Confused by what this stripper is doing to my pole

2tuna

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

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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?

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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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That’s normal on many spinning rods.
 
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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’s because spinners are GAY!
 

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And no I don’t have any!!!!
 
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It helps with wind knots i think is the reason
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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