So you're thinking of having an agate stripping guide put onto your next rod? Well these days you no longer have to stick to the traditional red color of the stones if you don't want to. Agate stripping guides now come in a variety of colors from traditional red, to brown, orange, green, etc. This brings up a couple of things to consider when choosing which stone to have on your rod. For example, you could try to have the stone color match, as closely as possible, the color of the thread wraps on your rod:
When choosing a color of agate please remember that these stones are a natural material. This means that no two are ever exactly the same & the colors will vary slightly from stone to stone. Also, there will be hints of other colors or shades of color in each stone. This only enhances the guides appearance, as the different hues add depth & beauty to the natural agate.
No matter if you fish with a bamboo, graphite or fiberglass fly rod, an agate stripping guide is a very nice way to add a bit of class to your rod.