D.A.M. History

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D.A.M. History

Post by Stingray » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi. Any of our resident D.A.M. experts know when it was that D.A.M. moved all its manufacturing to the far east - by my calculations it's circa late 1970s - I think originally to Korea and more recently to China ? Also did they retain a manufacturing capability in Germany for any duration post 1980; do they still have one even ?

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Post by Whopper » Tue May 02, 2017 10:43 am

Last autumn they even stopped the administration and the repair warehouse in bavaria.
It's all gone now, no spare parts available any longer...
Catch your dreams...

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Re: D.A.M. History

Post by Gary Bills » Tue May 02, 2017 12:25 pm

Interesting company - supplied the blanks, I believe, for the Hilton rods in the Sixties. I have a somewhat battered DAM carp rod from the 1990s, which I still use sometimes.

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Re: D.A.M. History

Post by Oswy » Sat May 06, 2017 9:46 am

I've a couple of old D.A.M. 10'-0" match glass rods. I find them great for carp fishing, they certainly bend when you have a double on!
They are classed as match rods, but have a nice through action and are not tippy.

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Re: D.A.M. History

Post by NiceRoach » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:19 am

I've a link to D.A.M stretching back to the 1980's when they were in full swing production of match and general coarse gear. They had an HQ in Birmingham and a Manager by the name of Pat Byrne I recall.

Recently bought two modern rods which are still very good quality in my honest opinion :tea:

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