I am about to start building an 8 ft. 3 wt. for a buddy's 59th birthday. Over the years I have accumulated an assortment of guides in various sizes. Some came from guides sets where I didn't use all the guides in the set. Others came from odds and ends that I picked up when I found a bargain. A few were even scavenged from broken rods, etc.

Anyway, how critical are the guide sizes? One chart I referenced says, for example that the "typical" sizes of guides for an 8 ft. 3 wt. might be: 1/0,1/0,1,1,2,2,3,4 & a 10mm stripping guide. Of course not every guide sizing chart has exactly the same recommendation.

I don't have any 1/0 guides in my present stash. Could I get by with say, 1,1,1,2,2,2,3,4 & stripping guide?

Thanks for any advice.