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Old 02-16-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Which penn Reels are NOT made in CHINA?

I need to pick up 2 conventional reels for striper chunking/bottom fishing in NJ. I wont buy anything made in China. What's made by Penn in the USA anymore? I just want some american made workhorses at a decent price. I have Avet sx's on St Croix's for my more expensive rigs. If I order online. they dont tell you where stuff is made anymore!!
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Call River Marine Supply, they will open the box and tell you where it was made - they did that for me on a recent Penn purchase. I can't recall their phone number but their website is www.rivermarinesupply.com
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I need to pick up 2 conventional reels for striper chunking/bottom fishing in NJ. I wont buy anything made in China. What's made by Penn in the USA anymore? I just want some american made workhorses at a decent price.
Old ones! Buy yourself a pair of older model Senators on E-Bay or at garage sales. I got another 3/0 last weekend for $15.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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The internationals are still made here. Or at least assembled here.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:57 AM   #5
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You might also try Shark River Marine. They are local to New Jersey. The URL is srmo.com - I think all the senators and GTIs are still made in Philly. I use 'em for Striper fishing. The 320's and 330's are good for stripers. I use the 310 for fluke, sea bass, etc.
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Try tackedirect.com. I buy all my reels there. The 975 International is good for chunking stripers.
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east coast tackle, Penn have only just started producing reels in china I am more than confident that stocks in the US are predominantly still us made. Other than the ssg's and the bottom end reels I am sure there are none on the market yet. I only just received 320 and 330 gt2 prototypes the other week for a 60 day trial. If it doesn't say "made in the usa" on the box or stamped "usa" on the reel foot then its made in China.
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Senators and Internationals are still made in the US. Almost all of the spinners are made overseas. Why is it a problem for Penn to be made overseas when no one has problems with Shimano or Daiwa being made there? Don't get me wrong, I wish everything was made here. In todays market, price rules. Penn is just trying to be competetive and survive. I feel for every American who has lost his or her job to overseas cheap labor. But we have brought it on ourselves by buying by our buying habits.
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Senators and Internationals are still made in the US. Almost all of the spinners are made overseas. Why is it a problem for Penn to be made overseas when no one has problems with Shimano or Daiwa being made there? Don't get me wrong, I wish everything was made here. In todays market, price rules. Penn is just trying to be competetive and survive. I feel for every American who has lost his or her job to overseas cheap labor. But we have brought it on ourselves by buying by our buying habits.
Finally the only sensible post on this and other similar topics on this forum. While I agree it is a bitter pill to swallow but hey "That's life". Tarpun I wish I had a $ for every time I asked the same question. Both the other two big name brands have reels produced in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, and so on. Man! even Fin-nor had reels made in Bangladesh.
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Senators and Internationals are still made in the US. Almost all of the spinners are made overseas. Why is it a problem for Penn to be made overseas when no one has problems with Shimano or Daiwa being made there? Don't get me wrong, I wish everything was made here. In todays market, price rules. Penn is just trying to be competetive and survive. I feel for every American who has lost his or her job to overseas cheap labor. But we have brought it on ourselves by buying by our buying habits.
Its a problem because Penn is an American Company, unlike Shimano and Diawa. I would not buy a Ford pickup made in China, nor a Chevy Corvette made in China. Penn is selling out. Being competitive and surviving is an excuse for profit maximization at the expense of the consumer. Avet builds damn nice stuff here at a quality level equal to, if not better then Penn. I just want to use "buying habits" as you state it that support U.S. manufacturing. Besides, every made in China reel I have used has proven itself to be inferior.

All I really wanted to know in this thread is if I order 2 310 GTI's online, will they say "Made in U.S.A." on it?
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The information I have is that the older style conventional reels are still being made here. That would include GTi's. To be sure I would ask the seller for country of origin. If they can't or won't tell you I'd buy it from someone who would.

I apologise if it seemed I was dumping on you about American buying habits. I am very glad that you support US made products. Being competitive IS all about survival. It probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference in the costs of raw materials and machine costs no matter where you make something. Labor in China is probably 1/20th of the cost here in the US. I would rather see Penn survive as an American company manufacturing product overseas than to see them disappear.
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Tarpun...emy thoughts exactly though i'm not an american...
as long as the product value/qulaity remains the same...the country it's made is immaterial in mu opinion

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I buy pumpkin seeds at paublix (supermarket) in Miami. I look at the pacakge and they come from friggin China... WTF?
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How could it possibly be worth it for any company to ship pumpkin seeds overseas on a ship? And they say China isn't 'dumping'?
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Would you buy a Ford pickup made in Canada?
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Yep, but no fried chicken from Sri Lanka
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Senators and Internationals are still made in the US. Almost all of the spinners are made overseas. Why is it a problem for Penn to be made overseas when no one has problems with Shimano or Daiwa being made there? Don't get me wrong, I wish everything was made here. In todays market, price rules. Penn is just trying to be competetive and survive. I feel for every American who has lost his or her job to overseas cheap labor. But we have brought it on ourselves by buying by our buying habits.
It's all about outsourcing by American companies with our govt's blessing. It boils down to selling out our country. Experienced, well paid American craftsmen getting shfted due to corporate greed. Why pay an American $10, $20 or more per hour when someone in China making 50cents an hour will do. My biggest gripe is that these outsourced products aren't coming back to our shores at cheaper prices. This comes back to bite us twofold. We are the ones losing jobs, and the products still cost the same. Just be careful, the next boat you buy just might be made in China too.

By the way, if any of you own Fin Or reels and need parts....lot's of luck. Fin Or was bought by Daiwa and is now discontinued. Parts are presently unavailable and Daiwa doesn't know when or if they will be available.

If you want to stop this, just buy American.

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yup we screwed ourselfs and generations to come. the "we" i ref to is our gov and its snowballing fast. we are now importing cheap labor. i call them illegal's. 5 yrs ago i could go to a construction site and see actual AMERICANS working, now all i see is mexicans,koreans/phillipians/vietnamese etc etc and maybe a few of us that speak ENGLISH. they get cheap labor but your price doesnt reflect the reduced labor costs, thats all profit for builder, than throw in lack of taxes they pay and the FREE GOV goodies they get all on OUR $$$$$. look at the restaurant business, mostly "owned" by foriegners that flip them before tax time over and over and over. ill stop there for now.
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i believe fin-nor was bought by zebco, who also own van staal and quantum. rumor has it that the fin-nor products will be back in '07.

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