Back in February 2011, I purchased a Shimano Convergence 6'6" 2 piece rod from Cabela's.
When Juan and I went up to Upper Blue Lake back on July 16th I found this rod broken, down below the second guide. I used it that day, I planned on throwing it away and ordered a new one.
When I got the new rod there was a piece of paper wrapped around the handle saying something about the Shimano Lifetime Warranty.
I went online and found out that any rods purchased after August 2014 had only a limited warranty, but before then, the warranty was lifetime.
I got a proof of purchase from Cabela's, filled out a warranty form from Shimano and sent the rod to their facility in Irvine, California.
After their inspection, I guess they agreed that the problem was rod failure because today I got a brand new Shimano Convergence CVS66M2B 6'6" 2 piece rod.
A pretty good deal, if you ask me.....