Every new Winston, Vapor and Ascent graphite fly rod is covered by our original owner Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee against breakage or manufacturer's defects. This warranty is available only to the original owner of graphite fly rods or blanks purchased from an authorized Winston Dealer. This warranty covers, at Winston's option, the repair of the original rod or replacement of the rod with an equivalent rod only. The warranty is subject to the original owner filling and returning the warranty card within 10 days of purchase.
The warranty does not cover lost rods, lost rod sections, intentional breakage, or cosmetic wear or scratches.
For any warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston. It should be sent in its rod tube and properly packaged. Repair materials and color may vary from those used on the original rod. The rod owner is responsible for the cost of sending in the rod to be repaired or replaced (you should insure the rod), and a return packaging, shipping, handling and insurance charge of $50 will be applied to all warranty claims. 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.