Re: American Made Rods & Reels
I believe Loomis rods are still mostly made here, though the co is owned by Shimano. Thomas and Thomas rods and St. Croix rods are also made here. Abel and Tibor reels are made here, as are Nautilus/Old Florida, Galvan, and Hatch.
So yep, its pretty much the top dollar stuff out there. Most up-and-coming budget tackle mfgs are based here but contract with Asian factories to make the gear.