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by dv1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO

ogrich31 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:09 pm
dv1 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:33 pm
I ordered on 3/22 and got it 3/28.
I ordered it 3/18, and it hasn't shipped yet..
Sorry.... maybe they are thanking me for my patience with the previous 8 blanks I ordered from them. I will say they do seem to be getting faster. This order and my previous one were both quick.
by dv1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO

I would assume they will go up in price at some point. I jumped on it because of the price. I don’t need another rod to build, but it sounded interesting.

I ordered on 3/22 and got it 3/28.

I would like to see it run through tackletours testing to compare to the swim bait rods.
by dv1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO

My mb765 NEO weighs in at 3.285 oz.
by dv1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO

I have one now, just need to weigh it. This won’t be on my “soon to build” list though.

My scale is not at home though. Next time I leave home, I will grab it and weigh the blank.
by dv1
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: NFC MB765-1 X-Ray NEO

On the website, there is a spot where it said this weights 2 oz. Can that be right?
by dv1
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Current Rod Builds
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Re: Current Rod Builds

May that a MB 736 and SJ 736. Whoops.
by dv1
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Current Rod Builds
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Re: Current Rod Builds

I have done both the gradual (O'Quinn) spiral and the simple spiral with the first on top, second at 90, and third at 180. I do not see any functional benefit to the gradual. Maybe better looks, but I plan on sticking with the simple spiral going forward.

Current builds: Xray MB 706 and SJ 706.
by dv1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod Geeks?
Replies: 15
Views: 9053

Re: Rod Geeks?

I have a custom made sc3 70mlf

2 factory SCV 70mlf

1 factory scv 70 LF

The 7-0 mlf's have been my go to dropshot, Ned rig, and all round finesse rods. I have not fished a ml xf st, Croix though to compare.
by dv1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod Geeks?
Replies: 15
Views: 9053

Re: Rod Geeks?

I fish a lot of Ned rig stuff. The St. Croix ML power rod is my favorite. I do have a light action as well, but I only use that for REALLY light heads. 1/20, 1/16 all get thrown on the ML. Lighter than that, maybe the L power rod. My L power rod is usually reserved for a 1/64 oz head and weightless ...
by dv1
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Re: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

Based on https://www.rodbuilding.org/read.php?2,485269 I think there will still be sc2 material and sc4 as rodgeeks has always offered. I think the blanks are a little different but same graphite.
by dv1
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Re: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

Rodgeeks will have the sc2 and sc4 blanks that they have always had.
by dv1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 8619

Re: NFC pricing

mobass11652 wrote:I think it will be just what you are looking for. The Sj has a faster tip and in my hands all of the ones I have built seem to have more power than the MB’s.

How did you build the SJ 732? Leaning towards spinning on mine, but undecided. It feels a little more powerful than I expected.
by dv1
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Re: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast

Finesse jigs and weightless plastics will be the use. I don’t want to fight backlashes or see a reduction in distance compared to spinning gear. I fish clear water and distance matters.
by dv1
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

X-ray SJ 732 spinning or baitcast

I picked up a few x-ray blanks to build. One of them, the SJ 732, is rated 6-10# line, 1/8-3/8 lures, x-fast. I was going to do this as a spinning rod, but am wondering if I should do a baitcaster instead. Normally I do spinning at this power level but wonder if with reels like a tatula sv if it is ...
by dv1
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Your favorite light drop shot blank
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Your favorite light drop shot blank

jimmyb wrote:croix 5s70mlf

or 5s76mlf
I keep wanting to build a dedicated drop shot rod, but I can't help but think that my current St. Croix MLF's would be hard to beat. I have a hard time finding a finesse presentation that this model does not excel at.