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KR Concept Question

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I want to build a 7’ ultra-light for pan fishing. I’m leaning towards the Batson XP840 and going with a Shimano 1000 and using the KR guide protocol. I have several questions that I’d like to have some knowledgeable folks chime in on if they would.

First, Is the Shimono 1000 reel too small for this length of rod or would a 2500 series be more appropriate?

Second, When using the Shimano 1000, the GPS software suggest placing my first striper guide (20mm) 12.17” from the spool shaft end. This seems really close to me from reading some of the literature on Anglers Resource’s web page (I hope I can say that). They are recommending the first guide in the 19-21” range. If I follow the 19-21” length I’m at a 10mm striper guide followed by KLH5.5 at 24.29”. The 10mm guide seems too small for the first guide in the guide reduction train.


For those that have done their guide spacing using this concept I would like to hear what your thoughts are what you would do.


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I looked on the Batson site, here is their spacing using ALPS mini guides

1st 03 3"

2nd 03 6.5"

3rd 03 10.375"

4th 03 15"

5th 03 20.125"

6th 03 26.25"

7th 05 32.75"

8th 08 41.625"

9th 16 50.5"

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Thanks dutch,

I was thinking about trying the KR Concept from Fuji this time around so I was looking for a little guidance on that front.

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