Anyone use one of the cheap (usually made in China) CNC aluminum no brand single action fly reels? They go anywhere in price from $10 to around $40 and are available on auction sites as well as some other large mail order retail houses. I bought one just on a whim to try it out and see what it was all about. It really is not a bad reel, especially for the price. It is easy to change from RHW to LHE and the drag ain't bad. So, I bought a couple of more. I only had one bad one. The housing was warped and this caused the spool to wobble. So, because I had another one just like it, I took the spool off the bad one to use as an extra spool on the good one. I know, I too would rather buy American made products (and I usually do), but what are you gonna do? We are now living in a global economy and whatever we buy these days some of it's parts or packaging or assembly is going to be from somewhere overseas. So, if you have one, what is your opinion of it?
BTW, most of the reels I use are vintage; made in the USA like the old tried and true Pf. Medalist.