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there's only one choice under 150 and that would be a st.croix premier.a hair over that would be a st.croix avid.

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they may be the only ones who actually have blanks made here.

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Take a look at the lamiglas Excel rods. You will be pleasantly surprised AND save $50 off your upper limit.

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take your time and find a sale on avids

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Citrus stick.  Handmade in lebanon TN, the only component not american made is the guides.  155$ with a liftetime warranty and as far as I have seen, they are the lightest rods on the market in the 150$ range.

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Falcon Lowriders or Bucoo's...or spend a lil extra and get a T7 Falcon Cara...all nice rods. ;)

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I picked up a StCroix Premier, the tiny label on the end cap read "Made in China" a friend has 2 of them, and remember him peeling off the sticker.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I picked up a StCroix Premier, the tiny label on the end cap read "Made in China" a friend has 2 of them, and remember him peeling off the sticker.

Most of their lower end rods are made overseas or in Mexico now. I believe that it starts @ the Avid they're made in the US. (As well, some of the lower end Glass rods are still US made to my understanding.)

Just walked over and checked my Premier Glass and it's made in the USA.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I picked up a StCroix Premier, the tiny label on the end cap read "Made in China" a friend has 2 of them, and remember him peeling off the sticker.

According to St Croix's website they are made in Park Falls, WI.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I picked up a StCroix Premier, the tiny label on the end cap read "Made in China" a friend has 2 of them, and remember him peeling off the sticker.

Most of their lower end rods are made overseas or in Mexico now. I believe that it starts @ the Avid they're made in the US. (As well, some of the lower end Glass rods are still US made to my understanding.)

Just walked over and checked my Premier Glass and it's made in the USA.

That very well may be the difference, glass and graphite, I know he has the graphite. I own one StC rod, its a Premier, but is also easily 20yrs old, perhaps better. Its a lil UL rod I use to trout fish with.

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CASTAWAY out of Texas.

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Premiers are made in the USA. 

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I own an Avid and a Falcon Lowrider. The Lowrider is new to me, only three fish so far, they were caught slow moving a craw tube on the bottom. The initial taps were very light but I picked them up easily. The jury is still out. After an entire season I'll have my opinion. A very well made rod IMO.

My present Avid is a replacement for one I broke last season. St. Croix replaced it no questions asked in spite of me admitting the rod broke at night, possibly because of braid wrapping around the tip. That alone got them another customer for life.

Finally, I have a St. Croix Triumph. It's obviously not an Avid, but I've caught many, many fish with it. A no BS sub - $100 stick. No complaints here.

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Premiers are made in the USA.

I stand corrected.  Thought that it was odd that it would be just the glass, so it is the lower end IE: Triumph and Mojo that are made outside the US?

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Before St Croix opened a plant up in Mexico, Triumphs were made in China that is probably where the confusion is from.

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Lamiglas Excels... made in the USA and lifetime warranty, not to mention less expensive than the others and every bit as good.

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