It seems that some of the new things on the market today were actually around years ago. I had a Bill Dance split-grip spinning rod 20 years ago. What about micro guides? Are they really a new thing or did someone try these years ago? Every time I look at a bait cast rod with them, I can't help but think that the line needs more of a hole to pass through.
2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI