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St. Croix Guide Configuration, Part 2
Posted by: Bruce Tomaselli (---.sub-174-229-148.myvzw.com)
Date: May 10, 2018 11:20AM

I looked at my records and the guide configuration I posted in the previous thread was for a St. Croix 9 ft., 6 wt.

I used 12, 6 & 2s to an oversized loop top. I have an extra set. Could I use the extra set for the 5 wt.? I ordered a SCII, SCIV, 2-piece kit from Mud Hole because it was the cheapest way for me to go. It has guides with it. Opinions, please.
Thanks in Advance

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Re: St. Croix Guide Configuration, Part 2
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 10, 2018 11:27AM

Certainly it will work, but you might shave a little weight by moving to smaller running guides. How much difference it'll make on the water is something only you an decide for yourself. Most snake guides aren't terribly offensive so get some #1's, tape them and compare against the same thing with the #2's.

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Re: St. Croix Guide Configuration, Part 2
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 13, 2018 04:30PM

It seems like the type of fly line being used and the expertise of the fly caster should have some bearing on the choice and spacing of fly rod guides.

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