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Guide Spacing Chart

There are many different methods of guide spacing. Everyone seems to have his own ideas. Below are some popular guide spacing recommendations that can be altered to conform with your personal requirements. Spacing is measured in inches from the tip to the butt.

Fly Rods

 

Length 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th
7' 4 5/8 10 3/4 17 7/8 25 5/8 34 1/8 43 1/4 54 3/8            
7 1/2' 4 9 1/2 15 3/4 23 1/4 31 3/4 41 1/8 51 3/8 62 7/8          
8' 4 9 3/4 16 22 7/8 30 1/2 38 3/8 46 3/4 55 7/8 65          
8 1/2' 4 9 1/2 16 1/4 23 3/4 31 3/4 40 3/8 49 3/8 59 1/2 70 3/4        
9' 4 9 15 22 29 5/8 37 5/8 46 1/4 55 1/8 65 76      
9 1/2' 4 8 7/8 14 1/2 21 1/8 29 1/8 37 1/2 47 56 7/8 68 80      
10' 4 1/8 9 1/4 14 1/2 20 3/4 27 1/2 34 1/2 42 1/4 50 1/4 56 3/4 68 1/4 77 1/2 88  
10 1/2' 4 5/8 10 3/8 16 1/4 22 5/8 29 3/8 36 3/8 43 3/4 51 5/8 59 7/8 69 78 1/4 88 1/4 98 5/8

 

 

Steelhead Casting and Saltwater Rods

Length 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
6' 3 1/2 7 1/2 12 17 22 1/2 28 1/2 35          
6 1/2' 3 6 9 1/2 13 1/2 18 1/4 24 30 1/2 38        
7' 4 10 17 1/4 25 34 1/8 43 1/2 53 3/4          
7 1/2' 3 5/8 8 13 7/8 20 1/4 27 1/4 35 1/8 45 1/8 56        
7 3/4' 4 8 1/2 14 1/4 21 28 3/4 37 1/2 46 5/8 56 7/8        
8' 4 1/2 9 5/8 16 23 1/8 30 5/8 38 5/8 48 58 7/8        
8 1/4' 4 9 1/2 15 1/2 22 3/8 30 1/2 39 1/4 49 61 1/2        
8 1/3' 3 6 3/8 10 1/8 15 1/2 22 29 37 1/2 48 61 1/4      
8 1/2' 4 9 1/2 15 5/8 22 1/4 29 3/8 36 7/8 44 7/8 53 7/8 63 3/4      
9' 4 1/2 9 14 1/2 20 1/2 27 1/2 35 45 55 65      
9 1/2' 5 11 1/4 18 1/8 26 34 1/8 43 1/8 52 1/2 63 3/8 75 1/4      
10' 4 9 1/2 17 25 33 3/8 42 1/2 52 62 73 85 1/2    
10 1/2' 5 10 16 22 29 36 43 51 59 67 78 90

Spinning Rods

Length 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
4 1/2' 4 1/2 10 1/2 19 28      
5' 4 9 1/2 17 26 36 1/2    
5 1/2' 4 9 15 22 30 1/4 40 1/2  
6' 3 1/2 8 3/4 15 3/4 22 1/2 32 1/8 43 5/8  
6 1/2' 5 11 1/8 17 1/4 24 1/8 31 1/2 49 1/4  
7' 5 11 1/4 19 1/2 29 40 1/4 53 3/4  
7 1/2' 5 12 19 28 39 1/2 54  
8' 5 11 1/2 19 27 1/2 37 47 1/4 57 3/4
8 1/2' 5 11 18 26 36 46 60
9' 5 11 1/4 19 1/4 28 3/4 39 50 1/2 66 1/2

 

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