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#11232780 - 11/19/15 08:31 AM Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides!
Fishinkev Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 2062
Loc: Benbrook,Tx
I'm really starting to dislike them. I have never had so many bent guides and loose inserts in my life as I have had with 2 micro guide rods in a yr. bad thing is one of them is my favorite rod. I'm thinking about having regular guides put on both!


Edited by Fishinkev (11/19/15 08:32 AM)
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#11232793 - 11/19/15 08:39 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4042
Loc: somervell county
Any unperceived(by me) benefit to the micros is way outweighed by this negative "benefit" for me too. Won't go down that road again.


Edited by 361V (11/19/15 08:40 AM)
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#11232794 - 11/19/15 08:40 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
Jigfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2727
Loc: Tx
I hate them. they break easy and bend easy. If you want to rewrap them yourself, there hard to find. I am putting regular one's on some of them
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#11232802 - 11/19/15 08:42 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 724
I have not had any issues with them, that being said I don't see enough benefit to them to spend extra on them

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#11232814 - 11/19/15 08:47 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5852
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
You get the right kind you won't have any problems. The micros on mass produced rods are junk

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#11232890 - 11/19/15 09:22 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
timwins31 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
I have a few rods with them and I've NEVER had an issue with them. But I also should say, I'm not near as rough on my equipment as most guys are.

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#11233125 - 11/19/15 11:16 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
Bissett Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4006
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
The closest guide to the reel always goes. I've finally quit replacing them and have just been fishing with it missing. Doesn't seem to make a difference
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#11233177 - 11/19/15 11:40 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
Bryanj Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 758
Loc: Harrah, Oklahoma
Tried one and won't be trying another. I can't even see to put the line through the guides.

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#11233181 - 11/19/15 11:42 AM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
UTDmiller Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1658
Also have had bad experiences with them, set the hook on a fish one time and 2 in a row popped off
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#11233245 - 11/19/15 12:14 PM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20809
Loc: The 903
Never had a problem with them.
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#11233293 - 11/19/15 12:55 PM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
fish 4 5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 489
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I have had a Halo rod with micro eyes for 3 years, no failures. My BPS rod has had a couple break off. The Halo has much heavier guides.
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#11233462 - 11/19/15 02:51 PM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
BrotherB Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/09/15
Posts: 226
Loc: Athens tx
I have a Nelson rod with micro guides and love it

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#11233549 - 11/19/15 03:38 PM Re: Does anyone else hate the durability of micro guides! [Re: Fishinkev]
KnotEnuff Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/09/03
Posts: 405
Loc: Burleson,tx,usa
No more micro guides for me.....
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