The WINSTON UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME GUARANTEE covers every new Winston boron/graphite and graphite fly rod and blank against breakage or manufacturer's defects. This warranty is available only to the original owner of products purchased from an authorized Winston Dealer. This warranty covers, at Winston's option, the repair of the original rod or the replacement of the rod with an equivalent rod only. To qualify for this warranty, the original owner must either send Winston a completed warranty card or register the rod online. Warranty cards can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The warranty does not cover lost rods, lost rod sections, intentional breakage, misuse, neglect, cosmetic wear or scratches. Warranty coverage for Winston blanks is limited to the blank only. The serial number for every Winston can be found in the script closest to the cork on the rod.
For all warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston. Please refer to Service and Repair for directions. The rod owner agrees that Winston assumes no associated or ancillary liability due to use of the rod, including consequential or incidental damages. This guarantee gives you specific, limited legal rights. You may have additional rights under applicable state law.
Winston introduced the Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee in 1996. Only rods produced after this date, or older rods for which a warranty was purchased are eligible for the Guarantee. If you have a question about the eligibility of a specific rod, please contact us at email@example.com. The warranty is non-transferable and is good only for the lifetime of the original owner. Rods not covered under this guarantee include:
- Used Winston rods not in the possession of the original owner
- New Winston rods purchased from anyone other than an authorized Winston Dealer
- Winston rods that have not been properly registered
If your rod is not covered under the Unconditional Guarantee, it can still be repaired. Please refer to the Service and Repair section for directions.
Bamboo rods are covered against manufacturer’s defects for the life of the rod. The warranty is transferable. The cost of repair/replacement for items not covered under warranty are calculated on a per-piece basis. Costs do not include shipping.
- Broken Tips: $275.00
- Broken Mid-sections: $300.00
- Broken Butt sections: $375.00
- Total Rod Refurbishment*: $450.00
*Note: Total refurbishment includes a complete cleaning, re-wrapping of guides and re-setting with new varnish. This service does not include a new reel seat or grip.
- New Reel seat: $85.00
- New Grip and Reel Seat*: $210.00
*Note: A grip cannot be replaced without also replacing the reel seat.