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American Made Reel and Rods?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by mossy500camo, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. yeap I think quantum still mfg their line here in USA and shakespeare for rods. Must fly rods and reels are made in the USA, but I have to agreed that alot of stuff is now produce offshore.

  2. dougader


    Apr 17, 2004
    I'm not up on US made reels, but Lamiglass makes good steelhead and salmon rods in Washington state. They're just off I-5.

    I had a Lamiglass fly rod blank made into a sweet spinning rod for steelhead and I love it. The whole deal cost me just over $100 and it fits me perfectly.
  3. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

    Aug 5, 2003
    up close & personal
    avet and accurate are both american made reels.

    star rods (not to be confused with all-star) are made in florida
  4. Big B

    Big B NRA Member

    Feb 24, 2000
    I would go with a Penn reel and a Star rod. That would be a great combo.
  5. Cabela's has a few moderately priced rods made in the USA. Their catalog lists the models as made in the USA.

    Like most things, US made fishing items are not as common as they once were. Even US brands are made somewhere else.

    If it matters to you, vote with your dollars.
  6. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

    Aug 5, 2003
    up close & personal
    i lost a abu-garcia 6500cs rocket and a 7' star nicklelite in the drink this past year...i was depressed for atleast a 2 weeks.

    the reel was $160 and the rod was $240;1
  7. WFR


    Dec 2, 2001
    St Croix rods are still American made, I do believe.
  8. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

    Apr 6, 2002
    I use Falcon Graphite Rods exclusively.
    Proudly made in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.

    I like Thomas & Thomas fly rods though.
    (also made in USA)

    neither shakespeare or Quantum are US made.
  9. G.loomis and St.Croix are, with life time warranties on both.