"Made in the USA" a little rod advice...Crowder?
I am putting 2 "made in the USA" combos together. The first will have a Avet exw 30/2 reel and either a st croix legend salt 7' heavy or crowder's equivalent. The second is a avet lx mc with either a st croix tide tide master 8' heavy or again the crowder equivalent. I have no experience with a crowder, and would love any input ya'll might have. The main use of the exw30/2 would be trolling or BIG bait, the lx I will use as utility, bottom, chucking live bait, or even dragging a deep plug. If you know any other reputable American rod builders let me know. Or even specific models. Thanks