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    Question Snake or Single foot?

    I'm about to make another fly rod, and I'm curious. What is y'all's opinion on guides, should I go with single foot or snake? I'm most likely going to make a Temple Fork BVK but I'm not sure how either one would effect it, if at all? If you have any tips on this, I would love to hear them.
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    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For line weight 4 or under, I would use a single foot. For heavier rods a snake guide pleases my eyes better. Depending on your wrappings and coats of the wraps, one foot guides will save you a little weight on the tip section of the rod. More wrappings means more coat and more weight. In light weight rods this difference of weight usually makes a difference and you can feel it (specially in medium action rods, fast rods might be different). In heavier rods is very hard to notice any difference in the weight at the tip section. Mostly because the whole rod is heavier and it is difficult to detect any small difference weight due to the wraps.
    If you decide to go with the one foot guides, make sure to wrap ones or twice in front of the foot to anchor it. This prevent the foot to come lose when fishing.
    Malevo
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    Malevo

    Thanks for the input. I did forget to mention, I am planning on making a 4wt. And with it being a BVK it'll be a fast action rod.

    Joe


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    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For line weight 4 or under, I would use a single foot. For heavier rods a snake guide pleases my eyes better. Depending on your wrappings and coats of the wraps, one foot guides will save you a little weight on the tip section of the rod. More wrappings means more coat and more weight. In light weight rods this difference of weight usually makes a difference and you can feel it (specially in medium action rods, fast rods might be different). In heavier rods is very hard to notice any difference in the weight at the tip section. Mostly because the whole rod is heavier and it is difficult to detect any small difference weight due to the wraps.
    If you decide to go with the one foot guides, make sure to wrap ones or twice in front of the foot to anchor it. This prevent the foot to come lose when fishing.
    Malevo
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    I prefer snake guides on all of my rods for no good reason except I like them.

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    I have so much trouble keeping single foot guides in place to wrap them that I've gone back to snakes.

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    Are ya' a "boat guy" or do you primarily wade?

    Single foots tend to be a little more delicate, so if you primarily fish out of a boat, I'd suggest snakes...

    But in the end, it's personal preference...
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