Correct placement of the guides is critical to building a better performing rod. Guides in the correct position distribute the load evenly across each guide and throughout the rod. Incorrect placement of the guides means there will be undue stress on some guides and not enough on others. It will also create more friction on the fishing line and guide rings themselves. This will effect overall performance and casting.
Using the Rod Recipe is very easy. All measurements are made from the tip of the rod with the tip installed. The Rod Recipe will look like the following. 108 – 269 – 440 – 637 – 897 – 1225. Do not use these measurements they are only an example. Use the Rod Recipe supplied with your RodKit. These are the measurements in millimetres from the tip down the rod to the centre of each guide ring.