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jason mitchell or thornebros ice rods

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looking at buying some new walleye ice rods whats your opinion on jason mitchell or thorne bros. thorne bros are a bit pricy.which is better used for dead sticking.

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You get what you pay for. TB if you can afford it.

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The Jason Mitchell line is a very good line of quality rods. In regards to the deadstick, I would look at the Mitchell meatstick.

Thorne also has a very nice line of quality rods.

I have used and own both lines of rods and can say nothing but good about either products. The Mitchell line is a little easier on the pocket book.

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I've been real satisfied with the Mitchell rods. I just got a new Mitchell Perch rod last week. Can't wait to run with it!

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be careful if you get the meatstick i bought one about two weeks ago it never got to see the ice....the tip broke im sure i was just being careless though

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In the past they have taken care of meatsticks with broken tips, I'd suggest you check with the company as they have been very good to work with for the people that have had broken tips. I have a few Mitchell ice rods and really like them, really good rods for the money.

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ya there is a warrenty but it is 55% of original cost and it says to send 20 bucks to cover S&k. I tried emailing them a few days ago i havent heard anything yet

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If you bought it from a store you could try returning it there.

I sent an email friday night and got a response on sunday. Maybe try resending it?

The top three guides on my meatstick turned so they aren't in line anymore and he said to return it to cabelas (where i bought it). I can't find the receipt so I think I'll just fish with the goofy looking rod for now.

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I ordered it from there websight so i could go pick one up at scheels for less than it would cost to replace it..o well next time ill have to be more careful :]:]

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Give Jason a few days to reply ads he could be out of town. If one has any CS concerns, contact Jason At JM rods.

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I don't have any TB rods but the guys I know that do have nothing but good things to say about them. I used a friend of mines last winter and I really liked it. They're a bit pricy for me, tho. Nothing against them, I just can't afford too many of them and still pay the electric bill.

I have 8 Jason Mitchell rods. 2 Walleye, 2 perch, 2 meat sticks, and 2 spring bobber rods. For me, the Jason Mitchell line up is the way to go. The quality is there at a price a blue collar working class slob such as myself can afford.

I just gave my Jason Mitchell spring bobber a whirl yesterday evening. It's pretty cool and a good alternative to the meatstick if you're concerned about the tips. If you do get a meatstick I very much highly recommend a hard sided case to protect the tip.

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I have both and have nothing but good to say about them. I am in the same boat as most that the TB are a little more out of the pocket but they are worth it. I will at some time in the near future pick up a couple of the new 38" Laker rods made by Jason Mitchell.

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Throne Bros. rods are awesome and expensive! I finally got a 32" med. walleye sweetheart? last season... My good pal and I fished Mille Lacs to test it out and I caught 5 he got zip. The bite was light but I felt everything and the backbone kept them hooks sunk! I believe he is a little better at the eyes yet maybe things have changed now that I got a sick rod to pound on em'

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No it's fairly easy to break the tip off the meatstick. Specially if you rely on a rod case/bag of any kind. I've mentioned this several times before but I too broke off about 4 inches of mine last year. Rather than returning it I'd re-tipped it and it has became my number 1 go-to stick. It's obviously not the same but it works real well for me. I caught a good fraction of my fish last year with it and loved everything about it!

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I love my Thorne Bros. rods and have never used one of Jason's ice rods,but have a couple of his open water rods.Don't think you can go wrong with either.It's not always about the money! smile

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I've been very impressed with my TB rod. Great back bone, and is easily the most sensitive rod I've used. The TB rod was able to keep up with the spring bobber last year because of its sensitivity.

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Thorne Bros are the only way to fly in my book. I gots 2 deadsticks, a Perch Sweetheart, and a Walleye Sweetheart and these rods for the most part cover 95% of my Walleye and Perch fishing here on the LOTW.

Try them you'll like them!!

Regards.....fiskyknut

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I would comment on the JM rods but all I have is TB's. I love the thorne rods and have yet to have a problem in anyway with them.

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TB has awesome rods. I just got a power noodle and I plan on using it in the next day or so. Can't wait!

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TB has awesome rods. I just got a power noodle and I plan on using it in the next day or so. Can't wait!

Let us know what you think of this rod. I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on one.

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looking at buying some new walleye ice rods whats your opinion on jason mitchell or thorne bros. thorne bros are a bit pricy.which is better used for dead sticking.

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any particular reel you like to put on the power noodle?

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The cabelas fish eagle for $30. Best reel for its price IMO.

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