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RE: choke guides & butt guides

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I'm building an XRA 1205 with a Daiwa X5000T using 30 lbs. braid. I'm interested if anyone has ideas or practical knowledge on choke and butt guides aligned on the reel spool centerline and angle in relation to the blank? So far, I have come to this initial set up: 28" from spoolface is a 40H, 35H, 25M, 20SVLG, 16SVLG choke,16,16,16 tip.

I realize the load distribution will be excellent but more interested in the casting performance of this combo? I am trying to find the smoothest and ultimately the best casting arrangement?

P.S. Is this close to Fuji's new concept?

Thanks for your help,


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For the Arra 1205 I would initially position the 40HH stripper guide 35 inches from the spool face. The remaining guides for a concept set up are:


30H, 20M, 16,12,12,10,10,10 plus tip.


Another guide set up for excellent performance is:


40HH,30H,25H,20M,16L with a tip with a #16 ring.


In both set up you will need to test cast and tweak the guide positions for optimimum casting performance.

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