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    Default Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    Hey all, It's been one hell yea a year for me so far. Already broke my fly rod tip twice this year and both times weren't my fault. My wife broke my tip section back in March on the steps walking upstairs and than on Opening day was April 6th while putting my fly rod down to get my spinning tackle ready a game warden comes up to me asking about how was I making out fly fishing I told him not to good, and few mins later he left as soon as I got my spinning tackle already I looked back and there is my tip broke in half called the guy back over and he just had the nerve to say ''Oh Sorry Buddy'' And got in his truck and lefted! Well Thank god that Orvis didn't take too long to receive my rod only 10-days and I'am back fly fishing! Finally 2-days ago had the chance to take it out to catch a few Bluegill's. Caught this lovely one. It felt great to cast it again and hooking fish!


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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    Got that unibomber look going for you there. Nice fish though.

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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    You gotta love that Orvis warranty, hopefully that is the last of your bad luck with the rod issues! Congrats on the nice Gill!
    Larry


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    Nice fish, we're sending my oldest son's 8wt Sage Vantage back for the escond time. Tips get eaten for sure, I got 2 sons, 4 car doors, 1 truck/hatch.......... @#$% happens.

    The small cost the factories charge is a small price to keep my sons to fishing with me.

    Pete A.

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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    Not that I don't feel for ya.... I've broken a few rods in my day
    But if you left your rod somewhere where it could get stepped on..
    Then it was your fault
    sorry, but taking care of your gear is your own responsibility
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.Ē --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    But if you left your rod somewhere where it could get stepped on..
    Then it was your fault
    sorry, but taking care of your gear is your own responsibility
    If warrenties were not so good, more people would be more carefull with their rods, and we would all be paying less for them. I have busted one fly rod in my whole life. Knock on wood. Hooked a tree behind me trying to bomb a long cast with high tight space behind me. Shouldn't even have tried to cast there with a single hand rod. It was dumb.

    Laying a rod on the ground or the floor is asking for disaster. Unless you bring Orange cones and caution tape. A cautionary tale for those of us who don't want a busted rod.

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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    What about G Loomis ? Their warranty isn't so great(they do stand behind the product though) and yet their prices are way up there with the rest.
    ...some men go to church and think of fishing while other men go fishing and feel closer to God

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    Default Re: Finally got the fly rod back with nice Gill.

    I understand where you guys are coming from. But where I was fishing at there is no where to place your pole at only thing I could do was place it on the ground it's a pretty steep incline, but than again I could of walk to 200 yards or so back to my car so I guess I was being lazy but thought no one would step on my rod either.

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