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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a set of these for testing, I think it's about time I gave them a shot.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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To tame line slap and achieve greater casting distance. I have a set, and two identical blanks to setup and test them out.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Oh, and I got a bunch of different micro guides and other types of guides to test baitcasting distances as well.
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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.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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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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