Q&A — Tuna Casting Rod

Q & A: Reverse Style Footer Guide On Tuna Casting Rods

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Q: I just took delivery of a Hogy Tuna Spinning Rod. It appears one of the guides is backwards? A: Reverse Footer Guide System: Some tuna rods feature a “backwards” first guide, with the guide facing toward the reel instead of away from it. This design choice is primarily based on line management and casting reasons. 1. Improved Casting: The backwards orientation of the first guide can help reduce line slap on the blank during a cast. When casting, especially with braided lines, the line can come off the reel in wide coils 2. Line Management: The backward-facing guide can...

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