Guideline Warranty experiences...what can I expect?

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  1. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    I Keep coming back to the 13'7" 9/10. I think it's a toss up at this point between the 14'8" 9/10 and the 13'7" 9/10. K2 your suggesting with the delta is a great one I'll keep it in mind. I tried something very similar with my 7136z and a 6/7 delta, it shoots very well with medium flys and a small cone head....my only regret is or perhaps need, is to get a 7/8 delta for those windy days. The lighter set up just gets blown around way too much. That gets me back to the larger guideline rod; I would like to have something that will handle wind, like my 12'6" Lecie W/ an 8/9 DDC, but with a longer head...Brian that 9/10 Delta (Cut and modified) on a 13'7" 9/10 rod may just fit the bill exactly!

    ...but the 14'8" gets me into the world of long belly, should I dare to venture there...which is probably inevitable.
     
  2. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    I'd like to report my Le Cie is back in action. Thanks Guideline! Yeah it took about 5 weeks but it was from out of the country. Even Sage in the past has taken 4 weeks and almost 7 weeks on another.

    Thank you again Stuart Green, at Guideline, for a great rod and the warranty work.
     
  3. Panhandle

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    Did you get the 13'7 8/9?
     
  4. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    no the 12'6" 8/9.
     
  5. woodlander

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    You will like the 8/9, very light in the hand with a nice crisp action, a joy to cast.
     
  6. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    I know that's why it was such a bummer when it broke. Great rod now I need a 13'7" or 14'8 7/8 for summer fish on the the Deschutes. Who's got one...that takes a payment plan?
     
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    I've got the 13'7. I put a custom 56 ft head on it. I love the hell out ofit!
     
  8. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Agreed - If I could only have one rod, this would be it- If ya havn't tryed one, a guy needs to:thumb:
     
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    I have an old ( I`ve had it for 6 years , and I got it used) Guideline "Made in the USA" HST 13' 8/9 rod , that is the most versatile rod I own . I`ve yet to string up a line on it that it hasn`t liked . Skagit line ? put a chicken on the end of it , and away it goes . Scandi ? rocket launcher . Delta ? stupid/easy . Don`t feel like stripping ? Put a Delta Long on it .
    Want a little more challenge ? Try a Grandspey .

    With minor adjustments , this rod throws `em all .
     
  10. stuspey

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    Hi James, thanks for your support. Guideline NA LLC has only been open for a short few months. Services issues will improve as we move forward and start stocking parts here in the USA.
    I will be planning some Guideline fly fishing "Boot Camps" for the NW area for the fall this year. I will keep you all posted on this OK.
    Many thanks to those who are already guideline rock stars...Below link to a Guideline mini clip on Youtube for you pleasure..Hope you like it?
    Guideline_Rockstar.mov
     
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  12. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Has to be one of the best casting videos I have ever seen.
     
  13. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    I actually like watching what the rod is doing. It appears to me that the tip is actually stiffer than what I feel when casting.
     
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    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    That clip is DISTURBED.. well, actually Godsmack :thumb:

    Nice to hear Stuart.. Great gear and good people.

    Sweet job with the vid.. thanks to you Eric & Pete.
     
  15. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Hi Stu, Quick question... I was fortunate enough to get the three piece, 13'7 - 7 spey from the old Guidline distrubutor awhile back. If and when it breaks, will it be replaced by a 4 piece, or do you have the abilities to fix the three piece models?

    Thanks,

    Justin