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tjames
Posted: Jan 23, 2020 - 10:11 pm


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Looking to get a new eye rod. Anyone have some suggestions? My current rod seems a hair stiff sometimes hard to detect those soft bites.

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FrankJobin
Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 07:53 pm


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I changed over all my rods to the Fenwick Elite Tech Ice. Maybe not the best, but I've found them to have a sensitive enough tip for perch and walleye, and enough backbone for the larger walleye or pike.

I have 2 36" M which are sensitive for the light bites and I prefer the longer rods for jigging. Equipped with Shimano Sedona 1000 reels.

Also have 2 28" ML which I typically use for my deadsticks when walleye fishing. Bought them for perch fishing when doing that, but they have enough backbone to handle the larger fish as well, set up with Piscifun ICX reels.

I don't have the funds for 3 or 4 different combos for every species, so found these set ups to be most versatile for everything I target while also being reasonably priced.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 12:59 pm


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Iíve always used an abu Garcia veritas. They are about 25$ For the combo and are perfect for sensitivity and setting the hook. I often dead stick and jig. No complaints!

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chazD
Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 02:07 pm


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I love my HT Blue ice 28" ultralight. Very sensitive and have no problem landing decent size walley

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Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 03:41 pm


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QUOTE (chazD @ Jan 25, 2020 - 02:07 pm)
I love my HT Blue ice 28" ultralight. Very sensitive and have no problem landing decent size walley

I use that as well as a a lighter Yad rod....never had issues with bigger fish including 16 pound pike and 18 pound laker.


just have to have a smooth drag on the reel which also are not high end either

the bite detection is great on both rods as well as seeing your minnow bounce around....no bounce, time to switch it up

Good example....the guys next to us on the last trip were not doing well and when I looked at their equipment, it was close to what I use for salmon fishing You just don't need heavy stuff IMO

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Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 04:03 pm


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My go to set up is a 26" Fenwick Elite Tech Ice ML action as well paired with a Cardinal 1000. Everything from perch to pike landed with this combination. I like to go small/ light for the reel, makes a big difference when you fish 12 to 14 hours in a day.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 04:10 pm


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My favorite is any one that has a walleye on the other end.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 06:19 pm


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A small twig from shore stuck in your slush pile...you know the rest...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2020 - 11:28 am


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QUOTE (CousinHippy @ Jan 25, 2020 - 06:19 pm)
A small twig from shore stuck in your slush pile...you know the rest...

Ya, the best! red dogwood twig with a whiskey jack landing on it


Jeez, I miss those days

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JustJiggin
Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 07:16 pm


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Hear, hear! Fenwick for me, too.

Mine is a night hawk - 28'' M. Good all around. Had it for a few years now.

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tjames
Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 07:39 pm


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QUOTE (chazD @ Jan 25, 2020 - 03:07 pm)
I love my HT Blue ice 28" ultralight. Very sensitive and have no problem landing decent size walley

Thanks, just ordered one, its $6 US lol. thats crazy cheap.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2020 - 06:40 pm


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Everyone owes it to themselves to try out a Tuned Up Custom rod... I have and the difference is night and day.

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Posted: Feb 06, 2020 - 01:18 pm


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ML ugly stick is my go to but i caught my PB 10lbs eye on my ultra light perch rod so that always ends up in the water

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Adam37
Posted: Feb 06, 2020 - 07:42 pm


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I will second trying a TUCR.

Great feel and bend profile.

Have a couple that are my go to rods.

The precision is my go to Eye rod

Also if your looking custom Basskhang makes a nice rod as well.

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