Re: American Made Rods & Reels
Mike McFarland has his own tapers, has the blanks rolled for him in the U.S.
He put's together whatever you like. One of the finest builders I've ever seen. Never met a McF rod I didn't like. I have 3 glass and one graphite McFarland. Other U.S. builders you might look into are R.B. Meiser, Steffan Brothers (graphite and glass), Kerry Burkheimer, Southfork Rod Co. (Jim Reddington is back- graphite and glass), Tom Morgan Rodsmiths (graphite, glass and cane- Burkheimer is rolling the glass blanks for Tom) just to name a few. Now how bout the cane rod builders.
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