What is a micro guide rod?
Micro-guides are much smaller and lighter than conventional guides and are usually “single foot”, thus do not impede the natural action of a quality rod blank. Micro-guides keep the line closer to the rod blank than conventional guides, which results in better performance on casts as well as when fighting fish.
What are semi micro guides?
The Semi-Micro guide design delivers the best of guide performance with sensitivity and longer casting distance, while being large enough to not be clogged easily by weeds, debris or ice. We added Custom Colored Polymer Grips specifically designed for the N3 to improve the comfort and handling of the rod on a long day.
How do I choose a fishing rod guide?
Generally, the inside diameter (ID) of the ring will match the smallest guide on the rod. Standard sizes are 6, 8, and 10mm for conventional rods, while heavier saltwater rods may go as high as a 16mm ring.
How do I choose a rod guide?
What are the best rod guides?
Today, Silicon carbide, referred to as SiC, and titanium carbide are considered the best materials for fishing rod guides. Friction and heat are reduced to a bare minimum with these advanced ceramic ring guides. Less friction translates into longer casts.
What is the best material for a spinning rod guide?
Ceramic: Ceramic rings allow the fishing line to glide more easily than metal rings do, but the ceramic can break under pressure. Silicon carbide: Silicon carbide (SiC) is the best material for a spinning rod guide. It creates minimal friction and heat when the fishing line rubs against it, allowing you to cast farther.
What are the guides on a fishing rod for?
Round guides, spaced every several inches along the length of a spinning rod, keep the fishing line in place. Because the guides are positioned on the underside, the rod flexes naturally when a fish is on the line. The more guides a rod has, the more flexible the rod will be.
What is the best fishing rod for ultra light fishing?
If you haven’t tried it yet, ultra-light fishing can be one of the most enjoyable ways to fish. The Shakespeare Micro Series rods have a variety of actions and lengths to fit any species and are perfect for fishing with lighter lures and lines.
How do you use a spinning rod?
The reel on a spinning rod mounts beneath the rod, allowing you to hold it securely. You can use a spinning rod with live bait and small lures. You can allow the line to play out for fish that spook easily, or you can leave the bail locked so you feel the tension on the line when a fish strikes.