help with Ghost Hunter 200g spinning guide train

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Building my first spinning rod using a Ghost Hunter 200g blank. Being its my first spin rod and I'm pressed for time with an up coming trip, I'm going to be using the recommended guide spacing on the Tackle World website. The only change I'm considering is the guide train. Its recommending a 40, 30, 25, 16, 12, 12 tip, but for aesthetics, I was considering going with a 40, 30, 25, 20, 16, 16 tip. Is there any pros or cons with going with a 16 tip vs a 12 tip? I'll be using all Fuji MNSG guides. The rod is being paired up with a 2020 Stella 14k, but plan to get an 18k later down the line.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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    You probably wont find a size 16 tip to begin with, and it may throw the spacing off because the spacing they provide is for the guides at a specific height. You may need to adjust it if you choose different size guides.
     
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    Nirvana

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    Which one?
    i've found that most spinners work better ( distance, accuracy) when choked down as soon as possible. Looks like the suggested train is based on the cone of flight theory. Thats lots of big guides......do you need them? Think about how big the guide ring needs to be to pass any knots and go with a bunch of that size
     
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    cmepen

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    Also a spinner is really meant to be set up for a particular sized reel. Changing reel size will definitely change how well the rod will: cast, fight, fish....
     
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    Being pressed for time sucks especially while trying to tackle your first spinner. Spend your time and effort wisely.
     
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    Looks like you're blank is a 7 footer. (?) The suggested guide train looks to be designed for mono line with the large diameter guides. If you are going to be using braid you don't need such large guides. I'd start with a 30mm and go down to 10mm/and 10mm tip.
     
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    Depends what leader you are running through the guides. If you are casting with twisty leader don’t go smaller than size 16.
     
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