Universal Snake Guides - ECOating - Light Wire

Universal Snake Guides - ECOating - Light Wire

Item Id: 1005-ECO
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Another Industry First

We are pleased to announce that we were able to negotiate special pricing on the Proprietary Coating based on the increased volumes provided to the coaters.

Snake Brand, Inc. is pleased to announce our patented Universal Guide, a precision formed snake guide featuring a concave radius on the bottom of the foot — an industry first. This breakthrough design results in guides that are self-orienting and self-aligning. Our new Universal Guides are constructed of high quality stainless steel, and feature the same exceptional quality that has made Snake Brand, Inc. the market leader in the development of light wire snake guides. The feet are consistent in length; they have tapered ends, and fit the contour of a round fly rod blank. This equals less time spent grinding, filing, twisting, bending, and wrapping. To fly rod manufacturers, the importance of labor savings, quality, and performance cannot be overstated, and Snake Brand’s new Universal Guide is the answer.

Size Chart for Original and Universal Guides
wire diameters
guide size standard
light wire
loop diameters
2/0 .022" / 0.56 mm
1/0 .024" / 0.61 mm .024" / 0.61 mm .160" / 4.06 mm
1 .026" / 0.66 mm .024" / 0.61 mm .175" / 4.44 mm
2 .028" / 0.71 mm .024" / 0.61 mm .191" / 4.85 mm
3 .300" / 0.76 mm .024" / 0.61 mm .212" / 5.38 mm
4 .032" / 0.81 mm .026" / 0.66 mm .038" / 0.97 mm .257" / 6.52 mm
5 .032" / 0.81 mm .038" / 0.97 mm .342" / 8.68 mm
6 .032" / 0.81 mm .038" / 0.97 mm .365" / 9.27 mm
Industry Testimonial
Built on the premise that “weight is a deterrent to performance,” using the latest in materials, componentry and design, EDGE fly rods are sure to please his fans of old and new.  Due to this evolution, these are Gary Loomis pinnacle builds thus far.  The decision to use Made in USA, Mike McCoy Snake Guides was an easy one.  They are light and their low profile and small concave foot, not only minimizes the amount of epoxy needed thus reducing weight and optimizing the taper design, it requires less thread in the wrapping process. Additionally, the proprietary E-coating allows the line to slip through with ease.  All of these elements, reduce weight and in doing so, add performance.  That, in conjunction with the subtle elegance and function added by our selection of gorgeous, Made in USA, Mike McCoy, Natural Buckeye reel seats, our hand-sanded, naked graphite blanks are a stunning and sleek fly rod for those looking for function and beauty.

EDGE will keep pushing beyond, making Made in USA products and using as many other like-minded companies and products in our pursuits.   How fortunate we are to have a partner just down the road to contribute to our offerings.
Gary Loomis Owner
Nicole Darland | Vice President Global Marketing & Brand Development
Edge Rods
North Fork Composites
Customer Testimonial
I just wanted to thank you for the set of guides you sent me. The black nickel universal snakes. I have been assembling my own rods for 25 years and have never used snake brand guides but I will only used then from now on. They are the finest guides I have ever seen. I have used H&H, Perfection, Re coil, and Pac Bay and yours are by far the best.
Lanny DeRose
Snake Guides
the leader in flyrod innovation