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08-10-2004, 12:55 PM
i heard from a good sourse that ross reels was going to start making a die cast reel in china for the reason it is cheaper to manufacture reels over there and they just can compete any more with these cheaper reels out there is there any coments about this from any body at bbt
i'm wondering beacuse this may effect my next ross purchase thanks for the help in advance
good luck and tight lines :confused:
08-10-2004, 07:26 PM
Not that I'm aware of, that's of importance. But I do believe they are going to make some lower end trout reels. To be honest, I'm at home right now and will have to check when at the store. But I doubt you have to worry about any of the older model's being made cheap. I'll know more tomorrow.
08-10-2004, 08:23 PM
from my under standing all the high qualty higher priced reels will be the same hi quality though they are making a die cast version of the cheaper reel with the cimaron drag in it i am wondering if it will come with a warranty or be just like the ***** stream line rods with no warranty. me i still say buy american !!!!!!
good luck and tight lines :)
08-14-2004, 03:54 PM
I can't find anything in my lit here at the store that suggests Ross is making any type of cast reel.
08-15-2004, 10:31 AM
Man, I hope none of that is true. I just bought a Ross Rhythm 7wt last weekend. Would hate to buy another one, and have it be a peice of crap.
What do you guys think about the Ross Reels at BBT? I have heard from a few other people on different sites, that they love 'em and have yet to have a problem with them. This reel was bought for Salmon, but I will probally use it for Steelies as well.
08-16-2004, 07:28 AM
For what it is worth, Ross is marketing a reel called the flywater. It is cast and is made in England I believe not china. It carries a one year warranty. All other reels at this time are still made in the good ol USA. They are sized thru a six weight so no big fish reels yet but for around a $100.00 they will sell well!
08-20-2004, 05:26 PM
FYI - this was sent to me by Ross back in July.... http://www.rossreels.com/pressreleases.cfm?releaseID=32
12-02-2004, 09:15 PM
they bombed when they quit making the Gunny in my opinion.
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