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NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: David Riesenbeck (---)
Date: June 01, 2024 07:54PM

I was curious as to what the difference is between the NFC MB 765-1 “challenger” and “stinger” rods? They seem to fit the bill spec wise for a good jigging rod I wanna have built for me.

I have no idea what the difference is.

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: Patrick Coco (---)
Date: June 01, 2024 10:59PM

The Stinger (yellow tip) and Challenger (gray tip) are just color variants of the Xray MB765 NEO. It's a composite blank with a carbon butt and glass (zentron) tip.

It's an incredible blank for full size chatterbaits and deep cranking. It also excels at larger spinnerbaits, and several people love them for swim jigs.

With the soft glass tip, it's not a blank I'd recommend for jigs or other bottom contact baits.

For a jig rod in the xray lineup, I'd go with either the SJ736 (3/8-1/2oz jigs) or the SJ725 (1/2-3/4oz jigs). Both of those blanks are phenomenal.

ETA: re-reading the OP and I see you said "jigging" instead of jig rod. If your considering it for a vertical jigging presentation, I'm unfortunately of no assitance.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2024 11:00PM by Patrick Coco.

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: David Riesenbeck (---)
Date: June 02, 2024 08:35AM

Yes vertical jig rod

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: Patrick Coco (---)
Date: June 02, 2024 11:10AM

David Riesenbeck Wrote:
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> Yes vertical jig rod


What size jigs, depths and target species?

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: David Riesenbeck (---)
Date: June 03, 2024 03:49PM

Patrick Coco Wrote:
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> David Riesenbeck Wrote:
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> > Yes vertical jig rod
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> What size jigs, depths and target species?


3/4 to 2oz
100+ feet
Lake trout

But I have to put this project on hold for a walleye emergency build.

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: Patrick Coco (---)
Date: June 07, 2024 05:54PM


Have you considered the nfc xray ssh637?

It's a blank developed specifically for vertical jigging freshwater pelagic.


[northforkcomposites.com]

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: Patrick Coco (---)
Date: June 07, 2024 07:19PM

That ssh 637 almost reminds me of an SPJ blank but for freshwater.

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Re: NFC MB765-1 “stinger” vs “challenger@
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: June 08, 2024 02:48PM

Patrick,
I caught an awful lot of saltwater fish in Florida with my salmon/steelhead and bass rods, I went fishing and catching before I decided what I needed to build, a blank is a blank. Did the same thing when I was stationed to Michigan, and elswhere, soon you find a bunch of crossovers.

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