So what's wrong with warranties? Actually everything! Let's say you buy a rod for $800 and it breaks in half on the first day out (this happens, check the web). You send the rod back with $50 and wait for the repair or replacement. In the meantime you are saying things like "$50, that's reasonable". Did it ever dawn on you that part of that $800 price tag may have been made up by factoring in the cost of the warranty. Maybe you are paying on it twice! Remember, the rod companies are NOT going to loose money on you!!!I like an honest warranty that covers materials and workmanship only. The fly fishing industry sailed over the Falls when it offered "no questions asked about the dumb ass way you mishandled the rod" kind of warranty. Maybe we would appreciate the craftsmanship more and take better care of rods if they were not so easily replaced! I've only broken ONE composite rod in five decades of flyfishing!!!! Ken
Shed a tear fellow Swift River anglers. Mother Nature dumped a load into the river in the form of a large tree right into the beloved Gauge Pool. One of my favorite places to swing a soft hackle or drift a dry has now been cut in half. If you remember last Summer you may recall the HUGE dead pine that broke in two in the same spot. Now, some good citizen armed with a chain saw went and took that old pine out. Maybe the same thing will happen with this new obstruction.