It's an anglers roost fiberglass. Did something a little different with the stripping guide, didn't like the size of the one that came with the Fuji set so I scrapped it and just used the next guide. So single foot guides all the way up, seems to be a lot of differing opinions on the subject apparently. Some say it won't be a problem and others say it won't hold up. But it didn't matter to that salmon so I'll run with it as is for now and if its a problem later I'll cut it out and put in a proper stripping guide.