For awhile now I have been searching for a mate for my T&T Vector 904-3. I started with the Ross Evo lt.. Then I switched to the Nautilus FWX.. Basically I have had a mental love affair with every damn reel from the Hardy Princess to the Martin Mohawk River.. To make a long story short I cant get the DD4000 out of my head. I know from reading numerous reviews that it seems to be a sound piece of gear. The looks are damn sexy, and the weight is right around where I want to be. To make matters worse I met a guy who owns a fly shop in Wyoming who offered to help me out and sell me the reel with ANY line of my choice for $200. I am getting married in October, so saying that our finances are tied up is an understatement. I have come so close to pulling the trigger on so many occasions that I cannot even count. (I am one of those impulsive fly fishermen.. Go figure
The only concern that I keep coming back to is the whole made in Korea thing. Don't get me wrong, I am completely confident in their ability as machinists. Hell I drive a Toyota. Funny thing is that I am actually talking myself closer to making the purchase as I am typing this.
Where do we draw the line? I would love to support our economy. I would love to feel like I am supporting that "River runs through it" American past-time. The problem is that I can not seem to make any deal seem sweeter than the one I am currently reviewing. I love the Galvan Torque.. Not $330 love.
Same with Abel and many of the other FINE US manufacturers.
I am extremely curious to hear what you guys think about this kind of stuff.
Thanks for letting me rant.