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How Snake Brand Brought Agate Stripping Guides Back

Agate stripping guides have been a part of rod building since as far back as the 1870’s, when Kosmic Rods featured them as Agate Tunnel Guides. A book titled “Idyl of Split Bamboo”, by Dr. George Parker Holden, showed examples of agate guides and tip tops and companies such as F.E. Thomas, Payne, Leonard, Edwards, Varney and Heddon used agate stripping guides, made in Germany, extensively during the 1930’s to the 1940’s. The use of agate stripping guides dropped off during WWII and afterwards only a few rod builders possessed small quantities of these guides.

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Marshfly Rods

The essence of marshfly is based on our love for the water and fly fishing. Our brand started in 2012 with the idea of creating high quality fly rods without the high price tag. We pride ourselves in making the best fly rods and apparel that not only compliments our lifestyle, but the ability to live it.

“The Universal Guides enhance the performance of our product”
— David Cunningham

Snake Brand is pleased to announce that C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. will be among the first to feature our new light wire snake guides with ECOating in their new rods. These new guides are coated using environmentally-safe materials and manufacturing processes. Here's a brief synopsis of Chris Barclay's new rod series:

"This first model of the C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. Glass line is a 7'2" 3 weight, 3-piece fiberglass rod, made with only the finest components. I chose to use the finest guides made, Snake Brand's Universal guides with their revolutionary new ECOating for their top notch performance and groundbreaking, ecologically-friendly finish. They fit well with my rods: Smoothly progressive. Responsive. Stable. Sensitive. Sweet."

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