China vs. American Made Rods?

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2008/01/18 12:15:54 (permalink)

China vs. American Made Rods?

Any anglers notice a difference between American or China made rods? I just got a Quantum Affinity 9' noodle rod off eBay and did not know it was made in China. Will this affect my chances of catching my 1st Steelie? Any comments and replies are appreciated in advance.
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    centerpin_drift
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 12:55:27 (permalink)
    That's just too funny sorry! It  has nothing to do with your rod, it's the knowledge a person has that's using the rod. Just like guns i love how people say that guns kill. Guns don't kill it's the person behind the gun that kills. I have seen some crazy rigs up in Erie, and you gotta love the guy's the fish there spinning reels upside down that's a hoot!
     
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 13:51:29 (permalink)
    and you gotta love the guy's the fish there spinning reels upside down that's a hoot!
    and then reel it in reverse....
     
    you guys are killing me
    it makes you wonder how long they been doing it that way, some of them are pretty darn quick at it.
     

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 13:53:03 (permalink)
    Oooooohhh, you're suppose to have the reel upside down??
    Man does that answer a bunch of questions!
     
    I thought all the snaggers held their reel upside down?  lol
     
     
    Topic at hand...
    When you can, buy American. But I don't think that rod will have any bad mojo!
     
     
     
     

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 15:20:17 (permalink)
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Orvis, now, have their reels made in China?
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 16:48:56 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: centerpin_drift
    the guy's the fish there spinning reels upside down

     
    We call those guys Tourons (originating from tourist and moron).
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 16:57:21 (permalink)
    I talked to a guy one day that was fishing his reel upside down. And i showed him the correct way of fishing it, He fought and argued with me ,that me and others that use the spinning reel the correct way was doing it wrong and they where doing it right. So i busted out laughing in this poor man's face ( sorry i just couldn't keep it in any longer )that was already red from me trying to show him the right way, then he told me to go blank myself,,,,i have never laughed so hard than that day. Every time i see that i just want to scream...
     
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 17:05:38 (permalink)
    lolol that is so funny dude.  I saw some Brotha's at walnut doin that, right at the stop sign hole, bustin a sag with neoprenes and walking right across the hole this fall.  There was 3 in a row doin that.  The project was packed that day i wouldnt be suprised if someone on here saw that incident, but man u just cant help but laugh. 
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 17:25:45 (permalink)
    Loomis one day fishing lower Elk in Oct,  the water was gin clear had to work for the fish, 400 fish in front of us,,,,a jag off gets his fly stuck in the bushes on the bank what does he do walked right through all those fish, to get his .99 fly back wtf ! there where some people ****ed that day let me tell ya.!  And after he proceeds to do this whats he say all it's okay the fish weren't hitting anyways.......some peoples kids!
     
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/18 18:07:19 (permalink)
    If it's painted, don't eat the chips, they are probably lead paint!....... lol
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 03:42:48 (permalink)
    in all seriousness, we need to support our fellow Americans , buy buying American made products as often as possible from American companies, I'm so tired of seeing made in china, ive lost 2 jobs in the last 10 years due to jobs moving out of the USA

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 07:10:00 (permalink)
     Just because you bought a product that was not made in the states you can sill catch fish, or at least try. But what you may also of done is got some father of 3 with a wife slopping tables laid off. Made the forman of a sweat shop push alittle harder. Maybe even funded the towel heads. You cant beat oversees prices but when you look at the big picture you are hurting the future of America. Thanks lets try and work at that.
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 10:30:11 (permalink)
    kinda of funny coming from most of the guys getting there in there canadian made gms and there mexian made fords. worring about a 20 dollar rod! also they would be fishing in there birthday suit cause everything they have on was made somewhere else!!
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 10:38:52 (permalink)
    youghman, my orvis clearwater reel was made in the uk. my clearwater rod i believe was made overseas. a lot of blanks come from overseas. if i can't find a rod or reel made in the U.S. for the price range i am looking for with quality i at least buy it from an american company. sometimes you can't always get what you want but buy what you need, buy american, one way or another..
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 11:59:58 (permalink)
    You'll still be able to catch fish, but you need a flashy presentation so that the Chinese fish can see it through their little slits they have for eyes.( I'm not a racist, just a joker.) Also, try a little soy sauce on the bait for scent.
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 12:00:10 (permalink)
    yes, orvis reels are made overseas. 
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 12:03:08 (permalink)
    I dunno. I would rather buy from a foreign company that is expanding it's market, than an American company that wants American customers, but not American employees.

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 12:14:03 (permalink)
    Wow never knew I would cause such a good debate! Love the soy sauce on the fly technique...hopefully I catch some egg rolls and chow mein in the process. LOL Thanks guys and girls!
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/19 13:34:17 (permalink)
    Is there ANY product that is made in America ONLY!
     
    Even if it says made in America, I'll bet my socks that something in it was made over seas.

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 10:45:37 (permalink)
    Just about the only part of an American made rod that is actually made here is the blank.  Custom rods included.  You're just supporting the local economy by going that route.
     
    Cork, most reel seats and almost all guides are imported. 
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 12:54:53 (permalink)
    I attempt to buy american, however I don't always have time to do the research to find out what or where ....I have 4 kids a job and a continuing education to finish.....Danner boots are an excellent example of why to buy american, the ones still made here don't leak.  I have had them for 3 years, I have been through 3 pairs of them made in china in the same time period.......I have learned (the hard way) that the extra money for quality is worth it on most items,
     
    But I don't begrudge the guy who saved 50$ on a rod, 40$ on boots, $30 on a reel etc.....Right there is enough gas money to get me and my boat out for a few more trips per year.....Life is a circus, and we are all just trying to juggle......

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 13:50:31 (permalink)
    just got my l.l.bean catalogue, the the double LL rods are now imported. not to get this off topic but i just came back from a kohler update engine class. kohler bought a factory in china to make a line of small engines for lawn mowers. the parts and assembly is done in their chinese factory. the parts won't say made in china but stamped kohler. it just goes to show some companies that go overseas must be ashamed of what their doing and try to hide the fact their merchindise is made abroad!!

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 13:54:14 (permalink)
    Very few things now of days is american and its a shame
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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 17:10:24 (permalink)
    I try to avoid buying foreign. However, It is not the arrow. It is the Indian!

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 19:19:15 (permalink)
    Can anyone name me a reasonably priced American made rod or reel?  By reasonably priced, I mean a rod affordable for the middle class man with 3 children and a wife to feed.  I would certainly buy American made tackle, but when you buy so much for so many different species, you cannot help but try to save some money and cut corners here and there.  Don't get me wrong, some of the gear I own is US made, however, a lot is also made in China or somewhere else over seas.  Its not like it used to be either, their products are getting better...some even being better than USA made.  I love the thought of supporting our own, but thats a dying attitude in this day and age...with foreign trade, cheap overseas labor and all these corporations looking to make more and more money.  The market is not competetive enough for most US made products to be priced for the average Joe with an average income.  So to answer you question, your Quantum Affinity should be just fine and as another member stated..."Its not the arrow, it is the indian!"  Good Luck!

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    RE: China vs. American Made Rods? 2008/01/24 20:05:21 (permalink)
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