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Old 02-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Anyone here using a rod with micro guides ? Your thoughts ?

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Saw them for the first time @ wholesale sports the other day. Very interesting concept. Not sure what the advantages/disadvantages are but go ahead and buy one, use it, then get back to us on what you think, I would like to hear what you think!
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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I use them on every rod I can get away with
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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Micro guides weight less which allows you to add more guides resulting in more line to blank contact, all resulting into more sensitivity. The disadvantage is, if not done right (wrapped conventionally) you'll have line rub on the blank. I wrap all my personal rods spiral wrapped with micros, which gives the benefit of having less weight with lighter guides and eliminating line rub.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Kind of a cool idea but have not seen any rods with them yet. Who is using them?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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Kind of a cool idea but have not seen any rods with them yet. Who is using them?
Almost every bass manufacturer. I don't know of any SS models that use them, that aren't custom.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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They are on almost all Ducket rods and Skeet Reese's wright & wcgill rods so they must work pretty good
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:38 AM   #8
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The smaller micro guides I buy at Angler's are 1/5 to 1/6 the weight of a similar designed #6. 15 or so fit on a dime. Spiral wraps were originally designed back in the early 1900's for reducing the amount of guides needed to build with guides conventionally on top on the long, heavy rods used back than.

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:05 AM   #9
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Micro guides weight less which allows you to add more guides resulting in more line to blank contact, all resulting into more sensitivity. The disadvantage is, if not done right (wrapped conventionally) you'll have line rub on the blank. I wrap all my personal rods spiral wrapped with micros, which gives the benefit of having less guides and eliminating line rub.
Ryan, are you saying your able to utilize fewer micro guides than conventional guides? There are probably a fair amount of readers here that aren't familiar with "spiral wrapping" or revolver style wrapped rods. you may want to take a minute to explain what it is and the advantages of it. It's a good concept, not seen much anymore...
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #10
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Ryan, are you saying your able to utilize fewer micro guides than conventional guides? There are probably a fair amount of readers here that aren't familiar with "spiral wrapping" or revolver style wrapped rods. you may want to take a minute to explain what it is and the advantages of it. It's a good concept, not seen much anymore...
I corrected my post, I guess I should have proof read before posting. More guides are used, but still having an end result of less weight. I'll post some pics and try to illustrate when I get back in town.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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I picked up a Dobyns 733C micro guide. I was looking for a rod to throw scroungers, small swim jigs and skinny dippers and this is it. It's a bit too soon to give an accurate impression but I noticed the rod does not have that tip roll I got from conventional guides when the blank is under a heavy load. I like that. Casting distance was better by about 10 to 15 feet using Yo-Zuri #15 on a Lews Tournamnet Pro. I dinked around with some pitching with this rod using a 6 inch Senko. The line seems to flow through the guides very well and it actually made pitching the Senko easier. Strange but true. I haven't tried braid yet. The guides are Kigan #4 and a knot should have no problem passing through but I want to test that for myself. I would consider picking up another mirco, maybe a Savvy 704. So far I see advantages, not disadvantages.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #12
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Theoredically there is less "line whip" through micro guides, therefore less friction, that is why you are seeing longer casts (on conventionally wrapped rods any way)...that and you made an excellent choice in rods!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #13
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I had Ryan808 make me a nice gLoomis 6-6 bait cast rod with the micro eye and I am really liking it.He did the spiral of the eyes.It is a brand new rod and i am getting used to flipping with it an I am already able to double my distance from what I have done with my other rods.just waiting to get the chance to hook into a big bass and see how it feels.Hasnt been broken in on a fish yet
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #14
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Theoredically there is less "line whip" through micro guides, therefore less friction, that is why you are seeing longer casts (on conventionally wrapped rods any way)...that and you made an excellent choice in rods!!

Thanks Phil. I have been very pleased with Dobyns quality and service. I should get a 745 Extreme on Wednesday. I'm jazzed about that stick big time. Thank heaven for over time.
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