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What Causes Rod Guides To Bend?

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...besides stepping on them ~

 

Seriously, I have a couple rods that I notice the guides go flat after awhile.  Not usually just one, but 3-4 of them.  Is it from casting or snapping heavy lures?  God forbid its from catching too big of fish which is not usually a problem ;)

 

 

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Stepping on them!

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It sure is easy to step on your rods if you have a lot of them on your deck.

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That's what I thought the culprit was...but sometimes it is 3 to 4 guides which spans 18-20 inches in length.   Wait... you don't think I have Bigfoot sleeping in my boat in the garage at night do you?   Could also be why all my Jack Links are gone too ~

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Rod socks on them in your storage compartment?  Taking them in and out possibly?  usually mine are bent from stepping on them sitting on the deck of the boat...but not 3-4 like you said.

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Are you the only one these rods are exposed to?  I know that not all people know how to handle a rod properly. I've never seen guides on my rods bent from anything but my mistakes, like those already mentioned.  There is one more that can easily bend guides, and that is improperly taking multiple piece rods apart.  I would think improper stowing could bent 2 or 3 guides in a row.  Jerking on wind knots could bend a guide.  Probably not the Bigfoot.

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My guess would be rod locker, but I'm sure it's not from casting, retrieving or landing fish. 

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Transporting....

Do you grab 2 or 3 or 4 rods in your fist at the same time to carry around?

As DVT said taking them in and out of the rod locker and hitting the top of the hole or trying to put 2 in the same hole?

Smashing them down when tying a bunch together with a rod wrap?

Mike

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Transporting....

Do you grab 2 or 3 or 4 rods in your fist at the same time to carry around?

As DVT said taking them in and out of the rod locker and hitting the top of the hole or trying to put 2 in the same hole?

Smashing them down when tying a bunch together with a rod wrap?

Mike

So many times I have bent guides moving rods. I am not careless with my stuff but if I can move these 10 rods in 1 trip I am doing it. I can't be bothered with makin multiple trips. It's like groceries. I will get the trunk and backseats all in 1 trip if possible. Who wants to walk back and forth 20 times :)

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So many times I have bent guides moving rods. I am not careless with my stuff but if I can move these 10 rods in 1 trip I am doing it. I can't be bothered with makin multiple trips. It's like groceries. I will get the trunk and backseats all in 1 trip if possible. Who wants to walk back and forth 20 times :)

I hear Ya!!

I do the same and have bent guides doing the same as you.

Mike

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My daughter

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