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Re: Micro guides [Re: Bob Smith] #14166 08/09/13 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Smith
ironically, the rod sox are a problem too because the micro guides pop right through the weave. You have to be careful removing the sox.


I think that you could take a rod with Recoil titanium guides and figure out a way to break one. Maybe the next project...hmmmm


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Coach Paul] #14167 08/09/13 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Coach Paul
I have the all. All my personal rods have the carbon fiber handles. They do not chip, flake or wear out and easy to clean.
Next time we meet, I will show you a rod with them.
Hypalon, to me, is way too heavy for bass rods.
The other material, EVA, grips are light


I love Hypalon grips. Only issue I have with them are difficulty in shaping them. A bit more turning, but they balance the rod really well.


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Wally] #14613 09/24/13 09:03 PM
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Use a dry screen metal and let it shave the EVA/ Hypalon.
I have the secret on how to make it smooth again.
Cost ya. lol

Re: Micro guides [Re: Wally] #14614 09/24/13 09:06 PM
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Wait until you put a knee or foot on the exposed part.
It ain't good.

Re: Micro guides [Re: Tom Cox] #19791 02/24/20 02:30 PM
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I have a few, I can't say they really cast any better and some of them seem fragile in comparison although, I've had no problems yet. A lot of rods seem to be in between micro and conventional in current times to help with leader knots passing through.


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Re: Micro guides [Re: rcjoutdoors] #19798 02/27/20 10:46 PM
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You make some good observations on that topic. I agree with you.


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Re: Micro guides [Re: Tom Cox] #19866 07/11/20 11:18 PM
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I have several of the micro guides, some of the macro guides (slightly larger) and the conventional guides. I think the micro or macro guides let you throw thing s little farther and if you use the Alberto connection knot you can even use braid to leader on some of the smaller guides.
I think the guides on the Duckett rods are too small. I have a 7-6 heavy flipping stick and if you use 17 or 20 lb floro, there is not much room left in those guides.
I have several Kistler rods, Mag 2s (Both the older ones and the new ones with Winn Grip) a Helium and even a Z-Bone and all but the two Mag 2s I can use the Alberto connection knot and use braid to leader. Just make sure to make that knot as small as you can.
I have two Cashion rods that I can't use a connection knot with too, but one is a crankbait rod and the other is more a finesse jig rod so that is not a big deal.
I think the smaller guides will throw 5 to 10% longer but I have not noticed any real difference in sensitivity.
They will freeze up easier in really cold weather.
I have noticed that the braid sound you get with Power Pro or other rougher braids is much more pronounced in the micro guide rods.

Re: Micro guides [Re: Tom Cox] #19868 07/17/20 12:21 PM
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Good points, Ron. The only problem I have with micro guides is durability! I am pretty rough on rods, and these guide break very easily. I am not much on Crankbaits so that distance factor is not a real issue for me.


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