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Video of ugly stick ice rod getting tested to its limits.


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WOW!!!! There aren't enough exclimation points to put behind that one. You should send that video and pic to the ugly stick makers for advertising purposes. That is impressive, I honestly kept waiting for the line to snap or the rod to break.

I can't believe that monster came thru the hole! Congratulations to you

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I'm curious, what size hole did that fish come through?

10" hole with a 5 gallon bucket for a sleeve. The fish fit through tail first and the hole sleeve came out on the fish when we pulled it through. The sleeve was tight on the widest part of fish so the girth was around 30".

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Seriously impressive on the ability of that rod to take some punishment, and an even more incredible fish to boot!

I read somewhere that the optimal bend for fighting a fish is 90* (holding your rod horizontal , and the tip pointing directly down, for example, or holding your rod 10* above the horizon and the tip pointing 10* above the vector of the force of gravity), and that bending beyond that point actually reduces the amount of force your rod puts on the line.

Anyone know if there is any truth to that?

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It depends on the rod design, but in general the more you can get your rod to act like a shock absorber the lease likely you are to break off a fish. That may be an oversimplification, but the idea is sound. Drag plays in as well as line type... etc etc.

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cool...it worked! thats going to enable me to post a LOT more pics!

Next time I'll try to make it one with actual fish in it...:)

Now there can be live updates from the ice with pictures! It used to be a pain to email the pics from the phone to a computer, then download, save and finally post them. I don't even need a home computer anymore.

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