Caney Fork Trout Fly Fishing - Caney Fork Trout Guide

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Striper, Trout, Smallmouth, and Musky, guide trips in the Nashville area. Our home waters are Cumberland and Caney Fork River and our specialty is fly fishing for Trout and Stripers.

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« on: March 21, 2018, 06:43:20 PM »
http://www.mudhole.com/Components-Rod-Building/rod-guides-components/fly-fishing-rod-guides

Fly fishing guides aren't just wire snake guides anymore, and haven't been for years. I built my first one with zirconia guides several years ago... For the love of God, please please please somebody start using some decent guides on factory rods!!!! I mean if you're gonna pay upwards of $800 for a high end rod shouldn't you get a high end rod? You should see and feel these on a nice Sage blue blank.


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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 07:54:45 AM »
I bet those are buttery smooth.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 05:56:54 AM »
I’m trying to stray from ANY ceramic guides forever.  If the ring flexes when bent...all ceramics will crack—which really blows.  Most high performance musky rods use eyes that are all alloy.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 02:24:51 PM »
but it sure is purty!  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 08:37:06 AM »
In all my years and rods I've had a few crack. I do tend to take pretty good care of them though. I've had as many or more snake guides break or get pulled out from under the wrap. You can't forhan lock a snake guide in place like you can a single foot.  The ceramic ones that cracked were cheap, not fuji. Certainly not fuji alconites. Like I said for 8 or 900 dollars they should be putting some good guides on then. Those wires guides are the cheapest guides you can buy......
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 04:29:15 PM »
I’ve broken several snake guides but never a guide on a baitcaster. Luck?

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 06:56:28 PM »
Not luck.  Most here are in the Upside Down. 

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 08:19:35 AM »
I’ve broken several snake guides but never a guide on a baitcaster. Luck?
I've two snake guides come out of the wrap and stab me in my hand when attempting to pull a stuck Ferrel apart. That hurts.
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