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.