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Just wondering about the tip size on some other spey rods b/c I noticed that my 14' 9wt. tip flex trident spey rod has a smaller than usual tip top guide, and with larger lines if it will affect my casting. I haven't used it yet at all. The rod is the older trident from 2000 that has the salmonwood walnut reelseat. Do you think it matters as much. It isn't a problem that should affect my fishing since even the fattest line will go through, but I was wondering the the meaning behind this was? I won't complain since the rod which retailed for around $600 and I got it for $250.

Thanks in advance!:rolleyes: :D
 

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Seems like there are not a lot of people building on Orvis blanks, thus the lack of direct experience with this guide info perhaps.

Generally speaking I would think you could change the tip guide without a lot of trouble?

On the same topic, some of my 2hnders have a ceramic tip guide - I really like the idea of reducing the abrasion on the juncture of running line to the back taper. When Spey lines can be so particular about the line out of the guides that we mark the lines, the same spot is gonna get a lot of wear and tear. With my old head systems I just cut off two feet and re-loop but with these longer head lines the only good option is to reduce the wear in the first place.
 
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