Re: Winston rods
Most people have their own opinion about buying overseas rods and some feel strongly. When Winston decided to import from over seas it caused a split within the company. The first rods were poor and some Winston people thought that these cheap rods were not what Winston was about. The split eventually led to some of the long time people leaving Winston. Winston went back and redesigned the Vapor and decided to go in that direction despite loosing some critical people over that decision.
It was interesting that Winston was up front about the problem within the company and even wrote about it on their WEB site. They did a good job of giving both view points and handled it in a very upfront manner.
The above information is my recollection of the information posted on the Winston site a few years back. I thought some of you might find it interesting.