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Rumor is: St Croix to announce next week they will discontinue the sale of USA rolled sc2, sc3 and sc4 blanks.  USA rolled SC5 blanks will be available exclusively through Rodgeeks.

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Bummer!  I hadn’t heard that, do you have a link?  Going to google it after posting...

 

Moving the SCII - SCIV blanks to the manufacturing plant in Mexico?  A large number of the SCII blanks are already made in Mexico, I think the Premier might be the only SCII blank still made in the USA.  The USA made blanks have traditionally come with a longer warranty period as well, but knowing St. Croix I can’t imagine warranty issues are suddenly going to be a major problem for them.

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No link.  Verbal confirmation from my supplier.

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This is terrible and one of the reasons i supported them and bragged on them so much.  Keeping American made products in America really did it for me.  I was as loyal as about anyone and it breaks my heart.

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At least we'll still have the SCV.

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If the "rumor" ends up true, I may have already bought my last new St. Croix. I understand businesses do what they need to do to survive but I've seen too many products and services outsourced in the name of making budgets or gaining efficiencies, only to see the overall product or experience diminished and cost more in the long run. On a positive note, it's a free market economy so this could open up some opportunities.

 

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That would be a shame, but I can't imagine they'd do it unless necessary for financial reasons. I'm a strictly St Croix guy and I'd probably buy one last Avid before considering other options for future purchases. Would the blanks be done in Mexico and rods finished in USA? Are the Mojos, etc. currently done that way? I'd like to think they lower the price a bit to compensate but know that wouldn't happen. 

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   I heard the same thing, but I heard it a little different. I heard that they weren't going to SELL BLANKS anymore. I guess the volume was too low. The way I heard it, it had nothing to do with finished rods at all. Of course, the guys who told me that might be wrong, too. But I visited their site. You know how they used to have a link to their catalog of blanks? That's gone, or at least I couldn't find it. A woman at St. Croix earlier this year told me that the Mojo rods are US-made blanks that are shipped to Fresnillo and finished up there. She might have been blowing smoke up my you-know-what, but if you can't trust someone at the actual factory, who CAN you trust? That's why I say, "I heard ...". That's because that's all it is so far. RUMOR.   jj

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5 minutes ago, jimmyjoe said:

   I heard the same thing, but I heard it a little different. I heard that they weren't going to SELL BLANKS anymore. I guess the volume was too low. The way I heard it, it had nothing to do with finished rods at all. Of course, the guys who told me that might be wrong, too. But I visited their site. You know how they used to have a link to their catalog of blanks? That's gone, or at least I couldn't find it. A woman at St. Croix earlier this year told me that the Mojo rods are US-made blanks that are shipped to Fresnillo and finished up there. She might have been blowing smoke up my you-know-what, but if you can't trust someone at the actual factory, who CAN you trust? That's why I say, "I heard ...". That's because that's all it is so far. RUMOR.   jj

That makes much more sense. Also why this was posted in the rodbuilding forum. I was very concerned!

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That's what I posted.  Discontinuing the sale of blanks.

 

The Park Falls made blanks will be used for their production rods only, except for the SCV.  They will be distributed to builders exclusivity through Rodgeeks.

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Just got the call from my supplier. They were told almost the same story. The only St Croix blanks now sold will be SCV blanks, which will be made in their Mexico facility, not in Wisconsin, and will be sold only through Rodgeeks.

 

No more American made blanks at all from St Croix. Period!

 

My supplier has about 300 St Croix blanks in stock. When those are gone, that will be it. They have no plans to discount remaining stock. The run on these blanks has already started. They expect to sell out quickly. 

 

Better get your orders in right now. 

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My dealer said the SCV will still be made in Park Falls, just distributed through Geeks.

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I know most of you guys are builders. Any word if this will effect production rods as well? If so, I maybe need to stock up on more of my favorite Avids.

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9 minutes ago, fishballer06 said:

I know most of you guys are builders. Any word if this will effect production rods as well? If so, I maybe need to stock up on more of my favorite Avids.

It won't affect production rods. All blanks made will now be dedicated to production rods.

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21 hours ago, S Hovanec said:

My dealer said the SCV will still be made in Park Falls, just distributed through Geeks.

I hope your dealer is right, and mine is wrong. In either case my nice wholesale discount is gone. Won't be building on any St Croix blanks if they are not made in the USA, and won't be building on many USA made blanks without the discount. 

 

If it turns out that my dealer is correct, and all SCV blanks will be built in Mexico, I will be going to my dealer and buying as many SCV blanks as I can afford, while they are still available.

 

 

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51 minutes ago, .ghoti. said:

 

 

If it turns out that my dealer is correct, and all SCV blanks will be built in Mexico, I will be going to my dealer and buying as many SCV blanks as I can afford, while they are still available.

 

 

Just hope they don't do like one retailer did when Loomis stopped selling blanks and suspend all wholesale purchases.   Everything became retail after their announcement!

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10 hours ago, S Hovanec said:

Just hope they don't do like one retailer did when Loomis stopped selling blanks and suspend all wholesale purchases.   Everything became retail after their announcement!

Well, if they do that, I will.not be buying any.

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I was just gonna post that.

 

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7 minutes ago, Jrob78 said:

Well, at least we can get SCV blanks unfinished now.

 

That was the first thing I said to myself when I read that.

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40 minutes ago, Jrob78 said:

Well, at least we can get SCV blanks unfinished now.

That was the second thing I said. The first was thank you.

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I can see how it's like walking a tightrope for a rod company to sell blanks. The price they need to get to protect the brand of the finished product really isn't competitive. I think they struck a compromise that will work for everyone. 

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That's very true. I used to buy St Croix blanks, but it worked out too expensive. The last two spinning rods of theirs I bought, both SCV, I bought as finished rods, stripped the horrible handles and rebuilt the handles. It was still much cheaper than buying a blank, the torzites and the handle and building it myself.

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