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?