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Guide sizes
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 02, 2018 09:21PM

I'm starting a build on a 4pc 9' 2wt fly rod . I found a guide placement calculator but not size . The calculator calls for 10 guides , I assume the stripper / s are included .What say ye smarter and more experienced builders than me ? TIA.

Ron

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Re: Guide sizes
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 02, 2018 11:45PM

Is your preference to use 1 foot guides or snake style guides do you want a ceramic for the stripper ?
with that it will make giving you better information

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Re: Guide sizes
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 03, 2018 12:00AM

8 ceramic, 2, 1/0 to tip.

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Re: Guide sizes
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 03, 2018 05:01PM

I am doing single foot guides on this one . Ceramic or agate . Thx .

Thx Spencer

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Re: Guide sizes
Posted by: chris adams (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: September 06, 2018 02:21PM

Typically you see length of rod +1 for number of fly guides. Size 8 stripper guide with either agate or ceramic depending on preference and then one or two transition guides like a Size 3 or Size 2 then size 1/0 single foot wire guides out. I would not run ceramics all the way out on a 2wt.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2018 02:28PM by chris adams.

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Re: Guide sizes
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: September 06, 2018 08:23PM

I decided on an 8 ceramic stripper , to a 2 and then 8- 1/0 to the tip . Thank you for your replies .

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