These lightweight stripping guides have superior features that set them apart from other stripping guides. The recessed ring allows more surface to be bonded with the metal frame and protects the ring from impact. The guide frames are Batson's highly corrosion resistant SS316 stainless, especially suited to fresh or saltwater. The brace design adds strength without additional weight. These guides are highly recommended for 2 to 7 weight rods. The ceramic rings on polished stainless and black chrome guides are hard aluminum oxide and the rings on TiCh pewter guides are black zirconium.