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2 Piece Rods

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I'm sure this has been brought up before, but a quick search didn't yield anything. Most all my Musky rods are 7'6", because thats the max that will fit in my rod locker. I've been wanting to get a 8-9 foot rod so I'm considering a 2 piece. What do you guys think of 2 piece rods?

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Keith at Professional Edge Custom Rods was making a nice two piece Loomis for bucktails. Nice stick from what I remember.

On the other hand, why not get a longer rod and don't worry about the locker?

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I bought a 8'6" Tika Telescoping rod from Thornes last year for bucktails, i.e. big blades (don't know what you are going to use the rod for)It fits inside my shortbed pick up, and worked great all year. Didn't come undone at all, all year.

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i'm also interested in people's opinions - i can't fit anything over 7-2 in my car, and want to get a 8 or 9 footer. Preferably something that can handle larger baits but isn't neccesarily a broomstick

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I have a two piece rod and generally like it. However, just a warning- if you talk to many custom rod guys who do repair work, you won't hear too many good things about two piece rods. Rod builders tend to do a lot of work on them...

Keith, I'm not sure how much repair work you do, but would you agree or disagree?

Most of my dad's repairs on two piece rods aren't muskie rods, but I know he's cursed two piece rods ever since he started building rods a couple decades ago.

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Calling Thorne Bros was a good suggestion.... I may do that. However its good to hear several peoples opinions. If I buy another rod it would probably be for larger bucktails.

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