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#10881482 - 05/29/15 03:43 PM Reddington CT Warranty
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Registered: 08/22/06
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Loc: Carrollton
So I have a sweet little Reddington CT 3 wt that I just love. Last week, the tip broke off about 1" as I was pulling it out of the case.

This rod is covered by Reddington's lifetime warranty. To get warranty work done, I have to ship it to WA at my expense, and also include a check for $30 to cover return shipping. Right now, I can buy the same rod new at Cabela's for $100.

So my question is this: am I better off repairing the tip and using it as is, or do I pay ~$50 to get warranty work on a $100 rod?
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#10881711 - 05/29/15 05:10 PM Re: Reddington CT Warranty [Re: COFF]
zulo Offline
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Registered: 03/19/11
Posts: 132
Go buy TFO..

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#10881782 - 05/29/15 05:45 PM Re: Reddington CT Warranty [Re: COFF]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 392
Loc: Arlington, TX
Redington is a good company, but for me it may be a little hard to justify to spend $50 on a repair, when another 50 would get you a brand new one. But, if you really like the rod, send it in for repair and get ya another one. Then you'll have a backup. smile
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#10881793 - 05/29/15 05:49 PM Re: Reddington CT Warranty [Re: COFF]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 1082
Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
If it was a $150 rod, would you buy it again? If so, spend the money to get it fixed. If not, get you a small drill bit and drill the graphite out of the tip, put a little epoxy or hot-melt glue on the tip of thecrod and fix it yourself. (Bear in mind, fixing it yourself might affect your warranty.)
An inch off of the tip might not even change the casting stroke.

Kirk
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