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Old 03-09-2004, 05:56 AM
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Which rod guides are better,roller type or fuji type ?
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:58 AM
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Sorry I forgot to say it's for trolling.
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:39 AM
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My preference is for Aftco rollers on trolling rods. Guides with inserts, regardless of who makes them, will have a potential for the inserts to fracture or pop out. I've had to have numerous guides with inserts replaced over the years, but I don't remember ever having to replace a roller guide. I have boat rods over 20 years old with rollers. You do have to maintain them; keep them clean and occasionally lubricate them.
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Old 03-09-2004, 09:24 AM
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Aftco Rollers are the best, Fuji SIC's aren't too far behind but you won't find them on stock built rods. Fuji Hardloy's aren't too bad, they're on most ring rods today.
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Old 03-09-2004, 09:31 AM
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For trolling I would def go with AFTCO roller guides.
I have built some rods with titanium nitride guides and while
the possibility exists for them to pop out they are very hard and wear
well. Plus the blue and gold guides look pretty damn fine.
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Old 03-09-2004, 02:55 PM
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160RIPTIDE - 2004-03-09 5:56 AM

Which rod guides are better,roller type or fuji type ?
I prefer Aftco roller butt and tips only. Those get the most wear and tear. Fuji hardaloy for the remaining guides.
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:52 PM
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Hawknest,
The first guide that the line passes thru when it leaves the reel is usually referred to as the 'stripper", and the last one is usually referred to as the tip-top. When I hear the term "butt' used in reference to a rod, I usually think about the handle.

What part of GA are you in?
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Old 03-10-2004, 03:49 PM
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jclaude - 2004-03-09 3:52 PM

Hawknest,
The first guide that the line passes thru when it leaves the reel is usually referred to as the 'stripper", and the last one is usually referred to as the tip-top. When I hear the term "butt' used in reference to a rod, I usually think about the handle. What part of GA are you in?
Well, when I was growing up it was called the butt guide, and my grandsons call it that too. It's because it's at the butt of the rod. The "stripper" guide, or a ring guide, you're refering to, was called that on fly rods, instead of a butt guide. Fly fishermen back then were kinda persnickey about the word butt. But they had no problem with snake guides.

The Aftco's are grooved-roller guides. The butt guide having a double roller and the tip guide (or tip-top) having a single. Some rollers are mounted on oilless bronze bushings and others on greased-sealed ball bearings.

I'm living in Lawrenceville, but I split my time between here and Seattle.
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I prefer smaller "rollers" when trolling. The large ones make the boat rock and roll all over the place makign it difficult to fish and some of my guests get sick!!!
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Ah, we keep 'em on board just for chummin!
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