Position eight Fuji SiC guides so the rod bends evenly under stress with minimum line-to-rod contact. The first, a double-foot No. 16, goes about 43 inches above the rod butt. The remaining guides are single-foot. Set the second, a No. 12, about 48 inches from the butt, 60 degrees to the right of the first guide; and the third, also a No. 12, at about 54 inches, 120 degrees to the right of the first. The fourth, a No. 10, should be under the rod at about the 60-inch mark. The final guides—a No. 10, two No. 8s, and the tip—go under the rod (as on a spinning rod). Wrapping them like this (c) prevents the rod from twisting out of your grip when you slam the hook into a big bass.