NFC SWB 808-1 IM

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MardukFIN
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NFC SWB 808-1 IM

Post by MardukFIN » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:51 am

Hello.

I've built that lighter SWB earlier and now wanted to build this tougher one. It's definitely BADASS blank! Can cast easily 200-250g lures. It's much stiffer than 5oz version (807), but same weight.
Was little difficult to build, cause butt is over 22mm thick. There isn't much room for grip material. :lol: Also there restrictions about reelseat that fits in.. Have to be at least 18mm ID, if handle is less than 45cm.
Colour theme was 'accident', cause i ordered 'blue' EVA, but it wasnt electric blue as i wanted.. So i made it marine blue with silver thread tiger. Spiral wrapped new American Tackle snagless Tornado guides. 12-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8top.

Take a look!

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daiwa lunatic
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Re: NFC SWB 808-1 IM

Post by daiwa lunatic » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:27 pm

Nice build, I see you have the spiral wrap on the guides, haven't build one for a while now, I need to start building again.

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Re: NFC SWB 808-1 IM

Post by Ryan808 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:12 pm

Nice build. I found a 808 last week that I forgot about, might be time to get wrapped.

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