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ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 10, 2019 04:43PM

I see ATC is marketing its UltraModern MW12 as a stripping guide for both conventional and fly rods.

Anyone used a MW12 as a fly rod stripping guide, and, if yes, how it it work and for what weight rod or rods?

I'm at best uncertain about the MW12's aesthetics for a fly rod, but I suppose I could get over it for a casting performance boost.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: June 11, 2019 09:17AM

The MW12 is designed for the 3-6 wt fly... the MW18 on the 6-10 wt.

So far real world testing is super positive! ... they help the novice casters and has no ill effect on professional casters.

Looks great and works great.

Great thing about them is you can retrofit old fly rods... use standard fly rod guide spacing.

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Re: ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 11, 2019 11:01AM

Thanks, Don.

Guess I'll just have to stop being a stuck in the mud traditionalist long enough to give the MW12 a try.

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Re: ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: June 11, 2019 05:39PM

Many accomplished fly casters use the aperture created by pressing the tip of the thumb and the tip of their forefinger of their stripping hand together as their stripping guide - guys like Lefty.

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Re: ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 11, 2019 06:35PM

Yep, that's the way I was taught.

I was not sold on MicroWave until I tried a set on a heavier freah water spinning rod. It was great.

Just wish one of the rings was an agate so I could have my cake and eat it too!

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Re: ATC MW12 as Fly Rod Stripping Guide?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.sub-174-240-5.myvzw.com)
Date: June 11, 2019 06:58PM

Looks like it will go good with their Titan series ringlock fly guides. This is my new go to single foot fly guide since Fuji quit making Ti framed L guides.

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