How many Guides?

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by rebel, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. rebel

    rebel Senior Member

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    How does it work? More guides or less guides is better for spinning rods? I've been looking at different offshore spinning rods from different brands (between 7' & 8'6") number of guides vary from 6 to 9 what are the advantages & disadvantages?
     
  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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  3. rebel

    rebel Senior Member

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    Thanx, but it doesn't say how many is recommended for a long casting spinning rod & or advantages/disadvantages of more/less guides.
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Thanx, but it doesn't say how many is recommended for a long casting spinning rod & or advantages/disadvantages of more/less guides.

    Your right it doesnt say, but it does tell you how to determine it. Also once you do a static deflection test you will better learn why more or less guides are used on different rods. Each rod has a different action and will require different amount of guides.

    But if you really want a # 7 works

    Disadvantages to more guides: are the cost more and can generate line friction casting

    Disadvantages to less guides: they can cause more line friction under a load

    Advantages of doing a static deflection test: You don't have any of the disadvantages associated with too many or not enough guides.

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  5. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    I use the Fuji New Concept layouts (and other similar rods that I have) to get in the ballpark first, then test with static deflection. If you don't have it already, order a Fuji Catalog from their US rep in AL, it has a lot of info...

    I have the layout sheets from internet in PDF, so it's out there somewhere. I just don't have links anymore. Google New Concept Guide Placement or send me your email address and I'll fwd what I have.

    Basic ideas behind Fuji's "New Guide Concept" including number and size of guides:
    Fuji New Guide Concept

    Jason