The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  4
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2013, 01:07 PM
altos altos is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 35
altos is on a distinguished road
Default Winston Question

I have an non-local nonfishing friend who has a Winston 6wt rod his brother wants to sell. He says it's the writing on the rod says " 9'-6 " and "Guide". Does that make sense to anyone or have I missed something. Don't have a photo, unfortunately. Why would the rod say "Guide". Demo rod? Insights appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2013, 08:14 PM
cletus cletus is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Park City, UT
Posts: 314
cletus is a splendid one to beholdcletus is a splendid one to beholdcletus is a splendid one to beholdcletus is a splendid one to beholdcletus is a splendid one to beholdcletus is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Winston Question

My understanding is that rod companies provide guide/shop rods (labeled as such) as a way to market their rod at a discounted price (e.g. about 40-50%off retail). I have seen rods labeled "Guide" and rods labeled with shop names. Basically it's a way for guides/shops to provide rods to their clients with the hope the client buys the same rod at retail. FWIW, manufacturers will remove "Guide" or the shop name for a fee.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2013, 06:14 PM
mcphoto mcphoto is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: OR/MT/CO
Posts: 27
mcphoto is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Winston Question

Sounds like that rod is most likely a guide rod from a pro-deal. Having dealt with Winston's warranty service (they are very particular about which rods they will repair), my guess would be that a rod purchased on on a pro deal for a guide that has been sold would not be eligible for warranty service. Be careful, and maybe even give Winston a call to figure out if the transfer of ownership on that rod makes the warranty void or not.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes jaybo41, mcnerney liked this post
  #4  
Old 01-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Guest1's Avatar
Guest1 Guest1 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border
Posts: 4,752
Guest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Winston Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcphoto View Post
Sounds like that rod is most likely a guide rod from a pro-deal. Having dealt with Winston's warranty service (they are very particular about which rods they will repair), my guess would be that a rod purchased on on a pro deal for a guide that has been sold would not be eligible for warranty service. Be careful, and maybe even give Winston a call to figure out if the transfer of ownership on that rod makes the warranty void or not.
That's good advice. Plus they can tell you exactly what it is. No guesses.

By the way, I'm Irish and have never heard the name McPhoto.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes jaybo41, imxer liked this post
  #5  
Old 01-27-2013, 07:23 PM
db cooper's Avatar
db cooper db cooper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 230
db cooper has a spectacular aura aboutdb cooper has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Winston Question

These days winston inscribes the name of the buyer on the rod for prostaff and guide program rods. They are covered by the warranty to the original buyer...I.e the guy or gal who's name is on the rod. These rods are not supposed to be resold.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2013, 08:53 AM
kwb's Avatar
kwb kwb is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 529
kwb is a name known to allkwb is a name known to allkwb is a name known to allkwb is a name known to allkwb is a name known to allkwb is a name known to all
Default Re: Winston Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcphoto View Post
Sounds like that rod is most likely a guide rod from a pro-deal. Having dealt with Winston's warranty service (they are very particular about which rods they will repair), my guess would be that a rod purchased on on a pro deal for a guide that has been sold would not be eligible for warranty service. Be careful, and maybe even give Winston a call to figure out if the transfer of ownership on that rod makes the warranty void or not.
Regarding Winston it wouldn't matter if it was a rod bought on a pro-form or not, if he was not original owner, warranty is void. Obviously they would still repair the rod for a fee though.

If it is a current model, it's against policy for the guide to sell it, meaning if you buy a rod on a pro-form, you are not allowed to sell it until it is discontinued, doing so will get you black listed with that company and keep you from ever purchasing via a pro-form again.

No company warranties a rod to anyone but original owner anymore to my knowledge.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winston WT 7 1/2 ft 3wt r reese Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 0 11-05-2012 01:23 PM
Winston 690-4 9' 6wt 4 piece fly rod | Winston 6wt Trout Fly Fishing Rod Ebay USA Fly Rods for sale 0 03-18-2012 07:50 AM
Winston Boron II X 9' 4 weight 4 piece fly rod - burl seat - Winston Tube Ebay Canada Fly Rods for sale 0 03-11-2012 10:30 PM
Winston Boron II X 9' 4 weight 4 piece fly rod - burl seat - Winston Tube Ebay Canada Fly Rods for sale 0 03-04-2012 10:20 PM
Winston WT BlueDun Fly Rods 24 01-31-2011 04:43 AM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.