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3 months ago
josh keller
i have both rods - for the lighter jigs, i much prefer the x ray DS 721 blank and use it extensively for small jigs up to 3/16 oz. i use my sj702 for 1/4 oz jigs, and the x ray mb733 for everything else up to 3/8 oz. The 733 casts 1/4 oz jigs just fine, but ive found the sj702 casts a bit better with wind resistant baits due to it flexing a tiny bit more.
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3 months ago
josh keller
hey guys, looking to build a rod for 1/4 oz crankbaits, 1/4 and 3/8 oz spinnerbaits. prefer to use only north fork composites blanks. I really only fish for river smallmouths, however they are pretty large and aggressive so some power will be needed. anyone have any suggestions? debating on going with the delta lmx CB701-1, as its a moderate action. my only concern is its rated down to 1/16 oz,
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4 months ago
josh keller
This is an old school pac bay rain forest sj722 blank I picked up stupidly cheap. Built an experiment rod on it and absolutely loved the length and power for close quarters fishing, so I decided to commit fully to adding a premium version rod to my arsenal. I'll likely cut down the MBHM 663 blank down to 6-3 or so. David Baylor Wrote: -------------------------------------------------------
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4 months ago
josh keller
thanks guys, i ordered the MB663 HM - i feel a little better about trimming a few inches off that one if i decide to.
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4 months ago
josh keller
any idea on the numbers on a MB 733 x ray? Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > David stated above that the X-ray SJ732 has an IP > of 460g and an AA of 72. If you cut this blank > down to 6’6” you will significantly reduce > both the power and action, which will probably > give you a much different in hand feel. So you may >
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4 months ago
josh keller
i actually did this a bit with a few rods I had already made up, and the 733 is closer to the action of the rod im looking for than the 732 just by holding the rod at the 62" mark and using the line to flex it. (same as the rod im trying to duplicate which is a 72" pac bay spin jig 722 blank rated for 1/8 - 3/8 oz lures) i am kind of intrigued by the MBHM 663 - the hm blank i have now
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4 months ago
josh keller
Would much rather have an x ray. I have Rods built on a MB HM and an x ray and theres a noticeable difference.
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4 months ago
josh keller
Can I do this with a 732 blank I've already built. Or does it need to be bare? I dont want to order a blank and it "may" be what I want or it may not.
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4 months ago
josh keller
I love the action on the sj732, I'm just worried if I cut 10" off itll become too soft. Would I be better off perhaps getting a 733 and cutting? In full length, the sj732 is perfect for what I'm trying to build, action wise.
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4 months ago
josh keller
Hey guys, I'm looking to build a hair jig rod on a NFC x ray blank, but I'd like to cut it down to approx 6-6". I love the way the sj732 casts, but my question would be cutting 8-10" off effect the action. In order to get the full length feel, should I step up a power, down a power? Is it likely not too change much?
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5 months ago
josh keller
my 2nd order from dec 27 shipped today.
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5 months ago
josh keller
great advice guys, thanks. the blank and components have been ordered. I decided to go with single foot guides, simple to reduce my wraps in half. this rod is going to live in a cabin three hours away 362 days a year anyways.
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5 months ago
josh keller
I like the looks of that batson glass blank - that's exactly what I'm looking for. Is there a general snake guide size and amount I should use for this project?
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5 months ago
josh keller
I've actually thought of going to a plumbing supply and getting o rings to fill the gap between the seat and blank then doing an epoxy ramp. I just personally hate foregrips, and want my hand directly on the blank.
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5 months ago
josh keller
This really makes me wish I'd have bought blanks from someone who responds to emails much better than NFC.
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5 months ago
josh keller
looking to build a few high end spinning rods (x ray blanks), and have settled on the aero comfort seats. Id like to use split grips and prefer the winn since i fish a lot of cold winter weather. Is there any of the winn grips that match up nicely to these seats? I have large hands, so i think id prefer the 17mm, but will use the 16mm if they fit better. looks like these will line up pretty w
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5 months ago
josh keller
Phil Erickson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Batson makes a 2 piece 6 1/2 foot 2 weight that > would do nicely for your purposes.. Anglers > Workshop a supplier on the left has it listed for > $35.00. > > I have built a number of these in the 4pc version > for customers for exactly the same use, small > streams, small trout, and
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5 months ago
josh keller
hey guys, i have a private section of native brook trout river on my hunting property, and want to build a cheap rod to leave in the cabin for the few times a year i fish it. The stream is extremely thick, 10 ft wide mostly, and loaded with native brookies that are 4 - 12 inches long. I currently have a 7-6 4 weight, and its a bit to much in most places. Can I get a 7 ft 2 weight blank, and cut
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5 months ago
josh keller
Got shipping confirmation on my dec 17 order today.
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5 months ago
josh keller
i ordered dec 17 and dec 27 and have heard nothing on either.
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5 months ago
josh keller
AARON SCHILLER Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For your medium blank I would suggest the MB 702. > The MB blanks have a ton of backbone. > > For the medium light I would suggest either the > SJ732 x-ray or possibly the DS 721 x-ray although > I haven't had my hands on that blank yet. I would > assume it has a much lighter tip secti
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6 months ago
josh keller
hey all, first post. Im in the process of converting all of my st croix legend tournament bass rods over to NFC rods i want to build. I fish only smallmouth bass in rivers. my current line up is two st croix legend 6'10" - 7'1" medium spinning rods, one 7'1" mh and one 6'10" medium light. Im having issues reading the charts and coming up with equivalent models of the NFC blan
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