ALCONITE® ALCONITE® is a masterful blend of economy and quality and the go-to choice on millions of custom and factory built rods each year. ALCONITE® is a special type of ceramic that offers 80% greater compression strength and is 20% lighter than Aluminum Oxide. Diamond Polished to superb smoothness, ALCONITE® boasts super-low abrasion on any line type. When combined with the Concept frame the results are unparalleled ... 35% lighter and up to 50% stronger than competitive guides.