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NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Ernie Blum (---)
Date: January 24, 2023 10:39PM

I have a bunch of NFC X-ray blanks yet to build. I like them.

Does anyone have any opinions on or experience with the Delta series of blanks? How do they differ from the X-ray series? I'm looking to use inshore....trout/redfish/snook.

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Tim Scott (---)
Date: January 25, 2023 07:06PM

My take on a small sample of same models
A little slower
A little heavier
Possibly a bit less power, but some models show more
A bit tougher

I’m not sure if they all have a bit of glass or if that is just the hybrids. No info like some JDM Diawa bass rods that say “6% glass”

Certainly a quality price conscious blank.

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Michael Tarr (50.238.140.---)
Date: January 26, 2023 08:01AM

I’d agree with Mr. Tim’s assessment.
I built a Delta MB703-1 casting rod I use for small action-baits, little poppers, jerk-baits, lipless cranks, and 1/4oz chatter-baits. I rarely loose a fish once hooked and I dobt feel under powered reeling in 2-3lb largemouth. It’s a great blank and I would be comfortable using it for slot reds and trout.

I also built a Hybrid CB705 rod it’s too bulky for my liking. The butt looks like it’s 3/4” wide (I don’t remember what it was exactly) and too thick all the way to the tip. The blank works good but it’s just not sleek and sexy like a Aston Martin it’s more like a short bus or an oompa loompa.

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: January 26, 2023 11:29AM

The 703 is a great choice for trout and reds both in spinning and casting.. Its a little heavier than a comparable xray but still very light. Just got back from Fourchon this morning with a bag full of speck and red filets. I've got the X-ray set up for casting a 1/4oz jig and the 703 set up for spinning/braid/12# mono leader, and a 1/8oz jig and a trick worm. Don't tell anyone, but the trick worm snapped off of the bottom slays the larger specks.

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Tim Scott (---.source.akaquill.net)
Date: January 26, 2023 12:07PM

Just ordered a cb704 to try out. The CB701 is a nice little blank

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Pawel Tymendorf (---.aa.ipv6.supernova.orange.pl)
Date: January 26, 2023 12:09PM

Aleks once said that MB models from Delta line are exactly IM line just not sanded... so I guess they are a real deal

Best regards,
Pavel

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Re: NFC Delta line of blanks
Posted by: Wade Hirai (---)
Date: January 26, 2023 04:42PM

I have a MB705 Delta and I love it. I use it for freshwater stripers, throwing Texas rigged worms.
I also have what was supposed to be a MB795 Delta, but the blank I received was sanded and only 7' 3-1/3". I built it anyway and, again, use it for stripers, drifting live minnows and it's awesome for that.

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