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Old 07-31-2006, 03:44 PM
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I keep all my rods with the reels attatched in rod cases. Saves me time and I never forget a reel.
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Another question:

How important is the warranty on a flyrod? for example, new rods seem to be about 580, but used ones for same model are about 350-400.

Will the companies repair my rod if its a factory rod and doesnt have a warranty? (i assume charge me or something)
How far do warranties go? Anyone have any examples of when they used or didnt use a warranty and the total costs?
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Lots of new rods with warrantys are in the $580 range, but you can now find great rods in the sub $200 range with unconditional lifetime warranties as well. (examples, ECHO, Temple Fork, Beulah)

I would buy a new rod if I were you, as getting warranty work done on a second hand rod is iffy at best. For example, if you bought a Winston XTR second hand and broke the tip, I would be suprised if you could get the rod fixed for less than $60, in addition to paying for shipping the rod 2 ways. If the rod that you get secondhand is discontinued by the time you need it repaired, you may be totally S.O.L., whereas if you have a warranty on a new rod, the mfg will likely be responsible to replace yours with the current equivalent.
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One other question:when i do decide on a rod to buy, do you guys prefer the tube (must remove the reel from the rod) or the rod/reel case? (leave rod attached to reel)Thanks for the rod suggestions and sexyloops site link, gunna read it tonight!
I have several rod/reel cases, and yest I prefer them....sometimes.
I also have a reel case for ALL my reels and on occassion I have looked for a reel in the case only to remember it is with a rod in another case.
I never leave the reel attached to the rod in those cases however. Specially if you put them away wet. Did once and the reel left a discoloration on my reel seat, and no I don't use cheap stuff.:
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When traveling in car or plane, I use a tube for the rod and the reel in a seperate case with my other tackle. When fishing in the local lake, I break the rod into two pieces (that's why I use 2, 4, or 6 piece rods) and put them into a protective PVC tube in the boat or truck, with the reel attached, line strung, and the reel protected by a neoprene cover. I never leave the rod in this condition for over a couple hours, though.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:25 PM
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odi - Seeing as you said you've never watched a good fly-caster, nor do you know whether the fault lies with your technique... I'd say that, whether you actually need a new rod or not, you should join a nearby casting club and get some advice and casting lessons (usually free). I did that after 20 years of chucking a flyline and never really doing it right. You won't believe how great it is to get hands-on advice from someone who really knows what they're doing and can show you right away where you are going wwrong. But, be prepared for a few months of frustration as you re-learn - but with big rewards at the end.
(Then you can go crazy on new rods!)

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