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13 days ago
David Miller
That is good news Robert.
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20 days ago
David Miller
Dean Veltman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My guess is that is it more of a popping blank > action. It will not match their MB 736 in power > like then specs alone suggest. NFC has the 703 listed as ml and MB736 as mh so I knew that it wasn’t going be a really strong medium but I was hoping for it to be closer to 500g of power. With that said
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20 days ago
David Miller
Ray Cates Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Late to this thread but I received one of the SJ > 703’s A couple weeks ago and my immediate > reaction was that this is a light to ultra light > power. Very disappointed for what I had planned > for this blank. I haven’t done all the > scientific analysis but the feel in hand is a very > ligh
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20 days ago
David Miller
Like you said Chris getting a good hook set sitting in a kayak is not easy with the limited mobility. Although shorter rods are easier to manage the longer rods are better at hook sets because they move the hook further and faster with the same swing movement. I also think a faster ratio or bigger spool reel helps to pick up slack line before setting the hook. Lately I have been doing more fly fi
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21 days ago
David Miller
This is also quoted about the clearance blanks “Items may only be returned if found to be defective within 30 days.” A crooked blank that bad I would say is defective.
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22 days ago
David Miller
Here is what they say on their website in their clearance section “Items not guaranteed to be perfectly straight, but are guaranteed to be structurally sound. “ Sounds like some or many of the clearance blanks are cosmetic seconds.I agree with Tom that a slight curve is no issue just build it with the tip up so the blank looks straight looking from above.
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25 days ago
David Miller
Ross Montgomery Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I recently picked up this blank too. I liked the > specs and picked up with the last discount. I was > thinking of trimming 2” off the butt and making > it into a casting rod for jerkbaits. Based on your > experience and the specs of this blank, do you > think this would be a good option for
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27 days ago
David Miller
I have no clue what Ken’s budget is or how much he is willing to spend. He just asked best short fly rod blank for the $ and not $400 plus like a Sage. No hiding it I prefer rod blanks made in the USA and for shorter fly rods I prefer fiberglass for fun and durability. As to value if you keep and fish a rod even on a semi regular basis for years the cost per use would be less than a $1. With that
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28 days ago
David Miller
I would suggest also looking at short 4 weights say around 7’6” especially in glass. A 4 weight will handle wind and bigger flies so much better but still have plenty of flex/ feel with smaller fish. For up close casting most of them can cast a 5 weight line to cast small streamers and poppers too. One of the nicest 4 weights that have stood the test of time in the Lamiglas 904 Honey. I have the
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28 days ago
David Miller
Yeah a size 6 tip is way off my SJ703 is a 5. Even the Delta MB705 that I mentioned doesn’t have a size 6 tip. They could use the same mandrel that another model blank is made on but it was trimmed wrong. Comparing the SJ732 to the SJ703 the 703 would have a .56 butt if it was 3 inches longer from the butt. This is all speculation though as they make more models than listed available for other ro
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29 days ago
David Miller
Robert Dittert III Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > David Miller Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Hey Robert, > > > > Yeah mine had a label that I think was the same > as > > yours that I already thrown away, also with > the > > SJ 703 label in the bag. What is the len
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30 days ago
David Miller
Hey Robert, Yeah mine had a label that I think was the same as yours that I already thrown away, also with the SJ 703 label in the bag. What is the length of your blank? If it is 83.5 inches like mine I would agree that is a big variance. Is the butt diameter right at 1/2 inch?
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
North Fork Composites just introduced a line of 4 piece S2 fiberglass fly rod blanks. The 7.5 ft 4 weight looks going by the specs and their description a fast strong 4. Aleks said they sold out of their first run of the blanks. I can see why the price is affordable for a USA fiberglass fly rod blank and a 4 piece at that. I have a 9ft 4 weight carbon fiber that is a 7 piece that I find a total p
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Looks like we will have to wait for a SJ704 or SJ 705 to come out before we get one with a power around 520g. I still think the SJ 703 will still be a great and very sensitive rod to use for the typical slightly under slot size redfish but still handle upper slot size with no issue. The initially stiffer tip feels like it should work a 1/8 to 3/8 jig that I usually use along with a 3 to 4 inch pl
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Their deflection shown with 24oz or about 680g is misleading at least when compared to CCS when the blank starts level or parallel to the floor . If you turn the pic at an angle you can see the rod is being flexed more the 1/3 it’s length. I still like their deflection pics vs none at all. I just wish that more manufacturers would post CCS measurements on their blanks.
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Yeah David I was hoping for the SJ 703 to have about 500g of power but that did sound to good to be true with a blank at this weight. It seems it has very similar numbers to a Pac Bay Quickline QLP 843 44.0g weight 0.600 butt 4.5 438g power AA 72 The XRay with the smaller diameter butt, special resin and construction should be more durable I would think.
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
So I have a X Ray 732 blank that I received almost 2 years ago that came to me with a blemish near the tip, I just haven’t had the chance to build it out but I need to. These CCS numbers and measurements are interesting to compare the 2. SJ 732 86.5 inches in length .55 or 14mm butt 1.95 oz 460 grams of power AA about 74 If I braced it like I cut 3 inches off to match the length of the 703
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Well my initial thoughts on how much power it has was a little off. I was thinking the power was at least 500 grams. Maybe I was too timid test flexing it at first. I did the CCS measurements on it and this is what I calculated. My system of bracing the butt on a shelf maybe not 100% accurate but it is still very good for comparing rods and blanks that I personally have. X Ray 703 83.5 in L
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
David Baylor Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > David, please post those CCS numbers for the SJ > 703 X ray when you do them. I am very interested > in that blank. I've been wanting to build a new > spinning rod to replace a rod I sold to my > tournament partner. I was just about to pull the > trigger on a Carbon 4 blank from Rod Geeks, but
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Paul Park Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Haven't had experience with that specific blank, > but looks very interesting. A "ML" blank rated > for 1/4oz to 3/4oz but only weighs 1.45oz? That > sounds like a light but powerful blank. I have > two XRay MB736 rated for 1/4oz to 3/4oz waiting to > be built as well(waiting for parts
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4 weeks ago
David Miller
Just received a NFC X Ray SJ703 Wednesday 4-22 which I ordered on 4-5. Very impressed with the product and quick delivery from WA to NC with everything going on. I was very glad to give NFC another chance after a not so great experience about 2 years ago. Whatever Aleks and his team is doing I say keep up the good work. Glad to buy quality products made in the USA which is getting more difficult
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5 weeks ago
David Miller
Pretty sure the St Croix Mojo Bass is using made in Mexico SCII blanks and wrapped there as well. These blanks can be bought from Rod Geeks Bass 2 line for about 60 to $70 not including shipping but you can build it the way you like it.
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5 weeks ago
David Miller
I didn’t know that you guys make 1 piece fly rods Aleks. Transport and storage issues aside which rod performs/feels better on the water the 1 piece or the 4 piece? If North Fork Composites made a 7’ to 7’9” max 6 to 7 wt fiberglass one piece I would be all over it. It would be perfect to use from a kayak. I noticed Fed EX Ground and Home Delivery takes tubes up to 9’ that would be much
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5 weeks ago
David Miller
With all due respect Phil Ewanicki St Croix and Rod Geeks still makes 70:30 split surf rods and they are very popular and accepted by anglers. I do agree with you they are very fine rods. Many folks were used to 1 piece surf rods from Lamiglas and others so a 8 ft tip section on a 11’ is certainly easier to transport but still have a 1 piece feel. Do agree with you that fly fishers are set in the
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6 weeks ago
David Miller
The multi piece rods didn’t replace one piece rods because of performance it is because of shipping cost and fly fishers requesting easier to transport rods. With the max 108” max length + girth that would be about a 8’4” rod blank max shipped in a 2” diameter pvc pipe before the shipping gets crazy high. I just recently ship a surf rod with a 8’ tip section in a 3” pvc pipe that was 97” long , w
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6 weeks ago
David Miller
There are actually quite many that will say a 1 piece is better performing especially to ones cut and ferruled but many fly fisherman want portability for air travel and on their pack. Like everything it’s always a compromise but certainly the multi piece rods have came a long way. I think is due to the blank makers taking the stiffening of the ferrules into account when they design the blank. B
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6 weeks ago
David Miller
I almost forgot Steffen Bros fly rods makes a 8’6” 6/7 that they could probably sell as a one piece. Less time fitting a spigot ferrule in their end.
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6 weeks ago
David Miller
I was looking for a one piece 8’ fly rod blank last year. I will tell you that there is very little options since most have gone to multi piece tip over butt blanks vs making a longer master blank then cutting and ferruling afterwards. Most spin blanks like you said are too heavy or too fast of an action to make a great fly rod, I personally do not cast a fast floppy tip fly rod as well as one th
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6 weeks ago
David Miller
Lemke LC1 is in bronze, reasonably priced for being made in the USA with very high quality. I don’t think any of our site sponsors sell them, check out Ron at Southwest Custom Rods he is a rod builder that has helped me out a couple times.
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7 weeks ago
David Miller
I think the little extra weight of the material helps load it with very little fly line out with fiberglass fly rods or with a casting very light weight lure on a spin rod. Then you have the durability aspect too if you are climbing or wading on rocks and bushwhacking which is a big plus to fiberglass.
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