Snake Brand Large Tip Top

Sale price$3.95 USD

Size: 4.0 (~1.6mm)
Tip Top Sizing
Anatomy of a Tip-Top
Insert Ring/Loop Sizing

The first measurement in a Tip-Top is the Outside Diameter (O.D.) of the ring (eyelet) in Millimeters. Generally, the O.D. of the ring will match the smallest guide on the rod. Standard sizes are 6, 8 and 10mm for conventional rods, while heavier saltwater rods may go as high as a 16mm ring.

Tube Sizing

The second measurement in a Tip-Top is the Inside Diameter (I.D.) of the tube, measured in 1/64ths of an inch. Tube sizes generally range from 3.5 to 12, but they go all the way up to 32 (.500") in Big Game roller tops. The tube size should correspond to the tip size given by the manufacturer of your blank.

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Color Chrome

Snake Brand Large Tip Top

Product Details

Snake Brand - Matching Tip-Tops

Our classic tip-tops in bright chrome finish will perfectly match our snake guides so you're assured of a uniform, classic look.

Made in the USA!

Why Snake Brand?

Precision formed fly rod guides

Precision formed design

A concave radius on the guide foot makes them self-orienting and self-aligning

Precision formed fly rod guides

Consistent, quality manufacturing

Reliable construction means less time wasted filing, grinding and bending guide feet to fit your blank

Proudly made in the USA

Made in the USA

Snake brand guides and tops are proudly made in the USA

We Believe World Class Rods Deserve World Class Guides

Introducing New Patented Universal Snake Guides, From the Market Leader in the Development of Light Wire Snake Guides

Snake Guide views

Prior to our introduction into the market, we analyzed the components that were available and recognized that a number of improvements could be made. Knowing that weight affects the performance of even the finest designed rods, we pioneered the concept of guides having individual wire sizes, to perfectly match the desired location on a rod. We also designed these new guides with feet that were radiused and tapered identically on both sides. These design innovations help to reduce build-ups from varnish or epoxy, which reduces weight and equals faster and more responsive rod sections. In addition to these benefits, each of our guides sit flat and straight, which eliminates filing, grinding or twisting during the preparation process prior to wrapping.

In 2004 we looked at the graphite rod market, and realized once again that improvements could be made. The guides available had misaligned feet and sharp points that could damage graphite blanks and lead to expensive repair costs. Most importantly, we noticed that flat-stamped feet do not easily orient to the round surface of graphite rods. This presented an opportunity to introduce to the rod building community yet another innovation. We submitted our designs to the US Patent Office, and in 2005 we were granted patent 6,851,216.

Snake Brand is pleased to announce our new, patented Universal Guide, featuring a concave radius on the bottom of the foot — an industry first. This breakthrough design results in guides that are self-orienting and self-aligning. What does this mean for the rod builder? Less time spent filing, bending, twisting and wrapping. Our new Universal Guides are constructed of high quality stainless steel, and feature the same exceptional quality that has made Snake Brand the market leader in the development of light wire snake guides.

Snake Brand is passionately devoted to that time-honored tradition of American craftsmanship. We are committed to quality, uniformity and consistency in each of our products, because we believe that "World Class Rods Deserve World Class Guides."


  • Self-homing and self-aligning
  • Lower profile on the rod
  • Graduated wire diameters
  • Guide sizes 1/0 through 6
  • Every guide sits flat and straight
  • Chrome or black nickel finish


  • Decreased labor costs
  • Minimal epoxy build-ups and less weight
  • Optimized rod designs can be achieved
  • Improved overall rod performance
  • No grinding, filing or twisting
  • A finish to match any rod

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Todd Smith (Walla Walla, WA, US)
Perfect Replacement!!

Repairing a Cabala's brand rod for a buddy and tried to find the closest match. As it turn out, it was an exact replica.

Thank you, Mud Hole.

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