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The Chemist

Ice Rod prototype.

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I need some help here, I'm trying to determine whether or not to go into production of an ice rod/jiggle stick. Basically I created it from previous experience where I've lost poles during hot bites. I am close to having a few of them made but need other peoples opinions on them. Does anyone know how I can go about getting them tested.

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You mentioned that you want the rods tested. In order to help answer your request please clarify what you mean by tested. Fishability-Quality-etc.


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Give them to some of the people on here who you trust their opinions and get feedback from them. In return for their services offer them a free one once production ramps up.

I am willing to try your new rod during this ice season.

Is there anything about this that should be protected under a patent? I doubt it because everything regarding ice fishing rods is no longer a novel idea since it has already been patented.

[This message has been edited by Grabs (edited 11-08-2002).]

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What I plan on doing is making 2 that people would try/use and they would be able to keep them. No it's not patented I haven't looked into that yet or if it even makes sense to. Three yrs ago I made 4 prototypes but was disappointed w/ them because there was no sensitivity for feeling the fish. At the time the only thing I could find for a pole insert was brass rods. Now though I have come upon a means to get jiggle stick blanks so now I believe I have something that may actually work but that doesn't mean that people are going to buy them. So what I would be looking for is the following from those who test them: Honest opinions about how they performed, if you liked them any thing to improve. And like I said for each individuals help/input they can keep the rods. Right now I'm close to being able to have them out the door I just need to find a place to get some way to protect the end s like on a jiggle stick.

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The Chemist
You should contact Rick and he will let you know who is the best qualified to let them use & test your product. Rick will read these posts and maybe contact you.
My .02 about this!
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Go to Menards or Home Depot, they sell plastic dip. This comes in a can and you can just dip the ends into the container and let them dry. Shoud work.

Ask for Plastic Dip, its hard to locate in the store.

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Fish: thanks for your info. I actually know you from another thread. A 2 yrs ago. I bought a bunch of the Ice Buster bobbers from you off of HSOList. I won't use any other bobber during the ice season.

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Glad that you are using the Ice Busters! Makes me feel good to steer someone in the right direction for a great & useable product.
I think that you should check with Paul on seeing if he would want to field test your ice rods. I know he would be totally unbiased about it! smile.gifIf he were guiding some clients you would get another unbiased opinion. smile.gif

Paul Rohweller
Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

Good luck on your new product.
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Chemist,
please use the "Contact Us" link below and let me know what you are considering.

I'll be happy to help you out.

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