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Offline TickleStick

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How many rods
« on: Nov 06, 2019, 08:47 PM »
How many rods do you take with you ice fishing?

I usually take 3 but might up that this year....

Offline HWeber

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2019, 08:51 PM »
Usually 6, sometimes more. We can fish 4 lines in my state tho

Offline Kopower

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2019, 08:59 PM »
My rod case holds 6, and have another case for tip up equipment with 2.

It's nice being able to quickly switch to a rod that's already tied up with different lures. We only get 2 lines in MN.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2019, 09:15 PM »
If I'm the passenger, usually no more than three.  If I'm solo and have all the room to myself I usually bring a minimum of six rods.

Bare minimum use is one dead stick set up and obviously one jigging set up.

Usually it's panfish set ups, but will also make sure to bring set ups for catfishing, hole hopping, walleye fishing that are a little more tailored for those tasks.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Five

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2019, 09:39 PM »
 I carry 8 in my rod case all setup with different jigs n spoons so I donít waste much time on the ice

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2019, 09:44 PM »
4

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2019, 09:55 PM »
6, but will be 10 this season, we can use 5 a piece.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #8 on: Nov 06, 2019, 10:27 PM »
Weekend trip, 6 or 7 depending what the target species is. Day outing 3 or 4? We can use two lines a person. 

I've found if I'm targeting a certain species say panfish, I should only bring those rods. Not a extra pike or walleye rod "just incase"  helps make me focus only on the target even if I'm striking out and cuts down on gear.

Offline JaminWI

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #9 on: Nov 06, 2019, 10:54 PM »
Day trip for a specific species, 3-4
Weekend trip or out of town destination, 6-8

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #10 on: Nov 06, 2019, 11:33 PM »
I used to always keep it at 3 mostly pan fish set ups now I find I want to use little spoons other lures so rather than retie I have added 4 more for a total of 7 then if the wife comes with I don't feel so guilty having that many only 3.5 per person ;D

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #11 on: Nov 06, 2019, 11:44 PM »
I Usually hop around with 3 to fish with, prettied with different lures. But we are allowed to use 5 lines, so on the occasion that I use set lines, I also bring out 4 for the ice riggers.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #12 on: Nov 06, 2019, 11:48 PM »
As many as I can carry.

In Nebraska we get five lines each. I mix and match "Salt Valley" tipups (sensitive enough for a crappie bite) with jig rods, dead sticks and other. No matter what I at least have one rod with a spoon, and another with a little jig.  More rods equals more presentation options without having to retie. Once you get a presentation dialed in you can start changing out stuff that's not working.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #13 on: Nov 07, 2019, 03:28 AM »
If I'm a passenger usually no more than 3 If I'm solo and have all the room to myself I usually bring a minimum of 6 rods
Bare minimum use is one dead stick set up and obviously one jigging set up.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2019, 03:41 AM »
6, but will be 10 this season, we can use 5 a piece.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #15 on: Nov 07, 2019, 04:07 AM »


              I take five in my case, 2 Laker rods and 3 pan fish rods!

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #16 on: Nov 07, 2019, 04:51 AM »
3 pannies,  2 walleye. I also take 3 tip ups...2 for pike, 1 for walleye. That's it.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:02 AM »
6 this year, 4 will be pre-rigged with various heads while 2 will have quick snaps for jigging spoons.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:25 AM »
6 rods, and depending on if I stop for bait or not, 4 tip-ups.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:34 AM »
I usually take 2. If I get to go out on the ice this year might take more. What are people using for rod cases?
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #20 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:37 AM »
I use the eagle claw rod case, it's my rod case and tackle box. Everything in one place.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #21 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:56 AM »
I usually take 2. If I get to go out on the ice this year might take more. What are people using for rod cases?

I use a soft case from HT...like 35 bucks or so. It offers up a little protection. Just have to use a little caution when packing. Better than nothing.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #22 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:59 AM »
I carry 8 panfish jigging rods In my Flip-over. I have a Clam 4 Rod Holder mounted to a cutting board on each side of the tub. I HATE retying while on the ice! It is a little tight, but it is very convenient for me to switch out a rod rather than tie on a different lure.


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Re: How many rods
« Reply #23 on: Nov 07, 2019, 06:13 AM »
In Michigan we can have 3 lines so I take 3 rods. I use 2 TUCR precision noodles and a TUCR Bullwhip. All 30Ē. I use a Plano breakdown shotgun case (the same one as the bow-max case). Works well enough for me.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #24 on: Nov 07, 2019, 06:33 AM »

  I carry 4 rods when perch and eye fishing
  Panfish 4
   2 when laker fishing
 

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #25 on: Nov 07, 2019, 06:40 AM »
Usually 3 or 4
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #26 on: Nov 07, 2019, 06:53 AM »
I usually have 10 rods with me, don't like to retire on the ice to hard to see and to cold.
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Re: How many rods
« Reply #27 on: Nov 07, 2019, 07:04 AM »
When i was younger id bring a bucketful.now im beginning to become a minimalist and bring my clam rod locker with 3 pre tied combos.one with a black jig,1 with red and 1 with white.pretty much can get it done with those color jigs.and my 2 tipups.

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #28 on: Nov 07, 2019, 07:22 AM »
home waters I take 3, anything outside of that I take 5-7

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Re: How many rods
« Reply #29 on: Nov 07, 2019, 07:36 AM »
A dozen.   Couple rigged as dead sticks. The rest with an assortment of jigs for different targeted species.

 






 



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