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ShoreGuy1984

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I went to buy a flipping stick today at Gander Mtn, and they only had two, which I did not like. After that, I went to Fleet Farm and they did not have even one. Then I went to Dick's and they also had nothing. Can any of you point me to a good outdoor store that has a decent section of rods. I really do not wanna buy online. Thanks for any info

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I use to like Gander mountain for rods but now i can never find what i'm looking for or they just don't have it. Does everyone knows what happen.

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I have to agree with you but it a little ways to drive. So were you one of the guys watching the action on the river by carver last night we were fishing on the bank. No cats but a couple of gars.

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I second Thorne Bros. Awesome store.

I will third that!

I recently picked up a 8' telescoping rod for cranking at Fleet Farm and just wasn't sure if it was the best rod for what I was doing. I brought it in there and one of the guys explained to me the difference/feel between the rod I bought and one of the ones they recommend for my particular use. There was a decent difference I ended up returning the one rod and buying from them.

It nice knowing you can go in and these guys will actually take the time to help you with what you need. I also got word on a hot bite on a lake after the guy I was talking to had to answer the phone quick!

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I have to agree with you but it a little ways to drive. So were you one of the guys watching the action on the river by caver last night we were fishing on the bank. No cats but a couple of gars.

I was directing that towards the original poster. Pretty close to Burnsville.

I drove by Carver last night and spoke with the Lumberjacks grin, but moved on and fished elsewhere.

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If your up north Reeds, or i have to fouth or fifth the Thorne Bros. I have called them several times for suggestions and they are willing to take the time to explain and give me suggestions on what to look for. Great company, both of them

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Thanks everyone for all of the advice! I will for sure check out Thorne Bros. I was gonna check out cabelas, but do not have the time to drive down to Owatonna. I think I am going to buy the Slop-N-Frog 7', heavy, fast St. Croix Mojo rod, unless Thorne Bros has something better! Thanks again!

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