Pics of how to make an Ice-Fishing pole. LOOK!LOOK!I made one for $10!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by chicken_angler, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I do a lot of fishing. Right now I have about 40 poles stuffed in our atic. I tie flies for fly-fishing and make spinners for bass and trout. Well I bought all the supplies for making a ice fishing pole for my dad. I am heading out to the garage right now to get started on it. I get all my fishing tackle and bait from www.jannsnetcraft.com. I go right to the store and they are so helpful.

    I'll take a lot of pics and I'll give the prices of everything. So far I spent about $8 I think on the parts and $4 on epoxy since my Gorilla Glue froze. lol

    Well I'll be back in a few minutes with pictures of all of my supplies.

    Cody!!
     
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  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Well I'm back. I got side-tracked and had to do a few chores first.
    Here are pics of progress

    This is the rod blank, handle, and 30 min. Epoxy
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    The orange tip of the rod
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    Line winder
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    Tip and guide
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    The one I just made is in the front. These are three of our ice poles.
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    The length of the three poles
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    I'll make another post with prices and descriptions in a minute.

    Thanks for looking!
    Cody!!




    P.S. If you are interested in any flies or spinners, PM me for pricing.
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Ok here are prices.

    22" Rod blank=$3.19
    wooden handle=$1.11
    Microlite ice rod tip top=$0.67
    line winder=$0.99
    slip on ice guide=$0.26
    30 min. Epoxy=$3.48

    Total cost of everything=$9.70

    I think that is a really good price compared to the pre-made ones around here that cost around $20-30


    Cody!!
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    What?? No one is interested in this? Come on. I know a lot of people talk about ice fishing. Lol

    Cody!!
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Not interested this year. We're still in TX. Maybe next year when we're in Wisconsin. Poles like that sell for $20-$30 in the stores?

    I talked to my dad over Christmas and he said he and my brother went fishing instead of hunting on the opening day of gun deer season. He said they were the only ones on the ice and they caught over 400 fish.
     
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    That is cool. Always nice to save a few bucks. I will probably never have the opportunity to go ice fishing though. Water here stays pretty much liquid.
     
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Yeah all the stores that sell poles near me sell them for $20- 30. I made this one for my dad. He liked it but he wanted a pole with one of those plastic reels. I am going to go back by Netcraft this week and pick up one of the reels he wants.


    I think it is a pretty good day when you cach 400 fish. Did he say what type they were? The most bluegill me and my dad have ever caught is like 70 or 80. They were all pretty good sized ones.

    Cody!!
     

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