North Fork Composites

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Re: North Fork Composites

Post by Kravetz » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:38 am

As far as I know all blanks are on sale. Anyone know the shipping cost?

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Post by Hogsticker2 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:15 am

Kravetz wrote:As far as I know all blanks are on sale. Anyone know the shipping cost?
Varies on location, but expect to pay what you would for shipping any other rod. 20 - 25 dollars. You can stick a hell of a lot of blanks in one shipping tube though.

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Re: North Fork Composites

Post by 108642 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:30 am

I e-mailed nfc. They said to put the blank/blanks in the cart and proceed to checkout and the site will calculate the shipping and discount. I tried it, and was able to see the shipping and prices for various blanks.

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Post by TK_duluthbass » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:57 am

I'm looking at their flipping rods and I can't find information about differences between model numbers - hm, sm, and im... what does it mean? Has anyone used these flipping rods and what's recommended? I normally use a 7'3 heavy fast AG Villain. I just started building rods so I'm not sure how to choose based on specs. Thamks

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Post by Kravetz » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:42 am

HM means high modulus like a glx IM intermediate modulus like a imx SM standard modulus. I'd go with the hm for that price. as for which flipping stick to get just go with the lure weight your gonna use. Still can't decide what to get myself.

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Post by TK_duluthbass » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:51 am

Thanks, Kravetz. There is also a blank they call "delta", not sure what that is but it's cheap. I found that I could click the model number and pull up more descriptive info and a chart for the taper. I did find a 7'3" mag heavy, which is what I was wanting.

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Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:44 pm

TK_duluthbass wrote:Thanks, Kravetz. There is also a blank they call "delta", not sure what that is but it's cheap. I found that I could click the model number and pull up more descriptive info and a chart for the taper. I did find a 7'3" mag heavy, which is what I was wanting.
Those are NFCs new budget blanks I believe

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Post by RMCatchNrelease » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:18 pm

I bought 5 of the Delta series after speaking with Steve and then the CEO Alex.

I was told that the Delta series in the MB line is made of the exact same material as the IM. In fact, the Delta is simply an IM blank, wrapped with "flat" cellophane, and not sanded. The IM blank uses a different cellophane wrap during the "baking" process, then it is machine stripped of the cellophane and hand sanded. The details I was given were a 20% increase in durability with a 3-5% weight increase over the IM. Now, other models are mixed modulus, but Alex confirmed the following and perhaps other MBs are made of entirely IM material. In fact, I was told you could sand the Delta blank yourself and end up with essentially an IM.

I purchased the MB692, MB703, MB705, MB724, MB795 all for a whopping $244 shipped! That is > $50 per blank.

I asked Alex about the MB795 as it has no IM or HM counterpart. I was told it a mix between an SJ and MB blank. Thinking it will make an awesome frog rod.

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Re: North Fork Composites

Post by TK_duluthbass » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:38 am

Nice, that's great info, thank you RM

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Post by TK_duluthbass » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:41 am

Here's some more info I found on the website about the Delta blanks:

The "Delta" series is new from NFC for 2017. Utilizing material (modulus) blends, we have re-created our best selling actions. These blanks are left unsanded to preserve their superior strength. These blanks have "flat ridges' which feel comfortable in the hand but add additional strength and impact resistance. Built on a premise that weight is a deterrent to performance, these blanks are incredibly powerful and amazingly light.

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Re: North Fork Composites

Post by Kravetz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 am

Couldn't decide so i got a 703 704 and 705

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Re: North Fork Composites

Post by 108642 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:19 am

According to their website, NFC extended the sale to April 17.

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Post by bish0p » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:54 am

Damn, I couldn't resist. I bought two St 905-2 HM for salmon rods.

So do any of you know how often NFC has sales?

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Post by Kravetz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:07 am

Far as I know it's the second time for 50% off sale and I remember being pissed off when I didn't get in on the first one. While I'm at it, which blank do you guys think would be good for a bfs rod. I'm leaning toward getting another dropshot blank but am thinking of something shorter.

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Post by Hogsticker2 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:50 am

Kravetz wrote:Far as I know it's the second time for 50% off sale and I remember being pissed off when I didn't get in on the first one. While I'm at it, which blank do you guys think would be good for a bfs rod. I'm leaning toward getting another dropshot blank but am thinking of something shorter.
MB662 HM has roughly 270 grams of power. An ERN right around 15. Little lighter than my K2 683ml which has about 320 grams of power, closer to the MB663.

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