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In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links RodsByRane.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from RodsByRane.com). Product companies will pay RodsByRane.com a small commission for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
What about sponsored content?
Rane does not use sponsored posts. He wants to bring you real, unbiased educational information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, that will be disclosed, clearly, in the beginning of the post.