What is going on with my fishing gear?
This year so far:
Fly rod – broken tip
Float tube – tear along the bladder seam
Boots – sole pulling away
Waders – leaking
This is killing me.
But hey, we had a great time fishing last night – more smallmouth bass than Doug, Bob and I could count.
I have a 3wt Redington Wayfarer fly rod.
It is a light 6 piece rod that fits compactly in an 18 inch case – perfect for travelling.
This spring while on a weekend trip to the Adirondacks I went to string up my rod and the tip broke off a few inches from the end. I suspect the cause goes back to the previous fall when I was fishing some heavier streamers with it (not exactly the use case for which the rod was intended) and might have nicked the top section.
At any rate, the rod was out of commission at the beginning of the trout season – not good.
But with the help of Greendrake Outfitters, my local fly shop and Redington/Sage, the rod has been replaced. This would be appreciated under any circumstances but particularly so as I understand this rod is now discontinued. I have been know to complain about customer service in the past but in this case, I give credit where credit is due.
So, thanks guys for looking helping me. I promise no more weighty streamers!