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Stainless spinning guides vs. hard chrome fly guides for runners?
Posted by: Marc Morrone (---.dynamic.pctc.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: March 21, 2020 02:27PM

There are a few options in stainless insert ring guides for spinning rods out there. Does anyone know if they have much advantage over a wire style single foot, hard chrome fly guide for running guides?

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Re: Stainless spinning guides vs. hard chrome fly guides for runners?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 21, 2020 11:00PM

Both surfaces on the guides has the line running on hard chrome, other colors of rings has the coating over the chrome. Chrome is 3 times higher, more abrasion resistant, on the Vickers scale than stainless steel.

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Re: Stainless spinning guides vs. hard chrome fly guides for runners?
Posted by: Marc Morrone (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: March 22, 2020 05:53AM

That's what I was thinking Spencer - regular single foot wire, hard chrome fly guides may work just as well and be even lighter for running guides. I'd still run a ceramic tip.

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Re: Stainless spinning guides vs. hard chrome fly guides for runners?
Posted by: Michael Danek (50.124.249.---)
Date: March 22, 2020 05:24PM

I'm not sure that the wire fly guides are actually lighter than the guides like Minimas or Fuji micros since the wire guides don't come in as small a size as the smaller Minimas and Fuji ceramic ring guides. I don't think they would be as smooth under load, especially with braid, as the Minimas or Fujis . I'll stick with the Fujis. My rods feel very sensitive, tangles are few with the tangle shedding designs of the Fuji K series guides, and the line runs smoothly through them. Corrosion is no longer even an issue worth considering.

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