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sgpitman

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spud bar
« on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:22 PM »
I always read of people using a spud bar for safety but I've never seen them for sale anyplace. I even went to home depot, lowes, and a couple other hardware stores looking for them but all they have are the 30 lb black 6 ft long cro bar looking things. Is that what everyone uses or is there something else? Where do I find it?

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:28 PM »
I make mine with some sucker rod or some rebar and weld a piece of flat iron to it and sharpen it. works good. Also if you do make your own put a slight bend in it and it works better for chipping out frozen tip ups. MG.


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Re: spud bar
« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:30 PM »
For the most part, having one made is the only option out in WY.  I have a good one with 1/2 inch rebar handle five foot long with a T handle of rebar at the top.  Blade is a 1/2 inch thick x 2 1/2 inch wide, and about 6 inches long. It has a 45 degree edge sharpened to a seriously sharp edge. Always keep it sharp.  You can tape up the upper handle with tape to cushion the handle. also can measure and mark the handle so you can roughly measure fish. Attach a cord for safety. Price for parts isn't much, labor is a cost unless you have a friend with a welder. My spud cost $20 at a sporting goods store in MI and I got it in 1987........a very good investment.

Like many things, it ain't got to be pretty, just has to work well.

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:31 PM »
bass pro sells them ill get the link and post in a min.
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:37 PM »
rocky mountain sports in casper has a bunch of different ones
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:39 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll have to buy one, no way I can make 1. I don't know how to weld and I have the creativity of a rock lol.

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:42 PM »
I gotta get back to rocky mountain sports. Last time I was there they didn't have much out. Sounds like they have everything out now. If they could only get in my shanty. Things been on back order for a month

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:43 PM »
if it is back ordered you might want to look into something that is in stock. 

as for welding all you need is some jumper cables, couple car batteries, blanket and some 6010.  :D
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:47 PM »
Check Murdochs in Casper, Big R in Riverton or Hasco Industrial Supply. Are you a farmer Jopes? ??? because that's farmer rod.  ;D
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:48 PM »
Check Murdochs in Casper, Big R in Riverton or Hasco Industrial Supply. Are you a farmer Jopes? ??? because that's farmer rod.  ;D

nope.  but I think I have welded once before  ;)
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:49 PM »
Lol. I don't want something else. I want a shapell dx-4000 lol.

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:55 PM »
Better throw some baling wire in there too, thats a farmers best friend  ;D


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Re: spud bar
« Reply #13 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:58 PM »
Better throw some baling wire in there too, thats a farmers best friend  ;D

bailing wire is so 1920's.  Duct tape is the new and improved stuff.   :D
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:07 PM »
bailing wire is so 1920's.  Duct tape is the new and improved stuff.   :D
Ya, I got some of that to. Just got a new role.


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Re: spud bar
« Reply #15 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:15 PM »
 I never thought of getting a spud but I think I will pick one up,any recommendations for a brand?

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #16 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:23 PM »
I never thought of getting a spud but I think I will pick one up,any recommendations for a brand?
BRAND NEW is a good brand. Where the spud comes in is on thin ice like we have right now and when I cut two  holes with an auger, I can spud out the "V" between the holes.

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Re: spud bar
« Reply #17 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:34 PM »
BRAND NEW is the type I need. I had a lake bottom but it was getting old.
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #18 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:34 PM »
nope.  but I think I have welded once before  ;)
I have a feeling that you have. i've graduated from grandpa's 6010 to MIG or 8018. and yes, baling wire, ducktape and JB Weld are the 3 things closest to a farmers heart.  (besides his Farmall) ;D
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Re: spud bar
« Reply #19 on: Nov 29, 2010, 06:42 PM »
I realy need a spud bar. In ohio the spud bar was the skinniest guy in the group being sent out with the cheapest hand auger.

 

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