Re: buying used rods
Winston can be kind of picky about their rod repairs, but I've never bought one of their used rods. When my 3 weight WT broke (Tip snapped, My fault)
I sent it in, with the warrenty card, and about 5 days later I got a call asking for the details and what not. In the end I didn't have to pay anything.
But after all that, I don't know how friendly they'd be on a used rod.
Sage/Hardy/Loomis/Orvis/St.Croix/TFO have all been good to me