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Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---)
Date: December 28, 2019 11:48AM

I am building a couple NFC MB736 X Ray's and was considering micro guides. Would fuji be the best option or are the other manufacturers putting quality micro guides out there? I have pretty much used fuji exclusively and looking to see what else is out there.
Thanks as always

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: December 28, 2019 12:13PM

Pac Bay, and Batson/ Alps are stronger, have longer feet, if you want them, more variety in colors and size. I believe Schreider's has them in his special black frame, gold ring also.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 28, 2019 04:07PM

My new go to manufacturer is Sea Guide. They have styles that are similar to what Fuji has discontinued that I still like for certain applications. They also have Ti Frames that are available and are about 20% less than the comparable Fuji guides. Alps, American Tackle and Pac Bay also make great guides but I am not sure they are stronger than Fuji. What I look for in a guides is; the welds holding up, the ring staying seated and being corrosion resistant. The only way to know for sure is to put them on a rod and find out. They are all going to have some kind of limitations.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: December 28, 2019 07:31PM

I've tried every brand
Below is why I only use Batson's Alps guides

Here is a post from 11 years ago and nothing has changed since then
[www.rodbuilding.org]

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Michael Danek (50.124.249.---)
Date: December 28, 2019 09:00PM

Everyone has their favorites and their facts. Mine are that I've never had a problem with a Fuji guide. Period. Plus they are well finished, like jewelry on the rod, plenty of options, CC (corrosion control) stainless frames available at very reasonable cost. . Not lacking in foot strength, use a couple KB's on the lower rod, KT's on the top where weight is more of a priority than foot size. With a Forhan wrap no micro will pull out. The KR setup with KLH's is easy to size, lay out, and they simply work well. A tangle along the rod is a rare event.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: December 28, 2019 09:56PM

I feel the same as Micheal, I use Fuji KB/KT guides. I trust them and they work great.
Norm

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Brandon parlacoski (---)
Date: December 29, 2019 12:12AM

Just got some seaguide ti frame guides, they look pretty good I haven’t got a chance to use them yet but they are nice. I had a small issue with one guide and the customer service was great I had a new one in just a few days.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---)
Date: December 29, 2019 09:59AM

Steve , which Alps do you recommend and are they all single foot guides or do you use a double foot first guide?

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: December 29, 2019 02:59PM

Depending on what rod is going to be used for? I mostly stick with these 2 options.
where sensitivity is not as much of an issue I mostly stick with this model
XPTCMKCG

on rods where more sensitivity is desired and also on more expensive builds I'll use
XPTCMKZG

Using a single or double guide depends also on the build.
On most builds I'll start with a 6 mm single foot stripper guide then step down 5 mm--4 mm then 3's for running guides.

On flipping and pitching sticks, I'll either start with 8 mm or 10 mm double ft. guides and usually a double 6 mm for my second, then 5-4-3's to the tip
The reason for the second double ft guide: is that all the rods I build are spiral wrapped , and with the monster hooks sets anglers tend to use with that stile of fishing I like the added
security of the double ft. in that offset location

[alpsforecast.com]

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Mark D Schulte (---)
Date: December 29, 2019 04:15PM

Thanks for the advise. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 30, 2019 08:46PM

Michael Danek Wrote:
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> Everyone has their favorites and their facts.
> Mine are that I've never had a problem with a Fuji
> guide. Period. Plus they are well finished, like
> jewelry on the rod, plenty of options, CC
> (corrosion control) stainless frames available at
> very reasonable cost. . Not lacking in foot
> strength, use a couple KB's on the lower rod, KT's
> on the top where weight is more of a priority than
> foot size. With a Forhan wrap no micro will pull
> out. The KR setup with KLH's is easy to size,
> lay out, and they simply work well. A tangle
> along the rod is a rare event.


X3 Absolutely right on, and the double frame support is by far the most important aspect in preventing wind knots aka tangles

[www.rodbuilding.org]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2019 09:22AM by Tom Wewerka.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Joel Kunz (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: January 04, 2020 08:31PM

X4 I have never had a Fuji guide fail ever. I think they have the best fit, finish, and corrosion resistance as well. Have used a few Alps as well and have been pleased with these too.

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Re: Is fuji the dominant micro guide
Posted by: Robert Drabik (---.ostnet.pl)
Date: January 08, 2020 06:54AM

My opinion is similar.
Want to do cheap buy all the other guides.
Want to do well, buy FUJI guides.

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