These rods come with all the very best hardware! These extra durable Fuji SIC Carbide guides will last you a lifetime of fishing! This is what our hard-core commercial fishing guys must have…. You cannot break inserts out in these! You truly get what you pay for here. These rods have hand-made X-grips with special hand-sanded finger notches and Alps aluminum reel seats. Nothing better!! Top that with our one-off white painted rod blanks with a baby blue abalone wrap… wow!