RE:Ross Large Arbor Reels
Thanks Juro, but the rod is already on it's way courtesy of L.L. Bean. I don't know if any forum members realize it yet but Bean has taken on Sage rods and Tibor reels this year. I'm sure Sage and Tibor have great warranties, but nothing beats L.L. Bean's 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Case in point, I sent back my Bean 7wt rod with a check to cover the difference between my rods cost and the 9wt, 3 piece RPLXi that I wanted. After two years of use, and no sales receipt, my rod was magically transformed into a Sage. It's very much like magic, only Maine-iac style.