Re: Does ORVIS usually have any decent off-season sales?
Orvis made good with me on the guarantee - I snapped my 3w trout bum by falling on it in the river. I brought it to the Orvis store and they shipped it out and gave me a (nice) loaner for my next trip. There was a small charge.
Other rod companies have similar guarantees however.
"By the time I was a teenager I fit the standard profile of a lifelong angler. I was lazy, shiftless, unambitious and willing to work hard only at things that were widely considered useless." ~John Gierach