I use my anti-spinning rods for Erie smallies, particularly drop-shot or tubes.jimmyb wrote:line guide upgrade wont get me anymore performance, so i will not do it. If you can tell me there is some measurable increase in performance with a different line guide, i am all ears.
of course the drags and bearings are upgraded. I couldnt do this as a spinning rod replacement with out the stock drag from the pixy being ripped out and thrown to the bottom of the lake! i shudder to think about how much the stock drag shuddered! Remember this rod is to tame big offshore SMB, so a smooth functioning drag is essential
The line guide upgrade certainly gets performance - especially under load...like from a big Erie smallie in 30 FOW. Under load, the teflon bushing compresses and creates misalignment. Adding a bearing eliminates the compression and misalignment under load. The retrieve is also smoother as the teflon bushing is not as smooth as a bearing. It only takes two parts unless you want the oval lineguide from the TDZ.
Ball bearing (part 39) F05-5601 $8.00 give or take.
Worm shaft Collar G01-0701 $3.00 give or take (Daiwa has them in stock know)
Measureable? Hard to do. Noticeable. Yup!