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Micro guides #1222 08/08/11 12:51 PM
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Anybody use rods with the micro guides? What are pros/cons?

Thanks

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Ive got a couple that Wally made for me. They are excellent for sensitivity and long casting with Bait casters. Only down side is when you use double uni knots on leaders. BEyond that there are no negatives that I can find. wink


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Tom Cox] #1246 08/08/11 08:43 PM
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Only thing that I could think of that might be "bad" would be on the few and far between days when water freezes up in the guides, or if the water has a lot of algae and fouls the micros.

Other than that I've really taken a liking to them. I think I only have 3 or 4 casting rods with regular guides now. I even re-wrapped a few factory rods that I couldn't part with.


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Wally] #1252 08/08/11 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Wally
I even re-wrapped a few factory rods that I couldn't part with.

bounce Oh, Wally, I've got an idea!!! up


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Wally] #1316 08/09/11 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Wally
Only thing that I could think of that might be "bad" would be on the few and far between days when water freezes up in the guides...


And we never see water freezing the guides... You're bringing back memories of the last two Porko's winter seasons!


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And a couple of FnF days on Carters!


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Bob Smith] #1321 08/09/11 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Smith
And a couple of FnF days on Carters!


Oh yeah, surprised I can feel my toes yet from those trips. Good thing we were throwing spinning rods where a quick dip fixed things. Casting rods are a pain since the ice piles up on the reel too.


Re: Micro guides [Re: Bob Smith] #1329 08/09/11 01:28 AM
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I even re-wrapped a few factory rods that I couldn't part with.

bounce Oh, Wally, I've got an idea!!! up


Let er rip Bob. The idea that is.


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I have a couple of micro guide candidates!


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Wally] #1337 08/09/11 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wally
Only thing that I could think of that might be "bad" would be on the few and far between days when water freezes up in the guides, or if the water has a lot of algae and fouls the micros.


I have a few micro guide rods but that is the reason I'm not going to get anymore. I still fish when it's below freezing, and that is a huge PIA for me. Plus, I hate having a rod I can't use.

Other than that, they are pretty cool. You can really tell a weight difference too.

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Iíve yet to get all stirred up over the whole concept of micro-guides. Heck, Iím still faaaaar from sold on split grips.

TFP


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Originally Posted by FishingPhysicist
Iíve yet to get all stirred up over the whole concept of micro-guides. Heck, Iím still faaaaar from sold on split grips.

TFP


Have you tried them? Not a huge noticeable difference, but there is. Besides, they look cool. up

As for the split grips, I love them! Hypalon or EVA foam split grips at that! Way easier to fit and shape than cork rings, and cheaper to boot. up They look pretty cool to me as well.

To each his own. cool

Off topic... lot's of smilies available now! off_topic banana2


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Originally Posted by Wally
Originally Posted by FishingPhysicist
Iíve yet to get all stirred up over the whole concept of micro-guides. Heck, Iím still faaaaar from sold on split grips.

TFP


Have you tried them? Not a huge noticeable difference, but there is. Besides, they look cool. up

As for the split grips, I love them! Hypalon or EVA foam split grips at that! Way easier to fit and shape than cork rings, and cheaper to boot. up They look pretty cool to me as well.

To each his own. cool

Off topic... lot's of smilies available now! off_topic banana2


Some time the old time tested way are better.
I wonder how long the Hypalon or EVA foam will hold up too time.
I wonder why they move the hook holder also


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I changed from only using Gloomis rods to Duckett fishing rods..


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Iíve often thought that folks TEND to fall into one of two categories:

Tried & True,

New & Improved.

Iím the sort of nerd that is always asking what makes Ďclassicsí Ďclassicsí?

Cork handles fall into the tried & true category. Itís just hard to improve on the physical properties of cork when it comes to handles for fishing rods. Plus cork has a very distinctive look that I have always associated with fishing rods. This is especially true for the super grade cork that goes into top of the line custom rods.

My beef with mico-guides is that their low profile means that more of them will have to be used to prevent blank rub from the line unless the micro-guides are used in a Robertís Wrap (aka spiral wrap). The fewer the guides the less thread, and thread coating to affect the action of the blank.

Well thatís my thoughts on the matter anyway....


TFP


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