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Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: David Luttig (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 11, 2021 07:51AM

Any idea where I can find a noodle blank in the 72” range?
Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: September 11, 2021 10:04AM

a po[www.extacklestore.com]. It's the only 72minch rod I could find for ice fishing. - Hope that helps.

Tight Lies and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: September 11, 2021 10:06AM

Sure,
Take a solid glass blank and chuck it into a spinning chuck. Then, sand down the tip as needed to give you your desired rod.

For example, this Rain Shadow blank from the Salt water series of solid e-glass blanks.

These blanks are very inexpensive but will work very very well for your application.


Model Color Length Pcs Line Lure Butt TipTop Action Power Weight Application
.385"X.105"X72" Gloss Black 6'0" 1 12-20lb. N/A 0.385 7.0 M ML 6.6oz. Multipurpose

Or, if you don't want to sand, just pick up a 6 foot ultra light trout rod and you will be set:

SP720 Clear Gloss 6'0" 1 1-4lb. 1/32-1/8oz. 0.330 4.0 M UL 0.9oz. Ultra Light/Trout/Panfish light jigs and tubes etc.

Best wishes

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)
Date: September 11, 2021 02:33PM

Are you sure you really want a 6 foot long noodle rod? It seems like it would be very difficult to control a soft noodle tip on a rod that long for a finesse presentation?

A couple more options besides those mentioned:.

Build a UL tubular rod and put an adjustable/removable spring bobber on it like a St. Croix.

Extend the butt of a 36 to 48" noodle rod using a scrap tubular rod blank.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: David Luttig (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 11, 2021 02:49PM

Im not a fan of a rod that long and will try to convince him otherwise. But, if that is what he wants then i will build it

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: David Sytsma (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 13, 2021 10:42PM

I don't know if this will work for you or not, but the B'n'M Bream Buster telescoping pole that Bass Pro Shops sells is light and crazy flexible. I have 10 of these in a 10' length I use to teach little kids how to fish. It has 3 sections. We broke the middle section of one on a bass, so I kept the tip which is 34" long and solid glass, and want to try using it for a noodle ice rod on bluegills. As Dan said, you can extend it by running it through a scrap tubular fiberglass blank. I'm going to add about 2' to this tip section. The 10' telescoping rod sells for about $25. Just an option.

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: September 14, 2021 01:40AM

Dan,
During the years, when I was an avid ice fisherman, I started with spring bobbers as well as discrete bobbers, but I hated using both of them.

It was at this time that I began using noodle tipped rods. I simply wish to have the very flexible part of the rod to be part of the rod and not an add on accessory. In particular, I have tended away from graphite rods and nearly all of the rods that I use are now fiberglass.

In short lengths and small sizes - the fiberglass holds up to the tough use of an ice rod - when the same graphite rod ends up breaking.

Best wishes.

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Re: Ice fishing noodle rod
Posted by: ben belote (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: September 14, 2021 06:45AM

Roger, you just gave the best reasons for using fiberglass rods, not just ice fishing..lol.

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