JDM Ice rods

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JDM Ice rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:51 pm

Is there any sites that carry JDM ice rods or any company that makes them????

I would love a Major craft, Deps, Evergreen, Tenryu, Nories, Gan Craft....etc

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by Johnny A » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:49 am

I saw a few JDM ice rods about 10 years ago in an issue of “Basser” magazine. They were nothing to write home about. The fish through shanties half the size of a mobile home.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by bwjay » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:18 am

If you're just interested in custom/bespoke ice rods, take a look at Tuned Up Custom Rods and Thorne Bros. There isn't the Japanese magic about them, but they're solid rods that are just how you want them. They do get their own special blanks made, I believe.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:42 pm

bwjay wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:18 am
If you're just interested in custom/bespoke ice rods, take a look at Tuned Up Custom Rods and Thorne Bros. There isn't the Japanese magic about them, but they're solid rods that are just how you want them. They do get their own special blanks made, I believe.
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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by bwjay » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm

Nice combo! Maybe a little too high end on the reel for ice fishing... only because I wouldn't want to subject it to those temperatures. :lol:

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 pm

bwjay wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Nice combo! Maybe a little too high end on the reel for ice fishing... only because I wouldn't want to subject it to those temperatures. :lol:
Why not?

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by bwjay » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:52 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 pm
bwjay wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Nice combo! Maybe a little too high end on the reel for ice fishing... only because I wouldn't want to subject it to those temperatures. :lol:
Why not?
I mean it gets to -10F here, even lower, and I don't have a shack to ice fish in. Water freezing on my line is already going to be an issue. I expect that repeated exposure to ice and cold temps could cause problems internally if any water gets in. And I also expect that I'd want to disassemble the reel and use cold weather grease, specifically. I just think super cold temps are tough on most things, especially things with a lot of moving parts with metal that will shrink.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:37 pm

bwjay wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:52 am
I mean it gets to -10F here, even lower, and I don't have a shack to ice fish in. Water freezing on my line is already going to be an issue. I expect that repeated exposure to ice and cold temps could cause problems internally if any water gets in. And I also expect that I'd want to disassemble the reel and use cold weather grease, specifically. I just think super cold temps are tough on most things, especially things with a lot of moving parts with metal that will shrink.
-10 and I'm in a shack with a heater :big grin:

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by Pen3 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:43 pm

A high end reel doesn't have anymore parts than a mid or low end reel. I use a mid range combo and its worked well for me.
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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by bwjay » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:50 pm

Pen3 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:43 pm
A high end reel doesn't have anymore parts than a mid or low end reel. I use a mid range combo and its worked well for me.
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I hear ya, I just wouldn't be happy if the extreme cold and potential internal ice damaged a $200 reel.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by slipperybob » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:06 pm

It will be fine...I use 1000 Stradics and Sustains for ice fishing. It's just a preference.
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by j2015 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am

The TUCR rods are nice, I have fusion its the bees knees.
St Croix has some pretty sweet ice rods, I did the tour recently and was very impressed with their new Croix Custom Ice lineup. If I was going for another high end ice rod, that would be it.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by bwjay » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:41 pm

j2015 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am
The TUCR rods are nice, I have fusion its the bees knees.
St Croix has some pretty sweet ice rods, I did the tour recently and was very impressed with their new Croix Custom Ice lineup. If I was going for another high end ice rod, that would be it.
I just got a Fusion. What baits are you using with it? It seems like the slower action makes it harder to make small twitches to anything heavier than 1/16oz.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:04 pm

j2015 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am
The TUCR rods are nice, I have fusion its the bees knees.
St Croix has some pretty sweet ice rods, I did the tour recently and was very impressed with their new Croix Custom Ice lineup. If I was going for another high end ice rod, that would be it.
I got a couple of St Croix Custom Ice rods and a black ice which has the best spring bobber I have ever used.

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Re: JDM Ice rods

Post by j2015 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 pm

bwjay wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:41 pm
j2015 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 am
The TUCR rods are nice, I have fusion its the bees knees.
St Croix has some pretty sweet ice rods, I did the tour recently and was very impressed with their new Croix Custom Ice lineup. If I was going for another high end ice rod, that would be it.
I just got a Fusion. What baits are you using with it? It seems like the slower action makes it harder to make small twitches to anything heavier than 1/16oz.
I have the medium 28 inch, It seems like a good all round stick. Try the kenders k-rip 1/16 oz

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