I've always used Falcons because I could support something produced here in the USA.
I'm sure that Falcon will still be a good rod, as many others are that are produced in China, but what happens to the people in Oklahoma that made these rods. Did they go to China to retain their jobs?
I understand the economics of production costs vs profit - I sell a crankbait box that was made overseas. It's just disapointing when another MFG decides to outsource production to a foreign MFGer!
Is St. Croix still made here in the USA?