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Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: BILLY NELSON (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: January 03, 2020 03:29PM

Hello Gentlemen,
Broke out the rod wrapper, ordered supplies, etc and Getting back into Rod Building as it's been a few years. I ordered a Sage X 7140 14' 4 piece Spey Rod that I am converting to a float rod. Going with Fuji Black Titanium SIC guides. Starting off with a 20, 16, 12 and then running the rest of they way with size 8 and ending with Fuji KG Arowana Spin/Cast Tip Top size #7. I have had awful luck with Recoil guides with grooving on my last rod and really don't even like the look.
Two questions:
1. Is that a solid way to flow it out?
2. What is correct guide spacing for a 14'4 piece?

Take care,

Billy

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: January 03, 2020 10:15PM

what did the SAGE web site say to start with , an move it around some to get what you want , good luck do fill us in o what you did on the blank

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: BILLY NELSON (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: January 04, 2020 09:47AM

GUIDE SIZE SPACING for Spey Rod. Not sure if it's the same for a float rod
Tip Top Guide
5-1/2
11-7/8
19-1/4
27-5/8
37
46-3/4
57-3/4
69-1/4
81-3/4
94-1/2
108 7/8
122 3/4

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: January 04, 2020 06:26PM

Billy,
Excuse me if seeming ignorant but with your description of “converting to a float rod” coupled with using “Fuji black Titanium SiC guides…20, 16, 12 and then running the rest of the way with size 8 and ending with Fuji KG Arowana Spin/Cast Tip Top size #7” suggests to me you are attempting to build a 14ft spinning rod from a fly rod for use from a float tube. I will wait to hear confirmation from you that my assumptions are correct (or embarrassingly wrong) before continuing with my thoughts. Additionally, what is the weight (7?) of the fly blank, intended (spinning?) reel size and targeted species?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: BILLY NELSON (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: January 04, 2020 08:12PM

No worries. I'm actually converting a Spey blank into my Center Pin Float Rod. It's a 14' 7wt with fast action. Heard great things about this use of the rod. Several guys have done it and like I said it's supposed to be a Great set up. It's targeted for Michigan steelhead paired with a Zeppelin Center Pin reel.

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: January 05, 2020 12:28AM

Billy,
You have confirmed that I was ignorant to what you are attempting to accomplish. I am not qualified to assist you but hopefully fly-guys such as Phil Erickson, Herb Ladenheim and others will notice your post and reply. Good luck.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Sage 7140 X 4 piece Guide spec and spacing
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 05, 2020 08:39PM

Guide sizes look fine. Spacing should be checked by a static test.

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