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Offline VTLakers

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Looking for a new rod
« on: Jan 18, 2021, 12:05 PM »
Looking for a new rod in the $40-$50 price range that has a little bit more of a back bone than the 13 fish neon pickle. I like how sensitive it is but I wish it has a little bit more of a back bone. Are there any options out there like this that have the flat tip on it but can handle bigger fish?

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2021, 03:55 PM »
Certain versions of their widow maker series have the flat tip technology. Iím not sure what species youíre targeting but they do have more backbone.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2021, 04:51 PM »
my be a clam deadmeat might work

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2021, 06:14 PM »
Have you checked out the 13 fishing snitch ice rod with quick tip. I had the widow maker with flat tips and did not care for them so I just went  with the ultra light widow makers. I like the quick tips better. I have the quick tips in 2 frabills rods and the one quick tip snitch rod.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2021, 07:31 PM »
my be a clam deadmeat might work

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2021, 08:19 PM »
I have used the snitch #8, ultra light, in the 25 inch length for about four years now.  I have caught some pretty big crappies and bass on them.  I don't know what you want to catch but I like the the 13 fishing's Snitch #8, hence my namesake.  In fact, that is my go to pole for gills and specks.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #6 on: Jan 19, 2021, 03:15 PM »
FF has rods on sale some under 10 bucks

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #7 on: Jan 19, 2021, 04:21 PM »
I got a snitch sn29 from No.8 tackle Co and it's become my favourite rod..tip is great for lighter fish and the backbone is unreal..landed a 18" walleye no problem at all..lighter bites are seen easily..really like it..

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #8 on: Jan 19, 2021, 05:01 PM »
I got a snitch sn29 from No.8 tackle Co and it's become my favourite rod..tip is great for lighter fish and the backbone is unreal..landed a 18" walleye no problem at all..lighter bites are seen easily..really like it..
I might be wrong but I believe that you have a 29 inch, Snitch #8, from the 13 fishing Co.  I have the same poles but mine are 25 inches long.  You are correct in that you can detect the lightest of bites and that they have a pretty good backbone to them.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #9 on: Jan 19, 2021, 05:07 PM »
I might be wrong but I believe that you have a 29 inch, Snitch #8, from the 13 fishing Co.  I have the same poles but mine are 25 inches long.  You are correct in that you can detect the lightest of bites and that they have a pretty good backbone to them.

quite possibly? probably just a rebrand? when I searched it gave me the results..never said 13 fishing on it and I bought it locally and it had this no 8 tackle branding on it not 13 fishing..no clue really..direct linking to the rod doesn't work but it's on this page

http://no8tackle.com/product-category/ice-gear/

also labeled as such here https://riversideoutdoors.ca/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=233

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2021, 05:38 PM »
No. 8 was a daughter company of 13 Fishing.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #11 on: Jan 19, 2021, 06:11 PM »
No. 8 was a daughter company of 13 Fishing.

nice man..thanks for the info

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #12 on: Jan 20, 2021, 07:05 AM »
Thank you all for the replys. I'm going to have to do some research now. I want a rod that could pick up the light bites and have a back bone to horse in fish. I think I'll be using it on pan fish mainly. I like fishing for white perch and they seem to come in schools, bite for a few seconds and then they are gone. So I want a rod that could put a few of them on the ice quick and get back down for the next one. But I also want to be able to catch smelt with and be able to detect the lightest bites.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #13 on: Jan 20, 2021, 08:31 AM »
No. 8 was a daughter company of 13 Fishing.
Yes, thanks for the info.  After checking out the website links, I was pretty sure there would be a lawsuit in the making.  It makes sense that the #8 company was an offshoot of the original 13 company.  I'm pretty sure both rods are identical.  They make a good product, but if anyone decided to get one, the tips are pretty delicate.  Make sure you use something to protect them.  I made these in my shop and they work great.  If you decide to make some, make sure that the channel you cut is wide enough for the reel seat, but narrow enough to "lock" the reel into it so that it doesn't slide out easily.




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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2021, 11:00 AM »
Thank you all for the replys. I'm going to have to do some research now. I want a rod that could pick up the light bites and have a back bone to horse in fish. I think I'll be using it on pan fish mainly. I like fishing for white perch and they seem to come in schools, bite for a few seconds and then they are gone. So I want a rod that could put a few of them on the ice quick and get back down for the next one. But I also want to be able to catch smelt with and be able to detect the lightest bites.

You've basically described the dream rod that everyone wants for themselves.  However everyone is different in how they fish too.  There is one part the tool that does the job and one part the person that does the job as well.  When it all comes together, it works.  And that is the research that everyone has to do for themselves.

I will say that I change up from one rod to another throughout the years.  As one sometimes needs more power in the rod or more forgiveness and it varies according to the mood of the fish and everything else that can be a variable in it.  It sometimes starts with choosing one particular rod and making it your base rod to adjust from.  I sort of started with the St. Croix Premiere Ice rod in a ML power.  Everything else happens from there.  In the end, I use one particular rod more than anything else I use and it just happens to be my Thorne Bros. Panfish Sweetheart custom 32" rod with bait casting reel.  It's used for anything from smelt to catfish.  However the Panfish Sweetheart rod is power level of L instead of ML.  The Thorne Bros. Perch Sweetheart rod is better rated as a ML power.  When I use the Perch Sweetheart there are a few things as to why and when I do so.  One is I'm catching larger fish.  I'm using heavier lures.  I need a more responsive hook set in deeper water.

Thus I've been trying various rods to mimic the Thorne Bros. but at a lower cost point.  Closest I came was a Clam Carbon Ice Team rod.  However the fish playing is way different feel, and the Thorne Bros. rod would remain a choice for me.



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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2021, 10:03 AM »
Ended up Buying the Snitch 8 in 29in length.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #16 on: Jan 22, 2021, 11:20 AM »
Your going to love it!

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #17 on: Jan 22, 2021, 11:24 AM »
Your going to love it!

I hope so, you recommended it haha. After all anyone who chooses a rod for their name on IS must know a thing or two about it. Thank you for the recommendation! Looking forward to getting it and trying it out.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #18 on: Jan 22, 2021, 11:40 AM »
For 50 years I used Schooley rods and spring bobbers for gills and specks.  I switched to the Snitch #8, 25 inch, four years ago and I'll "never" go pan fishing with anything else.  I can detect the lightest of bites with them and they have a great backbone.  I've caught specks over 16 inches, bass up to 4lbs, 13 inch perch, and a 24 inch northern pike.  Both the bass and the pike were tricky and I certainly had to have a good drag that was set properly, but, the rod held up.  Like I said, Your going to love it!  Please let us know how it turns out.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #19 on: Jan 23, 2021, 07:29 AM »
Thats good news. Ill be going for some white perch that can get over 2 lbs in the next coming weeks. Really looking forward to using the new rod.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #20 on: Jan 23, 2021, 05:36 PM »
You will love the 29 inch It has a good back bone to it. Did you get the quick tip or do they all have the quick tip. I love my 27 inch widow makers in the ultra light too. But they cost twice as much and dont have the quick tips.

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Re: Looking for a new rod
« Reply #21 on: Jan 24, 2021, 01:37 AM »
You will love the 29 inch It has a good back bone to it. Did you get the quick tip or do they all have the quick tip. I love my 27 inch widow makers in the ultra light too. But they cost twice as much and dont have the quick tips.

Yes it does come with the quick tip. I was looking at the widow makers as well but decided to try snitch and see how I like that first.

 



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