Your replies made me take a double take.
I bought a Titanium Guide kit from Hook & Hackle that said it was for a 9'-9'6" rod. Plus Tip Top. So the tenth guide must be for if I had a 9'6"4wt?
My blank is a 9' 4wt I have an extra guide to use on the next rod I build.
Is my understanding correct that you are supposed to have one guide for every foot of blank length plus Tip Top?
I planed to use 9 guides + 1 Tip Top:
2 stripping guides: One size 12 & One size 10
7 Snake guides: Two size 3, Three size 2, Two size 1
1 Tip Top.
I didn't realize until now that Hook & Hackle sold me an extra size 1 snake guide in the Guide Kit.
I guess I've got an extra for the next rod I build after this one is finished.
Does this seem right now? Sorry for the confusion I caused.