How Do I Know My Guide Rod Size?

Who makes the best fishing rod guides?

it is not as expensive as the preceding materials but us quite durable. Fuji Hardloy guides are that company’s most popular guide. The ceramic material from which guides began to be made some 40+ years ago and from which many are made today. Titanium used for fishing rod guides is a new and expensive development.

Where are Fuji rod guides made?

It was at that time that the company moved into its current location in Studley, Warwickshire At that time the company 100% manufactured rod guides for manufactures and wholesale distributors.

Are more guides on a rod better?

Micro-guides keep the line closer to the rod blank than conventional guides , which results in better performance on casts as well as when fighting fish. Micro-guides fit into rod tubes aboard a boat more readily than standard guides, thus are less subject to damage.

What is Fuji SiC?

SiC has been the “gold standard” of guide ring material for over 20 years. It’s the best heat dissipating ring in Fuji’s lineup and because of this, SiC Guides are particularly well suited for light drags and/or big fish.

How many rings should a fishing rod have?

As a rule of thumb you will need one ring for every foot of rod plus a tip ring More rings may help the line follow the bend more closely, but the extra weight can reduce the efficiency and performance of the finished rod.

How do I choose a rod guide?

Generally, the inside diameter (ID) of the ring will match the smallest guide on the rod Standard sizes are 6, 8, and 10mm for conventional rods, while heavier saltwater rods may go as high as a 16mm ring.

What is Fuji concept o?

Fuji’s new proprietary “Deep-Pressed” Frame technology is incorporated in the LN and MN ‘New Guide’ Concept frames for 360-degree protection against everyday bumps and dings that can cause inferior guides to fail. Fuji’s new ‘O’ Concept Guides combine deep pressed guides with their largest selling ring, the ‘O’ ring.

What is fuji fazlite?

Fuji FazLite Rings FazLite rings are braid-proof, super tough, and smooth as silk and come in between the pricing of ALCONITE and Concept “O” rings. They are available in all K-Series frames from KT to KL-H and the all-new CC Corrosion Control frames.

What is a 6’6 medium/heavy rod good for?

Rods under 6’6” are ideal for trout, panfish, and younger anglers longer rods over 7′ are popular for some bass fishing techniques such as using swimbaits and crankbaits and longer rods are also the go-to choice for anglers targeting salmon and steelhead.

Why do rods have micro guides?

Micro guides can improve your rod by distributing the stress equally across the entire blank , making them a great choice for the many fishing applications. In addition to equally distributing the stress of a load, micro guides also help reduce line slap.

Are stainless steel rod guides good?

The stainless steel guides are great for the braids, but are just as good with other lines The best time to go fishing is now!.

Why do some fishing rods have big eyes?

When casting, the large eye helps reduce friction on the casting line The size of the spinning rods also varies. It ranges from 4 to 9 feet. On each rod, around 5 to 9 eyes are mounted.

Can you cast with roller guides?


What are the circles on a fishing rod called?

They’re called guides.

What is a Fuji reel seat?

The Fuji TVS Reel Seat is a cool and comfortable mechanism that boosts fishing performance while reducing fatigue This spinning reel seat introduces a special three-channel grooving within the barrel threads to ensure a smooth and secure fit for all four possible hood options.

How are snake guides measured?

Taking the measurement of the butt section just above the cork with a caliper and reading the flat to flat or apex to apex of both sides of a round blank and refer to the sizing chart.

How do you measure a fishing rod?

Rod length is measured from the end of your handle to the end of your rod’s tip and can heavily influence your casting abilities. In general, smaller fishing rods cast shorter distances, while longer fishing rods cast longer distances.

Are micro guides better?

Micro-guides are much smaller and lighter than conventional guides, which means there is less material used, and therefore leads to better performance because it inherits more of the blank’s original and natural action.

What is a moderate fast action rod good for?

Moderate-fast action rods deliver better sensitivity and hook-setting capability than a moderate action rod and are great choices for presenting single-hook moving lures like spinnerbaits, swim jigs, swim baits, and bladed jigs, as well as surface wake baits.

What is a fast action rod good for?

A fast action rod bends closer to the tip of the rod blank making your lure more sensitive. To be more specific, the added stiffness of fast action rods makes them less flexible, but more powerful. This helps you reel in heavier fish but requires a little more skill to master.

What is K Guide?

Fuji have developed the K guides to offer tangle free long casting performance on both shore and lure fishing rods The KWAG guides are well suited to fixed spool and multiplier fishing reels and the precise angle of the guide smooth the line flow for longer smoother casts with both braid and nylon fishing lines.

What is Alconite ring?

ALCONITE®: Jet black and ready for action, ALCONITE® is a breakthrough blend developed by FUJI that approaches the incredible strength and hardness of SiC Alconite is Fuji’s most popular mid-priced ring. ALCONITE® is up to 50% stronger and 35% lighter than competitive “mid-priced” products.

How do you measure a rod tip?

The tip-top tool also has holes which you can place the rod blank through to obtain the diameter. Both of these methods will give you the tube size of the tip-top. Using a digital caliper to measure the outside diameter of the ring is the best possible method of accurately determining the ring’s size in millimeters.

What is a 7ft rod good for?

A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical , a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.

What is the best rod for casting long distance?

ROD SELECTION Look to a rod that suits your style of fishing. For most long-distance casting situations, a 10- to 12-footer capable of casting 1 to 8 ounces or more of weight (including sinker and bait) is a good choice. Also consider rod action and power.

Does a longer rod cast further?

A longer rod will give you a longer cast It’s really that simple. If power and action are the same, generally speaking, a 7-foot rod will cast the same lure farther than a 6-foot rod. Now if the lure is light, like 1/8 ounce, it can be a little more managable on a softer shorter rod than a longer rod.

What is medium/heavy rod good for?

A medium-heavy rod will allow you to fish Texas rigs, smaller jigs, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, topwater lures, crankbaits and much more without sacrificing hardly any performance. While many boat anglers prefer their medium-heavy rods to be longer, I tend to max my bank fishing rods out at 7 feet.

What is the difference between medium and medium/heavy rods?

A medium rod is perfect for this kind of hookset, as it has a good bend which ensures the line tightens into a fish’s mouth without blowing it out from too much force. A medium heavy can easily be pulled too hard as it has no bend to forgive a hookset that is too strong. That means you’ve lost a fish.

Are FazLite guides good?

Fuji FazLite rings are an all-new formulation designed for braid proof, rod locker tough, and smooth as silk performance on your fishing rod. Just shy of Alconite’s stellar specifications, FazLite rings are the most affordable yet easily surpass the performance demands set with Fuji’s flagship K-Series guides.


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