These guides are a staple in the shop. They wrap in clean and offer a well shaped helix with nicely ground guide feet. Each guide is made from stainless steel and is electro-plated with a range of finishes. The bottom of the guide foot is flat which makes it very adaptable to working with both round blanks and bamboo blanks. We currently offer our standard wire guides in a hard chrome finish and an Ash finish. If you will be fishing in saltwater chrome is recommended. The Ash finish is very similar to black nickel and offers a darkened guide with a super slick coating.