I'm building a topwater rod on an extra fast action St. Croix blank. I have the guides spaced to keep the line off the blank while flexed and it just doesn't look right. they measure out at 2", 5", 8 1/2", 12", 17", 27", 42" from the tip. The front of the reel seat is 70" from the tip.That optical kicker is that the space between the reel seat and the stripper guide seems long and it just looks like another guide is needed, but the line is off the rod just barely. I am using the Fuji titanium guides (rod jewelry) and another 12 or 16 guide would be $26.I want the rod to be minimal and light but I don't want it to look cheap. What do you rod builders better than me think of this? Do more guides cast better or will this do. I haven't cast it yet. 7 guides on a 6'8" rod hypothetically should work but it just doesn't look too right. Thanks for the help.