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22 days ago
Kevin Fiant
Add the couple of NFC SW and also added two more blanks from Stryker (two of the same blank). Also corrected the couple length errors mentioned above. Manufacturer Series Model ID Length (Inches) IP (Grams) AA ERN Blank Weight (Oz) NFC Delta SW764 90 941 65.7 28.42 NFC Delta SW765 90 1218 62.7 35.25 Stryker SB SB710EX 94 1256 67 36.5 4.02 Stryker SB
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4 weeks ago
Kevin Fiant
Check with Decal Connection. I spoke with them at EXPO earlier this year and I believe they produce all the decals for NFC.
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4 weeks ago
Kevin Fiant
Added in the NFC IS-694 blanks posted about above and also added the NFC Mooching Pro 1063-2 with info from manufacturer via email at release. I also added several Stryker blanks that I've been wanting to checkout. All that info added into Spreadsheet and listed below. Manufacturer Series Model ID Length (Inches) IP (Grams) AA ERN NFC X-ray IS 694 81 430 78 15.93 NFC X-ray IS 694 81 440
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8 weeks ago
Kevin Fiant
Been following this thread with interest as I'm getting ready to spin up a couple of swimbait rods. Got some Stryker and NFC blanks that I've put up on the board to check deflections and get CCS numbers... Anyhow, what really peaked my interest is the discussion on guide trains and double foots vs single foots for the heavy swimbait / musky rods. I was leaning towards going with single foots
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2 months ago
Kevin Fiant
For posterity below is a link to a folder with three PDFs that I believe have been mentioned/referenced in this thread and others.
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2 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Some great info in this thread. I'm generally running fairly long leaders so may give it a try to do a little compare/contrast to the normal 3 guide reduction train. I'm working on a couple right now that have the typical 16-8-5.5 with a 5.5 kb then KT 5's for runners. First time I've had larger KB than remaining runners. Not a significant difference but hopefully will allow my leader knots t
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2 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Corrected the data on spreadsheet for the REVS72ML. Also added info for the REVS72L. Both are below and on the spreadsheet. Thanks for heads up on need for correction Manufacturer Series Model ID Length (Inches) IP (Grams) AA ERN Pieces Rainshadow Revelation Travel REVS72L-3SB 86 270 72 11.88 3 Rainshadow Revelation Travel REVS72ML-3SB 86 400 71 15.1 3
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3 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Here are some blanks that I picked up at ICRBE and also a few others I hadn't previously measured. Manufacturer Series Model ID Length (Inches) IP (Grams) AA ERN Pieces Voodoo Crappie VD-IF968-2 114 293 63 12.49 2 Rodforge HTD 76MLF 90 416 73 15.51 1 Rodforge NSB 76MM 90 363 68 14.07 1 Rodforge NSB 76MM w/ 6" off butt 84 357 67 13.86 1 Rainshadow Eternity ETEC 76 MH 90 808 71 25.
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3 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Hi all - sorry been a little while since I've updated spreadsheet. Anyhow, I updated to add above two posts from David and Evan. Also I had info from the Rainshadow Rev Travel Series blank model REVS72ML-3SB emailed to me. Additionally, I reached out to Geoff at Batson looking for some numbers on potential A-rig and/or big flutter spoon rods and he gave me some numbers on the Revelation SW966
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3 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Was able to dig into this a bit further and find what looks to be three other Carbon Fiber Split Grips that will mate up nicely with the Aero size 16 seat. The front of the grip where it mates into Aero seat needs to be ~25mm or 0.98 inches OD. See below: NFCG010C01 from Northfork Composite at following link: This will work and perk that it comes in multiple colors FCSGRGS4-350 from For
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3 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Here is a picture from their website
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3 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Hi all - trying to find source for CFX 3" tapered split grip that fits Aero 16 seat. See link below. MudHole is currently out of stock. Or do you know of other similar Carbon Grips that are shaped similarly to fit the Aero 16 Seat? Below is link to CFX site showing the grip. Thanks
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Looking forward to the show checking out all the Batson goods.
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Here are some pics of test wraps with no CP. Checkout Fuji Color 19 or prowrap 807 white. The Fuji poly won’t give you the Translucent look but still darkens with finish applied.
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To do it right you have to have a distance that > you anchor down that is used all the time, I > believe it was 12 inches in the original articles. > My bookcase was just about that deep so that is > how I started, I just piled and jammed books on > top till it was solid and went from there, a
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
I just have a very generic understanding of what "bumping" is... If you can provide a little more description of what the technique is and the anticipated size of the fish being targeted I'm thinking some guys on here can give you better recommendations. My understanding is that bumping is essentially just a controlled drift with bottom bouncing type rigs in heavy current areas (l
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Try adding several wraps of tape just beyond guide wrap towards tip(enough to keep guide from moving). Someone on here passed that onto me and it helps. Also, make sure blank is well supported as a little flex can cause havoc. Finally, some people use fly tying bobbins when wrapping towards tip. Definitely they are tricky to wrap.
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4 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Added David's post above to database and also added several additional NFC X-Ray C602 models and one new X-ray model that had information provided by manufacturer via a promotional email. Manufacturer Series Model ID Length (Inches) IP (Grams) AA ERN Pieces NFC X-ray MB733 87 557 76.4 19.38 1 NFC X-ray P700 84 114 65 5.7 1 NFC X-ray C602 ST 933-2 111 293 73 12.5 2 NFC X-ray C602 ST 9
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Brent - only issue is that you will be adding a tiny bit extra weight (from Guide, Wrap, and Epoxy) out toward the tip with the KB's rather than KT's. More of an issue on a lighter power rod given how small the KB's are it is difficult to say if you will notice the difference. With the smaller KT's results improve with practice. A couple of tips that folks on here gave me: 1. Make sure your
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Here are some pics of some thread and wraps all on a dark carbon test blank. I am a fan of the Nylons that become translucent with finish applied. Only downside is that you can't hide trim tags in most cases so keep that in mind.
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Mine is 8 3/8". It mounts to top of the horizontal board. If you are looking for total height of Horizontal and Vertical board I get 9" even (i.e. total height from whatever surface you sat it on).
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Never tried one but these look nice. Not sure if this is type of thing you are looking for..?
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
FYI I measured up two X-ray MB 736 blanks I got over summer. Here’s where they measured NFC X-ray MB-736 IP=629 AA=71 NFC X-ray MB-736 IP=654 AA=72
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Brent Willey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Kevin! I was just about to make this in > solidworks, but you saved me the time! I’m > working on a 3D file of a deflection tool that’s > holds the blanks with cams for adjustability. I > plan to 3D print this vs buying one. I’ll find a > way to share that with those who are interested as
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
Herb Ladenheim Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thank you Kevin. > > Mark, > There is only one way: > > Before you apply ANY finish to the wrap - place > drops of finish at each tunnel opening. It will, > over time - about 5 min - wick into the tunnels to > the end of the guide foot. > BUT - you must continue to lace drop
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
One other nice to have. Show an indicator when a reply is submitted thru app. That only seems to work on computer. For example my two replies to this thread were done on app on 1/3/24 ~ 10:30pm Est and other forum users won’t know that I’ve replied unless they open this thread.
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
I generally do the “Flexcoat catch the wave” technique. Google and you’ll find YouTube video on it. Basically, start at toe of guidefoot applying finish and work towards heel to drive out air. Bill Falconer has a YouTube video on finishing using completely different techniques with spatula. Third resource is recent “mastering rod building” podcast with Herb Landeheim talking about his techn
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
I use the mobile app quite a lot since since not always at a computer but phone is handy. Some must haves from my perspective: 1. Ability to copy a thread directly in app and paste elsewhere (like a Facebook forum) 2. Keeping app users logged in so that you don’t have to re-login every time you open app 3. When replying to a post on the app it moves that thread back to top of list. That only wor
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
A few weeks back I decided to make a CCS Deflection Chart using some CAD software that I also use at work. It is really just a Grid of 1" major squares with 0.1" minor squares labeled to make it easier to measure deflection. Anyhow, started off with a 36" x 48" chart and started looking around for a place to printout the chart. Found out it was going to cost nearly $100. F
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5 months ago
Kevin Fiant
David Baylor Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > As far as what you said about the MB 764, 724, and > 684 being the same blank, just different lengths. > I just checked my MB 724 blank, measuring 6" up > from the butt. I think you're on to something > there. While my numbers don't match up for either > blank, the difference in di
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