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Surf rod guide spacing

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Is it spinning of conventional?

 

What reel and line type and weight will you be using?

 

Al

 

Diawa BG60 reel, Stren 17# to approx 25# line, 3 - 4 oz lures; looking for distance casting in Montauk (I couldnt cast quite far enough this past year with my Ugly Stick). Thanx for the interest

 

 

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Here are some preliminary guidelines for the rod.

 

Guides are Fuji Hardaloy BHVLG: 40HH, 30H, 25H, 20M, 16L and 16L. Fuji SIC PST tip with a #16 ring.

 

The following are all approximate and subject to final adjustment after test casting the rod.

 

Center of reelseat or reel post 28-inches from end of butt.

 

40HH stripper guide 34-inches from face of reelseat.

 

1st #16 guide 8-inches from tip top.

 

Space the remaining guides in increasing increments of 1-1.5 inches from tip to butt. e.g. 9.5, 11, 12.5 etc.

 

You will need to test cast and stress distribute before finalizing the position of the guides.

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