The Cypress Series rods incorporate solid double footed guides as well as single foot guides as it steps down rings in size. This particular rod had 8 guides plus the tip and still only weighed 4 1/2 ounces. Which is saying something because these rods feel like they can swing some weight. I swung four pounders in the boat on it last week spinnerbait fishing with ease. So I am very impressed with the build, lightweight and components on this rod already.