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Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Timothy Lang (---)
Date: October 07, 2020 03:45PM

Are Fugi alconite guides being discontinued - seems trying to order them from several suppliers they say they are no longer available for purchse.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Kent Griffith (---)
Date: October 07, 2020 04:36PM

I doubt it. Alconite is a good material for guide eye or ring use and is widely used across Fuji line. I doubt if it is going anywhere any time soon.

The rod room:

ALCONITE is a masterful blend of economy and quality and the go-to choice on millions of custom and factory built rods each year. ALCONITE is a special type of ceramic that offers 80% greater compression strength and is 20% lighter than Aluminum Oxide. Diamond polished to superb smoothness, ALCONITE boasts super-low abrasion on any line type. When combined with the Concept frame the results are unparalleled....35% lighter and up to 50% stronger than competitive guides.

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Fuji’s engineers thought long and hard on how to make a guide lighter and stronger yet keep the cost down. After years of research they came up with Alconite™, a special type of ceramic that offers strength, lightness, and durability. In fact Alconite™ offers 80% greater compression strength and is 20% lighter than Aluminum Oxide. Also, through Fuji’s Diamond Polishing, Alconite boasts a finish that is smoother than that of Hardloy. Fuji engineers were also able to make Alconite™ the thinnest and lightest ceramic ring available today; even 7% lighter than standard SiC Rings! When combined with the lightweight Concept frame the results are unparalleled ... 35% lighter and up to 50% stronger than ordinary guides.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 07, 2020 05:16PM

I think that some finishes/frame materials may be in the process of being discontinued, but I doubt if Alconite is going anywhere.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 07, 2020 05:51PM

I do think they are discontinuing the black frames with Alconite rings and maybe the silver frames also. I think Fuji is moving over to the corrosion control finish. But I haven’t not heard heard anything official.
Norm

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 07, 2020 06:23PM

You guys who "doubt it" - why don't you put up a $100 to back your opinions?

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 08, 2020 12:48AM

Fuji said many months ago that the black finishing process is to environmentally damaging for future use.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: October 08, 2020 10:00AM

Surprisingly, the fishing rod guide business continues to produce discussion, disagreement, and new, improved models of guides at a steady pace. Minor changes and rebranding are probably good for business.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: October 08, 2020 02:09PM

ALCONITE® is not going anywhere. It remains the most popular mid-priced ring globally and can be found in all of Fuji's frames except Titanium which is reserved for SiC and TORZITE®.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.pools.cgn.spcsdns.net)
Date: October 08, 2020 04:03PM

Hopefully Fuji has come to their senses and is about to re-interduce an Alconite ring in a Titanium frame.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: October 08, 2020 07:44PM

What about the more recently released Fazlites?

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: October 15, 2020 10:36AM

FazLite™ is an intermediate ring Fuji has created for "economy" builds. It specs better than Aluminum Oxide in key characteristics but doesn't quite reach ALCONITE® standards. It's a "budget" ALCONITE in my opinion, a way to save a few bucks and still wind up with a great rod with plenty of durability. Together with Fuji's latest iteration of the CC, BC and GM corrosion control treated guides, a CC-Fazlite™ guide (or BC or GM) is a value-priced powerhouse and offers exceptionally long service even in saltwater.

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Re: Fugi alconite guides
Posted by: Timothy Lang (---)
Date: October 16, 2020 01:29PM

All - found another source for Fugi ALCONITE guides - The Rod Room, no issues getting them shipped out in very timely manner. Thanks for feedback - I just prefer the Fugi ALCONITE guides.

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