Snake Brand Original Snake Guides are true no preperation guides. Perfect for bamboo rods where maximum blank to guide surface is achieved through a flat bottom guide. No more grinding and filing to get your guides to sit perfectly flat. Original guides feature tapered feet that make the transition from the blank to guide seamless. All guides are made of light wire and feature perfectly measured feet to ensure even wraps. Snake Brand guides are made in the U.S. and embody the pride and craftsmanship that are the hallmark of custom rod building community!