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Fenwick LB966 new guides
Posted by: Albert Daddario (---)
Date: November 15, 2020 10:30AM

I need new guides for this rod. I built it about 30 years ago using Fuji BSHG guides.
Any suggestions for what guides to use?
I still use it for tossing eels from shore.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al

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Re: Fenwick LB966 new guides
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 15, 2020 06:29PM

Spinning or casting rod, reel type and size, line used, lure/bait weight, (blank length, line and lure weight recommended if possible, just out of curiosity). I'm not looking up 30 year old guides just to tell what they might have looked like. Lol There's a couple different ways to proceed here.

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Re: Fenwick LB966 new guides
Posted by: Albert Daddario (---)
Date: November 15, 2020 06:51PM

Thank you.

Spinning rod 8’
12-14# mono
1- 2 oz lure/bait will be used
Reel is Daiwa SS2600.

Thanks for helping.

Edit: This is the only fiberglass rod I have built. I’m hoping
someone with expertise using fiberglass blanks can help.
I like the soft action of this blank. I just don’t like the clunky old
Fuji guides.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2020 07:10PM by Albert Daddario.

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Re: Fenwick LB966 new guides
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: November 16, 2020 04:42PM

I built a Fenwick LB966 about 45 years ago, used it for jetty fishing when I lived up North. I was a very nice rod at the time. Since you are using mono I would suggest using a Fuji NGC layout. You could use all single foot guides, or all double ft guides, or a combination of both. For single foot guides I would use KL30, KL20, KL12, KT8 to KT7 or KT6 runners. If you want a double ft Stripper use a KW30. With the line and casting weight you are using the single foot guides are plenty strong enough.
Norm

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Re: Fenwick LB966 new guides
Posted by: Albert Daddario (---)
Date: November 16, 2020 05:12PM

Thanks very much Norman. I’m going to do just what
you suggest.
I really appreciate your help!

Al
Cape Cod Massachusetts

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