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  1. So I would not judge anything by the country it comes from. Good stuff comes from all over. Most of the rods are made in China, with exceptions of a few brands. The US made rods would include Loomis, St Croix, Cashion and probably more that I can't think of right now. Many many reels come out of the Doyo and Banax(?) factories. Most Lews, Abu, Ardent, Penn and Pflueger all come out of the same factories. I just view it like a GM factory where several brands may run down the same line, the same would apply to Ford or Chrysler. I think both Banax and Doyo are Korean companies with factori
  2. Thanks for the link tjm. Found it very interesting.
  3. Al, appreciate you taking the time to test your reels. Consider this a follow up to Mitch's above statement. Is KastKing made in US? As opposed to it being a US company with product made overseas. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the coming new year.
  4. For the past 6 years or so I have worked at a sporting goods store. I always felt it was part of my job to be able to give reliable advice on equipment, including reels. With that being said I have reels from Daiwa, Shimano, Lews and Abu. My opinion is they all work, pick something that feels good in your hand at a price level you are comfortable with. I probably use more Daiwa on a day to day basis and am a believer in the "SV" system. Most of the arguments people have are just a "Ford vs Chevy" deal. Best of luck.
  5. Ham, I have enjoyed the journey. Wishing the best of luck in the new year, new quest. You have entertained many of us. Thanks.
  6. This is just a political battle that has nothing to do with what is "right or wrong". Unfortunately the whole thing has degenerated into party lines and what is good for the long term is cast aside by petty bickering. Some people in that part of the state are still mad about the restrictions of the scenic rivers. In the long term, as I see it, a few people will gain and the people of Missouri will lose.
  7. Wish you the best in your quest. Just because it is not "my" quest doesn't mean I can't enjoy your journey.
  8. Having both bought and used Jim's jigs I can not imagine any better in their class. They are works of art that catch fish.
  9. Beautiful fish. I want to hear the story.
  10. The small streams are there and you can find them. The upper ends are where you want to look, as Al said. but it will take a little exploring. The Paddlers Guide published by MDC can help but it usually stops on any stream before the fishable water stops. My best suggestion would be pick a stream you are interested in and them follow it on a map to the upper reaches. There are some public access on the smaller water but it might take some searching. Good luck.
  11. Man, Jim you are killing 'em. Just a figure of speech I know you are a catch and release guy.
  12. I think the 1.5 Deep is supposed to run 10 feet. As we all know what they list and what it does is often different.
  13. Lots of very good suggestions. I take it you are at the $200 level or there abouts and really most spinning reels at that level are really good. The BG which several people have suggested is very nice and much less costly. It will weight more than most as it has a all aluminum body but is a great value for the money and you are not giving up any preformance. The Ballistic and Tatula are wonderful and might go with an very light weight trout rod better. The Stradics are solid reels and the latest version,FL?, is really nice. The Ci4 version is great and a little lighter. I have no exper
  14. Alright you guys watch "WAY" more movies than me. "we don't need no stinking badges" Sorry if someone posted it before.
  15. Mitch, our prays for your wife's family and anyone else in danger from this. I know our well wishes don't buy much but certainly we hope that this tragedy will be under control soon. Tim
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