Confused by what this stripper is doing to my pole

Okuma

2tuna

Newbie
Feb 21, 2011
96
280
Salinas/CA/USA
Name
Craig H
Boat
le barge
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
 

carterantebi

I hate fishing
Oct 9, 2016
618
604
Coronado
Name
Carter
Boat
Grande!
I was expecting something completely different when I saw there was a thread about strippers on a pole...