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Sic fly guides on a quasi-lowrider setup....bad idea?

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I was thinking of using single-foot #7 Fuji SG Sic fly guides on my next project, a Batson ISA1087F, instead of double-footed SVSGs or concepts. The rod is going to have some sort of lowrider/new concept configuration, so with 5 or 6 of them out near the tip, I figured that the weight savings could be significant. Any good reason that I shouldn't use the fly guides? Or, has anyone tried them before?

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In addition to what Salt asked, how had are you on tackle? THe single foot guides do not lend themselves to bangind around - they will get bent & shift around in teh guide wraps if you tend to bang them around. Do not forget how you transport teh rod - I have had the most trouble when sticking a dzozen rods in teh back of a truck and havign them all tangled up.

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I'm pretty careful with my stuff - got a few beaters that I throw around, but I take good care of the nice ones.

 

As for the leader - the water in this part of the sound is rarely clear - I usually only use an 18" flouro leader - so I'm not worried about the knot.

 

Good points, I need to be thinking about this stuff before I sink $200 into an unfishable rod.

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Great idea IMHO...I'm building a 10' GUSA Surf Assasin thats perfect for throwing large soft plastics. My plan is to try a 20-25h as a gathering guide and knock things down quickly ending with # 8 single foots on the fast action tip section, and a # 10 tip. The goal...to have a very light "in hand" rod that will throw soft baits well, and enough guides to help protect the blank if a "large bass" is in the vacinity.

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