Well I ordered a blank today from gregs rods in lake stevens.Got a 9' 3pc. 4wt. lommis imx.I have one in 6wt.(kit) and love it so I know I should like the blank.I have built a few rods in the past but not many fly rods.So Im looking for some input before building it.Heres my plan 1" fighting butt glued to blank skeleton reel seet with graphite insert full wells grip. Guides:titanium coated #16 stripper #12 stripper then 7 single foot snake guides and an oversized tip. 8wt. on a 4wt. frame I guess? My concern is will the wieght of the oversized stripping guides change the action of the blank?The single foots all have similar length feet so I am not concerned about these at all as they only get 1/2 the finnish of regular snakes.I wonder about the extra wieght from larger handle assembly and guides slowing the lower 1/2 of the rod action.So let me know am I worrying about nothing or am I out of my mind altogether?This is gonna be my beach rod for Sea-runs and Dollies when the wind allows it so practical aint my goal just fishable. Thanks in advance for any advice.Doug P.