So I just joined this site, although I have checked it out on and off over the years. Anyway, for those of you who are looking for the real deal ice fishing rod, I encourage you to check out Thorne Bros custom ice rods. Or call Lonnie and have him build whatever you want. My favorite by far, I would not use anything else and I have a few of them for every species you can fish for. The outside perch model is the one I use for trout and it has been outstanding over the years, they are not cheap, and they are not made in freaking china and they will last you many, many years. I'll be up at ND on Saturday, if you happen to be up there and you see the silver bullet that will be me.. Fish on!