I've broken my GL3 about three or four times. Call them up and give them my number. Three days later I get a new rod in the mail. I put the broken one in the box and send it back. I have also broken my TFO Finesse rod at least three times. Send it in with 25 bucks and it takes about a week and then I'm back fishing. Warranties are good on fly rods. I wouldn't buy one any other way.