinforcing ferrules adds weight.

"Why are the models lure ratings so high"

Once you add ferrules and re-enforce them, they stiffen the blank up, since one has to go into the other three times (three ferrules) you start out with a larger diameter butt and go to a smaller mid, second, and so on. Doing this, increases the wall thickness of an adjoining blank section. As the wall thickness increases, so does the blanks tension and compression data = higher lure ratings.

Best,
Aleks

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Re: NFC Travel Model Questions
Posted by: Rob Carey (---)
Date: November 22, 2022 11:10AM

Alex,

Thank you for the insight into the blank construction.

Looks like the mb683 is a good all purpose bass rod.

What would compare to the Delta SJ705 or SJ706?

Thank you very much for the help. Too much cool new stuff!

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Re: NFC Travel Model Questions
Posted by: Rob Carey (---)
Date: November 22, 2022 02:40PM

Looking again, the travel MB705-4 will fish completely different than a traditional MB704?

Why not adjust wall thickness to achieve performance we are used to for said model numbers? I am failing to understand the lineup. Seems to go from Medium straight to Heavy+. There are rods in the FW series with 1-6 line ratings with lure ratings over an ounce.

Does the rod 4-piece have a normal 705 like tip and crazy stout backbone?

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