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Looking to build a 9' king rod for the pier with wire guides to sling cigs, what size guides do I need to get?
 

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I’m curious to this too, I just got a rod wrapper. I want to build a couple 8 or 9’ rods for pier and or surf. Obviously different blanks for different uses. But I don’t know where to start with guides. Thinking about doing 2 king rods 8’ with the wire guides and 2 9’ jig/popper rods with k guides or similar

Any input from an experienced person is welcome
 

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We used to start off with a 75 then a 60,45,30,12,tip or something close to that....it depends on what size reel you are going to use....that configuration was for 302,706....If you have a smaller reel a smaller first guide will work......what you don't want is line slapping the blank during a cast.....This setup is for mono line ....with braid small guides work well.....
 
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