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    Default First / stripper ring

    The insert fell out on my 8/9 weight 9ft salt rod ( I have glued it back in for the time being) and my initial reaction was to grab a couple of minima 4's and replace the first two but I got thinking that these rods have inserts so maybe I should find out... so here goes... what sensible money rings should I use for the first two eyes ?
    Thanks for reading

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    Default Re: First / stripper ring

    If you want quality then it fuji eyes all day long for me. ceramic because they take the abrasional stuff better than wire especially the salt water rods.

    the best ones are around 7-9 quid each not cheap but if you got 500 quid rod then its cheap in comparison.

    And yes once the insert falls out replace the eye. Seen too many fish of a life time lost with clients who had **** rings get snapped off on the chrome housing ring if that makes sense cause the chrome insert was just hanging off the fishing line.
    Last edited by icejohn; 17-10-2017 at 08:38 PM.

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    Default Re: First / stripper ring

    Quote Originally Posted by icejohn View Post
    If you want quality then it fuji eyes all day long for me. ceramic because they take the abrasional stuff better than wire especially the salt water rods.

    the best ones are around 7-9 quid each not cheap but if you got 500 quid rod then its cheap in comparison.

    And yes once the insert falls out replace the eye. Seen too many fish of a life time lost with clients who had **** rings get snapped off on the chrome housing ring if that makes sense cause the chrome insert was just hanging off the fishing line.
    Thank you, can you sugest any particular model of fuji, that might sound dumb but I am out of my depth here and wouldn't know which ones are for the job... It's more like a 100 rod btw
    Thanks again.

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    Default First / stripper ring

    Measure the internal diameter of the ceramic then find the same size of guides at the guides and blanks website. They do cheap ones for 3 quid etc etc to titanium coated etc you pays ur money you make your choice

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    Thank you again, will get them ordered later

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