So much for the "Guarantee"
guide popped out of the epoxy, so I brought it in for fixing.
long story short, they've had it for two months when they "Guaranteed" me the rod back in "two weeks or less" before the season got underway. to top it all off, they say they have no way to track where it is in the process.
bought a Temple Fork rod a week ago which is much better and much cheaper. tremendous value. unfortunately, snapped it this weekend on the Lochness monster down on the Cape...but that's another story. Will be sending the rod down to Texas as part of their guarantee. Let's see how fast they are. Will report back.