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Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: November 07, 2021 11:49AM

I posted something similar to this many moons back. Since solid fiberglass ice rod blanks are so inexpensive, and can be purchased strong enough to land pike, musky, and big lake trout, use AT microwave guides and a solid casting reel on the blank. You'll be amazed at how far it will cast. It is a ton of fun fighting a big smallie, or pike on this rig. And talk about a compact rod for kayak, or float tube fishing, or even flippin in heavy cover to brookies, well, the diminutive size makes getting through choked brush so much easier.

Tight Lies and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: November 07, 2021 03:43PM

I love the Microwave guides!

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 07, 2021 07:45PM

Robert, what blanks are we talking about here?

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 07, 2021 08:34PM

If I was so inclined I would probably have gone with a Rod Geeks RG-42. They were selling the rod, reel and pack for $75 - 80 some months ago.

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: November 08, 2021 09:14AM

i built on the rg-42 some time ago..i tried using braid on it..way to herky jerky when fighting a fish..you need to use mono or go to glass especially with short rods if you want to use braid which i ended up doing.

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: November 08, 2021 05:28PM

I've used these with great success - [www.jannsnetcraft.com] Plus, I had customers asking for the, and so made about ten, each selling for $60.00. The only thing is that customers wanted bright orange, or yellow tips, making them easy to see.

Tight Lies and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 08, 2021 07:01PM

So Robert, about how long of a blank are we talking here?

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Robert Flowers (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: November 08, 2021 07:57PM

Between 28 and 36 inches.

Tight Lies and frisky fish

RJF

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.va.comcast.net)
Date: November 09, 2021 11:36AM

you can take a 43" rod and cut it back to whatever..

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Re: Ultra Strong Micro Rod et Up.
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 10, 2021 03:45PM

Thanks Robert. So the guides cost about 20x what the blank cost. That is a heck of a bargain and an ice rod is the perfect application. Sounds like fun.

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