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Rods that vibrate

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My In laws bought me a new ice fishing combo the other day for my birthday. Needless to say I was happy to get another pole. An icefisherman just can't get enough poles in his arsenal.

It was one of these new buzz sticks with have a button which makes the tip of the rod vibrate. What are some peoples' thoughts on these new rods?? Do you feel there is alot of merit to these, or just a cheap gimmick.

If anything, it can be used just like a normal pole. Just thought i would see what other people think about them.

Can't wait for some safe ice down here in South Eastern MN.

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They give a jig the most natural action of any rod I have ever seen. Just tie on a jig and see for yourself. I have one rigged and ready in my rod bag. All of the magazines are raving about them.

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I checked one out at Gander over the weekend. I love how it vibrates. Did I just type that? I mean I think that it has potential for producing bites especially for panfish.

The draw backs are the exposed tiny wires coming out from the handle to the vibration thingy. Only a small part of the wire is showing but that's enough wire for me to rip out by mistake or get worn down and exposed. The other draw back is how the rod is seated in the handle. Seemed kinda weak, but maybe that's how it needed to be designed to maximize the vibration.

All in all I will be picking one up sooner or later.

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Well guys, I was pretty skeptical about these things, but I got to play around a little with the Buzz sticks at the Bluewater Ice Fishing Frenzy in Bemidji a few weeks ago. We put an Angel Eye Jr on one and put it in the minnow tank. Now, the Angel Eyes have great action the way it is and the minnows were attacking it. But as soon as they figured out it wasn't food, they just left it alone. Then we pressed the button on the buzz stick and it was crazy the way the minnows responded to the vibrating lure!! They were all over the thing!!

I think the Buzz stick has it's place and could be a very useful tool to trigger finicky fish into feeding.

So needles to say, I will just have to have one as soon as I get some extra cash.

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