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North Fork Blanks
Posted by: James R Gross (---.sub-174-219-142.myvzw.com)
Date: May 30, 2018 05:29PM

Two months ago I ordered a North Fork blank and everything else to build a rod for a customer from Anglers Workshop. I was told it was two weeks back ordered. Two weeks go by and I call Anglers on the status. They told me, they should see it at the end of May. Here it’s the end of May and I called them. Anglers checked on the status. They don’t even know when they will see it. I cancelled my order. Has anyone else had problems with North Fork blanks.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 07:29PM

James,
North Fork is a small shop in the scheme of things, they have just openned two new series of rods, and have gotten a bunch of orders I bet from this last sale, including the sale on their graphite grips, which they also make in shop. The Black Widow grips are hand laid up from woven pre-peg strips by only one lady. Things take time over there. I've gotten my steelhead/salmon blanks, but not my bass and saltwater blanks I ordered over a month ago, nor have I received my grips.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 09:07PM

it will happen, just don't hold your breath till it happen's

William Sidney
AK

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (107.77.87.---)
Date: May 30, 2018 09:15PM

I have had grips on order since 2 March..... pretty disgusting if u ask me!!!

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: herb canter (70.40.98.---)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:01PM

NFC has had plenty of time now to get it together as this discussion is nothing new , it appears they have not done whats necessary to get things moving along at a considerably faster pace and customers have every right to be extremely annoyed. Sure hiring and training additional help is an expense but the way things are continuing to go is not satisfactory and a change is needed . I have seen this type of thing happen before and in the overwhelming majority of cases the company makes employees work weekends or longer hours to get the back load completed.

Doesn't make employees happy but it's necessary .

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:09PM

Hearing bad reports elsewhere also.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: James R Gross (---.midco.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:19PM

I think Gary wants to make more money selling premade rods then sell blanks for us builders. We all know that when we build a custom rod for one person other people are going to see that rod creating business. I will keep selling other blanks.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: James R Gross (---.midco.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:19PM

I think Gary wants to make more money selling premade rods then sell blanks for us builders. We all know that when we build a custom rod for one person other people are going to see that rod creating business. I will keep selling other blanks.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (107.77.87.---)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:51PM

At this point if I have a customer that wants a Northfork built. They order the blank so they the customer has to deal with their drama. I will do all I can to build customers rods on other companies products. It is up to the customer though and if they decide Northfork is what they want then they procure the blank and their grips if they want them and I’ll take it from there. Too many options out there to have to deal with such incompetent customer service.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: James R Gross (---.midco.net)
Date: May 30, 2018 10:54PM

I agree 100 %.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: May 31, 2018 08:06PM

I sure hope they get their service all together. There is not many made in the USA rod blank manufacturers and it sounds like they make a quality product.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: May 31, 2018 08:39PM

A fool question, is Gary still working there ? or has he hung it up an retired now ???

William Sidney
AK

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: James R Gross (---.midco.net)
Date: May 31, 2018 08:43PM

I am not sure. He’s pictured on their web page. It would be nice to work with an American made blank.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 31, 2018 09:00PM

Some builders are stuck with blanks they paid more for at wholesale prices than they were later sold for at retail.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2018 04:03PM by Lynn Behler.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 01, 2018 06:23PM

Lynn, what is your point? Does this have anything to do with Northfork?

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 01, 2018 08:41PM

Northfork is making blanks for the Big name rod companies. Now if you were Gary who would you take care of, big numbers order from rod companies or a onesie twosie for a custom builder?? It is just business.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 01, 2018 09:32PM

No blank company makes blanks in batches of ones and twos. Typically when they set up to run a given model they build 50 or more at the same time. So if you happen to order a model they are out of stock on, they may not have it scheduled to run for a few weeks, or until they have sufficient orders for that model.

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Re: North Fork Blanks
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: June 01, 2018 10:00PM

Phil, check out some other forums.

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