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#11183378 - 10/24/15 05:05 PM What's the advantages of ........
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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I know I should know this and I probably read it somewhere,but I'm old and have CRS
But what are the advantages of micro guides vs regular guides on rods
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#11183393 - 10/24/15 05:12 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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Lighter weight and more accurate are suppose to be 2 differences

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#11183601 - 10/24/15 06:53 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
SAKS Offline
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I use both and have not noticed any performance related differences. The only thing I have noticed is guides are less likely to be broken which is a plus. Negative is they will freeze up when cold. Not an issue unless you fish in cold weather. Could split the difference and get the guides that are somewhere in between. Me personally, I don't rate them better or worse versus conventional guides.

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#11183651 - 10/24/15 07:15 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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If you have old eyes the micro guides are hell to thread line through. Doesn't seem like I cast any longer or better with them.
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#11183692 - 10/24/15 07:26 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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I throw a weightless fluke on a microguided rod. It feel like I can cast it further and more accurately than on regular guides.
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#11184220 - 10/24/15 10:38 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
RW Fred Offline
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Pain in the butt if you ever want to use a leader on the rod. Forget it. Now making that mistake again. Medium guides for me.

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#11184224 - 10/24/15 10:41 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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Distance is my biggest difference... Also Line is in closer contact to the entire rod so I feel bites better IMO
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#11184240 - 10/24/15 10:56 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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If you have CRS, I'm sure you have CSS too. Better stick with the larger guides.

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#11184308 - 10/25/15 02:19 AM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: WillieKetchum]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
If you have CRS, I'm sure you have CSS too. Better stick with the larger guides.


He's right Yogi. roflmao

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#11184449 - 10/25/15 08:23 AM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: SoCal Tom]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Originally Posted By: SoCal Tom
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
If you have CRS, I'm sure you have CSS too. Better stick with the larger guides.


He's right Yogi. roflmao


Thanks guys great info, because of CRS I had forgotten about CSS.....

Quit laughing Tom your times coming roflmao
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#11184733 - 10/25/15 11:29 AM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
tommyc Offline
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I heard that it helps when using braid by keeping the braid from tangling up around the rod tip. This is only a rumor......
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#11184738 - 10/25/15 11:33 AM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Josh Fulton]
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Originally Posted By: Josh Fulton
Distance is my biggest difference... Also Line is in closer contact to the entire rod so I feel bites better IMO



Agree, I feel like it loads up somewhat better as well.
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#11184954 - 10/25/15 01:23 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
JSpeckETx Offline
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I use the BP Carbonlights and I have two micro and two regular. If I would have done it over again I would have gotten all regular. No real advantage that I have noticed. I threw a frog all day with power pro braid through the micro guides and my line seemed to be very wore out.

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#11185219 - 10/25/15 03:20 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
kirbydog Offline
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I have only one micro guide rod and really cannot tell much difference. And as said, if you want to use a leader the knot
has trouble getting thru the top guides. So I mostly fish with this rod with straight braid and no leader.

Casting accuracy may be a little better. But switching back and forth from micro to regular may also throw your
accuracy off a little. Won't be buying any more.
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#11185717 - 10/25/15 05:35 PM Re: What's the advantages of ........ [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Again thanks for all the input,think I'll just stay with regular guides
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