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Suggestions for reduction train
Posted by: Ken Patek (47.201.57.---)
Date: July 31, 2018 06:55AM

Building my first off shore rig on a 7'3" 20-50lb class rod. I'm putting on a 6500 Penn Slammer III, spooled w/30lb braid. I'm going with the virtus guides, and was wondering if anyone could recommend what size stripper guide/reduction train to go with. I'm thinking that size reel warrants a 40 as the stripper, but with the guides being expensive, I wanted to ask before dropping the cash and making a mistake.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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Re: Suggestions for reduction train
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: July 31, 2018 06:49PM

Have you read the article, New Guide Concepts - Spinning Rods in the library? It's in there.

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Re: Suggestions for reduction train
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: August 01, 2018 02:55PM

Hello Ken.

Spencer is right, read the "New Guides Concepts" in the library section, it will tell you what you need to know and if you still have questions come back and ask.

Most the time the rod will tell you what to use, you just have to know how to look, have you done your reading?

1. "New Guides Concept Primer".
2. "New Guides Concept-Spinning Rods ".
3. "Static Guide Placement".
4. "Fit & Finnish".


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: Suggestions for reduction train
Posted by: Ernest Horvath (---.lightspeed.rlghnc.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 02, 2018 06:45AM

This blank, being a lite action off shore will not require heavy duty guides. Even with the slammer, you can start with a #30 stripper reduction down to a 20 then a 10 and #7 running guides. This will work with braid up to 50lb. test. I suggest the Fuji CCKWAG guides. and the CCLGAT tip with a #8 ring. All corrosion control for the price of standard stainless. Have fun. E.P.

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