St. Croix Warranties and Exchanges

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  1. ESOX

    ESOX Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Other than the travel rod, any Croix I ever broke was my fault. Cooler lands on one, car door, the usual stupid stuff.
     
  2. Bonz 54

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    They have a breakage problem??? That sounds more like "Pilot Error" issues.:yikes::yikes: FRANK
     

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    Damn skippy. I have the breakage issue. They don't break without abuse.
     
  4. DE82

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    From what I understand, most rods that break are from a bad blank, from what a buddy of mine told me, if they're going to break, they'll break soon after you start using it, if it doesn't, you're probably safe unless you do something to it.
     
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  5. MSUICEMAN

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    most rods break due to car doors and feet (and even ceiling fans).... work in a sporting goods store or make custom rods and you will know this is without question.

    a bad blank will fail one of the first couple times you load it. graphite in resin doesn't fail ductily... it rather shatters in a pretty brittle fashion. and bad blanks are few and far between... its bad owners that are not. overloading it via high sticking is another failure mode that is pretty typical of in-use breakages.
     
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    That's what I was saying and most of the people I know that have had them break it's been soon after they got it under normal usage ;)
     
  7. Wardo

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    I got the chance to check out the St. Croix factory in Park Falls a little over a month ago. It was by far the coolest fishing shop I have stopped at, and the guys that work there are top-notch.
     
  8. William H Bonney

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    Yeah, this pretty much sums it up...

    St. Croix doesn't have bad blanks, the brunt of abuse occurs at their retailers. They don't have any control over the kid getting paid $8 bucks an hour in the Bass Pro warehouse "throwing" these rods all over the place.
     
  9. ficious

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    All of my front line rods have been St Croix for the last 20 years(rigger/dipsey rods too). I've broken a few, but I'm very hard on my stuff so I'm not suprised.

    My current gill/perch rods are St Croix blanks that I built. I LOVE them and will will try to replace them if anything happened to them.

    Very happy St. Croix user. It seems its one of the few mid level rods still made here(USA)

    Harry
     
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    I have a 6'6" premier that my jeep's tailgate ate last year, I've had that rod forever! after reading this thread I looked online, it says to send them $50 and they will send me a new one, is this what you guys have done? just checking in case they'll just send me one.
     
  11. ESOX

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    You will have to call them, then send the origonal rod back.
     
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    All my damages have been self inflicted. Croix, loomis, fenwick, shimano, doesnt matter when when your hard on your stuff. I've only broke 1 ugly stick but thats because those heavy pieces of crap are all piled in a basement corner, covered in cobwebs. Good trolling rods, terrible casting rods.....
     
  13. Ranger Ray

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    Comparing a Ugly Stick to a St Croix is like comparing a Yugo to a Ferrari.
     
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  14. ESOX

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    The comparison I can't wait to make is comparing the Daiwa Zillion rod my kids got me to match a reel for Xmas to the St Croix Legend Bass I swapped the travel rod for. They both have the same specs and are built to the same price point, and will both have 50th anniversary zillion reels on them. Should prove to be an interesting comparison.
     
  15. William H Bonney

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    Keep us posted!! I was a Daiwa die-hard for a LOOOONG time,,,, until I picked up a St. Croix..