Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • 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  
bassislife

Quality Rod choices

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any suggestions on any good quality rods other than St. Croix? Any info. would be helpful. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. I've heard thorne bros. multiple times before and I will look more into them now. Whats their HSOforum?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure you can find a thorne rod that you will not love. I have a couple of them. I do not have the spring bobber rod, so I cant help you there.. but I would be willing to bet its a good one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a thorne bros spring bobber rod this fall and they rock. I have tried other spring bobbers and this one rules. If you want to try on I would go see Matt Johnson at their store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For sure get a thorne bros. I dont have one,but have used friends there the best most sensitve rod you can get.I plan on buying many of them next yrear

(I love st. croix to)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can just purchase the spring and it will work on any of these rods; Sweetheart, Sweet Thing, Sweet Pea and Finesse Plus rods.

The rods are great, have 12 of them and plan on getting a few more soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another vote for Thorne Brothers here. St. Croix quality is poor. My $30 Berkley rods have better quality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How much is a thorne bros rod with a spring bobber tip? I have the St. Croix with the spring tip and love the spring, but am mediocre on the rod. Is it the same type of spring tip as the St. Croix?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought a panfish finesse w/ reel, and line for I believe was $69. They had the whole set up on the display when I bought it before Thanksgiving. I think the spring bobber cost another 6 bucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forgot to tell you to buy the threader for the spring bobber, or you may never get it through the bobber in the cold. I think that was like 2 bucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are two options for the Thorne Bros spring bobber now... Panfish and Perch. The Perch is slightly heavier and designed for 1/8oz category lures. An excellent option for smaller jigging spoons and larger panfish jigs... I like them for light-biting catfish too smile.gif

www.ThorneBros.com is the website.

Depending on your style of fishing, there are rods designed for both inside and outside the portable. The outside rods have slightly larger guides that are made of alconite, which helps prevent freeze-up. Typically the handle is longer too, but you can get whatever handle you like. A great option for runnnig and gunning out on the ice...

Stop in the store if you're every in the Fridley area. I'm always up for chatting with fellow ice fishing die hards smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have many brands of ice rods. Thorne is definitely the best, especially combining it with a Tica reel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matt I got a qustion for you. I think it was on this site. I saw a handle for a pole that was like all cork but still had reel seats, is that thorne bros. If it is can you post a pic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crappie Kid,

Look in the Sponsor Showcase section for a thread called "New Thorne Brothers Handle". I may have to pick one of these up they are nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • 504A for me. Taking a newbie out this year if he was drawn. Need this weather to turn around pretty quick.
    • I also picked up a couple extra trailer tilt pins in case someone walks off with mine again. I would have taken my enclosed trailer but my check engine light is on in my Suburban to and it comes up knock sensor. And they don't recommend driving it with bad knock sensor or could damage engine. Need a warmer day to tackle that as it involves removing the intake to get at the darn thing. Hope my luck improves
    • Seems like one could use chuck to make corned beef, but don't see much about it on the net...  Might be a fun experiment.
    • Dropped it off at dealer today and might be a week to get it back. Not sure you have relays with manual reverse but if anyone is looking for spares they are $5 at O Rielly parts and they have more expensive ones to but look just like the $5 ones. I bought 4 of them for spares. Im also going to ask mechanic when I pick it up if there is a way to get it out of reverse manually so if it ever happens out in the middle of the woods. 
    • corned beef is right up there but we are now getting into the season where the sales will start!!  love the ruebens too!!!  but it is one thing I never made from scratch, just store bought and cooked...  go for it bobber!!! 
    • Got drawn for the MN B season! Hope the weather cooperates.
    • Did you ever end up making corned beef Thunderlund? or anyone?The Mrs went up to cub yesterday so I had her pick up some c beef from the deli for Ruebens, holy moly they dont give that stuff away!!  I see most recipes call for brisket ( thinking maybe end up kind of stringy) but I do have several chuck roasts,  I'm thinking brining one and give it a whirl..If so how'd it turn out?
    • I use a lighter duty set on the front because they fit tighter and have better clearance. On the back I use  more aggressive v-bars. Sometimes one set isn’t enough and once I got stuck with both sets on. I’m pretty new to this too but for the most part they’ve worked  well for me. 
    • I've used these too. Do you add any meat or whole minnow? Hooked through the back or lip? 
×