Author Topic: Looking for a new rod  (Read 1630 times)


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Looking for a new rod
« on: Jan 20, 2015, 04:52 PM »
Looking for a new gill rod. I want something with a light enough tip I don't need to use a spring bobber, around 22", and I plan on putting a straight line spooler reel on it. Would like the price up to $30... Any recommendations???


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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2015, 08:21 PM »
Check out the Flat Line rod from Sportsman's Direct.  I've got one in 24" mated with an Eagle Claw inline reel.  Love it and hate it.  Love fishing it but hate that it has completely ruined my taste for spinning reels when ice fishing.
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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2015, 06:41 PM »
Ht pro blue for a cheap, Thorne bros for the best. No spring needed


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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2015, 07:41 PM »
I bought a HT UL tight line combo in 24" at Meijers for like $35. I'm very happy with the sensitivity thus far and the drag on the reel doesn't feel bad either. No need for a spring bobber, the tip is plenty sensitive enough. 


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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #4 on: Jan 27, 2015, 09:29 AM »
My new go-to gill rod is from Cabela's.  I wanted something longer that I could use outside the shanty without a spring bobber.  Bought it for $19 at one of their stores.  The tip is soft enough to signal light bites, but there is enough backbone to land the cats that seem to find my jig.  The cork handle is a nice size too.  I have the 28" UL model, but I note that it comes in a 24" UL.  Will likely try and buy a second one at the end of the season sale.
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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2015, 04:18 AM »
Give Thorne Bros. a call and tell them what you are looking for in a rod and to spend.
You may be pleasantly surprised.




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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2016, 03:36 PM »
Gotta try the No. 8 Tackle "Snitch" rod... I wont use anything else for finicky gills


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