NFC 9' 4pc 8 WT

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North Fork Composites F890-4 (GammaBeta) 9' 8wt 4 piece fast blank. Seaguide Ti framed strippers (16 and 10 mm) with silicon nitride RS rings and REC double foot snakes (5 mm and the rest 4 mm). An Alps HERA7WL2 reel seat. I shaped the cork. The rod came out to 4.1 oz total weight.
 

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Did you find your nfc blank to be accurately rated for line? I built a 905-4 lmx and it's a broomstick with even a 5wt gpx, tried a 6wt gpx and it came to life. Nice rod just under rated
 

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Did you find your nfc blank to be accurately rated for line? I built a 905-4 lmx and it's a broomstick with even a 5wt gpx, tried a 6wt gpx and it came to life. Nice rod just under rated
It cast a close to rated line good. The lines that are 1/2 to 3/4 overrated (like the SA Grand Slam) did not cast as well with this rod as a true to weight line. Another rod built on the same blank that I had broken the tip on and sent in to get a replacement actually casted the overrated lines better. The new tip section and the next section was replaced and it was slightly thicker in diameter and seemed faster than the original sections, it cast the overrated lines better but I used single foot ceramic guides instead of double foot snakes on it and that may have also contributed to the difference. The pictures of that rod are below.20180629_002825.jpg20180629_002054.jpg20180629_001837.jpg20180629_002002.jpg20180629_002152.jpg20180625_223314.jpg
Beautiful work!
Thank You!
 
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