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. If you will be fishing in saltwater chrome is recommended. Guides can be ordered in four finishes. Chrome, Ash (dark with a bit of nickel), gold, and black.