NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

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NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by rh_916 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:54 am

Anybody use this blank before? I was wondering if it can handle 1/4 to 3/8 oz weights in 20 to 30 ft of water decent?

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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by spoonplugger1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:05 pm

You want a 2 power for that weight class.

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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by rh_916 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:07 am

spoonplugger1 wrote:You want a 2 power for that weight class.

Dam I order it last week already. Hopefully it can handle atleast 1/4 oz then .

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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by bnl » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 am

I’ve had a rod on this blank for three seasons and I would say it’ll definitely handle up to 3/8 oz in 20ft of water. 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. And I use this sometimes for drop shotting 7 inch worms, 4 inch gobies or soemtimes a fluke, so weight plus bait is pretty big.

And even though you didn’t ask, I absolutely LOVE this blank, action, power, sensitivity. It’s awesome.

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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by Mattman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:30 pm

bnl wrote: 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 you're doing is gentle pitches or dropping it over the side of the boat. I don't have any issues pushing that envelope for customers as long as they're not power casting with the rod.
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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by rh_916 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 pm

bnl wrote:I’ve had a rod on this blank for three seasons and I would say it’ll definitely handle up to 3/8 oz in 20ft of water. 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. And I use this sometimes for drop shotting 7 inch worms, 4 inch gobies or soemtimes a fluke, so weight plus bait is pretty big.

And even though you didn’t ask, I absolutely LOVE this blank, action, power, sensitivity. It’s awesome.

Thx man that's great to hear. Im an kayak fishermen so I usually just drop straight down whenever I mark fish on the fish finder.

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Re: NFC DS 761-1 (HM)

Post by bnl » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:46 pm

You’re welcome. I don’t post too often, but I had to let you know my thoughts on that great blank.

I hope you enjoy it as well. And I’d look forward to hearing what you think of it once you get it in use.

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