Thomas & Thomas have always been known for craftsmanship and quality. Their rods are made in the USA and don't cut any corners. Every component of these rods is top-notch, from tip to butt. The cork is of the finest quality and the perfect thread wraps compliment the deep blue tone of the blank. The reel seats are manufactured by T&T and are extremely smooth and solid. Each rod section is even individually serial-numbered. Thomas & Thomas rods have that "custom" look and feel that is so often lacking from rack model production rods.