Universal Snake Guides - Light Wire - Black Nickel

Universal Snake Guides - Light Wire - Black Nickel

Item Id: 1005
Fly Guide Spacing Chart
Fog Salt Test Results

My goal in making guides has always been, and still is, to make the very best guides possible.  I have made another improvement on our light wire guides by making them even lighter than they were by reducing the wire diameters up to 20%.  This results in a very lightweight guide set on fly rod tips which is very light yet strong and durable.  Knowledgeable rod designers like Tom Morgan are always looking to reduce the static weight on their rod designs, particularly on the tips, to minimize the effect of extra weight changing the light, lively action they are seeking with their rods.

Note: Black Nickel finish is not recommended for saltwater use.

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