Originally Posted By wallowa:
These are all great rods and I believe, Made in USA:
Sage, TCX, VTZ or ZXL
Thomas Thomas, Whisper Lite
St. Croix, Legend Elite
ETA: My bad. I read 350-700... Some of those I mention are above 350. But each of those maker offer rods in your range.
Can I ask what you dislike about your current Sage?
Nothing, I like it fine...it is just in a packed storage container sitting in Anchorage AK somewhere...so I won't see it for a year or so. That sage rod is 14-15 years old and it feels nothing like the newer sage rods, I don't mean that in a good way. The Winston rods in the $120-$300 range were way nicer than than the sage rods in the same price range.