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The Chemist

Rod Blanks

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I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find the last foot of fishing rods. I'm trying to finish some ice fishing poles that I started 3 yrs ago x-mas and want to finish them. I would need about 20-30 of them. Or if someone had another idea on what I could use. I tried 1/8 in. brass but that has no feeling to it.

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Was in the Bargin Cave at the Owatonna (MN) Cabelas last night. They have a 5 gal bucket chock full of rod ends - most are in the $3.00 range. There are various weights.

Make sure you look them over - found some that were broken.

Most of them are graphite.

UG

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Thanks UG. I just checked on HSOList and they had ice fishing blanks. So hopefully I'll get them. About $0.40 a piece.

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Capra's in Blaine will have graphite rod blanks for a pretty cheap price once there ice fishing stuff is out (or maybe they will have them out anyway). I built a rod from the materials at Capra's, good quality.

Good Fishin, Matt.

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