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Yesterday
Mark D Schulte
Thanks, I got some good advise from here not too long ago to use chapstick on my guides for icing and it works. I've been using a 8'6" Cabelas Fish eagle that I picked up dirt cheap and it has micro guides that ice quick.
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20 days ago
Lance Schreckenbach
First this is your rod and you can build it anyway you want, I am just making suggestions and have been making spiral wrapped rods like this for a little over 5 years, with a lot of trial and error. This is how I do them now: The stripper guide (butt guide) should be about 20" to 21" from the face of the reel mounted on the reel seat. On a rod that length (6'6") I would use 8 m
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26 days ago
Rich Henderson
I've got a few Flipping Rods to build and have a few questions. First Rod the guy wants Micro Guides, the second rod he wants Standard Guides for Cold weather use. Any suggestions on guide spacing for the difference in guide trains? I've thought about using the static test, but would you start / end at the same point ( length ) from reel. Then I have a buddy wanting a Flipping / Pitching Rod
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4 weeks ago
Jay McKnight
Spencer Phipps Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > When I was stationed in Cheboygen, Mi. I fished my > G Loomis 1141 with 4 mm match guides, I found out > something that was also mentioned by bass anglers > with their micro guided rods, the guides will ice > up, but also de-ice faster than larger guides, so > it was pretty much a wash. Even i
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4 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
When I was stationed in Cheboygen, Mi. I fished my G Loomis 1141 with 4 mm match guides, I found out something that was also mentioned by bass anglers with their micro guided rods, the guides will ice up, but also de-ice faster than larger guides, so it was pretty much a wash. Even in Michigan with snow on the ground, I really didn't think it was that big a deal, but here in the Pac. N. W. even g
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6 weeks ago
Robert Ford
I just want to put a shout out to this forum . I recently built a casting rod on a Bushido CB78-2/6-12 . I put micro Fuji guides on it spiral wrapped and a winn dry split grip. I fished it last weekend and it performed flawlessly for striped bass. Every one of my friends has complimented me on how it came out. Great blanks BTW. Being only my second build it came out really nice and I would no
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6 weeks ago
Robert Ford
My first build was a kit from Mudhole, it was a MHX spinning rod kit,with a concept guide system. I wholeheartedly recommend starting with something like that . For a first build it came out great. Welcome to the addiction. I recently built a rod for fishing striped bass with winn grips and micro guides,spiral wrapped,and fished it today and it performed flawlessly. It takes a lot of practice wra
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7 weeks ago
Steve Gardner
been using 3 mm micro running guides on flipping sticks to over 10 years now. All spiral wrapped they work great. I use the Batson ALPS guides, and have yet to have one of them fail Here are a couple old threads from 10 years ago, that may help you out the test done in thread below was on a frog rod that I some times flip with, (still use that particular rod today) and continue to use that
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7 weeks ago
Bruce Phillips
I used 2 10's and the rest where micro..i also use the first three guides for transition and then the rest are straight on the bottom.
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7 weeks ago
Chris Forslund
Hey guys, it's been a while since I've done a spiral wrap and can't seem to find my notes of my last one.. I was going to do 10 at zero 8 at 90 and use 6's at 180 or are any of you having luck with micro running guides?
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7 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Hi Mo, not worried about payment! Am simply offering to you if you would like. On my ultralight setups I really the 2.0’s. That is the sweet spot for me. On bass rods using 12 lb and under I go with 2.5. Over 12lb up to 20 I use 3.0 or 3.5’s. Let me know in the 2.0’s Tom
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7 weeks ago
Mo Yang
Thanks Thomas. Very generous. Not sure if I should take you on your offer without paying you. I've never seen a 2.0 and am curious how tiny they must be. Smallest I ever went was 3.0. But it sounds like 3.0 pitches further for you. Is that the sweet spot or did not compare with even larger sizes like 4.0? I build for 2 to 4 lbs mono/fluoro. At most, 6 lbs and that is rarely.
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7 weeks ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Mo I have a bunch of the batson in 2.0. Let me know what you are looking for and an address and you find Santa comes early. I have all black as well as black frame with blue ring( I have these up to 6 with each size in between). Regarding detriment of distance I find the 3.0 are superior especially when pitching for bass as well as small braid and mono under 10(2.0’s) Tom
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7 weeks ago
Billy Vivona
I use 10# Power pro with teh 2.5's, stripper was a TATSG 12 & 16, then a size 8. I never had a problem with the sf guides, but I broke the size 16 and replaced with teh 12, works just fine. I never ha da problem stringing the line through the guides, you do it one time when you are home and tie a lure on, and the line never has to be restrung until I take teh reel off to clean at the end of t
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7 weeks ago
Spencer Phipps
I have them down to 2 mm, and use the 3 mm Batson BMKLG quite a bit, because they are easier to find, other 3mm are getting harder to find. Haven't have distance problems, in fact with braid the distances increased considerably, mono in the 10 lb. range is about as far as I go and didn't lose any distance over standard builds and dang close to the distances with braid.
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7 weeks ago
Mo Yang
Thanks everyone for the conversation. Much appreciated. So it seems that the advantages of the 5.0 and 5.5 are primarily for ease of wrapping, public acceptance, ease of threading line for older eyes? (I too have older eyes....:) and possibly passing knots through. Is there are distance detriment to using 3.0 over 5.0? If I recall Billy, you are fishing for bass and use something like 1
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7 weeks ago
roger wilson
David, 10-4 on seeing the tiny guides. This is a real problem for a lot of older fishermen who go to thread a line through the guides on their rods. If they can't easily see the guides to thread the line, they will soon throw the rod in a corner and use a rod with 5 or 6 runners so that they do not have to fight the vision problem. Yes, there are a lot of older fishermen who have visio
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7 weeks ago
David Baylor
Forecast offers a #2 in their minis. A #4 in their BMKLG "minis" weighs 4x more than the #2. A #5 in that same series weight 5.5x as much. There is no way I would use a #2 ....... I wouldn't be able to see it LOL
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7 weeks ago
Seth Johnson
I use Fuji KT 4s when I don't have to pass a knot, 4.5s if they're using something like an FG knot, and 5s for everything else. Pac Bay still makes size 3 runners. I put them on an ultralight spinning rod the other day and am happy with the way it turned out.
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7 weeks ago
Jim Ising
As so often happens in many hobbies new ideas will get pushed to the limit by the innovators (and manufacturers are guilty of helping them do it). In this case, the micro-guide supporters were fighting to overcome a STRONG traditional preference for size 8 or even larger runners. Factories and custom builders gotta sell stuff so eventually, the pendulum started to swing back the other way to reca
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7 weeks ago
Billy Vivona
I have not looked in a long time, I do not know if Fuji still makes the MKSG's. This photo is from 2007, right before the micro craze blew up, so there were not too many options available at the time I still have about a set worth of those 2.5's for personal use. I fished them pretty extensively in SW, casting as much as 1oz on an 8' spin rod - and loved them, never had a problem with them.
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7 weeks ago
Mo Yang
I remember when micro guides first came out years ago, there were some guys (Billy?) who were touting it to the skeptics and using guides as small as 2.5 if I remember. Angler's resource were carrying SICs down to 3.0, again if I remember correctly. However, Angler's Resource now only go down to 4.0 and I'm reading a number of 'micro' guide users going larger than 4. Is there a reason wh
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8 weeks ago
Bruce Phillips
I have built 2 spiral wrap rods and have 2 more rod blanks ordered and they will be spiral wrapped, Im a bass fisherman and use mainly crankbait's and spinner baits. I have arthritic hands and fingers and it does help reduce fatigue on my hands and fingers. Using micro guides can be done as i have used them but the first and second guide making the transition is the most important part. I like to
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2 months ago
Dennis Danku
Anthony, For the type of fishing you want to do I would try a fly seat with a cigar grip and a good quality under spin cast reel. You would be able to use micro guides all the way out that would cut down on a lot of weight. Why use a reel at all, get a TENKARA blank and fish your bait that way.
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2 months ago
Lance Schreckenbach
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don't know what size or model of Fuji runners > you purchased. I almost exclusively use the Fuji > KB/KT down to size 4 and they work great. I have > done a few rods spiral wrapped using these guides > for friends and they love them. Like David I > personally prefer size 4.5 runners. I always
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2 months ago
Seth Johnson
To answer the original question, I have used a locking wrap in the past but no longer use one. I have 4s on my personal builds and 4.5-5.5s on customer builds. I might consider using a locking wrap if I used color protector, but don't see the need for it in general.
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2 months ago
Robert Ford
Thank you Roger,and all of you for the tips!! This is why I love this board. My room is small where I build ,and I must use ample lighting. Powerful glasses and a headlamp works for me. It's a work in progress . The white hardboard is a great idea. I will look into that. Robert
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2 months ago
roger wilson
Robert, To help with the issue of dropping items and finding them again, build in a room with white walls, white bench and white floors. That way, if something is dropped, the darker item will pop against the white background in the room, whether it is the floor, bench, walls or ceiling. Also, you want sunlight bright lighting in the room to give plenty of light for the detailed work
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2 months ago
Jim Ising
Fuji recommends you order hundreds at a time to avoid this problem. Hahahahah. Seriously, if I wear my old soft-soled Crocs into the rod room it sounds like I'm wearing tap shoes by the time I walk out.
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2 months ago
Norman Miller
I know what you mean. My floor @#$%& up everything I drop on it, it’s almost like a black hole!
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