Guide Spacing Chart and Blank Actions

 Fly Rods

 Casting Rods

 Spinning Rods

 Blank Actions



Listed guide spacings are only suggested recommendations. You should alter to conform with your personal requirements. Guide spacings are 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


Blank Actions

 

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