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guide sizing
Posted by: Mychael Turner (---)
Date: March 31, 2021 01:23PM

Hi all,, new builder here, only have a couple builds done .. What determines the size of the first and maybe second guide ( from the butt ) on a baitcaster ... Fresh water bass ,,, tatula ct or revo for reels... Is there a rule of thumb or could someone point me to some literature that might help me ??? I used guide kits on the first two but now would like to think it out a bit more ... Thank you ,, Mychael

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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 31, 2021 02:53PM

Nothing really, the first guide your line encounters is on the reel, what size is that one? Personally I want my first guide to have some height to it, but there are many ways to get there.

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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: March 31, 2021 06:00PM

Tons of resources out there, Mychael. Good understanding of what you are trying to accomplish can be studied at [www.anglersrsource.net]. Read about the "New Guide Concept", the "KR Concept" and "Static Loading" for a good foundation of the basics. Become a student of those three ideas and you will never need a placement chart again.

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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: March 31, 2021 06:03PM

The size and the type of line, even the expected ambient temperature should be considered in selecting guide sizes.

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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 31, 2021 09:18PM


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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: March 31, 2021 10:00PM

For all my bass and inshore casting rods, my rule of thumb is to use a Fuji KW10 or RV6 as the stripper placed 19 to 21" in front of the reel. The stripper is then followed by a KW5.5. I then use 2 or 3 KB runners in the mid section of the rod followed by KT runners to the tipntop. I normally use size 5 or size 4.5 runners. The reason for the KW10 or RV6 is that they are at the proper height off the blank to help prevent any line slap. That's the way I do and it works great.
Norm

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Re: guide sizing
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: April 01, 2021 12:14PM

If you fish in cold weather an have line freeze up , you might want to use guides on the larger size , not the smaller size , just a "" IDEA ""

William Sidney
AK

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