Originally Posted by swirlchaser
Yup, it was a common belief back then that your stripper guide should be a little bit smaller than the spool diameter of a saltwater spinning reel. It was believed that it facilitated a better cast. It's funny because if you read up on Amtek's Microwave guide technology they now believe the exact opposite now!
I wonder though if you took an old 700 Greenie and tried to cast with modern guides if that idea would be reversed? You could pop the spool out and eat a bowl of cereal in the housing!