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Surf rod guide choice
Posted by: John Durbin (---)
Date: September 10, 2021 09:52AM

I am about to build a surf rod for the first time. I have built a number of spinning rods using the KR concept and absolutely love it. I was thinking of using it on this rod or would it be better to use the KW guides? The rod is a 10 foot 2 to 6 oz and the reel is a Saragosa 5000 using either 20 or 30 pound braid.

Thanks,
John

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Re: Surf rod guide choice
Posted by: John Carmichael (---.knology.net)
Date: September 21, 2021 08:12AM

I too love how the KR concept performs, and based on all the reading I've done on this board I doubt the KH guides would fail. It probably comes down to how you treat and transport the rod and where you fish. I plan to do a concept layout on a NFC 9115 soon. It's rated 1-6, and I doubt I will throw over 4 with it. Should be fine for my local SC beaches or launching metal at the OBX with KH guides.

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