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Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Tony Scott (---.bltmmd.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 20, 2020 02:05PM

I have decided to replace the insert guides on an old fly rod to see if I can tell the difference in the action of the blank and have decided to use single foot wire Seymo (Hopkins and Holloway) guides. I am placing the H&H guides in the same locations as where the insert guides were.

Should I use the "low" version of the guide or the "standoff" version of the guide? Or, does it not matter?

The next question is what Size # wire guide is equivalent to the 8mm insert guides I was using as running guides (Fuji Ti SIC)? Seems like a #4 or maybe even a #5 in the single foot wire guides?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 20, 2020 04:52PM

No reason for a "standoff guide" as the guides are under the blank. #4 are fine.

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Re: Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Tony Scott (---.bltmmd.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 20, 2020 07:43PM

Hi, Phil.

Were the stand off guides invented for use on other types of rods?

Thanks,

Tony

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Re: Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 20, 2020 10:17PM

Don't know.

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Re: Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: April 20, 2020 10:18PM

The standoffs are just far enough to make Forhan wraps easy and were the only ones Angler's Workshop carried. I used a lot of Black Diamond finished guides. Sage use to use them, still may, they made the first thin wire guides I'm aware of.

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Re: Hopkins and Holloway Guides to Replace Insert Guides
Posted by: Tony Scott (---.bltmmd.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 21, 2020 09:13AM

Thanks to everyone who replied!

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