Over a year ago some *mmm hmm* stepped on my little 6'6 three weight St. Croix Avid. I finale got around to sending it in and getting it replaced. St. Croix's repair and replacement service is exceptional. It too a bit longer than expected to get the rod back, but I'd blame that on the postal service. It is a very fine little rod with a great, delicate cast. I loved fishing with it before, and I can't wait for it to warm up next week so I can get out and catch some little wild trout on it.