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Don In Denver 12-06-2005 12:43 AM

Laker Rods Found!
For you lake trout fishermen, I found some decent inexpensive lake trout rods last weekend at High Country Bass Pro on south Sheridan. They are graphite, 42", with baitcast handles and are $19.95. They are made by a local guy and I think the quality is pretty good.

For some reason, ice rods in that length with the baitcast handle are hard to find. At least ones with enough power to handle a bigger lake trout.

High Country has also taken over the reel repair business that Uncle Milty used to do. It's a nice shop. Hope they can survive the influx of big boxes.

DanDANthefisherman 12-06-2005 05:13 AM

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Don, I used to go ther quite often. They are good with people and often cut some pretty good deals. Do they still carry live bait? Any Dogs?

Don In Denver 12-06-2005 06:43 AM

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Yes, Dan, they carry live bait, including minnows, and they had waterdogs, too.

tal0362 12-06-2005 07:15 AM

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Don, I looked at those on Saturday. I almost bought one to replace one rod of mine that is a little too light. The only thing I didn't like about them was the guide diameter was too small - they will ice up pretty quick. I like the big wire guides, a quick tap with something kind of hard and the ice comes out. I'm still thinking about it though, maybe I better think quick - they only had 3 or 4.

Don In Denver 12-06-2005 07:36 AM

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I got mine Friday night. I agree with you on the guides, I would like bigger diameter, especially on the tip, but I have looked hard all over for 2 winters and was only able to find 1 rod with big guides, and it had a spinning handle. So these at High Country at least have the right handle and enough backbone to get the job done.

slayerfish 12-06-2005 03:09 PM

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High country bass on sheridan and morrison road is a good place. I buy a lot of my plastics there 'cause they sell them separately for cheap. No need to buy a $6 bag just to try. Plus they are the only place I've found to get the 11-mile special smoke/gray color.

TroutFishingBear 12-06-2005 03:24 PM

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I sucked it up, spent the money, and bought a 42" thorne bros graphite..... I will post a report of how it is for lakers once I use it.

lazydave 12-07-2005 04:22 PM

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I went by High Country Bass Pro and picked up one of those rods today.* There's only one rod left if anyone wants one.

I've been buying jig heads and plastics from those guys for many years.* Good place.

Thanks Don for the tip.

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