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Guides for 9', 5 wt.
Posted by: Bruce Tomaselli (---.sub-174-229-137.myvzw.com)
Date: May 07, 2018 08:22PM

What do you think of this configuration. I used it before and just wonder if anything has changed. I plan to use it on a 2-piece rod.

How about: 12, 6, and size 2s to the tip? I'm going to get an oversized loop tip top. This set-up seemed to work well for me on some other builds. I'm thinking up locking reel seat and half wells handle.

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Re: Guides for 9', 5 wt.
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 07, 2018 08:51PM

It will work just fine. If you have them on hand, you might try 1's and a regular size tiptop, just to see if that set up works as well. It would be a tad lighter which might be noticeable on a 5-weight rod.

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Re: Guides for 9', 5 wt.
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 07, 2018 09:47PM

If what you are thinking has worked well for you before on a similar 5 weight then go for it.

Up-locking seat is good unless the blank is glass or a longer bamboo in which case a down-locking seat might help better balance the rod.

A 10 or 12 mm stripper will work.

A size 6 snake is a big snake. I'd think about a size 4 or 5.

I'm with Tom K on the size 2 snakes - one size too large.

Left to my own devices, I'd go 12mm stripper, a size 4 snake, a size 2 snake and the rest 1s to a standard size loop.

But again, if something has worked well in the past, maybe don't fix what is not broken.

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Re: Guides for 9', 5 wt.
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.subs.proxad.net)
Date: May 08, 2018 03:10AM

For me Donald is spot on (I use the exact same configuration a lot).

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Re: Guides for 9', 5 wt.
Posted by: chris adams (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: May 09, 2018 03:22PM

I use the Snake Brand with a Fuji Stripper. Size 12, Snake 4, Snake 2 and then Snake 1's out to a standard loop.

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