I’ll have to call BS on this one

I'll have to call BS on this one

This was posted yesterday or so, and the author wrote that they were/are an airline ‘lost freight’ recovery agency. This is simply goods sold off that were claimed on insurance as lost, but then located again, and not returned to the original owner.

Now the story has changed to – “only seen the water 4 times”…what a load of BS..

Sorry for the language, just furious that people try and pull stuff like this..I mean, realistically speaking the guy has NO idea if there are line guides loose, reel seat is not straight, etc. etc.

I almost want to e-mail him a link to this thread too


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Alishi on May 28, 2013 at 3:55 am.

Someone should ask him to post the serial number and see what happens.

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Adell on May 28, 2013 at 6:06 am.

I posed the question and his reply was; “… I purchased this rod by chance through another transaction I was making with the individual at the time. I could tell the guy did not fish without asking, I did not ask where he got the rod…I ran the serial, the rod has not been registered with winston and had never seen daylight until i bought it. I could tell by looking at the cork it had never been in a fishermans hands.

I made an offer and surprisingly the guy accepted. This is why there is no sock,tube,or warranty card. You can make your own assumptions on where this guy got the rod, because I sure did.

All i know is it is a perfect rod in perfect condition. As I said, I only had this rod out on 4 trips. Let me know if you need anything else…”

I did ask him for the Serial # but to no avail.

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kizzy on May 28, 2013 at 7:29 am.

Although the seller states the rod has not been registered, Winston can track the serial number to an authorized dealer. No tube, no sock, not registered, and a seller who’s unwilling to reveal the serial number, something is rotten in Denmark.

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Vanessa Pexs on May 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm.

This wouldn’t just happen to be a dealers demo unit that walked off the floor, ya think?

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Eplivin on May 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm.

So, he knowingly buys a stolen rod, and now wants to sell it on ebay?

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loralee on May 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm.

So, he knowingly buys a stolen rod, and now wants to sell it on ebay?

Ebay is the new pawn shop fence. All stolen items go to ebay.

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Solange on May 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm.

After viewing that auction, I decided to harass, uh, ur, “Ask him some questions” myself.

Smells like a fish to me, this one does. Let’s see what he says, if he replies.

I had a Winston stolen in 1999 and would dearly love to have it back rather than the newer replacement I had to get………………………….matter of fact, I have tried to find this rod by several different means. Since this site was not available then, will post the details on that stolen rod on a blog thread later.

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Louisa Coolahan on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm.

I asked him for the serial number.

Maybe we all should.

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Marlene Rameriz on May 29, 2013 at 4:32 am.

I asked him for the serial number.

Maybe we all should.

well,,spill the beans then

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ling on May 29, 2013 at 8:23 am.

It might scare him into pulling the auction.

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Willene on May 29, 2013 at 11:33 am.

I too, asked him the serial number and got it in a very quick reply.

Maybe he has no reason to be ashamed of this rod, but then maybe

he truly does not know where it came from originally ??

I also found that he knew the difference between Up and Down lock, but did not know what kind of wood was in the seat. I can understand this as he does not have the tube cap and supposedly received the rod “second handed.” ??

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Nicky on May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm.

So the question is: Is it a rod worth getting?

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Paris on May 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm.

It might be on the level. He posted my question on the auction.

Kevin might be able to give some history on the rod.

We have had people go out to ‘test cast’ rods (looking like reasonable real anglers) ut then take off with the rod. This may be the same situation.

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Albertin on May 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm.

We have had people go out to ‘test cast’ rods (looking like reasonable real anglers) ut then take off with the rod. This may be the same situation.

Wow. That sucks. I’ve worked in a flyshop for 5 years and never had that happen.

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DonMusg on May 30, 2013 at 12:08 am.

Your right that blows. I do remember the last flyrod I bought at the Morning Hatch in Tacoma, Wa. retained my drivers license. I thought it was reasonable since they didn’t know me that well.

They should at least be with you when you dry cast…

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