Like many of us, I have a quiver full of rods for the hard water.
I’ve come to really like the feel of a 28” medium action rod for perching but notice as I reel my lure in (no fish), the rod “hops” in lieu of being smooth. It’s like it has resistance at the tip for some reason.
Would anyone know the reason to this?
Is it the medium stiffness of the rod and this is normal. I’ve never noticed it before with other rods and definitely not on my wet noodle rods.
Hi bugzy. Please don't be offended but the three things I would check first are ice on any of the guides not just the tip, a loop of line turned over the rod tip or if you are using a metal reel it could be ice interfering with the spool rotation.
I had this happen to me many times. It’ is usually caused by the line grabbing on something and then releasing. In my case the line was cutting into the side of my ice hole as the hole was drilled on an angle. Also had this happen when I was using a tip spring bobber as it iced up. IMHO I don’t believe it has anything to do with the rod type.
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peter: Lots of ice now but it needs your caution for sure
Jan 22, 2020 10:06:12 GMT -5
X-Fisher: Sorry man... Haven't been up that way. Maybe someone can provide some info...
Jan 17, 2020 23:00:48 GMT -5
X-Fisher: Stop shouting! LOL post in a thread. If you are using the app, you can't see shoutouts. At least I don't know how to.
Jan 16, 2020 23:34:00 GMT -5
robg: Deep freeze tonight with -1C6 to -18C. Lots of cold weather for the next week. This should tighten up the ice and give us all what we have been waiting for. i heard operators are taking bookings
Jan 16, 2020 12:13:11 GMT -5
admin: I would say use caution ,might be better to stay home for now
Jan 15, 2020 8:14:31 GMT -5
pigdog: Good morning how are the ice conditions in gilford this morning
Jan 15, 2020 8:04:42 GMT -5
happydays: GREAT SOUND Never to be heard again so sad
Jan 12, 2020 12:01:21 GMT -5
Full choke: Hello ! Tis the season !
Jan 11, 2020 11:17:28 GMT -5
admin: ibp will be ready about the 15th Jan ,lots of guys to hook up with then .
Dec 22, 2019 8:29:20 GMT -5
hairybear: Hi all, looking for a fishing buddy by the IBP area. Bin here for a few years now but gets a bit lonely fishing by myself and is not that safe going out alone. Here's my number if you want to go out. 705 733-6735 Cheers.
Dec 19, 2019 8:40:47 GMT -5