A broken fly rod is a buzzkill, especially when it happens on day two of a weeklong fishing trip. Such was the case for me on a recent trip to the Missouri River.
It was the rod pictured at left, a Redington RS4. This was my streamer rig and was regularly subjected to 200- and 300-grain sink tip fly lines and large streamers. Until this fateful day, it performed nicely over a couple years of steady use.
The best feature of this rod? The warranty. I shipped it to Bainbridge Island with a $30 check on 10/26, I had a replacement rod back on 11/3! That is remarkable service, the best I've come across in fact, and worthy of acknowledgment!