Additional info copied from another site as posted in Feb this year:
This is what I heard......
There was a private company I think in Missouri making them with a patent, sort of a mom and pop thing and they became very popular and the quality was very good. Some big company bought it and moved production to China and screwed it up. Sales fell and it is limbo now. I hear the Missouri folks are going to make them again but I am not sure about that.
I bought one made in the USA....
I absolutely love the thing.
You can probably find one somebody has in their garage if you put out some feelers on fishing sites.
Later someone stated they saw some on Ebay that were US made. Google is your friend.
Edited by Wayne P. (11/14/15 02:33 PM)
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