05-03-2011, 06:14 PM
Re: Riverbeast Beast Fly rod CHEAP ON EBAY
" .... I would probably not hand a custom built favorite to a first time fisher to use. "
Did that once and cost me a full 're-build' (well replacement) of a Sage 2-hander. Telling 'Nice Lady' on the phone on Bainbridge
Island 'what happened' and she was in stitches; 'He did what???' She lost it laughing ... 'You've got to be ******* kidding me????'
Teaching my one and only total failure
how to use a 2-hander. Pulls his anchor, fly/leader zips behind him and wrap into a tree limb. When he made the forward cast and that line came up tight the rod (Sage 7136-4) exploded like it had 'det-cord' run up it's middle.
And I do mean it exploded!
4 piece rod was now in 10'ish bits and pieces.
'Send me a couple of the bits (to her personal attention) and I'll send you a new rod (+$30.00 for shipping).'
I did, she did.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"
Last edited by Ard Stetts; 05-03-2011 at 11:20 PM.
Reason: Too close to the line, sorry