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Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Dale Thompson (---)
Date: May 09, 2020 11:44AM

Hi, folks. I am in the planning stages for a 10ft 3 or 4 wt nymph rod. I will probably go with the Sage ESN blank (specifically for the action/power). I want the finished rod to be a light as possible. I'm looking for guide recommendations - I am thinking single foot REC recoil from what I am reading. I would, however; like to know the action weights of various guides - REC, Snake, Fuji, PacBay, etc. Anyone know where I can find this info?

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: May 09, 2020 11:57AM

Dale, please define action weights..thanks.

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Dale Thompson (---)
Date: May 09, 2020 12:02PM

oops
Actual weights

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 09, 2020 12:15PM

You're not going to beat the REC s/f or snakes.
Actual weight of blank will not provide you with the desired result. The only way to compare is the "weight-in-hand".
You should take a 2nd look at the CTS.
Herb
CTS

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: James Taylor (172.92.71.---)
Date: May 09, 2020 12:59PM

We recommend our ALPS MXN size 16 and 12 then go into the ALPS XHSNG Standard Wire Guides

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 09, 2020 01:35PM

WHOA ! No way you need size 16 & 12 on a 3 or 4 weight rod, especially for nymph fishing. 12 &10 or even 10 & 8 are sufficiently large enough.

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: James Taylor (172.92.71.---)
Date: May 09, 2020 01:52PM

That's our setup / blueprint for our 10'6" Eternity Nymphing rod. But that's why it's custom rod building, everyone wants something a little different.

Phil Erickson Wrote:
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> WHOA ! No way you need size 16 & 12 on a 3 or 4
> weight rod, especially for nymph fishing. 12 &10
> or even 10 & 8 are sufficiently large enough.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 09, 2020 02:46PM

IMO - Phil is correct - if your aim is nymphing you really don't even NEED a ceramic stripper.
But to be practical I would use one ceramic guide -say a #10 - and then go right to REC Nickel Titanium Recoils.

Herb

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Eric MONTACLAIR (---.ipv6.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: May 09, 2020 02:56PM

The Alps single foot fly guide in LIght Wire vare very light too (nearly as Light alors s Recoil single foot).
I use Theméricourt for long Light Line Nymph fly rod

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[www.emfishing.fr]

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 10, 2020 07:38AM

What guides would be best for one fly rod used for BOTH for nymphs and for streamers? When one type of fly isn't getting hits I usually switch to another type of fly, but I don't switch rods.

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: May 10, 2020 11:13AM

Size 10 for the Stripper, I am not a fan of single foots, but to each his own. I am a big fan of Snake Brand Universals or REC Recoils, both are the best guides on the market in my opinion. No reason to use a second running guide a size smaller of the same style as your stripper, just adds unnecessary weight, follow it out with the least amount of changes in guide sizes, example: 10, 2, 1, then rest 1/0 to the tip top, that would be for a Snake Brand Universal.

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: May 10, 2020 09:06PM

The recipe used by Sage for that rod is on their web site.

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Re: Guides for nymph rod
Posted by: Angelo Biviano (---.hsd1.va.comcast.net)
Date: May 11, 2020 05:51PM

Dale, I did same as Bill mentions above on my last euro-nymph build.

One 8mm stripper, 3, 2, 1, then all 1/0s with Snake brand LITE wire. Honestly, when I euronymph, it's pretty much only mono running through the guides, and the small snakes can easily hand a competition fly line or even a 3-4 weight. I thought the 1/0s were going to be too small, but really glad I went with that. They're lighter too.

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