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I'll keep it short. Traditional guides on top rods will twist and torque, the spiral wrap stabilizes the blank when under a load. Reason for this - the line tries to seek the lowest point.

 

If you don't believe me, take a spinning rod, put line through the guides tie it to something fixed, and flex the rod. No twist or torque. Take this same rod, and flip it 180 degrees. Make the line go through the tip at an angle (pull a little to the side), and you will see and feel the rod jump.

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Mike,

 

From a casting perspective there is no different in performance if the spiral is done correctly with no sharp angles as the line passes from guide to guide on the turn.

 

However, from a fish fighting perspective the spiral wrap wins "hands down" due to the added stability of the rod the elimination of torque.

 

Al

 

[This message has been edited by Al Goldberg (edited 02-10-2002).]

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