NFC SWB 807-1 IM

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NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by MardukFIN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Finland 100 yo theme rod. Blank is North Fork Composites SWB 807-1 IM. Spiral wrapped American Tackle BTRLC guides. Overall weight 191g.

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Re: NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by bigbaitfishing » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:13 am

why did you go with a spinning tip guide ? on a casting tip guide the brace would be on the bottom ( spinning tip guide the brace is on the top like the one you have ) otherwise , nice rod build

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Re: NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by MardukFIN » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:13 pm

bigbaitfishing wrote:why did you go with a spinning tip guide ? on a casting tip guide the brace would be on the bottom ( spinning tip guide the brace is on the top like the one you have ) otherwise , nice rod build
It's beneath blank. Just took pic upside down. Spiral wrapped rod.

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Re: NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by bigbaitfishing » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:03 pm

MardukFIN wrote:
bigbaitfishing wrote:why did you go with a spinning tip guide ? on a casting tip guide the brace would be on the bottom ( spinning tip guide the brace is on the top like the one you have ) otherwise , nice rod build
It's beneath blank. Just took pic upside down. Spiral wrapped rod.

;) all my casting rods are spiral wrapped !!!

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Re: NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by MardukFIN » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:27 pm

bigbaitfishing wrote:
MardukFIN wrote:
bigbaitfishing wrote:why did you go with a spinning tip guide ? on a casting tip guide the brace would be on the bottom ( spinning tip guide the brace is on the top like the one you have ) otherwise , nice rod build
It's beneath blank. Just took pic upside down. Spiral wrapped rod.

;) all my casting rods are spiral wrapped !!!
=D>

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Re: NFC SWB 807-1 IM

Post by MardukFIN » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 pm

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Hi again! This is 3rd time i built this awesome blank. It's absolutely best allrounder what i've ever held or fished with. Northern pike is my main target here in Finland. With lures 1-8oz.

This time i wanted to extend blank a little bit. I've got one cutted blank what was just right od to put it in. Ready rod is now 255cm long, 8'4". Original is 8'. Also wanted to try texalium handle 1st time.
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So, laying epoxy inside the blank and put stump inside. Also added arbors for texalium handle.
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Here's extended blank with handle tube and Fuji PLS18 reelseat:
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I used to use American Tackle NIRLC full titanium guides. In this rod those are with acid wrap. 1st Stripper is 12, then 10 10 and rest 5 are 8 plus 8 top. I chose color theme to match with Daiwa Ryoga 2020. ;)
Thread i used is prowrap tiger wrap 2001 black/white. It turns very nicely after epoxy. Brilliant!
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On decal i used glitter 1st time. 1st guide and decal has silver trims. Other guides doesnt have.
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Here's handle again. It's 49cm from buttend to middle of the spool.
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Thanks,

Pekka K, Finland

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