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Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 21, 2019 08:28PM

I have not had the opportunity to use microwave guides yet and I would like to. I am building myself a couple steelhead rods and wondering if they would be the right guides for one. 9'6" spinning 10'6" hotshot and 11'6" float. Thanks as always.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Scott Appley (---.glt-wy.client.bresnan.net)
Date: January 21, 2019 09:30PM

I think they would work well. Match the size of the guide with the size of the reel. Better casting with lighter weights.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 22, 2019 02:05PM

Where and when I fish for steelheads icing guides are often a nuisance and a constraint to effective fishing. I have never used microwave guides in ice-up guides conditions so I don't know how microwaves work in cold conditions, but I'm sure some readers who have could advise you.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: January 22, 2019 03:28PM

If the guides are small, they will ice up.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: January 22, 2019 04:54PM

Here in the Pacific NW we haven't had one day this year's that would ice my guides. Normal years maybe a week and they're bunched together usually, so it depends where you live and the season you fish.
Standard guide train on factory rods you'll save about half the guide weight with a lighter, more handy tip. Using the match guide system I use no advantage at all in weight. Casting performance unknown, all rods you've mentioned I've put a hand on cast further than I can fish the presentation effectively.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 22, 2019 05:57PM

Thanks, I got some good advise from here not too long ago to use chapstick on my guides for icing and it works. I've been using a 8'6" Cabelas Fish eagle that I picked up dirt cheap and it has micro guides that ice quick.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: January 23, 2019 07:54AM

If you fish in freezing conditions use the MicroWave 30 system... if not the MIcroWave will work great

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Paul Luechtefeld (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: January 23, 2019 09:28PM

I fish in freezing conditions quite often my micro wave guides have never been a problem.

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Re: Microwave on steelhead rod
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---.hsd1.in.comcast.net)
Date: January 24, 2019 08:19PM

Thank you don.

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