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Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Derik Lee (---.cncdnh.east.myfairpoint.net)
Date: April 04, 2018 06:40PM

Hey I'm working on a fiberglass rod and I got single foot Fuji guides for the rod. I'm wondering if there is anyone who makes a single foot stripping guide I can't seem to find anything of the sort. Is there a reason no one seems to be making a single foot stripping guide? Could I just use an appropriately sized single foot guide without any ill effect on a 5wt fiberglass?

Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: April 04, 2018 07:52PM

The stripping guide is whatever guide you put there. There is no such thing as a specialty stripping guide. Put whatever you want in that butt guide position and call it a stripping guide. Look at any spinning type guide, or a single foot casting guide. Although I prefer the former.

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Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Derik Lee (---.cncdnh.east.myfairpoint.net)
Date: April 04, 2018 07:56PM

That's exactly what I just ended up doing actually and figured I'd just go with it.

Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: April 04, 2018 08:41PM

Fiberglass blanks tend to be a lot more rugged than graphite blanks, and double-foot guides, especially big guides, tend to be a lot more rugged than single foot guides.

Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Derik Lee (---.cncdnh.east.myfairpoint.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 07:00AM

Figured if it doesn't work out I'll just cut it out and put the appropriate guide in later.

Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 06:29PM

Derik Lee Wrote:
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> Figured if it doesn't work out I'll just cut it
> out and put the appropriate guide in later.

That's just an excuse to build another rod. It will work. I did a med light 7'6" baitcaster rod like that in the nineties to keep the weight down and have had no issues. Those high frame single foot spinning guides are on all kinds of stuff and hardly have any issues.

Re: Single foot stripping guide?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 09:21PM

The single foot guides are built on spinning rods with far more power and subjected to far more real world abuse than any of my fly rods with decades of use behind them.

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