New Fly Guy – The TFO Guarantee

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Federal law requires renaming of all Confederate military bases

You know Hal and Julie from the movie and the book

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The Big Idea - Your Action Needed!

Recognize The Contribution Of The Military Spouse!

Support the legacy of one of the most admired women in military life by renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore.

The Military Base Commission is considering renaming Fort Benning (Georgia) to Fort Moore in recognition of LTG Hal and spouse Julie Moore.

Julie Moore established the unique tradition – carried on to this day – of care teams visiting and supporting the spouses of those lost in combat. Between Hal Moore’s distinguished service in battle and Julie Moore’s leadership on behalf of military families, this command team represents the bond that enables an effective fighting force.

This is a valuable opportunity to recognize the contribution and sacrifice of the military spouse and military family in service to the nation. You know Hal and Julie from the original book and 2002 Mel Gibson/Madeleine Stowe movie, “We Were Soldiers.”

Now that the commission is reviewing the proposal, we need to prove it has broad support.  Please click and sign the petition in favor of “Fort Moore.” Share with your friends!

Who is more likely to trash a fly rod?  An expert or a new fly guy?

I recently fell and squished one of the stripping guides on my rod.  I pulled it back out and reshaped it, but it eventually broke.  I remembered that the guy at Bass Pro Shops where I bought the rod (this was my 6wt, 9 footer) made a big deal out of returning the warranty.  He said that Temple Fork would repair any damage for any reason.

Ok.  So, I sent in the card back in April when I bought it.  Staring at the damage, I was glad I did.. but would the warranty really apply or would they hassle me.

I looked up the return procedures on the Temple Fork site – seemed pretty simple.  Just send in the rod and $25 to cover shipping. 

I packaged the rod up, wrote a short note and included it with my check for 25 bucks and shipped it off.  Since I expected to wait a month or more to get this back, I was absolutely stunned when the Fedex Ground guy dropped of a box with the rod about two weeks later.

Think of it 2 weeks.  About a week or so of that would just be the transit time.  TFO got this, fixed it and returned it… no hassle, no call, no email wanting this or that.  I guess they were able to match my name and address with the warranty card.

I checked it out – I could not tell the difference between the repair and the original.  It was perfect … seamless.

I don’t know if the other rod builders have this same guarantee, but for the price of these rods, I’ll stick with them.  As a new fly guy, a better rod (if I knew what that was) would probably not make a difference anyway.  And then… I’ll fall on it as I scramble around the rocks on the North Branch anyway.

So – if you need a good, inexpensive rod with a super warranty – this is your ticket.

Since Larry Kreh is affiliated with this company, I should not have been surprised by any of the above.

Note:  I also got some feedback that Pflueger has a similar guarantee.  The individual lost the top half of his rod while fishing the Rose.  Pflueger sent him a brand new rod.  Nice to know that TFO is not the only company out there that values customer service!

Unless stated otherwise, this article was authored by Steve Moore

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Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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