Flyfishing with Dad and the pup

Top American Made Fishing Gear Directory

By Matt Mullins   updated March 30, 2020

If you’re looking for what fly fishing and conventional fishing gear is made in the USA then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve personally supported American made fishing equipment since beginning to fish with my Dad as a young boy; including Sage & Winston Rods, Simms waders, Lamson & Ross reels, and Rio fly line, leader, and tippet. All of the following companies in this guide proudly craft their high end fishing equipment in the USA. However, a few of these brands may also sell lower end imports. This guide includes both fly fishing and conventional (spinning and casting) equipment organized in an unbiased alphabetical order.

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Fly Fishing

Abel Reels

  • www.abelreels.com – Abel manufactures premium reels as well as nippers, pliers, and other accessories.
More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Aspen Reels

More Info/Current Pricing at AspenReels.com

Bauer Fly Reels

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Cortland Line Company

  • www.cortlandline.com – Fly lines, sport fishing lines, leaders, and tippet. This historic company has been manufacturing in Cortland, NY, USA since 1915.
More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Galvan Fly Reels

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

G. Loomis

  • www.gloomis.com – Gary Loomis makes both fly fishing and conventional rods.
More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Hatch Outdoors

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Lamson

  • www.waterworks-lamson.com – Lamson manufactures their higher end reels in Idaho. I use and highly recommend their Lamson Guru reel.
More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Nautilus

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Orvis

  • www.orvis.com – Their higher end rods, reels and fly line are made in the USA.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Rio

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

R.L. Winston Rod Co.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Ross

  • www.rossreels.com – Reels. I own a Ross Evolution Reel and highly recommend it. Note, their top of the line reels are US made.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at BackCountry.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

 

Sage

  • www.sageflyfish.com – Their fly rods are made in the USA, but not their reels. I own a Sage SLT 4 piece 4wt 4 piece rod that I take everywhere including backpacking and love it.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Scientific Anglers

  • www.scientificanglers.com – Scientific Anglers produces American made lines, leaders, and tippet. Their rods and reels don’t appear to be made in the USA.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Scott Fly Rods

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Simms

  • www.simmsfishing.com –  Their higher end waders are still made in the USA (Bozeman, MT), but not most of their apparel, boots, etc. I own US made Simms waders and highly recommend them.

More Info/Current Pricing at FishWest.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Teton

More Info/Current Pricing at TetonUSA

Thomas & Thomas

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Tibor

More Info/Current Pricing at Cabelas.com

More Info/Current Pricing at TridentFlyFishing.com

Spinning & Casting / Conventional Fishing

Avet Reels

More Info/Current Pricing at Cabelas.com

Cajun Custom Rods

More Info/Current Pricing at Cajun Custom Rods

Dardevle by Eppinger Mfg.

Falcon Rods

  • www.falconrods.com – Falcon rods manufactures their high-end conventional rods in the USA.

G. Loomis

More Info/Current Pricing at Cabelas.com

IRT Reels

More Info/Current Pricing at Innovative Reel Technologies

Lamiglas

  • www.lamiglas.com – Lamiglas only makes some of their fly and conventional rods in the USA.

St. Croix

  • www.stcroixrods.com – St. Croix provides both fly and conventional rods. Only their top rods are still made in the USA.

Thomas Fishing Lures

More Info/Current Pricing at Cabelas.com

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