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Casting Rod, Some Guides Not Aligned

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Bought a new rod the other day. Brought it home and noticed the e guides are not quite aligned straight.  I know I can probably exchange the rod, but wondering if those misaligned guides will cause a problem or loss of casting distance.

 

I try and make sure the rod is straight and the guides are uniform. I guess I didn't Check well enough before buying the rod.

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It won't effect performance, but it may bug you.  If it does, exchange it while you still can.

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I bought a veritas on clearance awhile back that had some guides slightly misaligned and found it more of an annoyance that anything else. Worked fine, but I always check now. 

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I don't believe you would notice any difference - except that you would notice the difference. I don't believe it would help your confidence level at all. Exchange it.

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As already stated, won't affect a thing other than your peace of mind. It would drive me nuts,  but my dad could care less as long as it functions.  If it'll bother you swap it out

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Micro guides should be aligned perfectly, standard guides can be off a little but it speaks volumes about the workmanship.

Tom

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