Originally Posted by Cracker Barrel
Ummm, wraps hold the guides on. What's wrong with a little art?
Yeah, ya got me man. I guess I will tear up my membership to the DAM.
Yes, you must wrap the guides on. But interlocking chevrons and other elaborate multi-thread weaves do what paint does on a rod. Decrease sensitivity by adding weight. If it was made to go over the mantle, that is one thing.
Decorative wraps will always have a place, on fiberglass tuna rods. Sensitivity not such an issue there.