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dpvesselassist said:
The guides are getting pretty crusty on my boat rods (an anchovy rod, a light jig stick, nothin' exotic. The get put away wet and aren't rinsed much.

I'm not concerned too about weight or appearance. I want durable corrosion resistant guides. No more corroding plated guides for me!

So what's the options?
Under the conditions that you mention, there is hardly a guide on the market that won't corrode.

Put them away wet, with saltwater still on them and don't rinse them much?!

I've known guys with Ugly Sticks that had fairly cheap guides on them. They'd rinse them after every trip and the guides would still look good after several years of hard use!

Why not just try taking better care of your equipment? ;)


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In my normal assortment of offshore fishing gear I carry a small spray bottle of distilled water with a small amount of Corrosion-X in it, with a larger bottle of the same in my below decks stored gear and some clean absorbent terry cloth wipes (torn up old bath towels).

A quick wipe with one dry cloth, a quick spray with the shaken spray bottle (to emulsify the oil in the water a bit) followed by a quick dry with another dry cloth on all the guides and reel keeps all of my rigs corrosion free, sticking scale resistant, and only take a few moments in the evening before heading to the bunk to keep them looking pristine and worry free.

Yes, some guides will offer more corrosion resistance than others, but the key, I think here, is that ALL of them will need at least a small basic cleaning after every use.
 

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Here you go, the PacBay Twister guides!
Lots of East Coast boat rod are built with these stainless steel heavy duty wire guides. I had a jig stick with a set on, virtually indestructable! Step on'em, use'em day in day out without neary a sprits of fresh water and they'll last longer than the rod!

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Eh, What?

I really like Corrosion X. It's marvelous. I wish I could buy it back here. But that's beside the point.

My question is you said you have a spray bottle with distilled water and a little bit of CorrX in it. What?

CorrX is not miscible with water. They do not mix. The oil does NOT dissolve in the water. It floats on top of the water. So how do you get your mix to work. It sounds like a good idea, but I can't figure it out.

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DPV, Probably the most long lasting guides for your situation (money as no concern) would be the Fuji titanium framed Gold Cermet. The Sic ring is a good bit smoother, but the GC is extremely smooth and much more durable. I have yet to see one of the Fuji Ti frames corrode (not the Ti plate ones) You could also use RECs Titanium wire ring guides, if you don't mind the squeal they emit while reeling in line under pressure. They are very durable and flex back if you step on them, or bang them really hard.

This post edited by Uzukuri 08/10/2008
 
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