Warranties are important and I gladly pay more for a new rod to get that lifetime unconditional warranty. Only ones i have experience with is Orvis and Sage. Sage took my money and the rod and got me a replacement back in a couple weeks. Orvis tried hard to push a upgrade but then took my money and sent me a new tip.
Figured it might be helpful to put all the rod warranty information in one place sorted by manufacturer. Up here in Alaska broken rods happen because we have fish that can break them and we cross rough terrain to get to our favorite spots which sometimes result in accidents.
Cabelas : 25 year Limited Warranty. No specific information on their website only this:
If you have a warranty question, you are welcome to call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-237-8888 (Monday - Friday 6am - 11pm CST and Saturday 8am - 5pm CST) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Echo: Lifetime Warranty. Specific information http://www.rajeffsports.com/echo_warranty.php:
ECHO Lifetime Warranty and Service PolicyG.Loomis: Limited Lifetime warranty. Specific information: http://www.gloomis.com/publish/conte...y/support.html
Rajeff Sports will repair or replace damaged rods for the lifetime of the original owner. To make a warranty claim, return the rod with $35.00 (US Funds) and a note indicating where to ship the replacement. For more information contact Rajeff Sports at 360-694-2900. Rods should be sent to:
7500 NE 16th Ave, Suite 1C
Vancouver, WA 98665
G.Loomis rods, custom rod blanks and Syncrotech fly reels are covered by a limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner. GL pushpoles, Venture (Adventure) fly reels, Premier Rods (PMR) and GL fly rod outfits are covered against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Sales receipt or proof of purchase required.
Orvis: 25 year warranty. Specific Information at: http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=446
- PLEASE NOTE: THIS WARRANTY PAGE ONLY APPLIES TO CUSTOMERS RESIDING IN NORTH AMERICA.
- G.Loomis Rods: covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials
The GLoomis factory will inspect the rod to determine cause of breakage
- For Damage determined to have occurred due to defect, GLoomis will, at the company's discretion, either repair or replace the product at no charge
- Damages occurring due to neglect, accident or normal wear and tear will, at the company's discretion, be repaired or replaced for a specific fee.
- A full estimate will be provided for your approval before any fees are levied.
The Orvis 25-Year Fly Fishing Rod guarantee means we fix your broken fly rod. If we can't fix it, we replace it, no questions asked. We were the first fly rod company in the world to offer a guarantee, and it is still the best. Purchase an Orvis graphite fly rod and, for a quarter of a century, we'll repair your fly fishing rod no questions asked. If we can't repair it, we'll choose a current fly fishing rod of at least equal value to replace it. Either way, your investment is assured. For fly rods manufactured after January 2003, there will be a nominal handling charge of $30. By purchasing an Orvis rod, you have placed your trust in our commitment to quality. The 25-year Fly Rod Guarantee is our thank you. Reddington: Lifetime, original owner warranty (Limited) Specifics at: http://www.redington.com/warranty.html
Every new Redington rod purchased through an authorized retailer, with the exception of the Crosswater Series and Minnow Outfit, is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty. The Crosswater and Minnow are covered by a one-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and must include a dated proof of purchase. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the rod only, and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product. This warranty does not cover misuse, neglect, normal wear, fire, theft, loss, or intentional damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Redington reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any Redington Product covered by this warranty and the right to replace any discontinued models with the newer models when necessary. Colors may vary between original and replacement parts. In order to invoke this warranty, the original owner must send the entire Redington product, including broken parts or pieces, freight paid and insured to the Bainbridge Island address listed below. To service your Redington product, you must fill out the Warranty Service Form. Please follow the instructions stated below and be sure to include this form in the package. Thank you!
Ross: Lifetime Warranty (Limited). Specifics at: http://www.rossreels.com/warranty/
Ross products purchased through an authorized dealer are covered by a lifetime warranty. This warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product only, and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product. This warranty does not cover misuse, negligence, normal wear, fire, theft, loss or intentional damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. To qualify for warranty service, the original owner must return the product to Ross with a Product Service Form, or the warranty return will be refused and sent back to the customer. All shipments to Ross must be freight paid. Ross reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any product covered by this warranty. Discontinued products may be replaced with newer models when necessary.Sage: Lifetime Warranty. Specifics at: http://www.sageflyfish.com/Resources/Warranty/
This warranty is limited to repair and replacement of the rod, blank or reel and does not cover direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or any other type of damage resulting from the use of the product. This warranty does not cover fire, theft, loss, intentional breakage, modification or customization of the finished rod, or damage during the assembly of a blank into a finished rod. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.St Croix: Lifetime Warranty. Specific at: http://www.stcroixrods.com/category/...e_and_warranty
Sage reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any Sage Product covered by this warranty and the right to replace any discontinued models with comparable models when necessary. Colors and components may vary between original and replacement parts.
The lifetime, original owner warranty applies to rods with a serial # beginning with the letter "M" and higher, including all double letters (i.e. AA, AB, AC). Rods with serial #'s beginning with the single letters "A - L" (generally manufactured prior to 1995); have an original owner lifetime guarantee against any defect in materials or workmanship. Any of these series of rods that fail due to misuse, negligence or normal wear-and-tear will be repaired or replaced at a reasonable cost. The serial # may be found on the rod directly opposite the Sage logo.
For all return shipments within the U.S., the original owner will be responsible for a $50 fee for each repaired item to cover return shipping, insurance and processing. International customers will be charged actual shipping and insurance costs, and will be responsible for all related customs and duty charges.
The have three different methods with increasing costs 30 dollars if you think its their fault, 50 for unconditional and then an upgrade plan. I put the Gold star one below
Gold Star: Ahh..but what if you’re not registered as the original owner of the rod. Or your buddy stepped on your rod, or slammed it in a car door, or worse yet, used it to free a snag. No worries. St. Croix’s Gold Star Plan eliminates the uncertainty of a dubious warranty claim. Here’s what to do.TFO: Lifetime No-Fault warranty Specific at: http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/sup...ty-repair.html
1. Return your damaged rod to St. Croix. Use our Discount Shipping Program to save money.
2. Include a note requesting our Gold Star Service, along with a check for $50 to cover the repair or replacement of your rod. Our Technician will determine whether to repair or replace your rod keeping in mind we’ll only repair it if we can make it perform like new.
3. That’s all there is to it. And there’s no additional s&h charge for customers in the USA. Canadian customers must pay an additional $20 for s&h, and all other International customers must pay an additional $30 for s&h.
To use your No-fault Warranty, simply send the entire rod to our address in Dallas listed below. We recommend using a carrier that provides tracking information in case of a problem. Include your return shipping / contact information and a check for $25 per broken rod. Your repaired rod will be shipped back to you within a few days of receipt. Blanks sections (as appropriate) will be replaced and returned with related hardware and finishings from broken sections. This warranty is limited to the blank, on custom TFO rods.R.L. Winston: Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Specifics at: http://web.winstonrods.com/warranty
Every new Winston boron/graphite and/or graphite fly rod or blank is covered by our original owner Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee against breakage or manufacturer's defects. This warranty is available only to the original owner of boron/graphite and/or graphite fly rods or blanks purchased from an authorized Winston Dealer. This warranty covers, at Winston's option, the repair of the original rod or the replacement of the rod with an equivalent rod only. The warranty is subject to the original owner filling in either the ONLINE WARRANTY REGISTRATION FORM, or completing and returning the warranty card within 10 days of purchase.
The warranty does not cover lost rods, lost rod sections, intentional breakage, or cosmetic wear or scratches.
For any warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston. It should be sent in its rod tube and properly packaged. Repair materials and color may vary from those used on the original rod. The rod owner is responsible for the cost of sending in the rod to be repaired or replaced (you should insure the rod), and a return packaging, shipping, handling, and insurance charge of $50 will be applied to all warranty claims. The rod owner agrees that Winston assumes no associated or ancillary liability due to use of the rod, including consequential or incidental damages. This guarantee gives you specific, limited legal rights. You may have additional rights under applicable state law.