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Old 06-26-2007, 05:04 PM
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Question Fly Rod Choices to replace one broken ?

First thanks to all who replied to the thread about broken
fly rods. Now for part 2.

I am trying to debate in my mind about what fly rod to consider
if Thomas & Thomas will not replaced or repair $$ within reason
the 10' 7wt rod I broke smallmouth fishing. I have looked in the
Cabelas catalog just to compare & have found several that I may
consider if the need arises. I found a TFO & Echo, both 10' 7wt
4 piece outfits, but I do not know anyone that has either brand.

Do any of you own either brand ? Are the warranties good ?
( The catalog does indicate whether they have warranties. )

How do each of these compare to a Scott, Sage, St. Croix, etc. ?
If I decide to purchase another rod I may want to keep the price
in the arena where my wife would not faint.

I'm very interested in your thoughts on these two rods ???

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Old 06-26-2007, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Fly Rod Choices to replace one broken ?

Quid pro quo as one who appears aged as I but I am somewhat more...IMHO the price of your rod is a doubler...ie you get 200 she gets 200 you get a 600 sage/winston she gets 600 new dishwasher...

you pay for the warranty...if a 250 works for you and a 600 works for you...the later does not need a warranty just get another and your are still 100 ahead of the game...
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Default Re: Fly Rod Choices to replace one broken ?

Have not fished the ECHO but have heard fantastic things about them. I have fished TFO and they are great rods. I personally like the TICR-X.

Check out fly fishing - fly fishing gear as Steve carries a try it out option that might suit you, plus you will get the top of the line customer service.

Either way would be great, IMO.

I do not think one needs to go with a five and six hundred dollar rod to get the action and quality they are wanting. I personally love a couple of sub-$100 rods.

Most important thing is that you like it.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:48 AM
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Thomas & Thomas phone number is 413-774-5436. They have a lifetime warranty on their rods. It should cost you shipping plus $40.00 for return shipping and the repairs. Let me know if something doesn't work out.
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