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machohorn

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Matt I was at the port mod thing and was looking for a new ice rod. I like a little longer rod for the port but all I saw were 32" Do you have any at 30? 32" would be nice but transporting it is another worry , I'm kinda ruff on stuff and my rod bag would be a tight fit were I think a 30 would be perfect. Also what do you others use? I spend every weekend on Millacs with 1 week at LOW in early Dec. fishing walleyes. The wifey sits in the big house and feeds the perch so I should also get a perch rod for her B'day. Please steer me in the right direction

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I have the 32" walleye rod and find it very easy to use. I have a fishtrap guide and the rod works very well in the small shelter. I bought a 28" one for this year to use in the fishtrap scout i just bought. I carried the 32" rod with out any trouble in a generic rod carrier.

With the price of the rods i would invest in a hard sided case. I am looking for one to put on my christmas list from santa this year.

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I have a Thorne case but it looks short, or am I just finaly going blind? I like the thought of a longer rod so I can hold it out and keep an eye on the locater and dead stick. Boy thats alot of work. So you like the 32"? and would recomend it.

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I also like a 28-32" rod for walleyes in the house. .

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Yes i would recommend the 32" rod. It is long enough to fight any walleye, and comfortably when hopping holes on the ice. I dont feel like i am standing over the hole or that i cannot reach the hole if i have a nice fish that needs to be eased out of the hole on to the ice. I did pick up the 28" to help if i have a space issue. Next will be a deadstick rod of the 28" length. My 32 is my work horse for eyes.

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Both of the Thorne Bros cases will hold a 32-inch rod. The cases are 36 or 42 inches in length.

If you want a 30-inch rod I can definitely have one built for you. In fact, we might even have a couple on the shelf right now. We could build a 30-inch Walleye Sweetheart on the Medium blank. It would be a great all-purpose walleye rod. Or else, if you feel that a 32-incher will work, we can set you up with one of those too... and let me know, because we'll have your favorite colors for the thread wrap...

If you get the chance to stop in give me a heads up and I'll be sure I'm there. We can go over all the choices and you can test a few of the blanks out before you make your decision.

I'm in "ice mode" right now smile So the more ice anglers that come through the door the better in my opinion smile

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Matt next week is open after 2:30 ish I could stop by on the way home from work , I will post here on Monday morning. But as it looks now Mon or Tues. work the best. I need some time to sit and chat about what really would be my best choices. Thanks. P.S. could you throw together some plastics that would work for Millacs perch? The wifey was really impressed with that presentation they had there. So I should bring some home, you know $100.00 rod for me , $3.99 package of plastic for her.

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Matt,

How long does it take for a rod to be made if I had specific colors i wanted on the wraps? I will be in town (i live in ND)in Nov for 2 days. Or, could you send me the color options? I want a 30" dead stick rod with a tennesse handle. My Dad works over at Bob's and i could even have him pick it up for me if it will take longer then a couple days.

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machohorn,

I'll be at the store on Monday until 8:30pm. Stop in and we'll take a look at your options and get you set up. We can also look at some Mille Lacs plastics smile

SP180,

Right now we're looking at 2-3 weeks to get a rod out to you. We have several hundred rods being built right now that are being custom ordered smile If you want to give me a ring at the store on Monday I'll put in an order for you and make sure it's ready when you're here in November... 763-572-3782. I'll be at the store on Monday from 12:30-8:30pm. I'll also give you a description on the available colors (endless amount) and other goodies you can do to the rod.

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