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have been doing some reserch on the long belly rods and i have been told that the cnd rods have broke has any body had this happen to them or heard of this i throught they were very good rods? or are these just isolated cases as i here nothing but good things other wise about these rods
thanks will this would also help in making my desision.
 

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i have personally heard a couple instances with the expert series(which is thier entry level price ranged ones) but they have fixed that problem i believe.. but i have never heard of it happening with thier higher end models.
 

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The only experience I have with CND is this! A good friend and I went out on the fraser during Sockeye season three years ago to floss some fish for the freezer. My buddie brought along his brand new never used CND Thompson Specialist, 16'7". He was planing on using for the T later on and wanted to try it out. We rigged up our rods and walked out in the water and within minutes the rod snapped. He was just getting out some line, went to do a roll cast and it broke. He didn't even get a chance to load the rod. CND has good service and the stand behind their rods, so he got it replaced, no problems. It might have been a freek incedent but im not sure. Like I say, I don't have much experince with this company and I don't own any of there rods, so this is all I have! :)
 

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a little word of advice from a guy that breaks rods...never fish a new rod unless you have a back-up plan . There is a saying amongst the various rod manufacturers that you either break the rod on the first day or in a door...and most often is the case! 3 years ago I broke a new 1409 TnT on the Dean River first 1/2 hour...and last year a new Hardy Angel 1409 on the Kispiox...and not on fish...
Some of the better brand names have some issues with certain models...inherent with that particular rod design. Unfortunately we do get stuck with the warranty costs.
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I know one guy who broke his CND T/S twice! After seeing him cast I can guarantee you it was because he 'hit it' way too hard. I fish a Salar and can't imagine busting the thing...I don't even try to hit it and it easily pushes out 130ft casts...and so it should...beast!

Overpower any rod and I bet you you can bust it...
 

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Just curious, where have these breaks occure? Are the rods breaking at the furrels? and if so were the joints waxed or taped?

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Hello all,

I am the CND Pro Staff R&D guy for NA. I will address a couple of the issues brought up in this thread.

First, as for CND rods having a breakage issue, there was one model line (in fact one model within the line) that had issues - that was the Custom line which has been dicontinued for over a year now. There have never been issues with our "entry" rod line the Experts - these have been very durable. Our distributors Lee and Nancy Davison at CND Spey USA did a great job of replacing thr broken Customs with upgrades to the Solstices - it was a good deal.

As for ongoing breakage issues, as others have suggested all rod companies experience rod breakage, it is part of the business. There are two types of breaks that occur (as Uliwon and SalaR indicate) the first and by far most common is "driver error" - it may be a car door, or hitting the blank with a fly, or locking down on a green fish - or whatever. The second type is the factory defect, as noted these generally occur in the first few casts or hours of use. This happens with all makes - SalaR's advice to test cast rods new before going on an expedition is excellent advice.

For the latter type of breakage - manufacturer's defects - all the companies including CND, deal with that immediately and at no cost to the customer. For driver error breaks it varies in the industry. For a long while an "unconditional" warranty was the rule, however, that has begun to change within the industry. It is becoming common to see variations on limited warranty now. Basically CND will replace a rod broken by driver error with a minimal and very reasonable cost - and it is our stated policy that it be done very quicky.

For details on warranty as well as all CND products and contact #s you can go to the website www.cndspeyusa.com.

Liptugger - I almost forgot your question - the breaks on the Customs were invariably just below the lowest ferrule. We think it was a design issue, that is why the series was removed from the market.

tight lines - tyler.
 
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