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Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (---.2-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it)
Date: January 15, 2019 05:20AM

Hi, I want to build a fly rod in 4wt, I have to choose a blank, I've seen mhx 8', mhx native 7'9", cts affinity mx 8', revelation 7'9".

Finally I bought a MHX 8' 4wt, I want to use the MHX spacing to put guides on, so 9 guides, I want to use single foot guides, anyone can say a good guide sizing set. Thanks



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2019 07:44PM by Stefano Plebani.

Re: Fly rod 8' 4wt
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 15, 2019 10:45AM

You selection of rod weight and length suggest you have considered the species and the waters you will be fishing. Blank choice from there depends a lot upon individual taste, individual casting proficiency, line choice, and fly choice: moderate action, fast action, dry flies, streamers, nymphs sink tip line, floating line, 40' casts, 70' casts . . . Although any rod blank can perform all these tasks no one blank can perform them equally well. That makes your question difficult to answer.

Re: Fly rod 8' 4wt
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: January 15, 2019 09:29PM

At that length and line weight I would also check out fly rod blanks made of S glass fiberglass. The Steffen 8’ 3/4 is a very sought out but also CTS Quartz which I handled at the ICRBE that felt great. Another blank that is made in the USA that has received great reviews is Livingston fly rods.

Re: Fly rod 8' 4wt
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (62.18.255.---)
Date: January 16, 2019 04:10AM

Hi, I prefer mod fast action graphite rod, finally i buyed an mhx 8' 4wt, this is my first rod build, can you tell me a good reel seat, and how about the id of the guides, i found info about spacing but not about dimension of the guide?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/2019 05:44AM by Stefano Plebani.

Re: Fly rod 8' 4wt
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (5.171.51.---)
Date: January 17, 2019 07:36PM

No one can say me a good guide sizing scheme? I want to use 9 guides

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: January 17, 2019 08:23PM

Traditional snake guide layout would be 2/0,2/0,1/0,1/0,1,1,2,2,3 with light wire snakes then a 9mm metal stripper or 10mm ceramic stripper guide. You could also make it non traditional to make the tip a touch lighter weight by using 1 additional 2/0 and 1/0 and cut down on the 1 and 2 size.

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (5.171.51.---)
Date: January 18, 2019 05:16AM

Hi, the 10mm stripping guide is ID of the guide?

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: January 18, 2019 10:35AM

10, 3, and your choice of 1/0 or 2/0 the rest of the way out. I would also use lite wire snakes

Ron Weber

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: David Miller (---.pools.spcsdns.net)
Date: January 18, 2019 02:52PM

10mm is the O.D. of the ceramic insert.

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (---.2-87-r.retail.telecomitalia.it)
Date: January 18, 2019 05:04PM

Ok, but the od is 10 but id may vary, I want to use pacbay single foot to make a lightweight rod, and a pacbay series n stripping guide, so id is 6.8mm is good?

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (---.16-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it)
Date: January 21, 2019 06:14PM

Hi, finally i decided to use fuji guides, which is better between fuji series K and fuji series L??

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.subs.proxad.net)
Date: January 22, 2019 01:48AM

Don’t use only Fuji guides, you’ll kill the rod.
Use light guides (Fuji as stripper is fine).
Just my 2 cents.

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (---.16-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it)
Date: January 22, 2019 09:38AM

Ok so i will use pacbay snake single foot, i write to mhx and they say to use this scheme 10 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 -1 - 1 - 1 - 1 what do you thibk about?

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 22, 2019 03:46PM

That is a good guide train for that blank..........go with it!

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Stefano Plebani (---.16-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it)
Date: January 23, 2019 03:22PM

But if I use pacbay single foot the id of the 5 is bigger than the idnof stripping guide

Re: Fly rod MHX 8' 4wt guide sizing
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.subs.proxad.net)
Date: January 23, 2019 03:44PM

Skip the single foot 5 and 4 (use more 1 instead of)
For this blank you can do 10 (stripper) 3 - 2- 1 - then 1/0 thrue tip.

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