Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
BDfishing

Anyone Build Single Foot Guide Casting Rods

Recommended Posts

I have built single foot  Micro casting rods, but I didn't have to be persuaded to do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The purpose of double foot guides is to withstand expected pressure put on them. In reality most bass rods would work just fine with all single foot guides. I use a DF stripper guide partly for cosmetic reasons. DF guides on the tip are performance killers due to their weight and weight of the extra wraps.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

double foot stripper guide in size 5  with micro's out to the tip with a size 4 tip top on ALL my casting rods , including a 9' swimbait rod that is a beast of a rod . double foot guides all the way to the tip ( dobyns swimbait rods ) to me kills a little bit of tip flex , plus as Mike says , makes for a tip heavy rod !

 Swimbait rods in particular or any long rods benifit from single foot guides for the weight savings , i try to save as much as i can , my primary baitcaster is 7'10'' , my swimbait rods are 8'6'' &9' , that's why i use micro guides on everything , including my spinning rod .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What MIke said about withstanding pressure.  That is the reason you don't see many muskie, steelhead, or saltwater rods with single foot guides.  I also like a double foot guide as a stripper guide for the cosmetic value, especially when using tiger or multiple color thread wraps and trim rings.  For longer +7ft. heavy action rods I'll normally go with three double foots from the grip up, but that has more to do with purchasing guides in sets than there being a necessity to do so.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any pics

that's my St. Croix 9' big nasty , 1 double foot stripper guide( size 5) , 11 size 4 micro guides , size 4 tip , spiral wrapped .

post-17671-0-40898300-1439311411_thumb.j

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually sugggest using 1 or 2 double foot strippers on a casting rod then getting to the smallest practical single foots (size 05 to 03) as fast as possible.  If double foot runners aren't absolutely necessary, don't use them.  The only freshwater applications that come to mind whre they may be needed are big catfish and musky rods.  I fish singles for  30+ lb wild kings in my neck of the woods.

 

-Geoff

batsonenterprises.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my builder build mine with two double foot #6 stripper guides, then he ran single foot foot #5's to the tip per my request.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a double foot stripper guide and sometimes a transition guide as well.  Mostly so I can do this.

 

20150509_225110_zps78ffvnzy.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×