Author Topic: Baitcaster ice rod ?  (Read 703 times)

Offline MichiganMan

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Baitcaster ice rod ?
« on: Mar 07, 2018, 01:54 PM »
For those of you who may use a bait caster for ice fishing. I'm looking for info on brand and source for the rods you use. For many ice fishing applications I prefer a bait caster, but it's difficult to find ice rods designed for their use.
Thanks for any insight you have to offer.
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Offline appleye

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Re: Baitcaster ice rod ?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2018, 09:07 PM »
I use two different rods both are a bit heavy I used for lake trout, a Jason Mitchell mackinaw rod and a 48" ugly stick. I used heavy spoons, tubes and jigging raps with these rods.
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Offline HWeber

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Re: Baitcaster ice rod ?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2018, 09:39 PM »
Haat rods does baitcaster rods

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Re: Baitcaster ice rod ?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 06:31 PM »
St Croix makes decent ones, useful for many applications.

Some rods can just simply be mounted with a baicasting reel.  If you want something specific, it's gonna be custom made.  Do it yourself or have a rod builder make it.

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Offline RyanW

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Re: Baitcaster ice rod ?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 08, 2018, 10:43 AM »
Sportsman direct sells a spiral wrapped (acid wrapped) rod that is made for baitcasters. It doesn’t have a reel seat, you would have to use tape or something else.

https://sportsmensdirect.com/shop/hwi-acid-rods-combos/
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