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Pacific Bay International is dedicated to offering the most complete line of quality guides and tops in the world. The quest for new designs, materials and finishes is driven by an industry that demands beauty and performance. Pacific's research and development team continues to innovate new and existing guide styles. Diligent attention to detail necessitates utilizing only the finest materials and methods from around the globe. Product testing and evaluation is crucial to providing reliable and durable products the fishing tackle industry can depend on. Pacific Bay’s devotion to its products and the people who use them confirms that this diverse selection of guides and tops are unmatched worldwide.

 

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TiN AND TiCH FRAMES
Pacific Bay has continued to offer guide frames in various coatings and platings. The newest and most innovative of these have been their TiGOLD™ (titanium nitride or TiN) and TiCH (titanium carbide) that is applied over chromed stainless steel. This formulation of hardness, flexibility and adhesion provides superb corrosion and abrasion resistance.
SILICON CARBIDE RINGS (SiC)
Precision molded in Japan, SiC rings are at the top of our line. They are diamond polished to the smoothest possible surface among the “ceramic” materials. Silicon Carbide will provide the ultimate in abrasion, corrosion, and thermal shock resistance, a performance plus on any rod where line speed, friction, and heat build-up are at the maximum. Now, with the exception of the models “B” and “RB”, our current SiC guides and tops will feature newly re-designed rings that are thinner and lighter in weight, creating the perfect balance of performance and cosmetic appeal.
 
TiN AND TiCH RINGS
Pacific Bay International has combined the TiGOLD™ and TiCH coatings with a diamond polished Zirconia ceramic ring. The Zirconia ring has similar qualities to Silicon Carbide. It offers the ideal surface for applying an incredibly smooth TiGOLD orTiCH finish to create one of the most durable and cosmetically appealing guides ever offered to the fishing rod manufacturing industry.
Pac Bay Ti Blue Ceramic Rings TiBLUE™ RINGS

Pacific Bay International has combined the new TiBLUE ™ PVD coating with a diamond polished Zirconia ceramic ring. The Zirconia ring has similar qualities to Silicon Carbide. It offers the ideal surface for applying an incredibly smooth PVD, (Physical Vapor Deposit) finish to create one of the most durable and cosmetically appealing guides ever offered to the fishing rod manufacturing industry.

HIALOY RINGS (Hard Aluminum Oxide)
Hialoy represents the hardest grade of Aluminum Oxide available. Strength and durability allows mountingwithout a shock ring for lighter weight and better heat dissipation. Hialoy has become the most popular choice of many major rod manufacturers. This high grade ceramic ring is diamond polished to reduce friction and line wear. Hialoy guides will provide many years of service in all salt and freshwater applications making them an ideal choice for any rod.
 
TITANIUM OXIDE RINGS
Titanium Oxide rings are diamond polished to a smoother surface and are harder than many other manufacturer’s Aluminum Oxide guides. Strength and durability allows mounting without a shock ring. They have been an industry standard of rod manufacturers for many years and are exclusively from Pacific Bay.
 
ALUMINUM OXIDE RINGS
Diamond polished to a rich black surface, this Aluminum Oxide is our most economically priced material and one of the first ceramic rings to widely popularize insert guides. Strength and durability allows mounting without a shock ring. They have been utilized by rod builders for decades and are still available today.
 

 

           

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