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eyeguy 54

Just got it in the mail.  Looks like it will be a fun little of. 26 inch UL.  Nice light tip on it. Anybody out there use these? 

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eyeguy 54

nobody?  Guess I better do a report after I try it. 

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Rick G

When you gonna try it?:P 7degrees out right now. 

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eyeguy 54

busy week and busy till Saturday night. maybe Sunday?  we should head to possible get together spot and check it out.  

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Rick G

I heard there was roughly 3-4inches on Sunday.... I'm game;)

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HunterFisher11

Ok not sure if this is the same rod?? But I found these a couple years ago. Love them mine are all 24 inches only ones that I use and not expensive so don’t care if I happen to break one once in awhile..

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eyeguy 54

thats the one I got last year. nice little rod but I wanted something a little lighter on the front end so got the pro ice blue 26 UL.  I used the 24 inch in the yak and it worked great.  

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monstermoose78

Hey St. Cloud boys let’s meet and at the lake we ended last year on Sunday it has enough ice. Text me and I will tell you how much

@Rick G @eyeguy 54

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eyeguy 54

Got the day planned. No fishing for me till monday. Have fun guys if you get out

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monstermoose78

I will

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redneckdan

I use the 48" but I cut the first section of orange top off and reinstall the tip guide. Stiffens it up perfectly for me to get good hook sets but still super soft for dead sticking.

 

I just ordered 2 more for spares. Looking to try setting them up as tip downs.

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eyeguy 54

interesting. I got the one I got for gills so not gonna touch the tip. 

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eyeguy 54

it worked great inside. very sensitive. outside the eyelets froze up. too small

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AlwaysFishing23

Buddy bought one last night and liked it for the $10 he spent he said it was worth it a durability was high up there. 

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eyeguy 54

did he find the 26 inch pro UL ?

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AlwaysFishing23

He said the Wally World he went to had the 27 inch UL and 24 he went with the 24 so no

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leech~~

Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods. 

Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  :(

We need to bring back the Rich folks! :P

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sunniewally

Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods. 

Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  :(

We need to bring back the Rich folks! :P

Finally getting smart!! 10.00 dollar rod will work just fine:D

 

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eyeguy 54
9 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods. 

Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  :(

We need to bring back the Rich folks! :P

If I had gobs of money I would own a few of those spendy rods.  MAybe I will gift myself one someday since you didnt get my name for Christmas. :grin:

16 with shipping. lol

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Mike89

at a garage sale.....

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monstermoose78

I am always looking for better ice rods but I hate paying more than 50 bucks

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Tom Sawyer
12 hours ago, leech~~ said:

Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped.  A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods. 

Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum!  :(

We need to bring back the Rich folks! :P

You'd get a good laugh at what the consistent check cashers on the ice fishing circuits, have been have been using for years. $4.99

 

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You would be blown away seeing what the USA Fishing Team is using to put very negative biters on the ice for about $8.99 retail for rod and reel. The ability to present small lures (1.5mm) on ultra light line (3/4 lb), and still be able to detect bites, is what it's all about. 

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On 12/9/2017 at 7:48 PM, eyeguy 54 said:

it worked great inside. very sensitive. outside the eyelets froze up. too small

That's what happened to mine too.

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eyeguy 54

zapped HT a note to see if the rod is available anywhere with bigger guides. Nope. 

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leech~~
1 hour ago, Tom Sawyer said:

You'd get a good laugh at what the consistent check cashers on the ice fishing circuits, have been have been using for years. $4.99

 

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You would be blown away seeing what the USA Fishing Team is using to put very negative biters on the ice for about $8.99 retail for rod and reel. The ability to present small lures (1.5mm) on ultra light line (3/4 lb), and still be able to detect bites, is what it's all about. 

Not really, I had that shock a year or so ago when I went out for a day fishing with a Ice Tournament guy. His rods had very light ends, as in you could almost blow on them and they would move. He bought them all on-line for some good cash $80-$100 each. But he did have on all his rods that little cheap in-line reels with like 1-2 lb line on them all! I had to actually borough one of his rods and reels just to keep up with him! :P

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