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Old 04-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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Bummed about these stories.. just saw their founder and ceo on flats class talking about their small family (US) operated business.

I have been really happy with my st croix rods... not lifetime, but 5 year warranty with no customer service issues.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #12
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A couple of years ago I bought a Falcon Coastal 7 1/2 ' spinning rod. Two weeks after buying the rod I was catching speckled trout while using a popping cork with 1/4 oz. jighead. The bottom 3 or so inches of the rod handle broke off. The store I bought the rod from told me that had just Falcon changed their warranty policy and the store could not provide any warranty services, replacements, etc.( this was later verified thru Falcon). The store gave me the necessary info and I contacted Falcon's warranty department. After telling them what happened, I was told that my story could not be true "because Falcon rods just cannot break that way " ! They told me I could send it in if I want, but it would not be covered under warranty. Needless to say I will NEVER
buy another Falcon rod.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #13
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Lsucole I am not trying to take up for Falcon as I have my own issues with one of their rods but I have never heard of a rod breaking in the handle area unless it was damaged previously by stepping on it, falling on it or something to that effect before you started using the rod. That may be why they said that. Are you sure it was not damaged before you fished it? That is the strongest part of the rod. I am just curious not trying to be an ass.

I once fell on the gunwale of a boat and broke the rod under the eva grips but thats because it took my full weight right on the corner of the gunwale. Still got the fish in though.

Sorry for you trouble with them.

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #14
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Joe,
I can only say that it was never damaged in the two weeks I owned it
before it broke. My wife bought it for me as a birthday gift so I don't know if something could have happened to it in the store beforehand. I ended up cutting the end of it level and put on a rubber end cap like you see on a walking cane. On a good note it is actually easier to cast with the shorter handle ( I still have the rod) but their customer service and attitude is a deal breaker for me!
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #15
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Yea it could have been damaged in shipping there is no telling.
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