Longer Ice Rods

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2011/12/05 20:58:19 (permalink)

Longer Ice Rods

I'm looking for a longer ice fishing rod for a x-mas present for my dad. He wants one around 34-36" for pike and walleye. I'm looking at alot of different websites and not seeing much at all in that length. Any idea of a rod I should look for? Not looking to spend an arm and a leg. Ed
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    RhnstnCowboy
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/05 21:00:48 (permalink)
    You could probably make a nice one out of an old broken rod.

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    Eman89so
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/05 21:02:51 (permalink)
    That's what we usually do. I was going to get him a good one for x-mas present.
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/05 22:02:17 (permalink)
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    Eman89so
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/06 10:49:33 (permalink)
    Good stuff. What kinda line do you guys like to use? MicroIce any good?
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/06 15:40:54 (permalink)
    2lb berkley fireline. Ive never had a fish break off. It doesn't freeze up either.
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    fish whisper
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/06 15:47:22 (permalink)
    I use mccoy green 4 pound on my ice reels I love it
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/07 11:08:12 (permalink)
    In general , I like Co-polymers, nobodies in particular . They are strong so one can scale down on # test and are also more sensitive than regular mono . I've tried half a dozen braided types and hate all of them . They do have strong advantages over mono , but for me the disadvantages outweigh them [ difficult to cut unless one uses scissors and more importantly , I can't stand that noise they make when going through rod guides ! It sounds as if they're cutting right into the guides ] .
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/07 11:50:15 (permalink)
    Co-polymer lines also stretch less, I use them for all my jigging (Eaton, French Creek) haven't tried it ice fishing yet but the deep waters at Pymy might be a good thing all i use is plastic for the crappies down there less give better feel in 20ft of water...fish5000 if you use a certain brand for ice fishing i'd like to know it....thanks in advance....
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/07 12:37:48 (permalink)
    Cajun red 2 or 3#.
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    Eman89so
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/07 13:36:19 (permalink)
    Ht Enterprise CoPoly line from Fisherie
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    RE: Longer Ice Rods 2011/12/07 14:49:19 (permalink)
    P-Line FloroIce is a great line. I really like Nanofil also.
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