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Author Topic: Custom Ice Rods  (Read 1658 times)

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Custom Ice Rods
« on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:13 AM »
Who all here uses them? I am in the process of switching all of my ice rods out for custom. I think they are better quality and they look better. Right now i have a 60", 54" 2x 36" and 2 32"med for pike and walleye.
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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:46 AM »
 all custom rods

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:48 AM »
Most are custom
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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:49 AM »
I think you have already checked out my rods! Let me know if you need any help. I am going to make a run for some supplies soon.

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:56 AM »
I started swapping out stock rods for Customs last year, mostly because of all the twisted blanks and misalined eyelets I was finding ! For me to be able to design the rod the way I want it and with the features that I think will work best for me easily offsets any additional cost ! Its Ironic that some guys have no issue with dumping  good money into their soft water outfits and then they will screech about having to spend more then $15 bucks on an Ice rod ??  :blink: :roflmao:

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2011, 08:21 AM »
I started slowly switching mine out as well.   A fellow iceshanty member has a custom outfit called Austin Custom Rods.  I have bought a total of 5 from him and am very happy with the results.   I think anytime you can get away from mass production you are going to get a better quality product.  Regardless where you get the rod I bet you will be happy.

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:10 PM »
Custom here too, usually if a rod is under 4 feet long it stays in the truck.
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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:25 PM »
Some custom and some are very spicific brand names.
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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2011, 07:31 PM »
Who all here uses them? I am in the process of switching all of my ice rods out for custom. I think they are better quality and they look better. Right now i have a 60", 54" 2x 36" and 2 32"med for pike and walleye.
Me me me, pick me! I have the custom IA rod of the year made by Adam Bricker. Find him on Facebook Brickers Custom Rods. His rods are amazing! Here is a poor picture but good enough lol.



 

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #9 on: Dec 29, 2011, 09:08 PM »
I started slowly switching mine out as well.   A fellow iceshanty member has a custom outfit called Austin Custom Rods.  I have bought a total of 5 from him and am very happy with the results.   I think anytime you can get away from mass production you are going to get a better quality product.  Regardless where you get the rod I bet you will be happy.

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #10 on: Dec 30, 2011, 06:06 AM »
Some custom and some are very spicific brand names.

hey man i appreciate the offer but the guy that ties my rods does a great job. He is also a personal friend and gives me prices i cant refuse. But i do appreciate the offer! just wanted to see who all uses custom rods.
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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2011, 06:13 AM »
 I have several custon made rods. I have one that is over 40 years old I bought new and have used it ever since. May be looking for another one this year. Anyone know a good place to get one?

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #12 on: Dec 30, 2011, 05:55 PM »
How do the bricker custom rods compare to let's say a power noodle from thorne bros, or the quiver stick.  Does he make them with small bland and sensitive?

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #13 on: Dec 30, 2011, 06:27 PM »
I don't own a thorn bros rod so I cannot speak about them but the Bricker rod is amazing, not only in looks. The rods action is fanominal with a strong backbone starting at 1 1/2 i-let. Worried about those light biter's?  Not With this rod.

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #14 on: Dec 31, 2011, 08:34 AM »
I have all custom rods as well except for one noodle rod. I make my own out of long poles the kids have broken. Nothing very pretty, but they catch fish! With 5 kids, I wound up with enough broken rods to outfit an army!

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Re: Custom Ice Rods
« Reply #15 on: Dec 31, 2011, 09:46 AM »
Mine are custom as well. But my favorite go to rod is a 6' tip section of a original Dick Swan Lamiglas noodle rod. A close friend of mine grew up fishing with him, and we took a trip up to Dick's house in 2004 and bought what blanks he had left. Needless to say that rod hardly leaves my hand when I'm on the ice.
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