I use only ringed guides on all my rods from 7 to up weighs.
The guides I use are the Fuji concept single foot fly guides Alconite or Sic with the titamium frame. I have alo tried using high frame guides and the rod cast like a rocket.
I use three strippers: two regulars plus one collector guide placed 10 cm away from the first stripper. The collector guide absorb all the oscillations of the line and the gain in casting varies from the caster: it can be only 5' but I have witnessed way more.