My Helios is repaired and shipped to me today! LOL Praise the Lord!!
Rod broke July 1
Shipped to Orvis VT on July 2
Arrived at Orvis on July 11 (regular FedEx shipping, and July 4 holiday?)
Rod repaired on July 30?
Recieved rod today, Aug 5
That's 35 days gone, and probably 19 days at Orvis repair?
Not too bad IMHO!
I've had that rod for two years now, and I must have caught over 10,000 fish! (including a 10 lb carp who took me into the backing two times)
The rod was broke with operator error (that's all I can say about it). That rod isn't defective in any way!
I still love that rod. I'm so glad they didn't send me a Helios 2! I really like the olive green translucent better than the new brown.
I'm a positive thinker, so what I have learned this past month without that rod:
- a 7' rod is too short to cast from a float tube!
- a Cabelas PT, or any rod, is really a piece of poop compared to a Helios!
- I proved to myself that a fly rod is much more productive in a lake than a spin rod.
The bluegills and white perch are going crazy every night chasing small minnows right on the surface in my local lake! I'll be there, with Helios in hand, tonight!