Only band of guides I use, concave fit = no filing, there are lighter guides but not convinced there is any significant advantage, great finish and product.
FACT NOT FRICTION!
Snake Brand Universal Snake Guide with ECO Coating
ECOating is a proprietary coating that has a great surface hardness, a low friction coefficient and exhibits superior lubricity, a superior alternative to chrome without the disposal of problematic chemicals used in the chrome process.
The actual surface hardness of coating averaged 64.3 Rockwell in hardness tests, and is Saltwater proof!
Sizes: 1/0 through 6
PLEASE NOTE: There is not a matching fly tip top for the ECO guides; we recommend the matching chrome Snake Brand tip top.
Snake Brand Universal Snake Guide: An Industry First
Snake Brand, Inc. is pleased to announce our patented Universal Guide, a precision formed snake guide featuring a concave radius on the bottom of the foot — an industry first. This breakthrough design results in guides that are self-orienting and self-aligning. Our new Universal Guides are constructed of high quality stainless steel, and feature the same exceptional quality that has made Snake Brand, Inc. the market leader in the development of light wire snake guides. The feet are consistent in length; they have tapered ends, and fit the contour of a round fly rod blank. This equals less time spent grinding, filing, twisting, bending, and wrapping. To fly rod manufacturers, the importance of labor savings, quality, and performance cannot be overstated, and Snake Brand’s new Universal Guide is the answer.