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4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Dan Rees (---.19.6.51.dyn.plus.net)
Date: September 17, 2018 04:15PM

Hi all, do you think the following would work ok?

9' 4wt Pac Bay Quickine
Batson RA701 Shiny Gunsmoke reel seat and winding check to match
Grip made using 1/4" cork rings from Indarfly.it


Would like to use Recoil single foots to keep the weight down but not sure on sizes. Pac Bay lists 12, 10, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2 for this blank. Apart from the two strippers do these sizes convert easily to Recoil RSF's or should I go smaller? What about s10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1? Do I even need two stripping guides on a 4wt?

I'll probably chose a Recoil tip top too. Not a huge fan of the look of them but really want to keep the weight down in the tip section.

Thread probably black with gun smoke metallic accents.

Thanks for any thoughts you may have.
Dan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2018 04:25PM by Dan Rees.

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---)
Date: September 17, 2018 07:36PM

No, you only need 1 stripping guide for a 4 weight.

1s seem a size small for single foot guides. Make sure you can easily line the rod with the leader attached and the line doubled over on itself.

I've been trying a single "transition" guide after the stripping guide. Seems to cast OK. Try it and test cast to determine if it works for you.

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: September 17, 2018 08:51PM

This is your rod , you can use any thing you would like , use # 10 for a stripper an a # 6 single foot , then drop to # 2 single foot , to fill the rest, that would be the best as I see it , you can use any thing that looks good NOTE you could even use # 1 for the running , [I don't like the number # 1 to small for me ]

William Sidney
AK

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 18, 2018 01:06AM

Mine's 10, #2, and #1 to the tip top REC light wire guides on the wire guides, standard tip top as the REC are butt ugly.

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Eugene Moore (---.dhcp.stls.mo.charter.com)
Date: September 18, 2018 09:14AM

Dan,
If I were to build I'd go with a 9 guide set-up.
I do prefer dual strippers #12 and #10 followed by #4 chrome snake ; #3 chrome snake ; #3 chrome snake and the top 4 guides #2 single foot light wire titanium.
Std loop tip top either chrome or REC. I've used both, the REC titanium is lighter, making the rod response better, but is a little on the homely side. Both perform well.
Guide Spacing
4.3 ; 9.3 ; 15.1 ; 21.9 ; 29.7 ; 38.9 ; 49.5 ; 61.9 ; 76.4

Gene



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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 18, 2018 06:13PM

A #3 wire and 10 mm ceramic are the same size, so for me I wouldn't go any bigger than that, but to each their own. I go to the small guides quick on all my rods, but especially on fly rods. Remember if you use REC single foot guides it doesn't take much heat to unsolder them, I use a hook file on the feet if they need it, nothing powered.

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.subs.proxad.net)
Date: September 19, 2018 01:16AM

I’m with Spencer.
Very good advice for grinding the foot of single foot Recoil ;-)

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Dan Rees (---.19.6.51.dyn.plus.net)
Date: September 19, 2018 04:19PM

Thank you very much for all your advice. Plenty to think about, particularly with regard to the recoil feet and solder.

Thanks again, I'll keep you informed of how I get on.

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Re: 4wt Quickline components check
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 22, 2018 08:50AM

If you use lightweight REC snake guides I recommend you use Forhan wraps on both legs of each guide. These are excellent guides but so flexible I have had one foot back out from under its wrapping when it bumped against some obstacle.

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