Tickle Stick Ice Rods
12/25/15 @ 10:18 AM
Hey, does anyone have one of these, and if so, how do you like it? It seems like a great concept but I'm not confident that they won't break the first time out. Have others had issues with these breaking? I know the 13 brand open water rods are overpriced, brittle, and garbage so I'm hoping its not the same for this rod. Any information would be great! Thanks!
12/28/15 @ 9:26 AM
I got one last year and use it as a spoon and minnow bait rod because I don't like how they bottom out sensitive spring bobbers on my croix's. It works really well for this application and can still detect upbites from crappie.
Seems more durable than than the quick tip I had previously had and broke. Still have to be careful with them.
12/28/15 @ 7:50 AM
12/25/15 @ 10:32 PM
Have a 27" UL that I got last year and used the heck out of it on gills, perch & crappie. I have had no issues with it, it has worked great. I don't think it's over prices at $50, since a cheap rod is $15 - $25 and my DH Customs I have cost me over $100 each, making the Tickle a decent mid range priced rod. These rods go in a hard case and are taken care of, reduces tip issues along with most other customer complaints. Merry Christmas & Happy Fishing!
12/25/15 @ 3:29 PM
Just bought one two weeks ago, haven't got it out yet due to no ice, but I had the same question but from what I was told was that they have been improved and are less likely to break now, they worked most of the kinks out. Seems like a really nice rod, can't wait to test it out. When I bought a meat stick by Jason Mitchel I herd they would break right of way to and I've been fishing with the same one for years now and have landed multiple northerns and walleye on it while fishing for crappie. Just have to take care of them!
12/25/15 @ 10:39 AM