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rod guide weights
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 09, 2019 09:20AM

I searched unsuccessfully for a chart comparing the weight of line guides of the same size. Is there a comparison chart of guide weights by make and model or is this a case of what feel best is best?

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 11:19AM

It would be a expensive comparison test program considering you'd have to have quite a few guides of each type to get an accurate, repeatable, measurement on the light stuff.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/09/2019 11:21AM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 09, 2019 12:40PM

Spencer: So it's back to feelings, not facts? Fortunately, this will not discourage meticulous builders from recommending light [feeling] guides.

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Michal Rozycki (---.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl)
Date: March 09, 2019 01:31PM

Although the language may be unfamiliar to some of you and the weights are in grams, here you are: [jerkbait.pl]

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 09, 2019 02:06PM

You can get an approximation by categorizing the guides into 3 groups.

Group 1 guides with very thick ceramic rings.

Group 2 guides with very thin ceramic rings

Group 3 guides without ceramic rings

Each group should give an idea of the general weights and how they compare with each other.

This should be a good starting point to make your selection

If you settle on a particular group then at that point pick the guide that is most appealing to you.

Have fun

John

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 03:25PM

No , there is no chart that shows guides from each manufacturer which allows you to compare the weights , the frames and ring materials need to be weighed as a whole and the only thing you will find is a few manufacturers that list their own specific offerings showing the weights of their own product . Some manufacturers don't list overall weights at all , they just expect anglers to take their word that they're lightweight and better than other manufacturers offerings .

Believe it or not some anglers do actually take their word for it. So as Phil said it all comes down to feelings and how well you click with certain guides, is it the type of guide you're typically attracted to and if so what are the chances of developing an intimate relationship where you can trust that guide to perform up to it's potential . Nobody wants to be stuck with a lousy performing guide .

These are all important questions

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Michael Danek (192.183.61.---)
Date: March 09, 2019 04:16PM

Life's too short to agonize over the difference between Fuji's and Alps's or AmTakls or PacBay's single foot titanium alloy guides of the same size ring in the sizes that count the most, the runners. Since the reduction guides don't matter as much, life's too short to agonize over the differences there, too. Just my opinion. Not trying to offend.

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 09, 2019 06:37PM

YEP Phil...............for me what feels best IS BEST!

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: March 09, 2019 07:12PM

Feelings ...... whoa ohhhh ohhhhh feelings.

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Re: rod guide weights
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: March 10, 2019 05:42PM

Looks like the feelings have it. I resolve not to recommend my feelings to other rod builders. It seems the decent thing to do.

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