Durable guides

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bass fishing rod guides

Halo went with stainless steel guides with zirconia inserts for this rod and they’ve held up nicely to both braid and fluorocarbon. Braided line can be a little rough on some guides but that’s what I’ve run through these the majority of the time and they’ve withstood the test.

I like that Halo went with a three-footed guide for the first guide and then stepped down to guides with single feet the rest of the way. That first guide being raised up a little higher off the blank helps the line travel through the guides smoother. The size of the guides suits my preference well, too. They’re not super small micro guides but they’re not the real big guides you see on some rods. To sum it up, it’s a nice set of mid-range guides that are durable.