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Jamie Mcdonald

Single leg guide styles?
« on: November 26, 2019, 13:50:15 PM »
Hi to all! Me again sorry! soon to be starting another build 9ft 6# tainiwha nano carbon blank!
Just wondering if anybody has used the funny oval shaped single leg seymo fly guides? Iím a bit dubious about the v shape they create at the foot part of the oval could it create excess friction and slow line speed/ travel through the guide??
Any thoughts/ comments appreciated!
Regards Jamie

Rob Brownfield

Re: Single leg guide styles?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 13:25:15 PM »
Are you talking about the Seymo 619SL guide?

I have used it a lot and never felt it caused an issue. That's including with shooting heads which of course, have a loop/knot and very thin running line.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Jamie Mcdonald

Re: Single leg guide styles?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 13:23:43 PM »
Hi Rob thanks for the reply! Yeah thatís the guides I was on about!
I have gone ahead and whipped them on! They are a bit of a funny shape I must admit!
I will put plenty of epoxy around the neck of the guides so I canít see it causing any issues! They were a bit of a fiddle to grind and whip on!😂
Thanks again !

Rob Brownfield

Re: Single leg guide styles?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 15:30:17 PM »
They were a bit of a fiddle to grind and whip on!😂

Try grinding and whipping on titanium recoil guides ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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