I sent my custom Sage RPL in to the rod builder for warranty repair of the broken tip in January. I figured that I would have the rod back by the time I returned from Belize trip at the end of February as I was promised the same warranty as Sage. No rod upon my return home but the check was cashed in January. I contact the builder, who states he will get the rod right out. Time goes by, still no rod. In May, I asked about repair status as I wanted to have the rod for a yakima river float in June. I was advised by the builder that it would be out in two weeks. That float came and went but still no rod! I am not happy at this point. Builder does not respond to emails any longer. I have contacted Sage, who have made inquiries to the builder but it does not sound like the builder has responded to them either. Just returned from Oregon trip, put 1100 plus miles on the truck. Still no rod after 6 months! Rod builders like this reflect badly on the blank builder company and other custom rod builders.