Shimano Rods Dispute

skipjack

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What a POS! Thanks,I'll never buy a shimano rod.
They should have thought it out before rejecting your warranty.
Good thing you posted it,I hope they read your post.
 

zd583

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I see why they denied your clim . That was faulty use on your end. trolling rods go under a lot of stress. More than likely you high sticked the rod and it went snap. In your picture it seems like its the first 12" of the rod that leads me to believe a high stick. Also last I checked shimano doesn't make a salmon trolling rod but I could be wrong. If your complaining then just get a ugly stick problem solved. Most rods now a days break because of user not defect.
 

Rex_SD

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I do similar fishing at the Buoy 10 area of the lower Columbia river for salmon using a 1 pound ball. You might consider looking at rods designed for salmon trolling with heavier weights. Lamiglas makes rods specifically for this type of fishing. I use a Lamiglas XCC 1066-GH Kwik Series Fishing Rod. Do a search on the Ifish board: http://www.ifish.net/board/forumdisplay.php?f=9. This rod is available from amazon for about $245.
 
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JFK

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Use slow action glass rods for salmon trolling. 9 foot shimano talora rods are decent. Dragging gear around for hours puts a ton of stress on rods, plus the glass rods are actually better for salmon since they stay bent keeping tension on the stupid barbless hooks we use. Carbon fast action has no place in salmon fishing.
 
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size matters

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you get chinese rods......you get a coin toss....
phenix......shimano......crap
 

Cubeye

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I broke 3 shimanos and don't buy Chinese rods anymore.
Did you send them back to Shimano? If so, what did they have to say? Just trying to find out how good their warranty is. How did you break them?
 

MisterBandit

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Did you send them back to Shimano? If so, what did they have to say? Just trying to find out how good their warranty is. How did you break them?
I walked my Terramar into shimono in Irvine and my rod was replaced. What can't be replaced was the only GT I hooked on my trip to Fiji. Lost the fish when the rod broke. My Terez didn't snap in half, 4 of the guide inserts popped out. But that was this past year, after Shimano changed their warranty to only 1 year. I was told that I wasn't covered, and am stuck with a worthless rod. The warranty isn't good after the first year. And who cares about the warranty when you lose a PB fish anyway.
 
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Noble Hook

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Did you put the rod straight up in the air and let the weight swing into you? If you did you "high Sticked" it and any fast action rod from any manufacturer will break exactly where your rod broke ever time with that much wieght. You can use that style of rod for what you are doing but you need to gently swing the rod horizontally from the water into the boat with any gear you may have set up, not perpendicular to the water.
 
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zd583

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The guy just wants to rant and bash shimano but won't respond to his on thread. go air out dirty laundry else where not on here.
 

Chinalaker

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Bingo is my guess.

A double break sorta tells a story.

Rods don't just double break for no good reason. 1lb weight comes out of water with rod in holder, boat starts bouncing due to swells, and that one pound weight suddenly equates to more lbs of force per swell bounce and how heavy bounce is........ suddenly one good swell bounce and the upper top section breaks, sending weight down hard and breaking another lower section.

The unknown fisherman:p:
the rod was in my hands as I was reeling it in. If thr Rod broke at two different times as you suggest, none of the three of us onboard heard it. What we heard was a single snap. It's OBE anyway, they didn't replace the rod so end of story. I go back to my description of 1# of weight and 1# of fish. I spent $150 for a rod that wouldn't handle 1#..