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by Mattman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 124

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: 37
Views: 1823

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: 11
Views: 960

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: 37
Views: 1823

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: 37
Views: 1823

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: 2982

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: 2982

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: 853

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: 881

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: 662

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...
by Mattman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX tip twist
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: NRX tip twist

I'm guessing that your tip top is on a little crooked. Look at it while not under load. Its also possible that it is not glued well and can shift. The big factories build casting rods incorrectly (IMO). All casting rods should be built with the running guides on the under side of the blank like a sp...
by Mattman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Foul Weather Gear - Simms, Gill, Cabelas Guidewear or what?
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

Re: Foul Weather Gear - Simms, Gill, Cabelas Guidewear or what?

Regarding the ECWCS: Have it. Served in it. I still wear mine to the woods if its damp or the snow is wet and heavy. But it doesn't hold a candle to Guidewear, 100MPH, or Simms. If you're looking to get into something tough at a reasonable price, it will certainly fit that category.
by Mattman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: St Croix. . . . Naked
Replies: 21
Views: 1876

Re: St Croix. . . . Naked

Thanks for the info. As mentioned I´m very happy with the result of the SC3. But I´m about to work an an SC5 that needs to be sanded down, too. So should I seal the surface after sanding? Or is it just the irregular apperance of the fibers that irritates? Just appearance I use carnuba wax when the ...
by Mattman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Reel seat & handle removal - risk to blank??
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Reel seat & handle removal - risk to blank??

Tigerbass wrote:
Any idea what a stripped Loomis BCR GLX blank looks like? Would it look similar to the older MBR GLX blanks?


I've redone a half dozen or so BCR's and they all look like most everyone else's blanks. Just a straight up sanded blank. (Unlike the Legend Elite blanks)
by Mattman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Reel seat & handle removal - risk to blank??
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Reel seat & handle removal - risk to blank??

Sure there is a risk. Especially with reel seats that fit snugly against the rod blank. Like a Fuji ECS. A good experienced builder shouldn't have trouble though. Damage to the paint on painted blanks is going to happen. Reel seats don't come off cleanly. Really, any epoxy on paint is going to leave...

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