firstly thanks for the replies.
I live in Australia southeast Queensland to be precise, but grew up in Canberra and it was there that I learnt to flyfish for trout in my youth.
I have two TF70 reels(which I use for Bass and our Murray Cod both native freshwater fish) and a T50(light saltwater/ estuary fishing)
These reels seemed to be made well good price point and reasonable tolerances and I was quite happy with my purchases and these reels have performed well no complaints there.
So Happy that I outlayed near $600 Aus for a T100 to expand my saltwater efforts to much larger fish ie Tuna Spanish Mackeral Cobia ect.
The T100 was broken out of the box(seemed like a dud anti reverse bearing/clutch bearing) and was returned to 3-Tand(by the retailer I purchased it from) for repair under warranty unused...all I did was load it with Braid backing.
The reel was sent in July 2016 and after numerous attempts at contact with 3 Tand at the beginning of October Ron Poehailos finally acknowledged receiving the reel and repairing it and asked where I would like it returned , in which I instructed Ron to return to the Retailer who sent it as being easier for me as well as being standard practise(I thought)
Well I expected my reel within 10-15 days of that email exchange.....its now three months and Ron Poehailos has not replied to any of my emails sent to him nor any emails sent via the "contact us" on the 3 TAND site nor any emails sent by the shop where I purchased(and who are waiting for other "parts").NOR SENT BACK MY REEL.
I've lost $700 Aus(reel+new braid) which I dont expect to see and yes needless to say I will be moving on the reels I have as I dont need to own a product with this sort of after sales service.
Forwarned is Forarmed they say so buyers beware!...for me 3 TAND have turned out to be a shonkey outfit indeed.
Happy new year to all
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Originally Posted by gidva
I have Ross reels but I recently purchased this beautiful reel in my opinion gorgeous piece. Im getting a 3 tand for my 8 wt in the fall.
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That Taylor is a very nice looking reel indeed
....Id buy one of those for your 8wt.....better buy perhaps