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Ice Rods
Posted by: Rick Sankey (---.dsl.netins.net)
Date: August 11, 2019 11:07PM

Hey guys,
I have been asked about building an ice rod. I have not built one yet and wanted to get some input.

The questions I have are.
1. Who handles ice rod blanks? I did get on Mud Hole and see they have HMX and CRB. Any others out there?
2. What about guides. I am currently using Pac Bay guides on all of the rods I have built so far. Anyone know what guides they have that would work for ice rods.

Any and all input would be very much appreciated.


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Re: Ice Rods
Posted by: Scott Appley (---.glt-wy.client.bresnan.net)
Date: August 11, 2019 11:55PM

BassKang makes some good blanks as well the Mudhole blanks.

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Re: Ice Rods
Posted by: Ryan Anderson (---.dhcp.stcd.mn.charter.com)
Date: August 12, 2019 02:50AM

Sportsmens Direct and V Line Custom Rods also carry a variety of ice blanks. As far as guides, I use a Pac Bay minima for the stripper and single foot fly guides for the rest.

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Re: Ice Rods
Posted by: Brian Gross (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: August 12, 2019 02:59PM

Basskang all the way, his panfish noodles and walleye carbons are the best for $8. Use light weight fly guides or recoil guides. Basskang sells fly guides and handles also. I use the Mud hole 5" cork handles sometimes but make a lot of my own. Email me and I can send you pics of all the ice rods you want, I built over 500 of them living in Minnesota.

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