What to replace my junk Phenix rods with?

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  1. NGSD1

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    I have several PSW 700h and 760h that have the faulty Alps S6 guides. I cant use them anymore as they would cost too much to replace all of the guides so looking to find a good replacement. They are a few years old are not worth repairing and I have lost confidence in them.
     
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    I have a junkyard for those rods if you need them out. I'll even waive the hazmat fee. :D
     
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    Make some gaffs or kite rods.
     
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    I'll take them
     
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    I am looking for thoughts on what would be a suitable replacement. After I re-read the post it sounds like I am trashing Phenix rods. I am not, I have nearly 20 of them and like them, this particular series that used the Alps S6 guides is problematic and I just need to replace a few and looking for opinions.
     
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    Not saying you haven't done this already... I would contact Phenix and see if they would replace the guides. They might even give you credit towards new rods on a swap out. Tell them you love them and simply want useable rods in their current equivalent series.
     
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    kenstevens1 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    United composites and cousins don't have many complaints from what I see. Look up actions lengths weight and determine your match then go pull at your favorite tackle shop. Have noticed a shop or two phasing out some homeguard big old names which does not say anything good.
     
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    United Composites US series
     
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    Junk? Trashing?
     
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    United Composites..
     
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    Ive tried everything and at this time I say UC is a cut above the rest.
     
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    United composites bro
     
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    Thanks, I will give them a look. Seems to be a solid UC following and I have not looked them yet.

    Unless there is a Phenix dealer reading this that has better information, I have had very little luck in the past regarding getting these repaired/replaced by Phenix and given that they keep failing, I just dont want to go down the path of spending money replacing individual guides when the next one not replaced will eventually pop out. I do like the rod, just cant depend on them anymore so hence the change. If there is a market for used Phenix rods that need the guides all replaced feel free to make an offer! BTW, the only issue is with Apls S6 as mentioned. This is documented problem addressed here and other forums. I have had several private conversations about the other Phenix products I have and have had zero issues with any of them.
     
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    I went from Phenix to UC.
     
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    So the inserts on the guides are popping out?
     
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    Nick,

    Calstar wrapped by Salty Dog. Spend the extra $ on Gucci guides and reel seats and you are golden.
     
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    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    While I think the united composite blanks are superior to the phenix blanks they use the same alps guides on their factory rods.
     

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