Classic Wide Stripping Guides


Now Featuring Hydro-Welded™ Frames!


Finish Options * 

Choose the finish for your hardware

No Exchanges or Refunds. * 

I understand that Natural Stone & Agatine Guides are custom crafted to order and all sales of these products are final.

Frame Weight * 

Choose either our regular wire weight, or our Heavy Duty “Guide” Weight for extra durability under more rambunctious fishing conditions.

Product Description

The ACW Classic Wide Series: Mint nickel silver bezels snugged around rock rings freshly cut, yet with a broader design harking back to the era of our angling forebears.  These bold, throw-back stones will elevate your rodmaking, imparting confidence to you and your clients, ensuring more fish are caught – and released!  The photo gallery shows guides crafted with both our first generation frames and our new Hydro-Welded High Frames…the latter are easy to discern as they have a more sharply pinched apex at the tip of each wing on the frame.

Now that we’ve got our Cradle Frames available in the new Hydro-Welded™ Frames, these H-W frames are the standard for the Classic Wide guides.  Choose either the High Frame, Medium Frame, or Cradle Frame.  The High Frames are sharply pinched at the apex of the wings and the wings themselves are tall and narrow.  The Medium Frames are also pointed at the apex of the wings, but the wings are much wider and don’t reach up as far as on the High Frames.  Both High & Medium Frames have fairly narrow feet with a pointed toe.  The Cradle Frame features a rounded apex at the wing tip, shorter, blunter wings, a height that is more comparable to the Medium Frame than the High Frame, and elegantly formed feet that are slightly wider at the toe than where they join the wings of the frame.  The Cradle Frames are a personal favorite, but they are more time consuming to craft because the feet require more steps to shape prior to polishing.

Wire weight is tricky business.  When I craft guides I want the average frame to pair well with the size and width of the stone, and to pair up with traditional expectations.  In most cases, the wire I use for any guide feature a wide stone ring will be one size heavier than for a comparable narrow ring guide.  This means the Heavy Duty “Guide” Weight Frames are stocky indeed.  When someone orders one of the heavy frames, I’ll get a picture posted.


10mm Black Onyx Classic Wide Set In A Hydro-Welded Medium Frame.


Here’s A 10mm Natural Agate (Leans Red) Set Into A Hydro-Welded Medium Frame That Has Been Blued and Clear Coated.


Learn more about our Hydro-Welded™ Guides!

Learn more about how we make our Hydro-Welded™ Frames!


10mm White Jade Classic Wide Set In A Hydro-Welded Medium Frame.


Click here for a ramble on our first generation stripping guide frame styles!

Made in the USA

Additional information


9mm, 10mm, 11mm


Black Onyx, Blue Agate, Bull's Blood, Moss Agate – Dark, Moss Agate – Light, Okapi Agate, ROY Agate Banded (Leans Orange), ROY Agate Banded (Leans Red), ROY Agate Banded (Leans Yellow), ROY Agate Natural (Leans Orange), ROY Agate Natural (Leans Red), ROY Agate Natural (Leans Yellow), White Jade

Product Details

Made in USA


Cradle, High, Medium