Re: Retail Store Equipment Manufacturers
Many of Cabelas reels are made by Daiwa. You can even set many side by side and see exact duplicates with just minor differences (cosmetic or internal).
I was told by a Daiwa rep, that there are only 8 manufacterers of graphite rod blanks in the world. All rod manufacterers get their blanks from one of those manufacterers, build the rod and put their name on it.
(I could be wrong on the number 8, at any rate, it's not alot of manufacterers out there)
I've really fallin in love with BPS rods. Way better than Cabelas rods and I even prefer them to St Croix.
I'm sure most all equipment is at least partially made in Asia, if not entirely made over there.