Oops- broke my rod

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by WhoolyBugger, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. WhoolyBugger

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    Broke my 8wt after over excitedly setting the hook on a 400lb boulder Saturday. My guess is, in combination of lifting too hard and the cold weather is why it snapped. (wasn't an expensive model) Regardless, I'm in the market for a newer better one. Any advice for a budget minded fly nut who can't live without a steelie rod? 200 bones is around the max I can spend.
     
  2. Any warranty with that rod? Clearwater 2 Orvis inexpensive, and the shop is in Ravenna!
     

  3. ryosapien

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  4. Great advice! Stop at TMF in Ravenna....Frank & the boys will fix you up & you'll walk away with change. GREAT folks!
    Mike
     
  5. WhoolyBugger

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    Thanks guys- TMF is gonna get a visit soon. I really like the look of the Clearwater and am going to check one out. My former rod had no warrenty, so maybe it is a blessing in disguise. I get to buy a new toy! Thanks again!
     
  6. I love my Orvis rod. And this is my second one as I stepped on my last one while trying to combine keeping a fish in the water, not letting him get off the hook while grabbing and aiming the camera.

    I happened to be a few miles away from the Orvis store so I took it in and they really do not flinch at replacing a rod that you admittedly broke through no fault of theirs.

    The Clearwaters are covered by the 25 year no-fault warranty so they really are one of the best deals out there.
     
  7. I concur with the sage statement. you can find their closeouts for a fraction of what they were new. and these are top of the line rods. even their Launch series, the $200 rods are getting rave reviews. Orvis rods, unless you go for the Helios are way overpriced in my opinion.
     
  8. Flyfish Dog

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    Fli's and the Clearwaters are really good rods for the money. I would also consider a Scott A2 since they are a little bit better rod and tough. But you wont go wrong with any of these!
     
  9. Tall cool one

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    I'll 2nd Patricio's advice,TC1
     
  10. WhoolyBugger, I broke my Orvis Clearwater 10ft 7wt New Years Day bending it to reach the tip and clear the ice from the guides. I sent it back to them, they called me the day they got it and asked which new rod I wanted, 9.5 or 10ft 7wt. No problems, it should be here Friday. Great customer service, and no I don't buy all their clothes and 200 dollar dog beds. Used it for 3 years and now I get a new one.
     
  11. Flyfish Dog

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    Their clothing are to much for me! But Hannah sure would like one those 200 dollar beds though!:)
     
  12. Come on, you don't have a need for a $500 suede jacket or some nice patchwork pants circa 1962?

    No idea why a company with such great fishing gear has such weird clothing options.
     
  13. GoodOne BF.....

    I have been looking at which fly rod to buy in the near future as well.... and the best deal and bang for the buck i found.....is the Reddingtin Red.Fly 2 in a 10' 7w or 10' 8w ... infact Gander Mountain in Canton has a couple for 149.99.. with tube.. the're owned by Sage and has a lifetime warranty...... I have been looking and researching for a few months now... this by far is IMO is the way to go...

    Frank

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  14. St Croix re-designed the Legend Ultra last year and if you shop hard you can find one for a little over $200. This rod is a liftime rod.
    Here a a few hints to find other deals:
    flyshopcloseouts.com
    MRFC.com
    westfly.com/classifieds