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Posted by: Doug Schreiber (---.sub-174-197-5.myvzw.com)
Date: August 04, 2018 12:53PM

Has anyone actually ever weighed guides to compare?
I weighed a #6 minima running/fly guide black/chrome and a #6 Fuji L black/alconite.

To my surprise the Fuji was lighter.

So, how "light" is a recoil compared to a GSFG TiChrome Single Foot Fly Guide?

Is it that big a difference?

I am building custom ice rods that are hand turned to make the tip very fast, light. so, weight on the tip is important.

Thanks, Doug

See you on the water, Doug
Captain Paddlefoot

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Re: Weight
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: August 04, 2018 01:09PM

Yes, for instance 6 of my 3 mm guides weighs the same as one 6 mm from the same series. Many posts done maybe 8 years ago when they were comparing the new to us micros to the guides we have using at the time.
Try the search function.

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Re: Weight
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: August 04, 2018 03:57PM

I am glad that you are doing the research.

But, consider the flip side of the coin:

A typical ice rod is 30 inches long. On that rod, the typical number of guides is 3-4 or maybe 5 guidees.

The reel for the typical ice rod is 5-8 ozs. The blank, and handle and if a reel seat is used will weigh another 3-5 ozs.

So, certainly weight is important on anything that is built for overall operating efficiencies, but on a rod that is 30 inches long, is the average person in the cold of sub zero winter be able to tell the difference in one finished rod that weighs 6 grams than a different rod?


Conversely, when a rod is 7 feet long, and a person has the length magnified effects of weight with respect to the difference of some grams at the end of that 7 foot length, being held in the heat of a 90 degree summer day - I expect that one might then feel the difference in some of these lighter guide trains.

But, by all means do the research and build your rods in the way that makes you and your clients the most satisfied.

Be safe and happy building.

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