Roller guides can be extremely useful when it comes to getting your lure exactly where you want it. Some of the new roller guides have even gone further and are instantly detachable so that you can drop your outrigger line fast or put it away when you are not using it. That’s the latest from Starboard and Delrin but there are couple of others out there as well.
Besides the main benefit of having such a smooth line and being able to exercise micro-amounts of control over your rigger, these roller guides are frequently made of stainless steel and that includes both the shaft and screws so it lasts for a very long time. It also doesn’t matter in the least what direction the eyes are going on your outrigger. You can still use these because the guides can swivel back and forth.
Plus, these roller guides will extend the life of your gear because you can remove it when it’s not being used and stow it away where it will be ready for the next time you need it. They are also easy to place with color coded knobs to show you where they fit on the outrigger. Some stores are also offering free line winders with them when you buy in bulk. Another great thing about these is that many of them are able to be used on both telescoping and non-telescoping lines so you have ultimate versatility as well.