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koldkut 04-04-2013 07:13 AM

Microwave guides
 
I have a set of these for testing, I think it's about time I gave them a shot.

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setthehook 04-04-2013 10:11 AM

Purpose? Benefit?

koldkut 04-04-2013 10:17 AM

To tame line slap and achieve greater casting distance. I have a set, and two identical blanks to setup and test them out.

Oyey 04-04-2013 01:33 PM

drew, why is it that they use the bigger guide first? Could they just use a tiny one? Is it asthetics or does the bigger guide start the contraction of the line?

koldkut 04-04-2013 02:58 PM

I'm not sure, I do know that someone makes one without the normal size guide. Basically a micro guide that stands off where the normal stripper guide is. I may have to try that too. I want to try 4 guide setups for distance casting, new concept, tunnel, microwave, and what I've been using, which is a modified new concept style.

koldkut 04-04-2013 02:59 PM

From what I've been hearing from other builders who have tested it.....it does increase casting distance, but I want to test it to see how much it improves. Just need a windless day and someone to help cast and measure.

koldkut 04-04-2013 03:01 PM

Oh, and I got a bunch of different micro guides and other types of guides to test baitcasting distances as well.

sorelips 04-04-2013 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oyey (Post 763210)
drew, why is it that they use the bigger guide first? Could they just use a tiny one? Is it asthetics or does the bigger guide start the contraction of the line?

I read somewhere that the big ring helps funnel the line into the micro guide and helps keep it from wrapping on the guide, but don't remember where.



I am looking forward to seeing your results. There is also some sweet footage of line shooting through the guides that I saw.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c24OJ1ypSI&feature=player_embedded#at=24

Interesting when you think of the friction involved and line speed and change in wave length of the moving line.

BrianG 04-04-2013 03:27 PM

Interesting... Surf fishing rods have huge eyelets and they cast over 100 yards. I have noticed differences in casting distance depending on how far the first eyelet is from the reel, the size of the eyelet and the size of the spool on the reel, and of course the line... All of these things play together in the physics of the cast. There is something to it for sure. I usually measure my casting distance at the football field at the high school near my house. Stand on the 0 yard line and let her rip, then just walk out to your weight or whatever and see what yard line it landed on.

crankn101 04-04-2013 04:05 PM

Ive read a lot of good about them on rodbuilders.org.

Ill watch with interest but will probably never use them unless the gains are big and could actually be beneficial for regular use.


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