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Old 02-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Attention rod builders...I need help

I have a handful of rods that have some mismatched guides and big nasty after market tips that I want to spruce up a bit.

What are some good mid grade guides?

Since im pretty rough on my gear Im not looking micro but would like some medium sized double footed guides. Anything out there fit the bill?

Rods are all casting and mostly 6'6"-7' MH- Falcon,Daiwa,Shimano,All Star...

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the Fuji lnsg is a very good guide for the price, you get the SIC ring without the cost of the titanium frame. I like these quite a bit.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fuji alconite
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the alconites are good, but if you were to order through me you can get the sic's for the same price...
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the alconites are good, but if you were to order through me you can get the sic's for the same price...
No way a $5 guide comes down to $2 wholesale.

You're looking for Alconites dude. And I would go with the K series Micros http://www.mudhole.com/Home/BKBAG?whence=, they have a longer foot, beefier frame, and the foot is tanged to prevent pull-out. They are not as dainty as the first couple of microguides that came out.

The SiC's would run you probably around $40 or more at wholesale to re-guide those rods. And SiC is harder than alconite for sure, but I have never seen where an alconite ring was worn from use.

The alconites will run you around $20-$25, and you can ask Kurt, they are the best value guide out there. I even use them for my new builds. The early L frame micros just didn't hold up to heavy use, only the titanium framed ones were good in that area and I've seen them get bent.

If you wanted regular double footers

BLNAG-8J x1
BLNAG-7J x1
BLNAG-6J x5
BFAT6(tube size varies, most likely 5.5 or 6) x1

For a nice spiral micro guide job...

BLCAG-5J x1
BKBAG-4.5J x7
BFCAT-4.5-6 x1






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Coolio. Thanks for the info.


These are the right ones?...

http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/...ting-Guide-Set
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And whats the easiest way to measure for the tip top?

I know im a PIA.

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And whats the easiest way to measure for the tip top?

I know im a PIA.

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with a micrometer, tip tube sizes are measured in 64th's of an inch......get a mood measurement and then convert it to 64th's and you get your tube size, always order larger if the number converts to a half size, like 4.3/64th, or 5.764th.

I bet they are 5.5 or 6, very standard size.



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Coolio. Thanks for the info.


These are the right ones?...

http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/...ting-Guide-Set
If you want to make it easy on the ordering but not as good for the rod, get that guide kit, the boat guides suck and they double footers are too large(IMO).

Before you go that route, just look at this, same guides in that kit, minus the boat framed guides,

BLNAG-10J - x1
BLNAG-8J - x1
BLAG-6J - x7

The reason I'm really kinda suggesting this is to get you the better guide set. Tunnel guides work, but necking down to the final size and running with that size works better, it saves you weight as well, and any weight savings = more sensitivity. I have a rod that has size 4 micros, every guide is the same, and it works just fine. You could run all BLAG6j's and I bet you wouldn't notice a thing except more lighter bites.

If the raw numbers are intimidating, get the set, it will work fine.
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Ok now I found the individual ones and think im understanding things.

How about I go with a one or two of the 8Js then down to the 6Js? Kind of a compromise to running all 6Js.

Your info is greatly appreciated.
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