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by dennis_rf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

I have not tried any Point Blank rod blanks yet. They sound fantastic though but I have ready they all tend to be heavier action, no true Finesse type actions, regardless of the label (just what I read here from guys I trust, no first hand experience). Also, does anyone know what happened to the RD...
by dennis_rf
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

Here we go: Chose a 12.5” Handle length / 71,5” working length for the comparison Weight to bend down 1/3 working length (23.8”) SJ 703 Xray: 276g PB 701MLF: 390g 66A9829A-4CD5-43BC-BF43-4D3F95031F0D.jpeg Both with 50g (1.76 oz) (SJ 703 deeper bend) 9AAEA24C-72C8-49F1-969A-ED8E749CBB60.jpeg Both wit...
by dennis_rf
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom Drop-Shot Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Custom Drop-Shot Rod

If you can wait... I have the SJ703 X-Ray here waiting to be built. Right away I can tell it’s less well balanced and has more weight to the tip than the Point Blank 701MLF. So even when built, the Point Blank should be the nicer rod in hand. Obviously I need to compare the sensitivity and can’t say...
by dennis_rf
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

How ia the taper on the lower powered X Ray? I built 3 heavier ones and like the material. Pick your blanks here https://www.rodhouse.fr/en/shop/rod-blanks/north-fork-composites/x-ray Press on this French Button on the product page 4308545F-82B4-4C3F-8BB4-CCCE30829AEE.jpeg Have fun comparing 8D0901...
by dennis_rf
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2020 Met MGL vs 2019 Antares
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: 2020 Met MGL vs 2019 Antares

I own and love both. To me they cast the same - the most noticeable aspect is the weight. I wouldn’t put the Antares on anything lighter (actual weight and balance of the rod, not the power) than my 115g 7‘ MH rod. With that heavy of a real, lighter rods lose too much fun factor in handling.
by dennis_rf
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: BFS Blanks for T Rig?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: BFS Blanks for T Rig?

Looking forward to see your builds, sounds promising! Instead of a simple recommendation, I’d like to introduce you to the rodhouse.fr website. A French Shop (English version available) that has built a tool to show and compare the deflection of any blank in their inventory with different loads. (Al...
by dennis_rf
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Re: MGL

The Antares spool is 13.2g, Metanium is 14.1g. Not entirely sure about the earlier generations. That’s with the bearing. Here’s a list I grabbed off youtube without the bearing for easier comparison. Curado 70 non mgl is 15.54g, I think that’s the biggest drop in weight. Metanium for example stayed...
by dennis_rf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 109
Views: 10338

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

We have a few popping up on the German market and the fellow anglers who could get one (not me) were so nice to post the spool‘s weight:

12.7g


Source (with pic): https://www.barsch-alarm.de/community/t ... ost-725478
by dennis_rf
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Re: MGL

SSS wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 am
I believe the brakes used from 2016 and on did a much better difference than the spool itself.
This could actually be very true
by dennis_rf
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Re: MGL

Especially for the Aldebaran it’s a huge step up. Using 8lb braid I was down at 1 brake and 1 on the dial and still wasn’t close to backlash, which means to me there’s still potential casting distance withheld. Now with the mgl I‘m at 2 brakes and happy. Also the MGL spool starts up quicker. Can’t w...
by dennis_rf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Expride A Locking Nut
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Expride A Locking Nut

I’ve tried with a Zodias, the nuts are interchanagble. The matte is rubberized. The aluminum hoods aren’t as detailed and refined as the real deal tho https://m.alibaba.com/p-detail/detail-62105683916.html?__sceneInfo=%7B%22type%22:%22appDetailShare%22,%22data%22:%7B%22filterKey%22:%227.8.2_share%22...
by dennis_rf
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Thinking of having a unicorn built-Poisonous AGS NRX 916 UBR?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Thinking of having a unicorn built-Poisonous AGS NRX 916 UBR?!?

Update I took the heat gun to the PA and removed the reel seat without damaging it! I can confirm that the blank runs through the monocoque handle and stops somewhere at the taper of the butt of the handle. Haven’t removed the blank from the handle yet but I don’t think it will be difficult to do w...
by dennis_rf
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Thinking of having a unicorn built-Poisonous AGS NRX 916 UBR?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Thinking of having a unicorn built-Poisonous AGS NRX 916 UBR?!?

Old or current adrena? Didn’t catch that. For the old model: I strongly believe Shimano glued the handle Part on their blanks. But it would be great if otherwise. Is there some information out there of someone who stripped the grip and reel seat off of one? For the current: caution - Shimano uses a ...
by dennis_rf
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Any Aliexpress baits worth trying?

Where to start... there’s great stuff on AliExpress. Latest discoveries are exact copies of Duo stickbaits, jackall riserbaits in the smaller sizes. Oh and the Deracoup copies, too. Soft plastics usually do not incorporate any salt but if that’s ok and you’re looking for keitech easy shiner look ali...
by dennis_rf
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Point Blank blanks

I just went through an extensive comparison between point blanks, NFC and available stock rods with a friend who now wishes me to build a rod for him. Our conclusion is: The point blanks feel like there’s nothing in your hand where the NFC HM models have some mass to them. Not it in your hand where ...