Texas_bullet wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
I bought an original Champion crankbait rod (has Lamiglas stamped on it),
I just checked the Dobyns website. There is no mention of lamiglas anywhere on the website and not for any of the rod series that I can find:
Champion XP description:
"The new standard for sensitivity, strength, weight and balance and now featuring Fuji Guides! Champion XP Series rods feature proprietary high modulus graphite blanks, Fuji Alconite guides, Kevlar wrapping, Fuji graphite reel seats and AA grade Portugal cork. Champion XP Series rods are light, strong, sensitive and perfectly balanced. Over 50 models to choose from and includes every technique specific model you could want!"
Champion Extreme XP description:
"The ultimate in sensitivity, strength, weight and balance! Champion Extreme Series rods feature proprietary high modulus graphite blanks, Fuji guides, Toray material , Kevlar wrapping, Fuji reel seats and hoods and AAA-grade Portugal cork grips. No expense was spared in assembling these rods!"
Absolutely NO mention of Lamiglas made in USA QUALITY anywhere on Dobyns website.
Lamiglas would be a huge bunch of steps up for Dobyns rods made in China. Would not be a Dobyns any more...
Real lamiglas blanks would be made in USA:
"Our USA-based, family owned & operated company is built on a commitment to provide the finest fishing rods & blanks. You'll find that our selection covers an extensive range of fisheries worldwide."
How could a chinese made Dobyns be made on a lamiglas blank in China??? Something is not adding up for me... what am I missing??? Did Dobyns license the use of the name for rods he had made in China??? Or, did he actually source some of his rod blanks from lamiglas at one time??? This is new to me and interesting to dig into.