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Buying individual rod components?

So unfortunately, I managed to break my only fly rod (Orvis Encounter 5wt) yesterday with the help of my car door. I don't have the extra income to replace the entire rod anytime soon so I was curious if there is anywhere to purchase just the component of the rod I broke (the top quarter section) for cheaper than buying a new rod. A cursory search of Google and r/flyfishing did not answer my question, so I thought I'd ask you fine folks! Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

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Orvis rods come with a 25 year repair or replacement warranty if you're the original owner..

Original Poster1 point · 28 days ago

Unfortunately the Encounter series only has a warranty for faults in manufacturing.

I would still give them a call and see what they can do. They are your best best for a new rod section.

Original Poster1 point · 28 days ago

Thanks for the help! That's going to be my plan tomorrow, just figured I'd put the question it there in case there was another option!

Well shoot, I just read their fine print on the Encounter series of luck, I hope they'll offer you just the section you need at a reasonable price and get you back on the fish!

Original Poster1 point · 28 days ago

Thanks for the well wishes! I'm hoping the same!

Some companies offer spare tips directly on their site, so I imagine all of them will let you order a replacement tip. Probably worth it to call Orvis' warranty department and tell them what happened, they should be happy to tell you what the options are.

Original Poster1 point · 28 days ago

Yeah fingers crossed I get some good news when I call today!

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