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Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 06, 2019 09:01PM

I am getting ready to build my first spinning rod. I have seen several posts here about the Fuji kr concept guide train, has anyone tried the microwave guide train? Just curious and exploring all possibilities here.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Jeffrey D Rennert (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: July 06, 2019 09:54PM

I've used them on spinning and casting, and it is a superior method. I do have limited experience, but I use the rods I've built and the results are fantastic.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: July 06, 2019 09:57PM

James
If you click on the "search" button above
type in the Word "Microwave"
leave "authors" box blank
click on bottom box where it says "last 30 days", click "all dates"
hit search .
you will find a wealth of info to study

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 06, 2019 10:07PM

Thank you Steve. Still learning the ropes here

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Jonathan Hotham (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 06:43AM

James, the microwave guide system is an excellent choice. In my experience I see very similar results between a properly layed out KF concept and Microwave guide train. The big difference with microwaves for the new builder, is that there is no guess work. I highly recommend you give them a shot. I use alot of the Airwave guides, super light and no issues with the lack of traditional rings to report. They hold up well and very low cost for the first time builder.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 07, 2019 05:43PM

Thank you guys for your input. I took a closer look at my factory built spinning rods and have decided to try the Fuji kr concept. I have a 6'6" medium fast lews from Walmart that resembles the kr concept that really out performs a halo daylight series 7' medium fast with cone of flight guide setup.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: July 07, 2019 07:40PM

There's really no guess work with the KR concept either. Go to the Angler's Resource page, click on the KR GPS link, but in the pertinent information and it spits out the size guides and the distances at which they are placed from each other. Running guides just like any other set up, are placed using static load. It couldn't be more simple. I use fluorocarbon as the main line on my spinning gear and the system performs outstandingly ....... I couldn't imagine how well it would work with a more supple line. My guess is that it would be insanely good.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 08, 2019 12:14AM

I have 8 lb mono on my lews and it casts Texas rig plastic worm with 1/8 oz weight and 7.5" worm better than any of my factory baitcaster setups will. Now that I am learning more about the kr concept I am anxious to try some light braid on the lews. I havent put braid on a spinning rod in years due to wind knots in the past

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Mark Hahn (---.ga.at.cox.net)
Date: July 11, 2019 08:36AM

Both are great.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: July 14, 2019 08:50PM

Both are great.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 19, 2019 09:54PM

I have decided to re-tie 2 factory spinning rods to start. I am doing one in microwave and the other with the kr concept. Unfortunately I have to wait some more as my microwave set came in with a damaged running guide and I dont have any extras built up yet.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Jonathan Hotham (---.sub-174-230-8.myvzw.com)
Date: July 23, 2019 12:29PM

James Clark Wrote:
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> I have decided to re-tie 2 factory spinning rods
> to start. I am doing one in microwave and the
> other with the kr concept. Unfortunately I have to
> wait some more as my microwave set came in with a
> damaged running guide and I dont have any extras
> built up yet.


Great choice James. I have done the same thing and learning for yourself is priceless.

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: Mike Lawson (---.maine.res.rr.com)
Date: July 23, 2019 05:02PM

If I remember correctly the set comes with 9 runners for a total of 11. That should be an extra or two for a 7' bass rod

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Re: Microwave guide system
Posted by: James Clark (---.mobile.uscc.net)
Date: July 23, 2019 09:27PM

Mudhole shipped a replacement yesterday and will probably be the weekend before I get to do anything with the rod so I will just have some extras.

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