New stripping guides from Buff are made from lycra, so they stretch, they're light, and they're comfortable. In fact, even in the heat (I wore them in Belize), I barely notice they're on. Another benefit other than saving fingers is that using these will keep your fly line clean as you fish. I'm test driving some today. Hoping to find some big redfish on in the Land of Giants with my old buddy, Captain Gregg Arnold in Louisiana.