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by Mattman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: for Mattman writing on blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: for Mattman writing on blanks

Staedtler Marsmatic technical fountain pen
by Mattman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 28
Views: 3306

Re: NFC pricing

The reason the Xrays are cheaper is they are trying to get a good roll out with a minimum of designs in production. Not to mention their financial difficulties. Dropping all their distributors in favor on one distributor. And then undercutting the distributors by selling direct to the public at who...
by Mattman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank measurement chart
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Point blank measurement chart

I've not seen one
by Mattman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Help making a 2 piece rod
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Help making a 2 piece rod

Would the same rule apply if it's at the butt of the blank? I've not messed around with "pushing the envelope" at all. So, I don't know how short you could get away with. But, down at the butt, you could certainly go longer. There really isn't any flex to be concerned about. So going long...
by Mattman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Help making a 2 piece rod
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Help making a 2 piece rod

ccass wrote:
How long does the male piece go into the blank?


I'm not at all familiar with the rod but my rule of thumb for ferrule construction is the overlap should be 6 times the diameter of the blank at the connection.
by Mattman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: NFC shipping

That depends on blank popularity, current inventory, and production schedule. I've heard months if an unpopular blank needs to find its way into production. Early this summer I had a blank take about three weeks. Recently needed to order another and it shipped in a few days. I'm guessing my first or...
by Mattman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 52
Views: 6347

Re: Blank comparison

Also do the SJ and MB fish different? The SJ taper has its origins as an MB taper. A production lot of MB's got over sanded. There were a lot of field failures as too much graphite got removed during the sanding process. But anglers reported really liking the tapers. And so the SJ was born. Today, ...
by Mattman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

Re: Scale Recommendation? +PB701MHF Weight

I use the AWS Scale Mate for a lot of my weighing. 500g x 0.1g.

For single guides and really small stuff, I use my reloading scale. RCBS 502 beam scale. It can weigh individual grains of gun powder. A TiSiC micro guide is not even a challenge for that scale.
by Mattman
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 52
Views: 6347

Re: Blank comparison

Oddly enough, I find PB lighter power blanks make absolutely perfect power finesse blanks. I would say that our definition of finesse really varies then. There is nothing like a St. Croix MLF, or lighter, in the Point Blank offering. There is nothing like an HS9000. A P8400. There isn't even a cran...
by Mattman
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Blank comparison
Replies: 52
Views: 6347

Re: Blank comparison

What has been circling around in my small little brain is to buy all three blanks in similar lengths and powers. Built them pretty much the same and see what I like. This is what I do. I have a go-to power/presentation that I spend a significant amount of time fishing and when a new blank comes out...
by Mattman
Mon May 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Delta blanks
Replies: 22
Views: 4932

Re: Delta blanks

NFC rolls Point Blank's blanks. That's why they are similar. :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Wait..... We're you being serious Well, chatted with Aleks Maslow, CEO of NFC. He said NFC does Rainshadow new Eternity blanks also. Dunno sure, but that's what he told me. :) So you then jump to the concl...
by Mattman
Sun May 06, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Delta blanks
Replies: 22
Views: 4932

Re: Delta blanks

Hogsticker2 wrote:
MardukFIN wrote:NFC rolls Point Blank's blanks. That's why they are similar. :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wait..... We're you being serious


Ya, NFC and PB are such different blanks that's a really funny statement. Not to mention the country of origin sticker.
by Mattman
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cleaning Rods
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Cleaning Rods

Blank and guides:

Soap and water. Simple Green or Formula 409 for stubborn stuff.

Finish it off with a coat of carnuba wax.
by Mattman
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

You might not be making agressive overhand casts with 3/8 or 1/2 oz but there’s no way it feels under powered with that size weight. This is a very good point...there is a big difference between slinging out big casts and actual fishing. Its very easy to fish over the lure max for a rod when all yo...
by Mattman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Fuji clnag8j WANTED! Any leads on where to find?
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Fuji clnag8j help?

C = chrome L = frame style N = frame style (double foot) A = Alconite G = guide (T = top) 8 = frame ID J = denoted the frame/ring interaction I think (this has kind of gone away) Ya, that guide was discontinued by Fuji a few years ago I think. Try Bingham Enterprises. I know they had some discontinu...

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