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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:02:39 AM(UTC)
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If you've broken your Echo fly rod, you can now purchase replacement tip end sections for select models, including Base and XL Carbon. Check out what models are covered here.

This is much easier and quicker than shipping the whole rod back, as was the previous procedure. The price with shipping to replace my Echo XL tip section is about $30, which is cheaper than the normal $35 warranty handling fee, plus the cost of shipping.

http://echoflyfishing.com/


-Bill

Edited by user Monday, October 1, 2018 12:05:56 AM(UTC)  | Reason: damned typos!

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weiliwen  
#2 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:09:00 PM(UTC)
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For $17.50 for a tip on my Echo Base, it's hard to go wrong. I haven't even broken the tip, but I'll buy one and keep it "just in case."
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
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William Schlafer  
#3 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 3:07:33 PM(UTC)
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This is a much better deal than shipping the whole rod back, which is a hassle. I like your idea of buying a spare. Especially given how many times I've snapped that fragile tip on my XL Carbon. I swear they make that thing out of dried spaghetti or something. Maybe I'd be more cautious if it was a $1500 rod. I tend to abuse mine more than I should.


-Bill
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weiliwen  
#4 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 4:16:51 PM(UTC)
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This weekend I fished with my most expensive rod, a Hardy Zenith 8'10" 4 wt one-piece rod. I was nearly too scared to use it. Every time I set the rod aside to tie on a fly or cross over a stile, I worried. Every time I went through brush or trees, I grinched every time the rod touched a tree. It's a nicer rod than the Echo Base, but like you said, I don't worry about banging the Base around.
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