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Default Re: Guides for 9' 4wt

Try this:

Rod Length and Guide Placement from the Tip Down to Center of Guide (in inches)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
6 1/2' 4 9 15 21 28 35.5 45
7' 4 9 14 19.5 25.5 32.5 40.5 50
7 1/3' 4.5 9.75 15.75 22.5 30 38.25 47.25 57
7 1/2' 4.5 9.5 15.75 22.5 30 38.5 48.5 59
7 3/4' 4.5 9.5 15.75 22.5 30 37.5 45.5 54.5 65.5
8' 4.5 9 15.25 21.75 29 37 45.75 55.25 65.5
8 1/2' 4 9 15 22 30 39 49 60 71
9' 4.5 9.5 15.25 21.75 29 36.5 44.75 54 64.5 76
9 1/2' 4.5 9 14.5 21 28.5 37 47 57 70 83
10' 4.5 9.75 15.75 22.75 30.75 39.25 48.25 57.5 67.75 78 89


**NOTES: On longer fly rods (8 1/2' and longer) 2 stripping guides are usually used, whereas only one stripping guide is usually used on shorter rods. The balance of the guides are running guides (snake guides or Pacific Bay single foot guides of the builder's choice).
Guides are usually tapered from the size opening of the stripping guide down to the size opening of the tip top. The choice of guide sizes is pretty much up to the desires of the rod builder. Many rod builders begin with a 10mm stripping guide on shorter rods and taper the running guides down to a 7mm tip top ending. Longer rods are tapered from 12mm stripping guides.

Where the numbers are highlighted for the 9' rod blank ... 10 plus the tip top.
And,under notes; longer fly rods ... 2 stripping guides are usually used

This information is from Hook and Hackle..
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