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Old 06-15-2013, 01:14 PM
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I was wondering if this Browning rod is american made... Got this a few years back and hooked on this Martin reel that my dad gave me.

I like the set up, however, thought of a new reel... The only thing I don't like about the reel is that the line is wound so tight because its narrow.

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No, made in China. Browning is owned by Bass Pro Shops and Bass Pro has all their fishing rods manufactured by a company in China.
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Thanks. I didn't know because its not marked and I bought the rod 10 years ago.
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I didn't realize Browning was now owned by Bass Pro. When did that happen?
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I didn't realize Browning was now owned by Bass Pro. When did that happen?
I heard something like that but that's why I asked because of purchasing so long ago.
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Browning Arms isn't owned by Bass Pro, the Browning name itself became became a product in the world of merchandising. The Browning name was licensed out to companies who then became "partners" in the Browning family. Browning Fishing is managed by Bass Pro. This is true for almost everything other than firearms which has the Browning name attached to it, Browning Off Road is managed by Polaris, Browning Eyeware is managed by AES optics all the way down to Browning Hunting & Hiking Socks which is ran by Carolina Hosiery??...its rather extensive.
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Good to know. I wonder if Browning rods etc... were always made there...

How do you find this stuff out on manufacturers? Is there a site or resource that let's you know of what gets made here or there.
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I believe the Browning/Siliflex rods were US made until 1989 when their rod building operation was sold to Zebco.
BassPro acquired the Browning tradename in 2008
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Browning/Siliflex are indeed American Made
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