Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Does anyone know the source of these contemporary LL Bean rods? Are they built by a US rod maker under their name or imported from...where?
They used to get their midpriced rods from Diamondback and their better ones from Loomis, but now it's all from Asia.
They are trying to position their high-end (for them) Silver Ghost models as a value-priced competitor to other manufacturers' best offerings, but I am not persuaded. I test cast their Silver Ghost 9' 5 wt against a Sage Z Axis and Sage ZLX a few years ago, and I thought the Sages were both more accurate and more sensitive.