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bgreen82

jason mitchell 28" meat stick?

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this will probably be my next ice rod purchased. just wondering if i spend $35 on the rod what would be a decent reel to throw on there to keep the combo price under $65? would you just go with the JM elite series ice reel?

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I c remark on the Elite series as I have not used one yet. The other reesl I would look at in your price range would be the Tica reels and the smalle Abu reels. Both can be purchase at Thorne Bros.

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I cannot remark on the Elite series as I have not used one yet. The other reesl I would look at in your price range would be the Tica reels and the smalle Abu reels. Both can be purchase at Thorne Bros.

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My meatstick is equiped with a Abu Cardinal 300u I purchased for under $30.00, that or a 100u for even less! I also know you can put a Tica Cetus on for under $30 as well.

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You might also have to get a good rod bag/case for your meatstik. I thought that I did a great job at protecting my meatsik but the tip section still snapped on me enroute transport.

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Mine snapped too in the rod pouch in my fishtrap. Upgraded to the Thorne Bros 32" meatstick this year. Going to keep in in a rod carrying case and break it out only when I'm going to use it. I plan to buy another Tica reel, but the Gander Mt reel worked well for me last year on one of my rigs.

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Im a big fan of Pflueger reels. I have bought and abused most brands of reels and the last few years I have bought nothing but thier reels any more. For icefishing panfish, for 29 bucks you cant beat thier Trion Gx20. Butter smooth, small, and an awesome drag. I have two meatsticks with Trions on em waiting for safe ice...

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I just picked up a JM 24" Spring Bobber and paired it with the Tica Cetus. Great reel for the money. Dark Cloud is right on those Gx20's....can't beat it for the price. Love me some Pflueger. wink

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