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Kevin23:
Ice blues are parabolic noodle rods. Not sensitive at all, in fact they feel like a wet noodle, but they are super light action so you can see the tip move if a fish sniffs it. I wouldn't dream of putting a walleye bait on one, it'll probably bend it in half. A 6" bluegill bends it completely over when fighting, I imagine you'll have your hands full if you hook a walleye with it.

You don't need short rods in most flipovers, that's old school thought of needing 18-20" rods when fishing inside. I use 32" rods in mine and my buddy's tents without issue.

I use the ice blues for dead sticking panfish  ;)

Iceassin:
36" Schooley Arctic Blues. Fiberglass. Sensitive with plenty of backbone. Good for perch as well. Great in the shack and won't break the bank.

By the way, love the HT's for gills paired up with an Ice Strong titanium. Good enough for these...







Uncle Al:

--- Quote from: Kevin23 on Feb 27, 2020, 11:25 AM ---Ice blues are parabolic noodle rods. Not sensitive at all, in fact they feel like a wet noodle, but they are super light action so you can see the tip move if a fish sniffs it. I wouldn't dream of putting a walleye bait on one, it'll probably bend it in half. A 6" bluegill bends it completely over when fighting, I imagine you'll have your hands full if you hook a walleye with it.

You don't need short rods in most flipovers, that's old school thought of needing 18-20" rods when fishing inside. I use 32" rods in mine and my buddy's tents without issue.

I use the ice blues for dead sticking panfish  ;)

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These Ice Blues that I have are far from being a noodle rod. they are medium action, stiff as a board, and as of late I have caught walleye with them. I would prefer using a rod without the backbone that these have, but caught the walleye anyway.

SirCranksalot:
 I have several---they come with various actions. I tend to use medium. I like them because I fish outside and they have big guides that a resistant to clogging with ice.

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