In today’s Tools of the Trade, we’re going to talk about casting with a spinning outfit and how the size and configuration of the guides on the rod are so important to its performance.
When the line is cast, the loops come off the spool at lightning speed. The job of the first 2 or 3 guides is to ‘choke’ or ‘strip’ the coils from the line so that the line can go cleanly through the smaller running guides to the tip.
The faster the coils are broken down, the smoother and quicker the line is at the tip.
These Carrot Stix rods come with the Microwave Guide system, the most innovative part being the choker guide which is really two guides in one.This combination quickly kills 80% of the line’s coils and vibrations.
The rest of the running guides are even smaller, containing the line as it runs with little friction to tip and exits the rod in a controlled cast with greater speed and accuracy.
For more information on the microwave guide system for rods, talk to the pros at Sail, the Canadian Outdoors Superstore.