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jetty eddy

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Does it matter much if you use guides that sit closer to the blank than a little higher off the blank for a 9' casting rod? I made one up a few years ago and took the guides that the salesman recommended. Someone made a comment that "I see you have the higher guides to keep the line off the rod" and I was wondering if they're ok or should I do them over?

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View PostIf the rod works for you,, ((If it aint broke dont fix it)). As long as your happy with the way the rod fishes who cares what some guy says.


The again it could be the franziskaner talkingsmile.gifbiggrin.gif




Excellent advice!


If the guides are high enough to prevent 'line slap',they're high enough.JMHO C2

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The higher the ring is off the rod, the fewer guides you can get away with. The rod will also want to twist ("roll") more than with a lower profile guide.

If you use a lower profile guide, you will need more guides, and especially in this case, I would want to steer away from Hardloy and softer ring material.

These guides are too rough and you can feel the line scraping on them.

I would recommend Sic, or at the least, the Alconite rings.


All guides mentioned in this post are Fuji products... And no, I am not affiliated with Fuji!smile.gif

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