Originally Posted by ausablebrown
There are no guides on the butt section, but there is a hook keeper, and a nickel/silver ring that sits between the last section of cork and the rod.
No guides? That's a bit odd, but what the heck. 'Usual' guide placement will have a 'gathering guide' about 24" up from the reel seat. But the ring your talking about cost 10-15 cents .. if you even want one.
That aside, save for a multi-multi-section 'travel rod,' I can't picture a rod with out at least one guide in the 'butt section.' What kind of rod do you have?