Information regarding rod guides

I’m after some information regarding rod guides.
There has been talk of braid wearing into guides and wanted to know if
Aluminium Oxide Guides will stand up to braid or is it to soft..


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Steel

Fri, 2008-05-09 16:03

 

Only guides I have heard of having trouble with braid is plain old steel ones . Never heard a complaint about composite guides except if they have a crack and then it breaks the braid not the other way around.

 

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fine!

Fri, 2008-05-09 16:59

Nope, they're fine....basically the same quality's as hard-loys....all good!

 

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While we're on the topic,

Fri, 2008-05-09 17:32

While we're on the topic, whats the 'order of quality' of guides? Or is it that some are better in certain circumstances but not others?

SiC are the best (minus a few less common one perhaps), followed by alconites, but then I get lost. All my rods have alconites except one cheap combo though. Where to hardloys and aluminium oxide fit in?

Also for the 'better' guides is it because they are smoother or just because they're stronger and hence lighter? 

 

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SiC are not the best yet!!

Fri, 2008-05-09 19:09

SiC are not the best yet!! There are better Gold Cermets are top of the range in the Fuji rings but very very costly.

Hardloys and Ally Oxide are bottom of the range but its still the most widely used guides in the world.

Refer to here for more info: http://fujitackle.com.au/education.htm

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Another point I don't think

Fri, 2008-05-09 19:28

Another point I don't think they don't really appear to cover on that site is brittleness. There seems to be quite a bit of chat about how the SiC are a little more prone to cracking and scragging your braid than the alconites.

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hence the bit about the less

Fri, 2008-05-09 21:17

hence the bit about the less common ones ;)

 thanks for the info Honsu, reading now

 

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