01-09-2014, 04:58 PM
Re: Sage Rod
I have fished Sage rods for more than forty years, and have never had one "blow up".
They have had tips snapped off, been slammed in doors, speared by streamers, dropped from the top of moving cars, bruised from supersonic split-shot, etc......breakage period, they don't care how it happened.
Seriously, they are well made if pricey....
Have used the warranty more than few times, and therefore consider it of value.
Especially when a well loved, twenty+ year old rod, has experienced grief.
If you fish a lot, and perhaps value your fly rod(s) above all other tools in your life, then their warranty is worth it's weight in gold ...
(Give or take...)Fifty bucks is cheap for a repair/replace....
Clearly I side with Sweet and salt as far as the function/action of a tool comes first.
I could fish a closet dowel, and save a ton......(no really) but as far as I know, the best tools are never cheap....
Could be, you guys need to see a video of the process, rods made in the USA by hand, not machine, and with cutting edge materials.
Companies like Patagonia and Northface to name but two... have regretted offering life-time warranties and have offered repair instead of replacement for much the same reason....
It seems a losing proposition, except, would you spend 600-700 without the warranty?
Last edited by Bigfly; 01-11-2014 at 12:00 PM.