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ranger0692 09-07-2010 09:13 PM

Deal or Dud?
 
I ran across a deal on a G Loomis 4 wt rod that was a custom build for a guy in 2001. He is not sure which blank it is and I have not looked at it yet. It also comes with an Orvis Madison reel purchased at the same time. He says he used it twice. The deal also has waders, boots, fly tying equipment. $175.00.
Deal or dud?

mcnerney 09-07-2010 09:18 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Sounds too good to be true! I'd suspect that the gear is stolen, but could be wrong.

Larry

ranger0692 09-07-2010 09:26 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Cant be, it's on craigslist:D.

Hardyreels 09-07-2010 09:37 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
I am skeptical but then that's just me. Nobody builds or has built a custom rod and does not know what it was built from. Further, An English built Madison is worth at least 85 dollars if it isn't beat up.

When you start doing the arithmetic this may be too good to be true. Fishing with someones lost gear could carry bad Juju.

mcnerney 09-07-2010 09:45 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger0692 (Post 134560)
Cant be, it's on craigslist:D.

Ranger: LMAO! That was great!

Larry

flores81 09-08-2010 03:33 AM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 134571)
Ranger: LMAO! That was great!

Larry

yup, that was very nice.

ant 09-08-2010 04:45 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Would G Loomis have info on the rod if it was custom built? You might be able to check with the company on how ordered the rod to make sure everything is kosher.

fredaevans 09-08-2010 05:21 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ant (Post 134923)
Would G Loomis have info on the rod if it was custom built? You might be able to check with the company on how ordered the rod to make sure everything is kosher.


The answer would be 'no.' Several manufacturers do number 'their rods,' a warrenty thing I'd guess, but a custom? Not a chance if one of them comes in for a warranty repair.

A 'wheat from chaff' sort of thing?[poke]

crittergetter 09-08-2010 05:38 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flores81 (Post 134683)
yup, that was very nice.

Especially since he accented it with the BIG SMiley griiiinnnnnnn

ant 09-08-2010 05:47 PM

Re: Deal or Dud?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fredaevans (Post 134956)
The answer would be 'no.' Several manufacturers do number 'their rods,' a warrenty thing I'd guess, but a custom? Not a chance if one of them comes in for a warranty repair.

A 'wheat from chaff' sort of thing?[poke]

You would think that they would keep that info handy so they can bombard their customers with "Special Deals"....


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