Need to send my rod in for a warranty repair, anyone have experience with the guideline warranty program? I'll go online to figure out where to send, just wondering what to expect for a timeline or hassle factor if any.
What did you do james??? I was fishing Friday and the bottom grip of my Echo Solo was starting to serperate. Called Tim at reajeff sports took it in and he gave me a new one. I hope there just as nice to you.
Must have been a nick in the blank...after casting, quick mend snap! No pressure just pop! It was my second cast of the morning, so who's to say, perhaps I damaged it in my truck, by dropping a tool or something, in the back seat, on it. Oh well, good thing it's my winter rod.
Stuart Green is on top of it. And yes, It's hard to beat a Guideline rod they are definitely worth waiting for. Going to have to put some money together and get a few more so I'll have back ups. By far my favorite winter rod!
So if i was to get another winter rod what would YOU recommend? Was thinking about getting the 13'7" 8/9 for medium to larger waters, strung with a Guideline DDC of course. Is the 9/10 worth considering or would it be over kill for most NW waters?
James; I thought there were a couple in the past. I'm sure Bill Kiene hosted one not that long ago.. quite a ways south of you I know. Looks to be increasing amount of interest in Guideline gear and equipment. Make a mention to Mr. Green, sounds like multiple shops / dealerships in WA [Oregon?] seems like it could be beneficial to all.
A Power Team member told me that he felt the 14'8" 10/11 and 13'7" 9/10 shared many characteristics and lent themselves well to shooting heads. In comparison the 14'8" 9/10 and 13'7" 8/9 share similar flex profile, not quite as aggressive, great for shooting heads yet friendly to longer bellied lines. I've fished / cast both 9/10's enough to get a feel for them and agree. Have the 14'8" and like it a lot. Shopping mid belly lines now.. been using a standard Delta 8/9 which feels like a long cut head on it.
also re: the 13'7 9/10...its a howitzer with incredibly fast recovery and great feel into the hands. turned a delta 9/10 into a shooting head with 1.5' of rear taper @ about 55'...removing the running line and a bit of the rear taper lightened up the line a bit, dropping it right into the sweet spot of this stick...positive turnover at 100'+ with medium sized flies.