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by jlb
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Re: Crooked blanks on high end rods?

I've become convinced that some of what passes for crooked or kinks in a rod is actually the edge of the flag spiraling around the perimeter of the blank. I've got one "naked-finish" rod in particular that my initial impression was "WTH this thing jinks all over the place!!" When I looked closer, t...
by jlb
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx894 new reelseat???
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Nrx894 new reelseat???

Seems like I noticed an extra bead of epoxy on the front portion of the 894 and 895. Maybe to beef them up as I know I had and 854 and 893 that it came loose and had to be warrantied. I have had that issue on a few nrx rods. The way the thread (front) portion of the 894 reelseat is now one piece in...
by jlb
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Re: Crooked blanks on high end rods?

What is yalls allowable limit? zero...if you notice the curve, then it's too much. Whether it's a factory rod or one I make...like others said all blanks seem to be crooked to a degree...as you look down it like a rifle, I put the curve up/towards the sky...let gravity and the wt of the guides make...
by jlb
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx894 new reelseat???
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Nrx894 new reelseat???

That is what im noticing. It also feels like it has sharper edges than all of my other nrx casting rods.
by jlb
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Re: Crooked blanks on high end rods?

What is yalls allowable limit?
by jlb
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx894 new reelseat???
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Nrx894 new reelseat???

Can anyone with an nrx 894 let me know if their rod has a new type of trigger compared to the other lower power nrx casting rods?
by jlb
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Re: Crooked blanks on high end rods?

Im not that picky to expect the blank to be perfectly straight but these are pretty far off and it is noticeable to me when holding the rod in one hand off to the side not looking down it for straightness. I have several of the same model rods that are straight or at least not noticeably crooked so ...
by jlb
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Re: Crooked blanks on high end rods?

I have returned several to the same manufacturer for being crooked (clearly crooked) I do not want to say the name of the manufacturer because their customer service on the replacements has been top notch. Recently I had a reelseat failure and they sent me a replacement rod and it came in crooked so...
by jlb
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Crooked blanks on high end rods?
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Crooked blanks on high end rods?

What do you guys think is acceptable for $500 plus factory rods in terms of the blanks being straight?
by jlb
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shimano 2014 Conquest
Replies: 108
Views: 16019

Re: Shimano 2014 Conquest

Just got my conquest 100. Is the adjustment dial on palm side supposed to click or not? Mine does not.
by jlb
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: NRX MODEL 852S JWR
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: NRX MODEL 852S JWR

Get it for that price no doubt.
by jlb
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bold & Beautiful
Replies: 30
Views: 6492

Re: Bold & Beautiful

Where do the new evoluzion rank in terms of bottom contact sensitivity?
by jlb
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado 50e vs chronarch 50e
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

Re: curado 50e vs chronarch 50e

Curado can be upgraded to 4 bearing handle.
by jlb
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Nrx spinning rod help
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Nrx spinning rod help

Is the 872 more stout than the 852?
by jlb
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Metanium 100 rubber piece on clutch bar.
Replies: 18
Views: 4555

Re: Metanium 100 rubber piece on clutch bar.

The chronarch ci4 has this same issue with the rubber pad falling off.