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(Problem Resolved) Got 2 Legend elite rods today from Reed's Excitement and Disappointment all in 1

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like I said I purchased a ec68mxf and a es66mf form Reeds who right now has awesome prices on them. What I didn't find out until they arrived was the es66mf doesn't have the reel seat that is in the picture. Legend elites have a brown pearl blank and reel seat to match, mine showed up with the brown blank but the grip was just like any other fuji seat color kinda graphite gray. The ec68mxf is fine, but I am very disappoited about the es66mf. When I called Reeds they said that is how they came from St. Croix and said I could return it for a refund. Am I nuts or would you be a little bummed out also. I don't know, when you by a top of the line rod you don't expect the factory to cheap out on the finishing touches, do you?

I haven't decided if I am going to keep it or return it. I am going to call St. Croix tomorrow and see what options they may have. I know they have a exchange program so I might see how much it would be to upgrade to the 2009 model.

What would you do? :);):)

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I'd return or exchange it.  The reel seat is one of the 'extras' you pay for with that rod, and does look very nice.  If it bugs you now, it will bug you more later  :)

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If it bugs you now, it will bug you more later.

Man, ain't that the truth! Never accept less than you pay for, never...

8-)

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If it bugs you now, it will bug you more later.

Man, ain't that the truth! Never accept less than you pay for, never...

8-)

The above it so true.

Now to the root of the problem (...lol) I have a hard time understanding how you or anyone (except Raul or Redlinerobert) could drop $300 for a "pretty" rod. :-* ;D This is tongue in cheek so don't take it as a bash.

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Now to the root of the problem (...lol) I have a hard time understanding how you or anyone (except Raul or Redlinerobert) could drop $300 for a "pretty" rod. :-* ;D

Hey ! what 's wrong with having a pretty rod ?  :)

Now back on the subject again, I would return it immediately and ask for another one, of course a pretty reel seat don 't catch you more feesh but I 'm all in for having one if that 's how it 's supposed to be.

Brown pearlescent blank, wood grain like reel seat + nice cork + a Daiwa Sol or Daiwa Liberto Pixy 2003 limited edition model ------> YUMMI !, a mean bass fishing machine with panàge.

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I got the situation resolved. I called St. Croix today and spoke with Andy and explained what happened, he said to send the 2 rods back and they would upgrade me to the current model of the legend elite for no charge. He did inform me that they did make the LE rods like that for a couple years and have had more than one person mention it. So all in all I am very satisfied. I hope the new rods are as Flechero puts it PRETTY as the old model--HAHAHAHAHA

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

And that is why you buy a St. Croix or G-Loomis rod, they are the BEST, and you get what you pay for.

Flechero--I didn't pay $300 for them, I got them at Reed's for $180 on sale, and you can hardly buy a Shimano Crucial for that kinda money!

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Man, that's some service and what a deal!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WOO-HOO!

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If it bugs you now, it will bug you more later.

Man, ain't that the truth! Never accept less than you pay for, never...

8-)

The above it so true.

Now to the root of the problem (...lol) I have a hard time understanding how you or anyone (except Raul or Redlinerobert) could drop $300 for a "pretty" rod. :-* ;D This is tongue in cheek so don't take it as a bash.

I ask myself this question all the time. I'm not sure if I have an answer for you ;).  I will say $300 for a pretty rod is a bargain compared to what I paid for a pretty wife  :)

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I got the situation resolved. I called St. Croix today and spoke with Andy and explained what happened, he said to send the 2 rods back and they would upgrade me to the current model of the legend elite for no charge. He did inform me that they did make the LE rods like that for a couple years and have had more than one person mention it. So all in all I am very satisfied. I hope the new rods are as Flechero puts it PRETTY as the old model--HAHAHAHAHA

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

And that is why you buy a St. Croix or G-Loomis rod, they are the BEST, and you get what you pay for.

Flechero--I didn't pay $300 for them, I got them at Reed's for $180 on sale, and you can hardly buy a Shimano Crucial for that kinda money!

That is incredible service!  You have to let us know if the green is as nice as the old brown.

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I will say $300 for a pretty rod is a bargain compared to what I paid for a pretty wife :)

The problem is not paying for a pretty wife, the problem is paying to keep her pretty.  ;)

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;D

that's still cheaper than paying to make an ugly wife pretty

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Just wondering, how much was shipping to send the rods to back to St Croix for replacement?

I also just purchased a ES66MF thinking that it would have the reel seat pictured on the site. I wouldn't mind spending a little extra to get the new model, though. Can't wait till it arrives  :)

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Shipping with insurance was $21, but I insured 2 rods ($620 worth) insurance for $400 was $5.50 and $600 was $7.50 so for the extra $2 I thought I better get insurance for the replacement value not what I paid.

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Shipping with insurance was $21, but I insured 2 rods ($620 worth) insurance for $400 was $5.50 and $600 was $7.50 so for the extra $2 I thought I better get insurance for the replacement value not what I paid.

Thanks, its definitely worth it

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I will say $300 for a pretty rod is a bargain compared to what I paid for a pretty wife :)

The problem is not paying for a pretty wife, the problem is paying to keep her pretty. ;)

the problem is paying to make her go away.

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the problem is paying to make her go away.

 No first hand experience but from what I've heard & read the problem is paying for her ( & her lawyer ) when she does go away!

Same thing I think just worded different

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Well, my rods got to St. Croix today and they called.  They will swap them out for the new legend elite or for $40 per rod give me the extremes, I am not sure which I want.

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you can hardly buy a Shimano Crucial for that kinda money!

Where the hell are you buying and/or pricing your Crucials?  Just so I know to avoid them.

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Well, my rods got to St. Croix today and they called. They will swap them out for the new legend elite or for $40 per rod give me the extremes, I am not sure which I want.

If you like split grips go for the Extreme, if you prefer a more traditional rod get the LE's.

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