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Well after our trip last weekend to the U.P. it seems we need better rods for walleye. I like the looks of the Thornes but ouch the cost...is there anything less expensive out there? I'd like at least a 32 or 38 for outside....what do you guys suggest? do I look for med or med heavy......Help thanks!!!
 

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Use the tips from your regular soft-water rods. Stuff a foam handle on it and a reel and away you go. I've done this with a ton of rods through the years. Their not very "balanced" but they seem to do the trick.
 

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hmmm... sounds better than spending the extra money!!
 

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I found some 32" Eagle Claw rods at Gander Mountain. I bought 2 of most sensitivity levels. I use them because my back can be an issue and this way I don't have to bend over. I think they were less than $20 each, cork handles and good looking eyelets. I used them last year for perch and they worked great, not to well in a tight shanty, but just out on the ice they were great.

I want to get into some walleye this year with them. Pray for ice.
 

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I think you should get the more expensive ones and then
leave them with me to try out. That way you will know
if they are any good or not.
 

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yeah, then I'd never see them again....eh?
 
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