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2 months ago
Russ Amato
Billy, Got it and agree totally. Thanks for this additional feedback. Much appreciate yours and all feedback!! Thanks for the help everyone. Tight Lines !! Russ Amato
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2 months ago
Russ Amato
Question back to Billy as I know he probably has dealt with this issue. If the rod breakage occurs in the 1st section which includes the handle, fighting butt if applicable, reel seat and possibly custom Cross Wrap , a Weave or both, how do you handle warranty ?? To me custom art work is the most time intensive facet of rod building . While I can replace a simple Diamond or Chevron cross wrap in
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2 months ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for all the great feedback , different perspectives on how to handle Rod Build warranty . I have always discussed how a rod is Static and dynamic load tested to establish rod integrity and guide placement but really like Tom's idea of doing a static load test in from of the client. I think its makes sense to give the client details on the what the Rod blank warranty includes and then
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2 months ago
Russ Amato
I have been Building rods for about 8 years now but only for family and close friends. As more people have seen my work , I have a mounting list of people who want me to build them a Fly rod. So I am launching a little side business and would greatly appreciate other builders feedback on how they handle Rod warranty when a client breaks a rod . Given that most blank manufacturers offer a bla
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6 months ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for All great feedback . After being a rod builder for 15 years now , I have only seen one rod failure .
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6 months ago
Russ Amato
Thanks Bob, building two MHX rods right now but no established confidence in their rod quality and strength. Do you know if Mudhole posts detail specifications like Specific modulus and strain rates?
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6 months ago
Russ Amato
How often do you experience rod failure from these suppliers that are due to manufacturing defects?
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6 months ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for feedback. I have had a recent failure on a Rainshadow Eternity II Fly blank and waiting to see if they provide a replacement 3rd section from butt.
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6 months ago
Russ Amato
With the exit of major rod building suppliers like St. Croix what are you all using for your rod blank suppliers? I know Sage is always a good option, but what about Phoenix and MHX?
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Capping off this topic. I received my 5wt Fly rod blank after 9 weeks since I placed the order and under threat of Fraud Claim to NFC. They delivered a 4 piece fly rod blank with 2 of 4 sections with significant production defects. The top section farrell had 5 notches that were not just cosmetic in nature. I returned the defective rod blank for refund . NFC issued a refund. Done!
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Thanks David. I have emailed Scarlet several times but have not called her recently. My guess is my rod blank is not a popular item and they are waiting to accumulate enough orders to make a run. If no Rod Blank soon I will try another call to Scarlet, thanks for suggestions. No longer a Facebook member, so can only view information on limited basis.
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
David, Thanks for the information. Sounds like you ordered the right blanks and good yo hear your satisfied. I ordered and paid for one Fly blank in full and even a response to my email inquiry would be appreciated from NFC but I have received nothing to date. I also believe in purchasing is USA . At this point hope to get something before year end or this will be my last order! Sorry b
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Hey Lance, Let me know when you recieve your order. Thank you
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for reply. Nice to know I am not along here with your and other comments.
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
I understand. We Ordered from St . Croix and Sage before with approximate 4 wk delivery .
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Good point and thus possibly a reason for the 50 % discounts being offered by NFC however they tell me its because of direct sales rather than via distributors like Batson.
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Thanks Bill. Yes I know if I had ordered from Anglers workshop or Mud hole they would not have billed me for back ordered or out of stock items until the order is filled. This is the reason I have been pushing NFC to deliver my rod blank. Again if I had known the out of stock issue up front I may not have purchased from them. I'm sure they will work with me to sort this out just not how I am
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for all great feedback on this issue. I'm just a newby in the industry and its great to have a Rod building forum like this to show me the possible solutions to problems . Based on feedback received to date it sounds like I can expect a several month lead time for out of stock rod blanks . I am sure North Fork will deliver but it would have been nice to know the purchased rod blank was
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Thanks for Feedback . If this is a normal lead time , I may have to deal with it.
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
What is a reasonable time for Rod Blank production? I am currently awaiting on rod blank production from North Fork Composites and waiting now for over month. Every time I inquire on status of this order , I hear another two weeks, Two weeks. Sounds like the contractor in the movie "Money Pit". I hate to sound like I'm complaining but I have customers waiting for their orders and
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Looking for a 5wt Fly rod blank that is similar to the G-Loomis NRX LP for casting medium size dry flies, Larger nymphs (size 6) and small streamers (size 10) accurately from 25 to 45 ft.
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Wish I could answer your question. I would like to build my son a 5 wt fly rod with a G-Loomis NRX LP blank, dream on. I am also considering the following blanks but the performance of any of these alternatives does not compare to the NRX LP. Would be nice to see what Gary Loomis recommends from North Fork as a best alternative? 1. SAGE X 2. ST CROIX LEGEND ELITE 3. RL WINSTON BIIIX
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1 year ago
Russ Amato
Wish I could answer your question. I would like to build my son a 5 wt fly rod with a G-Loomis NRX LP blank, dream on. I am also considering the following blanks but the performance of any of these alternatives does not compare to the NRX LP. Would be nice to see what Gary Loomis recommends from North Fork as a best alternative? 1. SAGE X 2. ST CROIX LEGEND ELITE 3. RL WINSTON BIIIX
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