I've fished them now for about 4 yrs. I have never had a problem with the rods that I have. I did break one a month or so ago that was totally my fault & the warranty covered everything. I had a new rod in less than a week. I have all three rods in their lineup & as I replace my aging rods I am going to replace them with Irods. I have the lower end rods I use for top waters, mid range for moving baits that need a little more sensitivity, & the higher end rods cover all of my Trig, Shaky head, Crig, & jig fishing. I would highly recommend Irods.