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by bish0p
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1000 size shimanos
Replies: 16
Views: 1420

Re: 1000 size shimanos

I have a Sahara 1000 for UL fishing.
by bish0p
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

I got an email from RodGeeks about the St Croix SC5 blanks. The SC5 blanks are still made in the USA. At least RodGeeks gives you the option to have them painted.

The email had this link.
https://rodgeeks.com/collections/st-croix-scv-blanks
by bish0p
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Discontinued sale of St Croix blanks

I read that St Croix will discontinue the sale of SC2, SC3, and SC4 blanks to rod builders. Apparently the USA made SC5 blanks will be available only through Rodgeeks. They will continue to sell finish rods.

There's supposed to be an announcement.
by bish0p
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 5254

Re: NFC pricing

NFC says that the X-Ray are supposed to be so much better than the HM’s. Then how is it that the HM’s are more expensive than the X-Ray? Just kinda doesn’t add up. Yes I have ordered with the sale so I will have in hand comparisons. Good question. The only think I can think of are the XRay blanks a...
by bish0p
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 4469

Re: Scrimless NFC

ccass wrote:
bish0p wrote: It took them over three months to finish my grips.

I ordered a pair of MB-736 blanks on Aug 14th. Hopefully I get them before Thanksgiving.
What techniques and lure size you plan on using them for?
I'm not sure. I'm a novice when it comes to fishing for SM and LM bass.
by bish0p
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 4469

Re: Scrimless NFC

It took them over three months to finish my grips.

I ordered a pair of MB-736 blanks on Aug 14th. Hopefully I get them before Thanksgiving.
by bish0p
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: NFC shipping

It took a little over three months to get my grips. A few of the handles were uneven, not as carefully made as the CFX version. I've read some people received grips with no flaws.

Blanks arrive on time, sometimes sooner.
by bish0p
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: anyone into fly fishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: anyone into fly fishing?

I fly fish freshwater. There are dedicated fly fishing forums that would address your needs. I hope this post doesn't irk the mods.
by bish0p
Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 4469

Re: Scrimless NFC

It seems opinions vary on the type of NFC blank. I've been very happy with the steelhead and salmon blanks. These blanks seem to have a good reputation. The opinions on the bass blanks vary. I'm open to using blanks from NFC, Point Blank, Rainshadow or any of the quality manufacturers. I wish Point ...
by bish0p
Sat May 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 28
Views: 4469

Scrimless NFC

NFC finally went scrimless on a few blanks. Any rod builders gonna try it? I'm still waiting for the grips I ordered.

https://northforkcomposites.com/x-ray-rod-blanks/
by bish0p
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites SWB 807-1 IM with Edge Black Widow grips
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: North Fork Composites SWB 807-1 IM with Edge Black Widow grips

Gorgeous. Where did you purchase the grips? I don't see them listed on North Fork's site.
by bish0p
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 11356

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

I got a bunch for my friends and myself. It's pretty handy. http://anglersresource.net/Portals/anglersresource/new/speedthreader.jpg TW, Bass Pro, and Cabelas don’t carry them. Would appreciate advice on web stores. Thanks Fred I responded to your PM yesterday. I don't know if your PM inbox is full...
by bish0p
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 11356

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

I got a bunch for my friends and myself. It's pretty handy.

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by bish0p
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod Geek, Rain Shadow, and more rod reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Re: Rod Geek, Rain Shadow, and more rod reviews

My first rod build was on a Rainshadow RX7 fly blank, in the old Olympic green color. The rod is a nice, medium fast action. I have a RS XST1085 blank for salmon I want to wrap in the next month. My order with Mudhole was placed today. I'm still waiting for in stock Curado K so I can static load the...
by bish0p
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites, another 50% off sale
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: North Fork Composites, another 50% off sale

Their new website doesn't recognize my login username and password. I don't know if they kept the database for customer accounts.