REC RECOIL BLACK PEARL / There is a ‘cutting edge’ in rodbuilding and Recoil is right on it. First, their guides are made in the USA. Now that’s a good start, but they’re actually made of a nickel/titanium alloy which makes it absolutely corrosion proof in addition to being strong! They have memory, so if you accidentally step on a guide, it’ll spring back to it’s original dimensions, instead of being crushed, putting you and your rod out of service. New for this year is their “Black Pearl” series. Simple .... no photo of the guides would do them justice, just know that it doesn’t get any better than these new Black Pearl! The color is exactly as it sound: Black Pearl. MAAKE YOUR NEXT ROD AN HEIRLOOM WITH " BLACK PEARL ! "