Was considering that blank. What uses will you use it for? I'm looking at using it for 1/4 to under 3/4oz Texas Rigs. Any other X Ray blank you'd suggest it this isn't it? Also do the SJ and MB fish different?timinmo wrote:Well I broke down and ordered one of the NFC X-ray blanks. I probably will not get it built in a while but ordered the 736 should be here is a couple weeks. Hoping to save it as a winter project but will probably get antsy before then.
As far as the SJ blanks I will give you my opinion. This is based on light and ultralight rods so it really might not apply to heavier power rods. I have just never built on a heavy power spin jig blank. The spin jigs that I have built on I would rate as extra fast action. They were all great at throwing light lures but still having enough backbone to subdue a decent fish. The MB rods that I have experience with are all medium power or more, strong rods for heavier baits.
If Mattman would chime in he certainly has more experience than most of us hobby builders. I usually only build a couple rods a year, once in a while four or five but I do not have the breath of experience that someone who builds more rods does.
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The SJ taper has its origins as an MB taper. A production lot of MB's got over sanded. There were a lot of field failures as too much graphite got removed during the sanding process. But anglers reported really liking the tapers. And so the SJ was born.ccass wrote: Also do the SJ and MB fish different?
Today, most that offer both tapers do design them slightly differently.
From a North Fork perspective, the SJ's are a faster taper than the MB's. Generally speaking, the MB's are in the upper 50's to mid 60's and the SJ's are in the upper 60's to 70.
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SJ 732 vs MB 733
Go big or go home!mobass11652 wrote:Well after reading this I ended up ordering an X-ray mb736, X-ray SJ736, delta 706, 2 delta bb805(Alabama rig rods)and one delta swimbait rod( think it was the sw765). Pretty excited about getting them and building them up!!
mobass11652 wrote:Well after reading this I ended up ordering an X-ray mb736, X-ray SJ736, delta 706, 2 delta bb805(Alabama rig rods)and one delta swimbait rod( think it was the sw765). Pretty excited about getting them and building them up!!
Agree. I have built just one Delta, MB 795-1 and i like it very much. Surface of the blank is also very cool with those ridges.mobass11652 wrote:I have built several hm and im but only 1 delta. I actually like the delta better than the IM. Although heavier it seemed crisper to me.
Anybody built or measured the X-Ray MB 733-1? I'm assuming the top end rating of 3/8 oz. is way off / under rated. Looking at Rodhouse, they say the blank can comfortably handle 20 grams - 3/4 oz up top.ccass wrote:I am considering the new MHX Elite blanks for a new Texas Rig rod. Looking for a true Medium Heavy, as I got burned by rod ratings with my Phenix K2 714. The 714 is MAYBE a medium. It's a great rod but, it's now a finesse rod. I have a Conquest 843c I'm using now but, would like to do a custom.MardukFIN wrote:New MHX Elite X is promising. Just got it yesterday. Havent built it yet, but it's 575g power and 11g lighter than new NFC MB 736-1 X-Ray. Also finish is very cool looking. And its 110$ cheaper than NFC.
I have now Rainshadow Eternity ETEC76MF, HM-MB904-MHX, NFC MB 736-1 (X-Ray LMX), NMB873-MHX and St. Croix 5C70MF-G.
Still missing K2 Phenix, CTS Mag Spin Elite and Point Blank PB75MF
Then i'm satisfied!
Nice! I honestly wasn't expecting an answer so quickly. Well, not at all actually lol. So is nfc going to release more x-ray models? 733 has 340 grams of power, 736 has 550 ish. Seems like they need something in between.MardukFIN wrote:I swung it last saturday. It's quite crisp and delicate. RDA is 339g with 281cm WL. Guides wasn't on so i couldn't cast with it.