Author Topic: Thorne Bros. Rods For Lakers. Are they worth the cost?  (Read 1272 times)

Offline iceintheveins

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I was wondering if the Thorne Bros. Rods, notably the 42" mh action professional graphite are worth the $84 tag? How are the sensitivity and hooksetting power? Do they help keep fish hooked better than shorter rods. My frabill ultra ice jigging stick has decent flex, but I lose almost half the lakers I hook, usually right near the beginning of the fight. So I would be catching probably 15 a day instead of my average 7 or 8.

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Re: Thorne Bros. Rods For Lakers. Are they worth the cost?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2004, 05:16 PM »
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Re: Thorne Bros. Rods For Lakers. Are they worth the cost?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2004, 09:07 PM »
I'd like a report on these rods too.

Anyone have any experience with the Thorne Brothers product?  :'(


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Re: Thorne Bros. Rods For Lakers. Are they worth the cost?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2004, 01:04 PM »
Thorne Bros rods are da bomb.  I've got 3 of them and I do have one for lake trout.  Can't remember the length now, but I think it's about 42".  I also use it for northern pike and it's a great as a pike pole.  I haven't done much jigging with that one, but I have with the Walleye Sweethearts and the sensitivity is unbelievable.  I've even used my Walleye Sweetheart II for panfish and with 2 lb test flourocarbon line I can feel a crappie minnow wiggle with my index finger on the line. 

I live near the Twin Cities so I'm able to hand pick a rod from their display, so it can be a little tough picking one out online and not being able to pick out the preferred size.

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Re: Thorne Bros. Rods For Lakers. Are they worth the cost?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2004, 12:03 PM »
Knife2sharp,

Thanks a lot. I'm going to take a closer look now since you like 'em so much.  :'(


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