Cabelas 'Lifetime Guarantee" for their fly rods is a joke.
In fact they are do not guarantee anything but the finish on the blank.
"Normal wear and tear" does not include actual fishing . If you get you fly caught on a branch and the tip breaks as you try to free it do not expect Cabelas to stand behind their product. In fact expect the Customer Service Department to consider you, as a customer, an adversary.
Do not not expect Cabelas to even look at at your broken rod, Expect them not honor the guarantee but instead they will read you the "fine print" of their specious guarantee.
Cabela's "Lifetime Guarantee" is worse than meaningless it is is misleading and is indicative of a company that endorses dishonest practices in their marketing practices.