LL Bean is great
I may or may not have mentioned that Greg version 3.0 plans to fly fish. I'm not a fly fisherman by any stretch, but as I reflect on where I've been and what I'd like to do in the future, many elements of fly fishing are appealing. It's my favorite resort activity when they offer it.
Last spring I had a gift card to LL Bean and I decided to make my fantasy a reality by picking up a beginner fly fishing outfit. That's lingo for a rod, reel, and line. (see, I'm learning) Last summer, when I had a moment, I wandered into the backyard with the dog and practiced my casting. Wilson loves it. As things go, I never actually made it out to water for fishing, but that's ok.
Two weeks ago, I took the rod out to practice, started stringing it up, and *snap*, the rod broke. That led me back to LL Bean.
Service: "I'm sorry to hear that sir. I hope it didn't ruin your fishing trip. Oh, you weren't on a trip? Oh, just in your backyard with the dog? And you haven't actually fly fished in years? I see."
To their credit, they didn't laugh and they replaced the rod. Actually upgraded it for me at no charge. LL Bean is great. Now the pressure's on. This year I am scheduling time to try and catch a fish.
Let me know if you're going.