SportFishing and Charters Forum - Which way to place roller guide?
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04-19-2011, 07:35 AM
This may sound dumb but i bought a set of pac bay jr eliminator guides for a 50-80lb rod. The two rollers on the stripper guide are not spaced out vertically like most other stripper guides i have noticed. It basically has the line going slightly down and then slightly up before exiting. My question here is whether the line should go down than up, or if i should turn the guide around and have it go up than down. To me it seems that going up and than down is the better and smoother option. I have looked at rods online and seen them both ways. Sorry if it is confusing but here is the link to the guides
04-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Just put the line between the rollers.
04-19-2011, 09:00 AM
The line is supposed to go between the rollers as stated above.... The high roller should be to the rear, nearer the reel. That high roller is there to control line coming off of the reel at high speed the way things will happen with a fish taking drag at high speed (particularly when the line isn't laid perfectly on the spool and tends to jump around a bit as it leaves the spool in real life situations with that fish of a lifetime).
I left bluewater many years ago but some lessons are always with you. I used to build matched sets of trolling gear for some of my customers...