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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Love their products, hate how you get treated. Communication is lousy, shipping is worse...... yeah I know change blanks. Thankfully there is Batson!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I wonder why we still have them as a sponsor? Especially since Tom is aware of how crummy their customer service is.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Count me into the spiral group too
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Russ completely agree. It’s good to see Steve posting again
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Christopher, I have built the 766 for many people and you will really enjoy it
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Jason I have heard claims of the E2 series being built by both St. Croix as well as NFC. Honestly to me it doesn’t matter who makes it. I will tell you that its certainly one of my most favorite blanks of all time. I too have the NFC HMMB705. The HM and E2 certainly don’t fish the exact same. Close yes, but I’m my hands I prefer the E2 all day long. I have both blanks built the same regarding
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Well I have got to agree with Steve on a number of his choices. SHX764. The best ever created (often imitated never duplicated) for flip n pitch Honestly I really liked almost the entire Shikari line up. Swimjig, sort of stumbled on this one by accident but the Eternity2 Etec76mh is the best I’ve tried for that bait. Plenty of power wonderful tip and have yet to dump a fish on it in over
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
The Northfork flippers are wonderful sticks!!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Steve, Through the years your advice has always been spot on. It is very much appreciated Thanks again
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
6.4 oz please
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
6.4 oz please
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Sign me up for a kit.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
James, my apologies to you as you were the first recommend the blank. I do however appreciate the recommendation and really like the stick Thanks again to everyone for their help Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
You need to try an CPB761HM . It’s a pretty nice flip stick!! I really like the moderate action
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Just wanted to say thanks again for the suggestions regarding an Alabama Rig Rod. I ordered the Batson swim bait rod as suggested by Steve Gardner and couldn’t be any happier . Thanks again Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
It is a wicked stick for sure! I love the ones I have.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
HERB, Bring it in please!!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Fantastic blanks! They have different levels just as croix does. They tend to slightly over rate power IMO but their K2’s are out of this world in regards to sensitivity IMO. Followed only by XRay from Northfork and then HM from them also (Batson Eternity 2 also). Look into CTS as well they have some really nice stuff and certainly don’t forget about Lamiglas
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
David, if you are looking for ultimate feel it goes to the Eternity IMO. The SCV’s are very nice I just prefer the way the Eternity feels in my hand.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I combatted the problem by throwing out all Pro Wrap metallic thread I owned. I still like Sulky the best.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Norman, believe it or not the right rod really eases a lot of the anguish associated with the rig. I use a bounce back rod for the smaller rigs and it’s a joy to fish with. I use an underhand side cast to gently lob it towards targets and it works great. It doesn’t shine overly well at overhand snap casting. That’s the reason for the new blank. We fish it over deep brush piles and need as long of
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Rob I have had orders take 3 months.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Greatly appreciate the advice. I ordered one from Bingham. Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Good morning all, Am looking to put together a nice Alabama Rig Rod. The rigs will be no more than 3 ounces. I have done a search and see many recommended a swimbait blank. What do you think about a Delta SW765? What recommendations do y’all have? I will be using 65lb power pro Thanks Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
IMO, yes it is certainly worth the difference,
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Eternity all the way
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
These type of carbon grip are on 98% of all my builds in the last 8 years or so. I have never had one fail, and these include both coated and uncoated (some are Batson, my own creations and CFX). I have a very large amount of them being used in many levels of tournament fishing and have yet to have a failure...(knock on wood). I personally think they are perfect for me and meet the needs for
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Are they going to release their glass blanks?
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I absolutely love my X-RAY’s!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Herb, same material and process yes. same exact blank as St Croix? NO! That was direct from Rod Geeks.
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