Confused by what this stripper is doing to my pole

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  1. 2tuna

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    alternate title: A Stripper's Orientation: Does it matter in a post-gender world?

    (you just know, everything that follows will be a disappointment)

    I ordered this Okuma PCH heavy spinner recently and, upon unpacking it, noticed that the stripping guide is mounted the opposite of what is typical, i.e. the double leg supports face away from the grip rather than towards the grip as in every other spinning guide I can recollect seeing (including the others on this rod).

    Is this just a new whiz-bang theory in heavy spinning rod design or is it, as I suspect, simply a screw-up direct from the factory? The requisite google search has been inconclusive.

    And more importantly, what are the performance implications if it is a screw-up and yet I'm too lazy to send it back?

    pCH guide.jpg
     
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    Okuma does this with all their spinning rods.

    It does not negatively effect performance, so no worries.
     
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  3. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That’s normal on many spinning rods.
     
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    These are the strippers I have trouble with. images-6.jpg
     
  5. carterantebi

    carterantebi I hate fishing

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    I was expecting something completely different when I saw there was a thread about strippers on a pole...
     
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    It helps with wind knots i think is the reason
     
  7. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It’s because spinners are GAY!
     
  8. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    And no I don’t have any!!!!
     
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    Yep me too! Disappointing, but at least someone included an appropriate pic! :D
     
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    I cant tell which way any guides are point in this pic.
     
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    2 down
    1 sideways
     
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    I agree, wind knots and tangles seem much less with the stripper guide reversed.

    The feet of the stripper guide do not get in the way of the fishing line as it collects at the face of the guide seems to be the reason why a reversed stripper guide is beneficial.
     
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