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Carbaloid guides ?

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Just scored a box of about 100 in different sizes for next to nothing. I know they are used extensively for wire line rigs but are they also good for surf and boat rods used with braid ??

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The only real knock against carbaloy guides is that the ring is welded to the frame and that is where they break given enough rough handling.

 

They are fine for braid, as a matter of fact most of the "West Coast" factory tuna rods use Carbaloy guides.

 

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Carbide guides will work with any line but are not always the best material currently available. With exposure to salt environment they tend to corrode and then do not have the best surface for light mono lines.

Current braid (not kevlar)is made from a polyethylene base and will not cut guides any more than mono.

I would certainly use them for the price you paid but would not buy any new ones. Go to the Fuji/Pac Bay type when you run out.

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