WINTHROP CUSTOM ROLLER GUIDES ARE USED FOR A VARIETY OF BIG GAME FISH, TESTED UNDER THE MOST GRUELING CONDITIONS.
Winthrop offers 2 different series of roller guide products, the X-Caliber and the Excel. The X-Caliber is our newest and best roller guide frame design. See product details for each style below.
Our roller guides are precision machined out of a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum.
We make our rollers from 316 stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance.
The construction design is free from any welds, seams, bends, sharp edges or screws to avoid unwanted sharp edges to chafe the line. The line cannot get pinched between the recessed roller and frame.
Our attractive nautical design is unique to Winthrop brand roller guides.
X-CALIBER ROLLER GUIDE SERIES
OUR BEST GUIDE FRAME DESIGN FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND TOP QUALITY
The X-Caliber roller guide’s one-piece frame is designed to stretch and flex with the action of the rod and not give up any strength in the frame.
XC30 & XC80 frames have an extra wind-on clearance that a #2 pencil can fit through for large knots and/or hardware.
Available in sets or individually. A standard set contains 5 guides. View the pdf for a complete list of guide set options and part numbers.
On our XC130W set a standard felt tip marker can fit through every guide with ample clearance, allowing large knots and/ or hardware to pass through easily.
X-CALIBER ROLLER GUIDE SET 30+ CLASS
Designed for 30# class rods and up. Assembled with long-Life Bushings.
XC30+ Set of 5 contains XC1M, XC2M, XC2M, XC3M, XC3M
X-CALIBER ROLLER GUIDE SET 80+ CLASS
Designed for 80# class rods and up. Assembled with long-Life Bushings.
XC80+ Set of 5 contains XC1W, XC2, XC2, XC3, XC3
X-CALIBER ROLLER GUIDE SET 130W CLASS
Designed for 130# class rods and up. Available with long-life bushing assembly OR ball bearing assembly.
XC130W Set of 5 contains XC1W, XC2W, XC2W, XC3W, XC3W
Roller guides with our custom-machined, long-life bushing, provide a smooth rolling action with very low maintenance.
Winthrop roller guides with the ball bearing option provide an unparalleled smooth rolling action.
When creating a custom arrangement for a unique build, begin by choosing the correct size stripper guide for the rod blank. Then match your running guides for roller height, rod length, guide spacing, and knot clearance.
Designed for 80# class to unlimited class. Available with long-life bushing assembly OR ball bearing assembly. This stripper guide is standard in our XC80 & XC130W guide set.
Designed for 50 class through 80 class rods. Available with long-life Bushing assembly. This guide is commonly used as a narrower alternative option for the XC1W that comes in the XC80 guide set.
X-Caliber Guide 1 Medium. Designed for 30# class rods and up. Available with long-life Bushing assembly. This stripper guide is standard in our XC30 guide set.
Designed for 10 class through 30# class rods. Our smallest stripper guide is available with long-life Bushing assembly. This is an excellent choice when building lightweight rods with ring guides.
EXCEL ROLLER GUIDE SERIES
The Excel Series of Roller Guides were developed from the input of experienced rod builders and world class fishermen. The line cannot get pinched between the roller and frame. The Excel Roller Guide frame is precision machined out of a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum. There are no welds, seams, bends or sharp edges to chafe the line.
Excel series guides can take on rods from 30 lbs to unlimited class
Large wide wind-on opening to accommodate large leaders
No metal-to-metal contact eliminates noise, vibration & premature wear
Excel guides come in Ball Bearing Assembly or our Deep Drop Assembly. See Cartridges for more information on our different assembly options.
Order in sets or individually. Standard sets contain 5 guides. Standard colors are gold, black and silver. View the pdf download for a complete list of guide sets and part numbers.
These are the complete roller assemblies used in all our roller guides and roller tops. Each cartridge contains all necessary components to swap out one roller assembly inside your tip top or roller guide.
Ball Bearing Assembly
The ball bearings in our roller guides provide an unparalleled smooth rolling action. We use corrosion resistant stainless steel, sealed for maximum life in the marine environment.
Our custom-made, long life roller bushing provides a smooth rolling action with very low maintenance. Our bushing assembly will outlast ball bearings and is the most dependable option available.
Deep Drop Assembly
For deep dropping, we designed our deep drop cartridge which replaces the ball bearing cartridge option. Our custom-made, long life deep drop bushing provides a smooth rolling action with very low maintenance. Like our bushing assembly, the deep drop assembly is your first choice for dependability.
Find the part number of your guide or top. Then using the table below, choose an assembly option in the same row. You will find the part number of your guide or top laser etched on the bottom side of each guide or top frame. All options below are available with gold-colored rollers and screws. To order the gold option, add the letter “G” to the end of the assembly part number shown below.