Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
JohnMickish

New Thorne Brothers rod.

Recommended Posts

I don't know if I'm supposed to say anything or not but I got to play with a yet to be released prototype rod that Thorne will start making in the next few weeks.

All I'm going to say is there is nothing on the market like it, and if I where a bluegill I'd be scared, very scared.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well you said it. Now you got me wondering how "there is nothing on the market like it".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully they will have samples at the ice show this weekend. That would be an ideal time to showcase the new rod IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe as of last night there was a total of one built. It's cool, and so light that if it didn't have a reel on it it would probably blow away. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is the best rod I have ever seen. I saw it about a month ago and told Matt to have the guys tie one up for me. Just think, a combination of a panfish sweetheart and a power noodle. I will be picking one up soon I hope. The most detail I have ever seen though. It will be my christmas present to myself this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they mentioned it to me, but since I was too focused on getting my baitcasting ice rods it basically went out the other ear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: fishwater
So is it glass tipped panfish? I feel my wallet emptying as I type.. eek

I agree.

No, it is not a glass tipped panfish, but a very special panfish. Has to be seen to be appreciated. Takes handcrafted to a whole new level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to feild(ice) test this rod for them with matt johnson up in the NW angle for some slab crappies!!!!

I hope they will let me do this... 8/ ????

So matt, if you see this hit me up...

Ha

Jkaufer 24 @ hot mail . Com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it takes handcrafted to the extereme. I haven't had the opportunity to use it or hold it but I know what it is and the way it came to be. Should be an awesome work when it gets here!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not going to tell the story of how this particular blank came about, but when they said it takes HANDcrafting to a new level, they werent kidding. I learned how the rod actions that we all came to love where developed and I have more appreciation for these rod builders than I ever had before. Human craftsmanship, that's what separates the best from the rest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think they have this new rod at the ice show. At least I didn't see it. I did come home with my first Thorne Bros. rod. I got the Sweet Thing Plus. Hopefully I'll get to try it out this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like the cat is out-of-the-bag on this one huh smile Guess I shouldn't have shown it at my last seminar wink

Thorne Bros is indeed working on a new custom rod. I've had a prototype of the rod for last month or so and I will admit... this is my all-time favorite rod, period. It took us a long time messing around with blanks to find the exact action we wanted. It's the quickest, yet most sensitive blank I've ever touched. Not to mentioned probably the lightest rod you'll ever put in your hand for this action and length.

A few hints... highest-spun solid graphite blank... fuji recoil guides... titanium tip-top... highest grade, minimal pore cork... this baby makes me smile as I type this smile

They are going to come stock-standard at 26-inches, but we will be able to build them up to 30 inches if need-be (and of course smaller than 26 too).

This rod, without a doubt, just set the new bar for panfish rods smile

I'll post more as things progress...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds sweet[heart], and expensive. Any idea on pricing and availability?

I would love recoil guides on an ice rod, as I am always nervous about my eyes with all my combos I try to get in my rod case.

Keep up the great work Thorne Bros.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blanks should be finished and in our hands within the next couple weeks, then we just have to begin building. We will have plenty to go around when the time comes. I don't have an exact price for you just yet... I'll post that info once we figure that out...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good Matt, as you can see we are eagerly waiting for what you and the rest of the folks at Thorne Bros. are dreaming up.

Just to think, after the ice show yesterday I thought I was "Set" for the season...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds awesome... have been wanting a Thorne Bros rod for a while and now reading this it looks like this will be my first one. Thanks for keeping us informed Matt I'll definately be watching for them to come out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Has anybody found this particular color of rattl'n flyer recently, i am down to my last 2 and i havent been able to find them in pushing 2 years.    
    • Good deal! Did you leave the ice coned up to help keep a seal?
    • Update: took the shack out this weekend had reflectix and fans blowing in the holes and they stayed open in the -20 windchills 
    •   I also saw a picture with Blair Walsh's face on Marcus Williams as he is missing the tackle.........wide left. 
    • Copied from FB:   A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2018 Super Bowl, both box seats. He paid $2,500 each but he didn't realize last year when he bought them, it was going to be on the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place...It's at St Christopher’s Church, in Edina, Minnesota, at 3pm. Her name is Samantha, she's 5'4", about 145 lbs, good cook too.....She'll be the one in the white dress.
      (Feel free to copy and paste, to keep the laughter going!)
    • The saints player was probably running to where the ball should have been thrown. That throw was 2 yards onto the field, should have been closer to the sideline. It would have been a pretty easy tackle to keep him in bounds and the game is over.. Nothing wrong with a little luck on our side. I thought the refs were terrible all game. Lots of questionable and no calls. That last no call when Theilen got mugged was ridiculous...
    • It was about time something like this happen to a MN team. I will take the luck and the win. This game was not the big game. I've seen us win and lose many divisional games. I have never seen us win an NFC Chip game 76" I was too young for that to count. This weekend i might get all giddy and happy if we win but I sure don't want the let downs anymore     Go the SB win or lose I will be happy to see it at least once
    • I think I'm still in shock that it worked out the way it did. It was a typical Vikings playoff roller coaster that for once ended on a good note. The icing on top is that it was the saints that it happened against.    It sucks that the next game will be in the cold at the eagles but of the 3 other teams left, I'd pick the eagles to play against especially without Wentz. 
  • MWO