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Salmon Blank Guide Spacing

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Al,

 

I need your expert help. Picked up a couple of factory blemished fly blanks. They are 3 piece 7 weight and 9 1/2 feet.

 

Question is do you have spacing for the guides. If it makes a difference I plan on using them for freshwater salmon fishing.

 

thanks ahead

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SG,

 

Sounds like the perfect set up for using the Fuji Concept System. I am assuming you will be setting the rod up for spinning.

 

Use either Fuji YSG SIC or BYAG Alconite high-frame single foot guides:

 

YSG or BYAG: 30.25,20,16,12,10

 

LSG or BLAG: 8,8,8,6,6,6,6,6

 

Here is the rough guide spacing:

 

#30 stripper - 28-inches from face or spool.

 

1st #6 guide 3-inches from tip.

 

Space out the remaining guides strating with 1/4 inch increasing intervals. As you go up a guide size increase to 1/2 inch increasing intervals.

 

Test cast and stress distribute and then adjust the spacing as required.

 

Al

 

 

[This message has been edited by Al Goldberg (edited 01-23-2003).]

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