Carlo wrote: »
I think some people make a little too much out of warranties, anyway. You keep your receipt and if it breaks fairly quickly you bring it back and get a new one. Some guys have a rod for five years, throw it in the back of the truck every other day, and then feel indignant when they aren't handed a new one after they wander into a local tackle shop with a sense of entitlement.
rysher wrote: »
they are not looking for warranty, they are looking for guarantee.
lifetime warranty- lifetime of what, the rod or you?
when a rod is used the first dozen of times and it doesnt break, it has no manufacturer defect and when it breaks 3 years from the first dozen of use, you should have no right to a claim. a defective rod/blank breaks during its first couple of use not 6 months to infinity.
st. croix is one of the best USA made blank manufacturer, enjoy them, there's not much of them left (made in usa blanks).
i cant understand how people would complain about the guides rusting, all metals rust, that's a fact and is proven by science.
you should do your part in taking care of your rod, everytime you came from fishing, hose it, get a toothbrush with soapy water and brush the guides and metals. put on wax on your rod, especially on the cracks, put in car wax or pledge. do this deligently and your guides will last 3-5 years. NO gudie is going to last your lifetime, except if you have titaniums.
fishboy wrote: »
Nah, I bought my stellar lite and Teramar on the exact same day last summer, and use them often, but the guids on the stellar lite are immaculate, while the Teramar have rust on them...
JF1sh wrote: »
If any company offers a lifetime warranty, it's gotta be pretty good. Plus you can't beat Bass Pro's no questions asked replacement program
kodiakzach wrote: »
All of you who swear by St. Croix- what model(s) do you own?
As stated before, the Avid that I paid $200 for sucked.
The Triumph I got my son for a little over $100 snapped.
Just curious which models you have that you love. I'd take a Teramar over Triumph any day. And 2x Teramar over an Avid.
GatoRella wrote: »
Star Rod's warranty is a total joke. I have called and left three messages about a warranty repair with the fine folks there. They still haven't called me back and it has been months.
If you are getting a Star rod for the warranty, good luck with all that. They will be getting ZERO more dollars from me.....
Shimano on the other hand just replaced a Teramar I broke(it was my fault) no questions asked.
Carlo wrote: »
I broke my Seagis a month or so back. I had my receipt, walked into the place I bought it, and walked out with a new one. And this time I got a full cork grip, which is stellar...
Carlo wrote: »
A fish broke it. Is that considered silly?
Ol'DirtyCaster wrote: »
Depends. A clean break is usually a defect, or if it's at the base of the taper (about 18" down from the tip usually), it usually indicates some kind of high sticking mishap. If it flattens out like a drinking straw, you're going to have a hard time convincing anyone that it was a defect.