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What is a good custom rods to be looking at? What do you guys use? Mostly panfish for me. I use a 27" Tickle stick now paired with a president and love it, but I want to try a custom rod. Any suggestions?

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I have a few.  Well come to think of it most of the rods I use now are customs I’ve picked up over the years.

 

Thorne Brothers

Jason Mitchell - early years.

Northlander

 

Of those 3 I would/will contact @Northlander for any more customs I might want.  They’re the best of the 3 in my opinion.

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Give Glacial Lakes Outdoors a look.  They're based out of South Dakota and make probably one of the most sensitive rods on the market.  I have a few of their models which are built to my specifications and are extremely high quality.  The W3 is my favorite pannie rod that they make.  This year, they also debuted a new rod that has more of a spring bobber-like tip, kind of like the Ticklestick, but better quality.  Give them a holler.

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Tuned Up Custom Rods Bullwhip or Precision Noodle.

 

I switched over from 13 Fishing Tickle Sticks and haven't regretted it one bit. 

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28 minutes ago, Sophia Grace said:

Hi,

Nice post about Custom Rods, Well this is big fact that everyone like Rods depends on their choices as I also like 27" Tickle stick

Which is one of the best Rods.

 

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just grabbed 2 TUCR Inferno UL rods. mass produced in china but I like them so far. grabbed hem for gills and crappies but they worked surprisingly well on a couple nice northern and bass that hit my tiny stuff. Very soft tip just a little stiffer than the titanium spring bobbers I was using.  

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