from the marx comment to things being made overseas...man do people need to get out and fish. regarding things being made overseas...show me the person who does not have one item of gear made overseas. Please. Wading jacket? Boots? Waders? Socks? Hat on your head? Hook? The rod is made in china rant is getting old too. Buy what you like and can afford...and if you can buy via a local fly shop then in my mind you are buying "american".