St. Croix has confirmed once again why I have a bunch of their rods around. I sent in a Tidemaster travel rod that was under warranty. I decided I didn't need a baitcaster travel rod anymore. They gave me a substantial credit towards a different rod (I picked a new addition to their lineup, a Legend Tournament Bass LTBC70MHXF) I got the upgrade and trade in for 60 bucks, including freight. While I was on the phone with them (they called for my CC info after approving the exchange) I figured it never hurts to ask, so I mentioned a rod I found last week in the floor joists of the basement. It was an old favorite steelhead tamer, a Wild River 9' spinning rod I got a lot of use out of over the years. I couldn't even tell you exactly how old it is, but it sure as heck wasn't new when I broke it. And I broke this rod 11 years ago when a cooler fell on it. I guess I never threw it out for sentimental reasons or something. Anyhow, St. Croix is giving me a $100.00 credit on that rod towards a new Avid or better. Only problem is I have no clue what I want. I sure don't need anything. Maybe I'll wait till the new Legend shows up and see if they are so good I need to start on replacing a dozen or so Avids. In this day and age of uncaring corporations, I just wanted to give some well deserved cudos to St Croix. I am beginning to think it's pointless to even look at other rods when they are so willing to go above and beyond for their customers.