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Old 08-08-2012, 03:09 PM
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Default Repair Dilemma...

So here's the situation...

I've got an older 4 piece St. Croix Premier 5 wt 9 footer that is broken.

The two middle sections got stuck, and after trying every technique in the book to unstick them, I ended up splintering one section of the rod from twisting on it.

No big deal, all my fault, but here's the dilemma...

If I send it back to St. Croix, they will charge $50 plus $10 shipping. They will either replace it with a Rio Santo or repair it. The guy on the phone said they would most likely replace it.

I don't really need the rod as it was a loaner rod and I've now got quite a few more "loaner" rods , but what should I do with it?

1. Throw it away?
2. Send it in for repairs knowing it will be replaced with a rod worth only $120 that I could probably sell for $50.
3. Donate it to someone...a new fisherman, or someone down on their luck that needs a rod so they can send it in and get a replacement?

Thoughts???
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Default Re: Repair Dilemma...

honestly if you dont need the extra rod, giving the broken one to someone wont do any good since warranty card was probably submitted by your name.
if you are feeling that generous, you can always send it in for repair/replacement at $50 cost and then sell new rod to someone for that $50
but after shipping and all i guess you're really getting $120 rod for $60, not bad but not great either simply because this would be back up rod for most as well and im sure we have better use for those $60 then just sitting in the closet.

if you decide to get it fixed /replaced, let me know, i just started fishing 2 month ago and my only rod is 9' 5WT but im already looking for back up just in case and maybe i'd be willing to buy it from you, or i also have a friend who wants to start fly fishing and might be interested.
while you wont gain any $ you would definitely help someone else out
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Default Re: Repair Dilemma...

I'm a pack rat, but I have a whole box of busted rods that I use for parts.
It comes in handy, at least for me
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Default Re: Repair Dilemma...

I would get the new rod with a suggestion. Explain the situation and see if they will replace it with a Rio Santo in a weight and length you can use.

My question though is whether you tried spraying the stuck rod joint with the fluid from canned air to freeze the joint? Turn the can upside down to spray the liquid on the ferrule. This usually breaks the vapor lock.
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honestly if you dont need the extra rod, giving the broken one to someone wont do any good since warranty card was probably submitted by your name.
St. Croix will repair or replace a rod out of warranty for $50 and $10 shipping. Not too shabby when most companies won't even touch a rod without the original owner's registration.
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St. Croix will repair or replace a rod out of warranty for $50 and $10 shipping. Not too shabby when most companies won't even touch a rod without the original owner's registration.
o i didnt know that
well in that case, if you decide you dont want to do anything with your broken rod, ill take is of your hands and ill pay for shipping and then ill do the exchange with Croix to have a back up rod
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You could always get it repaired then sell it to me for the cost and shipping?
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