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Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: May 29, 2020 03:51AM

I have had more than my fair share of troubles with rods lately both built ones and in process. Latest was a broken older build that was one of my favorites. After a lot of research decided on a replacement blank from Rainshadow. Ordered it from Janns as they had it stock at a very good price. Get it today. Look it over seems a bit short for a 7 foot 3 blank. Get out the tape measure yup 7 inches short. Check invoice ordered the right one. Janns label matches the invoice. Rainshadow decal matches. But the label on the butt of the blank don't. What the @#$%&. Plastic sleeve was factory sealed just wrong blank in the sleeve. I will call Janns I am sure they will make things right. But damn my luck. Might have to take up golf. Fishing and rodbuilding is supposed to be relaxing.

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: May 29, 2020 04:18AM

Golf is worse! I could never understand Why you would hit a Perfectly Good Ball! And then Chase it around, And hit it again?? When you call Jann's ask them to email you a return label.
Cheer's and Tight Lines!!!

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---.orlf.qwest.net)
Date: May 29, 2020 11:02AM

I'm with Jay. Golf is the most frustrating game in the world; one day you hit the ball OK and the next every shot goes in the woods.

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: John DeMartini (---)
Date: May 29, 2020 11:45AM

Please don't discourage golfing the more people on the green ground is less people on the blue water.

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 29, 2020 01:20PM

Michael,
You can look at your experience as an opportunity.

You said that you had gotten this blank at a very good price.

Why not build the rod up to use for a rod that will work well for the given length of the incorrectly marked blank and then, go ahead and get the correct one.

I suspect that the return postage would be in the $20 range, so save the $20 and build the rod and obtain the correct blank.

Best wishes.

As the Sage said, "stuff happens."

"Stuff happens in every walk of life in every occupation.?"

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 29, 2020 05:20PM

The problem is probably with the translators. Probably 90% of U.S.A. rod blanks are fabricated off-shore and imported. Since rod-blanks are classified only by subjective means: "smooth" - "powerful" - "fast" - for example, there is considerable confusion and overlap in the price and performance of most rod blanks, For example: How "powerful" is a "godgiba" blank, and how fast is a "snofatu" blank?

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 29, 2020 07:59PM

Club shafts are good for setting up grips and reel seats.

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Re: Should I takeThis a Sign
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: May 29, 2020 10:27PM

Thought about keeping the blank. But just don't like it all. Seems to be very off of the specs. Cannot think of any application I could use it for that I don't already have a much better rod for. Will call Janns Monday. Fishing got me sidetracked today. And it was just that no catching. Luck needs to change here soon.

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