Why Micro-Guides?

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Why should you consider micro-guides? What's the big deal? Are there worth it? Pro Aaron Martens explains the unique characteristics of micro-guide rods in this original video!

Man, some guys don't like them.  I was really, wasn't sure about them myself, but the new rods that came out have micro guides and the Megabass rods, I think Russ is getting them in here.  I like them because, now I'm hooked on them.  I don't use the destroyers anymore because they don't have micro guides.  I like the feel because it kind of keeps the line really close to the blank. 

And it's real tight.  It doesn't bounce, like if you’re shaking at something. There's no bounce on the line.  And that's what the guys don't like.  They're used to that pop.  They like that.  And instantly, I liked the feel of no bounce.  I liked it when it was tight.  So you'll notice, like guys are saying they're losing sensitivity, it's just because they lost that movement in the line, which I don't want that. 

I want it to be as stiff as possible.  And that's what you'll notice.  Like you'll notice when you shake it or you're crankbaiting and your crankbait's shaking, you'll notice less bounce.  It'll just be like your rod tip will just move.  And you won't feel it as well.  It's different, but I like it.  There's no, what you're feeling is what's there.  You're not feeling anything in the rod.  Everything you're feeling is out past your rod tip.  That's what I like about them.  They're really cool. 

They don't fray your line as bad, maybe. That little section stays cleaner.  There's not as much, maybe when the rod bends there's not as much chance for the line to rub against the dirty spot.  And so I notice that's it's almost like your line lasts longer.  It's really weird.  I've been using them for a year and a half now, and I really like the micro guides a lot.