i use the alps XXNZG for rods 40-60 for the 800ml i would use the Alps XBXNLG which are lighter but more stronger than the hardoly NLG's or the SIC NSG are also heavier than the Alps XBXNLG and price wise they are cheaper than the SIC NSG's
Jig Guy said:
How are the Alps XXNZG compare to the fuji NLG or SIC? Are the Alps almost as heavy as the SS guides? They're going on a GF 800ml. Thanks.
That particular blank is rated 15-40 lb test. I personally would use the XXNZG guides with matching top top XPPZT08R???. I would probably go 20, 16, 12, 10x2, 08x4. It is hard to compare the two guides as the ALPS guides are made from SS316 and the Fuji is SS304. the SS316 is a much better substrate material than the 304, as it has lees carbon and will last in the harsh salt water environment by at least 3 fold. They are also 2 different styles of guides(ALPS XN vs Fuji N). If you wanted to compare the same styles witch would have about the same weight you would compare the Batson/ALPS XUDZG guides, but these are also made with a better substate material SS316. To have a fair comparison you would have to look at the Batson / Forecast guide UDLG to Fuji NLG. But for the Price of a superior guide why not use the ALPS SS316. Fuji makes a fine product and has been in this industry for many years and I have much respect for them. But know that you do now have a choice in Quality Components.
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Thank you for the response. I got a chance to see the Alps guides at the OC Rod Show..........really nice and like you said.....it is always nice to have a quality option regardless of which path you choose.
a few friends and i are taking a mess of custom calstars with the alps guides on them to cedros next month to test our skill and tackle against some homeguard tails. we'll post a report when we get back .