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black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Shizen Mui (---.bbtec.net)
Date: June 23, 2018 12:08AM

Hi All,
I am going to build 12wt saltwater rod and thinking to fit black snake guide. Would anyone please recommend good guide durable against the saltwater environment and color wearing?
Thanks in advance.
Shizen

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: June 23, 2018 12:11AM

RECs black guides.

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: June 23, 2018 05:13PM

RECOIL guides are great, the BLACK is applied to the guide an it will wear off , look at RECOIL GUIDES with out the black coating , just as good an the color will not wear off

William Sidney
AK

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.drr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 24, 2018 07:49AM

PacBay has a "TiBlack" finish on 304 stainless steel. 316 stainless is more corrosion resistant, but I could not find a black 316 snake.

Alps X series snakes are 316, but the darkest finish is TiChrome, which is nothing like black.

I would contact PacBay and ask about salt application of this guide. I would think it would work fine as long as you wash the rod after every salt exposure (as one should do regardless of the components).

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.drr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 24, 2018 09:43AM

Send me an e-mail, click on my blue name.

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Michael Collier (---.pa-nj.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: June 25, 2018 03:55PM

I'm building a 12 wt right now and I'm using Pac Bays Minimas 4 size 8 for the running guides and 16 stripper and 12 so a 16, 12 and the rest 8s in Minimas 4s

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: June 25, 2018 04:55PM

Michael Collier Wrote:
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> I'm building a 12 wt right now and I'm using Pac
> Bays Minimas 4 size 8 for the running guides and
> 16 stripper and 12 so a 16, 12 and the rest 8s in
> Minimas 4s

I like this especially for a 12wt. Ti framed ceramic insert guides will also work Like Fuji L framed SIC.

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Shizen Mui (---.bbtec.net)
Date: June 26, 2018 04:49AM

Thanks so much guys for great suggestions! I like ring guides for heavy saltwater rod too. But this one is built for my friend and he likes snake in black...

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: June 26, 2018 06:55PM

once you use ceramic you,ll not go back to wire..

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: chris adams (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: June 27, 2018 01:15PM

The Black Pearl REC guides are a PVD coating and I believe they are pretty durable. I have a number of friends that have them on their Loomis NRXs from the factory and I don't believe I have heard of any of them having an issue with it wearing off.

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Shizen Mui (---.bbtec.net)
Date: June 28, 2018 11:57AM

ben belote Wrote:
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> once you use ceramic you,ll not go back to wire..

Thank you. Yes, I like ceramic for saltwater rod but this one is requested by my friend. I recently finished 10wt with Fuji KT & KW with EVA grip and like it.

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Re: black snake guide for saltwater?
Posted by: Shizen Mui (---.bbtec.net)
Date: June 28, 2018 12:03PM

chris adams Wrote:
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> The Black Pearl REC guides are a PVD coating and I
> believe they are pretty durable. I have a number
> of friends that have them on their Loomis NRXs
> from the factory and I don't believe I have heard
> of any of them having an issue with it wearing
> off.

Thank you. I have ordered black guides on the market including REC black pearl and am going to test them.

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