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Just bought a Sage One 6 weight and promptly broke it on my 1st trip to the beach. No idea how. I'm confident that there was nothing wrong with it upon purchase. Fished with it all day. I switched to a larger clousers fly and on the 5th cast with it the rod snapped right above the 1st butt section above the grip.

It came with an unregistered warranty card. What is the process to get it fixed?

So bummed.
 

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Ouch. I'm sure u can prove you recently purchased it with your receipt. They'll take care of you. Usually easy to just take it to your local fly shop and they'll send it in. Those are tough blanks too. Weird.
 

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Most likely user error as I hit the rod with my fly numerous times. I got tired and form got sloppy. What causes the fly to hit the rod? The wind picked up a little and I was hitting every other cast.
 

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Presumably the fly wasn't striking the rod in the vicinity of the break. Was it? A likely cause might be that the ferrule was loose and not snugged tight. That could produce a break near the ferrule.

Good luck. Sage will probably take care of you.
 

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If the fly was hitting the rod, that's what broke it. Send it in to Sage for a $75 shipping and handling fee or take it to bainbridge island yourself and its a free repair.
 

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I don't think I've ever had a rod break clean like that. Weird!
I never had either...until my 29th year of fishing.

I have fallen, pinched, or had fish break rods before, but never had one "clean snap" until last year.

The same rod, on its first day, and then again on its first day after being repaired (different spot), both clean breaks.

I wonder if it's the way they are making them so thin, to be "lighter"?
 

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There could have been a burr on that guide which cut into the blank. Go to Sage site fill out their repair tag and also give them a call tell them what happen may fix for free plus freight to them. I had one do the same I didn't make a cast was pulling line out snap at the guide tip 4 inches down
 

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Guess it's like golf. (Not that I would know) I developed a hitch in my cast. One of the guys in my club is a certified casting instructor. He was able to identify and fix it, in a few casts.

I wasn't hitting my rod, just a tailing loop. Man was it annoying.

Had me snap my wrist at the end of my forward cast a little. Bam! I guess it was all of that long rod time I had been doing.
 
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Sage rods break, they tend to be very light= brittle =breaks. While guiding in AK I would have clients fishing pinks with a 8wts and would break a couple a week down by the butt every time. No high sticking or fly contact, these where not high end sage rods either.
 

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I never had either...until my 29th year of fishing.

I have fallen, pinched, or had fish break rods before, but never had one "clean snap" until last year.

The same rod, on its first day, and then again on its first day after being repaired (different spot), both clean breaks.

I wonder if it's the way they are making them so thin, to be "lighter"?
The walls are actually pretty thick on the Sage rods with the Konnetic technology.
A friend of mine had a similar breakage last week of his 7 wt BVK while casting. It happens.
 

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Presumably the fly wasn't striking the rod in the vicinity of the break. Was it? A likely cause might be that the ferrule was loose and not snugged tight. That could produce a break near the ferrule.

Good luck. Sage will probably take care of you.
The one loose ferrule breakage I've seen split longitudinally through the ferrule, not a clean break above the ferrule. Don't know if that is typical though.
 
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