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Why Micro-Guides? #13977752 04/28/21 09:44 PM
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Logic tells me that the smaller the eyes, the more resistance to the line passing through them easily. I have a couple of baitcaster rods with small(probably not micro-guides) on them, and they are light, but very fragile. I would gladly forfeit lightness for durability. I'm never gonna cast a mile anyway. I use mono, so I'll probably get a lecture about switching to braid.

What reasons are there for micro-guides? IslandJim


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Re: Why Micro-Guides? [Re: IslandJim] #13977896 04/28/21 11:26 PM
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According to a few builders it is believed to reduce line wobble and waves when cast to direct the line in a straighter path along the rod thus less resistance from line slap and smoother line deployment.
If you watch a closeup slo mo video you can see it, as to how much real world difference it makes ????


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Re: Why Micro-Guides? [Re: IslandJim] #13977995 04/29/21 12:33 AM
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I build rods and I think they suck! They were popular for a short while when they first came out but not so much anymore, that should tell you something. Try finding an article that was written in 2020 or 2021 that boast about the benefits of micro guides.



Re: Why Micro-Guides? [Re: IslandJim] #13978042 04/29/21 01:01 AM
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I bought a couple rods with them and got rid of them.

They are too hard to thread line through them and the older I get the harder they are! cheers


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Re: Why Micro-Guides? [Re: IslandJim] #13979116 04/29/21 06:54 PM
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They were just another marketing fad. Strangely enough I dug out an old Castaway Surface bait special that's nearly 30 years old. The guides were absolutely huge in comparison. I put a 50 size Chronarch MG on it, spooled with 15# Big Game and it'd throw a Super Spook Jr. so far that I couldn't hear the splash down. I think we have gone the wrong way in guide sizing. Now if the split grip fad would go away, all would be right in the universe.


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