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Harry Verdurchi:
What the Hell  is going on in the Fishing Reel  Company ownership these days ????
Zebco buys out Fin-nor then pure fishing buys Fin- Nor from Zebco but Pure Fishing is owned by Sycamore Partners who recently bought this then that then they sold out to ,then those guys bought and sold those and now nobody knows where to buy S H I T from anybody !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before that
Outdoor Technologies Group becomes Pure Fishing and acquires Mitchell, Johnson, and Spiderwire brands from Johnson Worldwide Associates ...

June 4, 2005 -

The acquisition of Fin-Nor is Zebco's second foray into producing gear for salt water anglers. In 2003, Zebco bought Van Staal and spent most ...
Acquired by the W.C. Bradley Co. in 2001, Zebco has been a leader in fishing since 1949 with over 250 million reels sold.

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Sycamore Partners Completes Acquisition of Pure Fishing › news-releases › sycamore-part...

Jan 7, 2019 - NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sycamore Partners today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pure Fishing from ...

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Dec 3, 2019 - Pure Fishing Inc., a platform company of the private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has acquired fishing brands Fin-Nor and Van Staal from W.C. ...
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Nov 7, 2018 - Pure Fishing is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and ... Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations ...

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Outdoor Technologies Group becomes Pure Fishing and acquires Mitchell, Johnson, and Spiderwire brands from Johnson Worldwide Associates ...

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Nov 7, 2018 - Newell Brands has today announced that it has agreed the sale of Pure Fishing to a New York-based private equity group in a deal that is worth ...

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Nov 8, 2018 - You know Pure Fishing, the corp. that owns Abu Garcia, All Star, ... Just when you thought the Peak Rock Capital acquisition of Southern ...

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(Feb. 11, 2004 - SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA) - Pure Fishing announced that it has purchased the fishing related assets of Remington Arms Company, Inc., including the ...

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Apr 10, 2007 - Jarden Corporation today announced the acquisition of Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels ...

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Dec 12, 2019 - Pure Fishing has announced the acquisition of iconic fishing brands Fin-Nor
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Something has to Give here folks this is getting just plain ridiculous!!!!!

I think all this started when they quit making OLDSMOBILES !

Wompus Cat:
Here is an article by Mike Brands of
copied by his permission
That tells the current owners/buyers/sellers/Makers/Origins of Manufacture of Fishing stuff today.
Thanks Mike !

Are Pure Fishing Tackle Brands Made in the USA?
By Mike / Brands / February 13, 2021

Pure Fishing is a huge multi-brand conglomerate of several popular fishing tackle brands like Berkley, Fenwick, Pflueger, Penn, Shakespeare, Ugly Stik, Stren, and several others (full list below). They have roots all the way back to 1874 and are now headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. They’ve grown organically with their own brands and through acquisition over their long history, most recently buying Van Staal and Fin-Nor in 2020. Pure Fishing has also been through their fair share of acquisitions over the years. They were owned by a company called Jarden that sold to Newell Brands in in 2015 and then Newell Brands subsequently sold Pure Fishing in 2018 to their current owner, Sycamore Partners (a private equity group). So, with all those brands and all those acquisitions, are Pure Fishing brands made in the USA? We break it all down for each of their tackle brands below.
Verdict: Which Pure Fishing Tackle Brands Are Made in the USA?

Only some Pure Fishing tackle brands are made in the USA. This isn’t a huge surprise since they have such a wide variety of tackle brands and all of them are not U.S.-based.

Below is a breakdown for each of their major product lines.

    Abu Garcia: Originally named AB Urfabriken, Abu Garcia is a Swedish brand, many of their reels and other tackle are still made in Sweden.
    Berkley: This company originated in Iowa in 1937. Some of their fishing lines are made in the USA (only a few of the Trilene brand). Tough to find Powerbait and other tackle made domestically.
    Chub: This company is based in the UK and focuses on Carp fishing products.
    Fenwick: Very popular fishing rods, unfortunately most are made in Taiwan.
    Fin-Nor: A popular fishing reels brand recently acquired by Pure Fishing. However, not many of their reels are made here.
    Greys: This company is based in the UK and makes a lot of fly fishing gear.
    Hardy: Also an English company that focuses on fly fishing tackle.
    Hodgman: Makes popular waders, unfortunately they are not made in the USA (confirmed with the Hodgman team).
    JRC: Carp fishing tackle and accessories, based in the United Kingdom.
    Mitchell: Famous for their spinning reels, based in Marignier, France.
    Penn: Only a few reels made in the USA, most are made overseas. Full article on Penn reels here.
    Pflueger: Fly fishing and spinning tackle, most is not made in the USA.
    Sebile: French owned fishing tackle company.
    Shakespeare: Founded in Michigan, popular option for kids fishing tackle. Unfortunately not much tackle made here anymore and has had recall issues.
    SpiderWire: Popular braided fishing line with lots of made in the USA options. I recommend the Ultracast Fluoro-Braid Superline.
    Stren: Well known fishing line company, lots of made in the USA options.
    Ugly Stik: Nope, most of these popular fishing rods are made overseas now.
    Van Staal: Reels mostly for saltwater anglers. Some components sourced from China, but does some manufacturing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tread carefully.

For more recommendations on American made fishing tackle, check out our research below. Also make sure to watch our YouTube video on American made fishing gear.
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