Everyone knows that fly rods are not inexpensive pieces of equipment. We spend good money in the pursuit of a fly-rod blank that features the perfect balance between fish-fighting ability and casting flexibility; then we slather it with hard, stiff resin and attach guides made from a material offering all the flexibility of granite. If it’s not done carefully, the addition of rod guides can completely ruin the action of a fine blank. Recoil Guides from REC Components make it easier for rod builders to add guides with little or no effect on the blank’s action.
Recoil Guides are made from a pure alloy of nickel titanium that offers a unique combination of extreme hardness, low friction and light weight. This material is an extremely flexible “shape-memory” alloy that produces guides weighing 50 percent less than a conventional set. The alloy will not corrode in any environment and features the unique ability to spring back to its original shape even after repeated crushing all the way down to the rod blank. Recoil Guides are currently available in all sizes of snake guides, single-foot guides, tip tops and hook keepers.
For more information, contact REC Components, 72 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT 06082; 860-749-3476.