Roller Guide Rods

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AlloyToy
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Roller Guide Rods

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Post by AlloyToy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:12 pm

Was watching Larry Csonka fishing for "Butts" tonight on Versus...they were using roller guide rods :!: Why :?: Maybe some of you PNW folk can enlighten us :idea: Just curious.....

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Re: Roller Guide Rods

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Post by spoiled one » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:36 pm

I watched that show too. Seeing "Smokee Joe" prepare the flat bastards made me trek to the big upright freezer to take some of that white fish out to thaw. My experience with the big, heavy rods with the roller guides has been minimal. I do have a couple that I save for a couple of my "special" friends that tend to break things. They are paired with a couple of older penn 114H's and spooled with 100 lb spectra. People that use them a lot complain about the spectra getting caught between the roller and the rest of the guide. I have not experienced that, but can see how that could happen with the spectra braids. My personal choice for soaking bait for the flatfish is one of the Diawa interline rods. They are relatively light ad have a short butt section for vertically challenged folks.

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Re: Roller Guide Rods

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Post by AlloyToy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:14 pm

Halibut fishing looks like it could be a blast :thumbsup:
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Re: Roller Guide Rods

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Post by Occams Razor » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:07 pm

Hi All !

Roller rods ........

Recommendation......Aftco wind on roller guides. They have precision ball bearings and man they roll so smoooooth :thumbsup:

It becoming the hot setup with the Spectra craze and modern wind on leaders. You can make you own wind on leaders

of different lenghts, lb test and materials as you need them or conditions call. This is exacly how my ATD 50 is set up.

You can go loop to loop or loop to swivel to leader and it will roll through these guides without any problem :thumbsup:

You can wind up 100 yards or 50 yards of leader to keep the head boat mates happy too :thumbsup:

Man do they hate Spectra/Kevlar line :hammer:

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Re: Roller Guide Rods

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:39 am

O.C.

Super Braid line is banned on the cattle boats round here. But then again they (fed azzholes) are banning all bottom fishing because the tree huggers now rule the earth.

Florida - fishing = "Maybe the New Yorkers will move elsewhere!"

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