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    For snake guides, I primarily use the Snake brand universals. No prep required, and the concave design on the foot lets them sit very well on the blank. For the single foot, I use a variety of different one's with Minima's the most

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    Asking about single foot or snake guides on a rod is like asking graphite of bamboo. It all comes down to personal preference. personally I find single foot just to delicate and off putting in looks. I like snake guides because it gives more satisfaction in the time spent on the rod. To me single foot give the hurried or quick finish. But that is to me. I never knock anyone on the guides they use.

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    Joe;
    There is a trick to wrapping single foot guides that has a name that escapes me right now but I'll show you how to do it next time I see you. On a 4 wt. rod single food guides will be just fine!

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    I cannot tell if performance is different but I prefer the snake. I'm not sure if there's any noticeable difference in weight. The snake feels and I believe is more secure. The snake are actually easier to wrap(at least for me).

    Allan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hise View Post
    Joe;
    There is a trick to wrapping single foot guides that has a name that escapes me right now but I'll show you how to do it next time I see you. On a 4 wt. rod single food guides will be just fine!
    Jack,
    I think what you are referring to here is the "Forhan loop". Here is a link to a description of how to do it:
    http://www.rodbuilding.org/library/forhan.html
    Regards,
    Ted

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    prefer snake guides to single foot

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    I have used both and find snake guides easier to hold in place while wrapping. Using guide foot adhesive made wrapping single foots much easier. As far as weight/performance goes, I can't tell the difference... It seems that knots pass through snakes a little easier.

    your results may vary.

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