The retrievable clip is from the local marine shop and the small aloy ring.
As far as retrieving it it comes out better than the 06 rope guide and i prefer to climb off this than my real rope guide, id prefer to try and get an original "rope" rope guide cam part any one want to sell theres or know where i can get one from???
jtrouse, I don't like that long blue string hanging in there. I think you could have just as much luck by taking that piece out, then attaching the retrieval shackle to the seized eye on the end so it looks more like Jamie's.
Jamie- I'd recommend a closed hitch of some sort.
I'm splicing up a new one for myself this weekend. I'll post pics later. I'm going to try the pulley on the end and the ring on the adjuster.
Jtrouse, I was worried about the shackle on the tail of my ropeguide not being able to pull the assembly out of the tree and thought about a system like yours witha bit of cord. I can happily say that it has worked ok. If you can get a rin in the end of your guide, as opposed to the soft eye.
yeah ive tried that and found it gets stuck in some crotches ive found this to work well and its not a soft eye it has thick heat shrink around stainless stell wire, alot of the guys here in aus are using this similar setup and havent had any probs with it at all.
did you find it came out easier with the eye open rather than a steel ring nick? i find the way mine is setup if it is chocked off and gets stuck the small ring and cord pulls it losier and than retrieves from the tree better, whats your thoughts?