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guide numbers
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 23, 2020 08:42AM

Guides keep lines moving straight through the guide train and keep lines from flopping around becoming fouled. More guides add leveraged weight, which is bad. Monofilament lines are several times stiffer than gel-spun braids and behave differently while moving through the guide train, but this difference isn't recognized in charts for the numbers and spacing of guides. Should it be?

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Re: guide numbers
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 23, 2020 04:35PM

I believe it is going to depend on the size of the guide ring and the height from the blank. I really haven't noticed that great of a difference, if any, when going from mono to braid. Of course I probably use too many guides anyway. I will put 9 guides on an up to 7' rod with the guide train being RV 6, KB 5 and the rest of the train being KB and KT 4s. Most of these rods come out to less than 3 oz total weight. If you use a lightweight reel the whole thing will be less than 1/2 lb. You are probably correct, they should recognize it but you (as me) most likely have your own formula for guide placement and the amount that goes on the blank.

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Re: guide numbers
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: May 23, 2020 05:35PM

sometimes i think i go back too far..i remember when a 5' ultralight looked like a miniature surf rod..the four guides they used were surf rod size..the poor little rod could barely support the guides..lol. just the butt guide weighed more than the eight guides plus the epoxy saturated wraps used today..i just don,t see how it,s possable to use too many guides..they are weighed in grains..grains are used to weigh gun powder..lol.

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Re: guide numbers
Posted by: Terry Kirk (---)
Date: May 24, 2020 03:34PM

It is really simple for me. I haven't used anything but braid since it came to market but i bet i couldn't tell the difference in guide trains if using mono..

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