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I'm not likely to buy one anytime in near future, but maybe for future reference, here goes.. nothing.

 

I want one with identical components as my NRX 893 JWR (except for the blank- replace with a blank of identical performance and power/ action).

 

What would it cost me including shipping?

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Hard to say, i would price the components, blank,reel seat,handle,guides etc..then add 100-150 bucks.....

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I'm not likely to buy one anytime in near future, but maybe for future reference, here goes.. nothing.

 

I want one with identical components as my NRX 893 JWR (except for the blank- replace with a blank of identical performance and power/ action).

 

What would it cost me including shipping?

 

I am having that rod built by Batson:

 

Blank:  Eternity

Reel seat: Toray

Guides: Alps Titanium

 

The rod will be designed as an upgraded NRX 893. The only modification I am doing is a spiral wrap.

Maybe Batson will respond with a more accurate number on this thread, but I think the cost will come

in under $500. 

 

 

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If you did ^^^^ that build yourself, it would be right around $300.

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It's long been my contention that a reputable builder can make you something nicer than an NRX, Steez, Megabass, Archangel.... for the same or less $$.  Price wise, the devil's in the details like everything else. A custom turned grip for example requires a fair bit of labor. At any rate, anyone with a $250> budget for a rod is short changing themselves by not at least considering a custom build. 

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It's long been my contention that a reputable builder can make you something nicer than an NRX, Steez, Megabass, Archangel.... for the same or less $$. Price wise, the devil's in the details like everything else. A custom turned grip for example requires a fair bit of labor. At any rate, anyone with a $250> budget for a rod is short changing themselves by not at least considering a custom build.

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It's long been my contention that a reputable builder can make you something nicer than an NRX, Steez, Megabass, Archangel.... for the same or less $$. Price wise, the devil's in the details like everything else. A custom turned grip for example requires a fair bit of labor. At any rate, anyone with a $250> budget for a rod is short changing themselves by not at least considering a custom build.

Could you explain "custom turned grip"??

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Could you explain "custom turned grip"??

This would be what he's referring to. A totally custom grip verse a pre made one you can buy.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/157958-first-experiment-with-the-new-toy/

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Could you explain "custom turned grip"??

Some rod builders use raw materials such as EVA stock, cork rings, pour foam etc. glue up inlays and turn the grip to size and shape on a lathe. I do some and am expanding, Scott H does outstanding grip work. Hopefully he'll se this and post a pic or two This is not the best example but shows what  I mean https://www.facebook.com/147180738649084/photos/pb.147180738649084.-2207520000.1434046157./838796106154207/?type=3&theater

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Ok ive seen that before but the term turned grip was not used... thanks guys

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Those grips alone are making me consider a custom! They are absolutley stunning!!  :eyebrows:

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I'm not likely to buy one anytime in near future, but maybe for future reference, here goes.. nothing.

 

I want one with identical components as my NRX 893 JWR (except for the blank- replace with a blank of identical performance and power/ action).

 

What would it cost me including shipping?

 

To me, you are leaving out the best part (i.e., The Blank).  If there was a blank of equal performance, then all mine would be custom (built by the man above my post), but since there isn't, I suffer with all the parts of the NRX I don't like (e.g., split grip, tip heavy, etc).

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So you want identical components, same blank characteristics, why not just buy another one?

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Those grips alone are making me consider a custom! They are absolutley stunning!! :eyebrows:

Do you neex a lathe to do the custom cork grip? Ive built a few rods and always wanted ro buy the cork peices and make a nice handle...

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Do you neex a lathe to do the custom cork grip? Ive built a few rods and always wanted ro buy the cork peices and make a nice handle...

You don't need a lathe if you buy cork rings. If you use blocks like the random elliptical handles in this thread, you will need a lathe. I asked the same question earlier lol.

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You don't need a lathe if you buy cork rings. If you use blocks like the random elliptical handles in this thread, you will need a lathe. I asked the same question earlier lol.

Whoops... so you just buy rhe rings and sand them?? Thats how i thought about doing it.

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Do you neex a lathe to do the custom cork grip? Ive built a few rods and always wanted ro buy the cork peices and make a nice handle...

No you can't do it without something to physically turn the rings, a lathe works best.  Some people make makeshift lathes with drills that work.  The cork rings are much larger in diameter that a grip.  You have to glue the rings together and then put them on a lathe to shape them.  That's why it's called "turning grips" like you asked earlier.

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Right on, i knew how to put them together. I built my own deal that rotates the rod when you finish your wraps and guides, i have an idea on how to make a "lathe".....

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Oh yea and back to the topic.

Deep,

You seem like a smart guy. Check out the North fork HM blanks and one of the rod building retailers for the guides and handle. Watch a couple YouTube videos and I bet you can make your own "NRX"

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I can personally attest for the NFC HM. It is fantastic.

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The NFC are nice blanks but over priced in IMO and availability has been spotty. You don't necessarily need a lathe per say, but you need a drill or some way to turn the cork rings round and to size. Rings are usually 1.5" diameter and the average finished grip is 1" +/-.  

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