I have just picked up a ssu1321mh blank and am in the planning stages of the build.
This rod will be built for spinning and will only fish braid. I would like to be able to throw from just under 2 ounces to just over 4 with this rod (poppers, darters, tins, etc.) I am contemplating putting on the LCSG series of Low rider Fuji guides, but I really need some solid opinions as to how successful these guides will be on this type of rod. Right now I am thinking about six guides for the rod as follows:
LCSG 20, 16, 12, 10, 10, 10
I have done many searches and put up several threads on different sites, but I would like to hear your opinion.
So far this is the information that I have been able to interpret on the blank:
-It was built to handle the demands of casting braided lines.
-The blank has more flex through the entire blank than comparable rods.
-The weight rating given to this rod by Lamiglas is exaggerated. Just under 2 - 5 seems to be the common weight range. Nothing close to 8.
Here is what I have learned regarding the LCSG guides and the low rider concept:
-It spawned from distance casting rods over 13' long
-The system is designed to quickly bring the braid through the guides
-The system is designed to eliminate or reduce the dreaded wind knot.
First, is my information above correct?
Secondly, is the LCSG option viable for rods such as this? Specifically I am worried about:
-Dampening the tip too much and having to much recoil in the rod.
-The rods durability with this type of guide.
So in short, what do you guys think? What do you see as the advantages / disadvantages of this type of build? What guides / guide setup do you recommend specifically for this rod.
I look forward to your opinions.