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Offline fishamajig

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If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« on: Nov 19, 2020, 06:36 PM »
If you could only bring two poles ice fishing, 1 for panfish and 1 for larger fish which would you choose?  Length/brand/action?  Thanks

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2020, 06:37 PM »
If you could only bring two poles ice fishing, 1 for panfish and 1 for larger fish which would you choose?  Length/brand/action?  Thanks

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:20 PM »
Pan Fish: St. Croix,  Legend,  light action spring.

Larger fish(walleye):  St. Croix,  Premier,  28",  Medium action.  Great for Perch too!

These rods I probably use 80% of the time...
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:40 PM »
Panfish - Eyeconic John Grovesnor UL 24". Reel - Frabill 261. Line - Suffix 3# orange.

Bigger fish  - Jason Mitchell 28" Dead Meat with Jason Mitchell spinning reel.

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:56 PM »
Panfish - Eyeconic John Grovesnor UL 24". Reel - Frabill 261. Line - Suffix 3# orange.

Bigger fish  - Jason Mitchell 28" Dead Meat with Jason Mitchell spinning reel.



That's my second rod for Crappies and Perch, great rod!

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2020, 08:57 PM »
I use a bunch of different rods just for the fun of it.  However if I had to narrow it down to just two poles they would be the two poles that I actually use to catch 97% of the fish while jigging.  Those two poles would be my custom made Thorne Bros. in 32" length and a 4" rear grip Panfish and Perch Sweetheart rods.  Of course mine are matched with baitcasting reels.  Honestly I actually use the Panfish Sweetheart rod over 80% of the time on my original custom prototype one.  If I ever die, my final will is going to state that I be buried with my those two poles, fully rigged, and a box of spoons and jigs.  ;D

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2020, 09:08 PM »
My TUCR Bullwhip with a Black Betty Freefall is my go to pan fish rod.

My favorite rod for walleye and bigger prey is actually a 30" ML Scheels combo I picked up 5 or 6 years ago.

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2020, 07:11 AM »
Not much for walleye around here, so give me two 28" UL Tickle Sticks for panfish.
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:51 AM »
For Walleye I would use the 28in. medium/light ugly stix.  It has a light tip but more then enough backbone to land big fish.  I've caught eyes as big as 11lbs off of them.  Gills, I would use a #8 Snitch from 13 fishing, hands down.  I like the 24in. shorter rod, but they do make them longer if you like sitting back from the hole.  I bought a new tickle stick two years ago, used it once and promptly gave it to my son! 

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:59 AM »
Genz Pan Fish Poppers and HT Ice Blues.
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2020, 09:02 AM »
Primarily a crappie guy, so both are going to be UL rods (but are capable of handling the occasional walleye).

I usually carry 8 rods when fishing inside, but sometimes only carry two when fishing outside.

They are almost always the same two rods...one to feel the bite, and one to watch the bite:
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2020, 12:09 PM »
For panfish, I would go with the DH Customs Al Dente, 30in
For Walleye, I would use my TUCR Commander, 32in

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2020, 03:10 PM »
my main deal is panfish and trout, and i make a lot of my own rods, so brand doesn't matter much to me.

so for my first rod, i'm gonna prefer an ultra-light; at least 28 inches long, extra fast action, with a minimum of 6 light wire line guides (recoil guides if possible) more if it's a longer rod. i'm also gonna want a shorter handle. this rod will handle jigs, lightweight spoons, and micro jigging lures.

my second rod is gonna be a 32 inch (or longer) medium action rod with a moderate-fast action and a minimum of 7 guides. for this one i'm gonna want a slightly longer handle so i can set it in a rod holder when i'm not using it for active jigging. this rod should do well with spoons, larger jigging lures, and deadstick rigs.

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2020, 08:59 PM »
TUCR Precision Noodle 32"
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2020, 12:06 PM »
Both of mine would be fenwick ice tech gen 1 rods.  UL for trout and smaller, then the MH for the pike.
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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:53 PM »
Doesnt matter to me.i can bring one rod and get it done.plain ht ice blue mostly with a shimano sienna 500.

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Re: If you could only bring two jig poles, which ones?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:04 PM »
Pan Fish: St. Croix,  Legend,  light action spring.

Larger fish(walleye):  St. Croix,  Premier,  28",  Medium action.  Great for Perch too!

These rods I probably use 80% of the time...

I haveta second this, along with my Frabill Ultra-ice light 24" for the pannies.(This is the one made for only a year or so about 20 years ago....never have seen another one)   I love the Premiers, have 5 of them.  ::)

                                    


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