There was an article in a recent Field & Stream
about value priced fly rods. (I was at my dentist yesterday
The author (John Merwin ?) stated that because of the cost of shipping it was becoming less cost effective to have rods imported from Asia.
St Croix recently built a factory in Mexico for the production of their lower end rods for this reason.
You can ID them from the label that says "Made in North America"