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REC rsg recoil guide sizing/layout for 7’3” heavy casting rod
Posted by: Danny Peltier (---)
Date: November 29, 2019 05:17PM

Hello,

I’m building this rod as a graduation gift to my college fishing clubs president, and the other members decided they want it to have recoil guides. I’ve never worked with recoils before, so I was wondering if anyone could give me a recommendation on how many/ what size to order. The blank is going to be a MHX mb874. I’m thinking using sz. 6 or 7 for the runners because they want a “semi-micro” style layout, but am unsure what guides to get for the transition area or how many runners. Any help would be great!

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Re: REC rsg recoil guide sizing/layout for 7’3” heavy casting rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: November 29, 2019 07:56PM

Danny,
A guide is a guide is a guide.

A size 6 recoil is essentially the same as a size 6 other kind of guide.

Make your guide train the same as if you were using a different guide train and it will work out fine.

Use size 6 or 5 for runners, and use a size 8 or a 10 for a stripper and you will be good to go. Really no reason to use more than two guide sizes on the rod.

Take care

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Re: REC rsg recoil guide sizing/layout for 7’3” heavy casting rod
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: November 30, 2019 01:26PM

If you/they truly want a Semi-Micro style layout

Then I would not use runners larger then 4 mm to 4.5 mm max
and would suggest 6 mm-5 mm-then 4 mm runners

Any guide size above 4 mm effectively takes you out of the Semi- micro styles of bass rods
With the 4 being the tipping from micro to long time standards for bass for guides.

You can still make it a Semi-Micro layout by using- 6 mm-5 mm-them 3 mm running guides and improve the rods handling over 4-4.5 mm guides.
While fulfilling their request of it being a "Semi Micro" set up, do to using the 6,5 mm guides

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