Vintage Agatine Guides are wonderful for adding a touch of authentic angling history to the next rod you make. And they’re even better if you’re restoring a rod and can put one of these NOS (New, Old Stock) components to proper use fulfilling a role for which they were originally intended.
These Pre-WWII, German-made guides are crafted from Orange Agatine rings, with brass or nickel silver standard frames that feature a bright chrome finish. These guides are strong and can serve duty as heavy stripping guides, casting guides or you may even discovering yourself in need of one when restoring an old lake or ocean trolling rod. The guide ring has an O.D. of about 13mm and an I.D. of about 7.5mm, with a width of about 6.5mm. These stand about 0.770″ tall and are about 1.860″ long from foot tip to foot tip. You’ll get used to this notation on the vintage parts pages. We use the term “about” because we’re measuring one sample out of a bin of comparable parts. They’re all close enough to be in the same bin, but in some cases they were produced over a period of years and they are not identical.
Product number VSAG-13-OG-SGF-BC. This stands for Vintage Synthetic Agate Guide – 13mm OD – Orange Glass – Standard Guide Frame – Bright Chrome Finish. Sort of makes sense, and it helps us to begin wrapping our heads around all these parts.
Sold Individually. Good Supply.
Be sure to read our rambling post on the Vintage Guide Collection!