Can braid be used on all stainless steel rod guides? Ugly Stick BWC-2202-70
Trying to determine if the all stainless steel guides on the Ugly Stick BWC-2202-70 casting rods are suitable for use with braid. These are big one piece Tiger models rated at 30/60 lbs. I have one of the same blanks that was factory fitted out with guides with inserts. Great stick so I ordered 2 more and on arrival found the solid stainless eyes. There is a slight model number difference- BWCAO-2202-70.
Its not reccomended by some because the braid will eventually start digging into the metal, specially on a rod like that where you will be using high drag settings. I would go with ceramic guides, or at least change the tip to SIC.
they are talking about polished stainless guides , with out inserts ,your inshore rods have ceramic inserts.
I have seen guys use braid with foul proof guides up in the panhandle ,I guess it all depends on how good the guides are.idk