Complete Snake Brand snake guide sets for fly rods with matching stripping guides
A choice of Universal guides, the premium choice for round blanks with a radiused 'no-prep' guide foot. Or Snake Brand Original guides with a standard flat wire guide foot, suitable for any fly rod and a better choice for cane rod flats.
A convenient option at a 5-10% saving on buying the same set as individual items.
Sets include a suitable number and size-mix of colour matched snake and stripping guide(s) for your rod length and line rating, as shown in the table within the listing pictures. Please note the smallest size Universal guide made is #1/0. Where a #2/0 is indicated a Snake Brand Original guide will be supplied.
The sets include one tiptop ring (select the size you need), a u-bend hook keeper and a good quality Pac Bay or Seaguide zirconium stripping guide (or two where appropriate). Select from a choice of standard upright zirconium ring stripping guide (Pac Bay), a traditional chunky metal ring guide (Seaguide) or upgrade to angled Seaguide anti-tangle format (zirconium). If you prefer to use a different stripping guide such as an agate, please purchase individual guides listed separately or buy a set and purchase the stripping guide of your choice in addition.
If you are buying a guide set to go with one of our rod blanks in the same order, we will assume they are to go together and we will supply the correct size tiptop for that blank. Use the message function at check out if your requirements are different.
If the guide set is for your own blank, ask your blank provider or measure the diamater of your rod blank about 1cm from the tip end with a pair of callipers. If in doubt, pick the next size up, or buy some extra sizes (individual tiptops listed separately). Buying one or two extra will usually cost less than the postage cost of replacing the wrong size.
Tiptop sizes available: Standard loop 1.4mm (#3.5) - 2.2mm (#5.5). Large loop 1.8mm (#4.5) - 2.2mm, and 2.4mm in Seaguide or Pac Bay (#6) as Snake Brand does not make this size. A large loop tiptop will be supplied for rods rated line #8+.
Matching winding/cork checks can be purchased separately using the link provided below.
About Snake Brand guides
Snake Brand Universals have well formed low profile round guide loop that tracks your flyline close to the blank, and their proprietory 'no preparation' radiused guide foot designed to self align on round blanks with minimal guide tunnel air gaps.
Universals are available in ECOating, a proprietory super-hard and environmentally friendlier chrome alternative that is salt water proof. Or Black nickel, a smoky finish suitable for fresh water but not recommended for salt water use (use Seaguide gunsmoke guides for salt water).
Snake Brand Originals are available in hard chrome or black nickel, as are Snake Brand tiptops.
Originals have the same well formed low profile round guide loop as the Universals. They have a standard stamped flat wire foot, neatly made with even foot length, rather than the radiused guide foot. Suitable for any type of fly rod and a better choice than Universals for cane rod flats.
Snake Brand guides and tiptops are made in USA. Other components made in China.