I am ordering a custom Purglas 350-2 (11'6" rod for throwing 4-6 oz.). Would appreciate suggestions for best type of guides to use. My inclination would be a Perfection guide as gathering guide - then maybe one more Perfection guide/maybe not, then some type of Fuji guides, then an SIC tip-top. For the regular guides: hardloy or sic or something else? My current custom rods have guides that have an off-white or pale yellow band on the circumference of the ceramic part; I don't like the look of that at all. Does anyone know what guide that sounds like? What size Perfection gathering guide, or is going with a Perfection the wrong move. (I have a rod with high-frame gathering guide and know that I do not want to go that route again.) Reels I likely will be using with this rod will be Van Staal 250, a Penn 704Z, and a Tica Dolphin. Mostly will be using 17-20 lb. mono and throwing bait and sinkers. Occasionally metal lures. This is not an idle question; I now am in the process of working out the rod with the builder. Thanks much.
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12/17/04 at 9:39pm