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Very useful a little more blue and I could see Mike looking at on of those with all his traveling. What is the performance like on a five piece casting and flex ?

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Nice. With the Microwave guides, you can cook dinner after you fish. 🤣

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There's a lot to like about this rod. I love the wood reel seat, I really like how the cork turned out especially the darker butt, the green blank color, it's a spinning rod, the small aluminum tube and I want to try microwave guides. Nice job. 

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On 4/14/2021 at 5:28 PM, cphubert said:

What is the performance like on a five piece casting and flex ?

Pretty much the same as with any normal 2pc rod. Years ago the more sections meant a stiffer/flatter feeling rod, but with the modern day technology multipiece rods feel pretty much the same as any others now.

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On 4/16/2021 at 7:33 AM, Poopdeck said:

and I want to try microwave guides.

If you ever get a chance to cast one that has them Greg make sure you try it out. I always thought the microwave system was justanother gimmick when it came out years ago, but after I cast one I was shocked. It really does work just as they claim. Much straighter path for the line (no coils going through the rod guides) so you get around 10% longer casts and better accuracy.

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My wife and I had Steve put the microwave system on each of the spinning rods he built for us.  We have very strong and positive comments about both the rods and the system. 

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What are microwave guides?  Is that the same as the "staggered guides"?  What is the advantage over regular guide placement?

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