For those of you who wonder about that 9 guides affair, here’s a first hint: pics of the static test. As far as I’m concerned, the static is cool. Guides #2 and 3 from the stripper would ideally put a little less angle in the line, but it’s not bad at all so I’m pleased with the result.
You may want to meet this guy, he helps me with static tests:
Welded by my brother, the artist in the family. And since I’m being a smart ass about Memphis Slim, I give you Everyday I have the Blues, a perfect number anytime I’ll hit the water with this blue carbon babe.