Ok. I've been hoarding about 25 " illusion" guide sets, with various tip tops, from PacBay. They've discontinued their snake guides in the 'illusion' finish. I bought the tail end of their inventory because I keep thinking "someday I'll . . . . . " I think they're neat. I built a rod with purple wraps and illusion guides a couple of years ago, called it my "Purple Haze!" It was a charcoal blank and I couldn't help but add a nickel silver seat. Lot of folks turned their nose up at it but I caught a lot of trout with it on the Madison and Ruby Rivers!!

Glad to see you're using them. When I have some free time, I'll put up some of these guides for sale on my web.