A Mantra Rod's course through the production process is nearly identical to a Sweetgrass. At the point of guides being wrapped on, Sweetgrass uses a ti-chrome steel stripping guide. The reel seat wood is chosen by us and carefully nestled onto the end of the rod using precision-made black aluminum hardware from Bellinger. The good folks at Bellinger pay attention to details that others miss, so we appreciate their high-quality, consistent products. We'll choose the wood for your spacer, but we'll make sure it's a beauty.