I had a similar experience with GLoomis with several spinning rods: they offered "upgrades" at very reasonable prices. Since I was at fault in both cases, I didn't have any reason to argue. I would have felt differently if it appeared that a defect was the cause.flytyer said:I got a call from Loomis 3 days after I shipped the rod to them, and was told they were not able to find a section for the rod; but that they would give me the new model that replaced it in the same line wt at a very reasonable price, which covered their labor, material, and shipping cost to get it back to me.
I've used that rod for a few years now, mostly for speyfishing. My favorite line is an Airflo Ridge Delta 7/8 designed for single-handed rods. I also use the Guideline Power Taper single-handed Scandinavian heads in a 7/8. Finally, and I thought you were the one who recommended this one but I must be wrong, is an Orvis WF8 Multi-tip that looks like it's made by Rio. I have a friend who throws a Airflo Delta Spey 6/7 on his. Hope this helps.I would like some advice from someone with hands-on experience on lines for the Winston. Winston suggests 300 grain maximum, but I haven't cast anything on the rod yet.