Hey all, I happened to be over in Missoula for the weekend, and took the opportunity to peruse some of their fly shops--mainly to check out rods. One factor which will come up for my decision on buying a rod will be warranty options. I checked out some Sage, GLoomis, Orvis, Reddington(aka Sage), and St. Croix "mid level" rods. I didn't know that w/ some warranties you had to pay to get a replacement; i.e. w/ GLoomis, for $50, you get a completely new rod sent to you within 2-days (then you send them your damaged one back) for every rod damaged. I think some of the other companies require you to send in the damaged rod and then they will later send you your repaired rod or a new one later (not sure how long this would take). What would be the best option? For the last year I have been using an "el cheapo" rod which has provided much fun, but it already has cracks around the ferrules, and one of the line guides is damaged. Have any of you needed to utilize the warranty option for your rod? how was the service? Does any company have "the best" warranty coverage? c.