Micropterus salmoides

Bass Fishing Forum Bass Fishing Forum

Site Slogan

News: Forum updated, problems HERE if you see any!

Made In USA Lure & Tackle List

(Read 496 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER SUPPORT UB

Esox obsessed

  • Smallmouth
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 281
  • Location: Rochester ny
  • Gender: Male
  • live fishing die fishing
Was hoping to start a Made In USA Lures & Tackle List
Please leave either a hyperlink or at least a link to their official website when possible if you have a suggestion for recategorizing or if i missed a category please let me know
THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR POLITICAL DISCUSSION BUT A LIST TO BRING ATTENTION FOR LURES & TACKLE MADE IN USA


Crankbaits
Jerkbaits
Jigs/Jigheads
Spinners
Soft Plastics
Spoons
Terminal Tackle
Topwater
Last Edit: November 27, 2022, 10:33:56 AM by Esox obsessed


BassmanRudy

  • Staff
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,756
  • Location: Rosamond, CA
  • Gender: Male
  • I'd Rather be Bass Fishing!! :-)
Are we talking "made" or "assembled"?? I know some really small tackle companies who assemble the lures here but components still come from wherever...
"Rudy"
I use Mister Twister Baits!
www.mistertwister.com

Esox obsessed

  • Smallmouth
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 281
  • Location: Rochester ny
  • Gender: Male
  • live fishing die fishing
Are we talking "made" or "assembled"?? I know some really small tackle companies who assemble the lures here but components still come from wherever...
I didnt actually think about that do you want to include them

Smallie_Stalker

  • Community Diplomat
  • ****
  • Posts: 22,991
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Dobyns Rods When fishing is more than just a hobby
Are we talking "made" or "assembled"?? I know some really small tackle companies who assemble the lures here but components still come from wherever...
Unfortunately most of the big companies do this too Rudy.

Essex, this subject comes up at least once a year so using the search feature you can find a lot of info and save people time having to repeat information and photos.

The bottom line is this: the majority of companies that claim made in the U.S.A. get their materials from somewhere overseas (mostly China) and then assemble them here. So assembled in the U.S.A  is what you get with few exceptions.

Rudy was right on the money.

Sent from my SM-S908U using Tapatalk

Dobyns Rods   Titan Tungsten   Abu Garcia  Berkley  Pflueger  Spiderwire

Esox obsessed

  • Smallmouth
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 281
  • Location: Rochester ny
  • Gender: Male
  • live fishing die fishing
Are we talking "made" or "assembled"?? I know some really small tackle companies who assemble the lures here but components still come from wherever...
Unfortunately most of the big companies do this too Rudy.

Essex, this subject comes up at least once a year so using the search feature you can find a lot of info and save people time having to repeat information and photos.

The bottom line is this: the majority of companies that claim made in the U.S.A. get their materials from somewhere overseas (mostly China) and then assemble them here. So assembled in the U.S.A  is what you get with few exceptions.

Rudy was right on the money.

Sent from my SM-S908U using Tapatalk
to be made in usa at least 50% of the materials has to be US parts so its better then nothing

But i guess not on assembled in usa unless you cant find anything

bigjim5589

  • Community Diplomat
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,241
  • Location: Manning, South Carolina, formerly MD
  • Gender: Male
Unfortunately, many of the components are no longer made in the US at all, so parts are only available from offshore. For example, jig skirt materials are now only made in China or Vietnam.

There's only one hook maker in the US, Eagle Claw, and except for their Trokar brand, not a lot folks consider EC as a premium brand, so other brands, made in other countries, have become more in demand and popular.  Gamakatsu, Owner and Mustad are very popular, with Mustad now being made in China, and the other two in Japan. VMC are still made in France, and Victory hooks are made in China. There are hooks made in S. Korea too.

Spinner blades & other such parts are still available from US manufacturers, but all the hard plastic lures are now produced offshore. There's plenty of soft bait makers in the US, although I'm not sure all the plastisol is produced here.

So, it's not easy to find many 100% made in the USA lures now, simply because the various component parts are not all produced here.
Fanatical Fly Tyer & Tackle Maker!  It's An OBSESSION!!  J. Hester Fly & Tackle Co. LLC.

Esox obsessed

  • Smallmouth
  • **
  • *
  • Posts: 281
  • Location: Rochester ny
  • Gender: Male
  • live fishing die fishing
Unfortunately, many of the components are no longer made in the US at all, so parts are only available from offshore. For example, jig skirt materials are now only made in China or Vietnam.

There's only one hook maker in the US, Eagle Claw, and except for their Trokar brand, not a lot folks consider EC as a premium brand, so other brands, made in other countries, have become more in demand and popular.  Gamakatsu, Owner and Mustad are very popular, with Mustad now being made in China, and the other two in Japan. VMC are still made in France, and Victory hooks are made in China. There are hooks made in S. Korea too.

Spinner blades & other such parts are still available from US manufacturers, but all the hard plastic lures are now produced offshore. There's plenty of soft bait makers in the US, although I'm not sure all the plastisol is produced here.

So, it's not easy to find many 100% made in the USA lures now, simply because the various component parts are not all produced here.

True but if we start buying made in usa it will encourage other companies to move back if enough people do it

Smallie_Stalker

  • Community Diplomat
  • ****
  • Posts: 22,991
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Dobyns Rods When fishing is more than just a hobby
Unfortunately, many of the components are no longer made in the US at all, so parts are only available from offshore. For example, jig skirt materials are now only made in China or Vietnam.

There's only one hook maker in the US, Eagle Claw, and except for their Trokar brand, not a lot folks consider EC as a premium brand, so other brands, made in other countries, have become more in demand and popular.  Gamakatsu, Owner and Mustad are very popular, with Mustad now being made in China, and the other two in Japan. VMC are still made in France, and Victory hooks are made in China. There are hooks made in S. Korea too.

Spinner blades & other such parts are still available from US manufacturers, but all the hard plastic lures are now produced offshore. There's plenty of soft bait makers in the US, although I'm not sure all the plastisol is produced here.

So, it's not easy to find many 100% made in the USA lures now, simply because the various component parts are not all produced here.

True but if we start buying made in usa it will encourage other companies to move back if enough people do it
II used to think that way too when I was younger and I so wish it was the case. Unfortunately, without bringing politics into the discussion we can't discuss the many reasons why companies won't or in some cases can't come back to 100% made in the U.S.A. It has nothing to do with how many people buy from a "Made in the U.S.A. company.

Sad, but true.
 


Sent from my SM-S908U using Tapatalk

Dobyns Rods   Titan Tungsten   Abu Garcia  Berkley  Pflueger  Spiderwire

 


BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER SUPPORT UB