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Cold_blood

hey guys its gettin to that point in the season where i'm gettin sick of my line guides and reels freezin up so i'm lookin to invest and get a quality one rod and reel possibly a combo just wonderin if theres ones you would recomend i was lookin at a jason m perch rod and reel combo but i haven't actually seen one and i haven't really heard bout them but they look good but i don't wanna spend money and have the same thing happen any input would be greatly appreciated (lookin for a pannie rod) thanks

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mww24

St croix premier series comes in a combo. I believe there 35.00 for rod and reel. I have a few and haven't had the guides freeze up. They're pretty large. I do fish in a portable though. The only thing I dislike is the reel is a little big for my liking. You can also buy just the rod for 15.00 i think and pair it with a reel of your choice.

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Cold_blood

well are there any reels out there other then the jm one that was specifically made for the cold

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jhanks50

Jason Mitchell Series rods are great, the combo real that you can buy them with is okay but I bought the Rods and then put some Tica reels on them and i like them alot!

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Team Otter

Jason Mitchell Series rods are phenomenal as are Thorne Bros. combinations.

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mww24

I'll second the tica reels. a little more spendy but i feel there worth it. I think its HT, but I'm not sure, They have a reel designed for ice fishing with a cold temp lube in the gearing. In the ice fishing forum a while back there was a thread about ice reels that was pretty long. I'm sure theres plenty of suggestions on there for ya to cold blood. Good luck in your search

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harvey lee

You might be heard pressed to find something as good as Jason Mitchell's and in that price range that is afforadable for most. Jason also has a great line up of combos with a decent reel for the money.

Jason's perch rod is good for crappies and eyes. One might also check out the Meatstick. With a very soft tip, one can detect the slightest bite and the rod has good backbone to fight the bigger ones also. A great rod indeed.

Check them out here.

http://www.jasonmitchellrods.com/

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mole

I have the JM spring bobber rod with a Plueger reel and love it, the spring bobber takes off most of the water so the guides dont ice up as much. A little ice gets on the spring bobber eye but it pops right off. I have a JM perch rod with a gander reel and love it also, it doesnt seem to ice up much.

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Jesse Drummer

check out the new bro quick tip rods ! they are amazing !

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Scott K

I would have to give a thumbs up to the Jason Mitchell rods as well. I bought a few before seaon, and now orderd a few more. I have let my wife and kids use them, so now I had to buy them each one. They are great rods for the money. You wont be dissapointed!

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