Custom rod builders have been using, and debating, micro guides for several years. Once rare, these small rod guides are now more widespread than ever before, but is there good reason to use them?
The short answer is yes, micro guides can improve your rod performance, if used in the right fishing application.
This article provides accurate instructions and videos for wrapping rod guides on a new fishing rod blank, or as repairs on an older rod.
Why Prep The Guides?
We need to file down the feet of the rod guides so our thread smoothly transitions from the blank to the guide.
If the guides have not been properly filed down, the thread will may snag during the transition from blank to guide foot, and worse, a rough guide foot can even scratch the rod blank, causing damage later on.