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Welcome to the world of Thorne Brothers Custom Ice Rods. This page is intended for the angler who is looking for a complete customized ice rod to match their exact need. Choose your rod length, guide set, handle type, favorite color wraps and add your name or nickname to the rod. The options are endless and we pride ourselves in knowing that you'll receive a rod that is designed specifically for you and performs the way you want it to. Descriptions and images of the above options can be found below. If you don't see exactly what you want please give us a call at 763-572-3782 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org you can dream it, we can build it! Our build time for a Thorne Brothers Custom Rod is 2-3 weeks.
Great for most panfish applications. The smaller profile seems most fitting for shorter rods, but it's not uncommon to find anglers putting these on rods as long as 32" as well. Very lightweight and a popular option for those anglers looking to fish in tight quarters.
Our stock-standard panfish handle. This handle offers a lot of versatility and can be used on just about every blank we offer. Both lightweight and effective, this handle works great for both finesse and run-and-gun applications. A go-to for most anglers looking to have a custom rod built.
Our stock-standard walleye handle, also a great option for most panfish, perch and walleye outside rods. Measuring 7/8" in diameter at the center of the handle then slightly tapering off on both ends. Another versatile option that will work with most of the blanks we offer.
Very similar handle option as the 6" Tennessee but with 2" added. Great for longer outside perch and walleye rods, as well as shorter Professional rods and Dead Sticks. Very common to see this handle used for anglers looking to have rods built for rod holder applications.
Our stock-standard handle(s) for most Professional rods. Measuring nearly 1" in diameter at the center of the handle then slightly tapering off on both ends. This handle provides a lot of leverage when fighting larger fish and is great for most applications pertaining to lake trout, pike and other larger gamefish.
7" Fly Reel:
Our go-to ice fishing option that caters directly to those using fly reels. Offering a thinner diameter back-end allowing you to attach your favorite fly reel and a larger diameter front-end giving you comfort and versatility when using a fly reel while ice fishing. This handle has become a very popular option for panfish anglers and those looking to target fish in shallower water when line-twist becomes critical.
6" Stealth (Syncork):
Featuring a 6" Syncork contoured handle with a recess for your reel foot that is not only comfortable but also 30% lighter than cork. Equipped with a black outside Recoil guide set wrapped in all black. The Quiverstick Stealth is the lightest most sensitive panfish rod available.
Spinning Reel Seat:
An old standby style handle. Particularly popular with larger fish applications, however it can be used on all blank options for those who prefer a reel seat mechanism. Built around a size 16 Fuji spinning reel seat.
This is a great option for the cold weather angler who prefers a comfort-fitting reel seat. The top hood is encased in cork (to keep your hand off of metal components) while the rear nut holds reel in place. A versatile option that will work with all the blanks we offer.
A truly custom handle that offers the ability to lock a reel in place yet leaves no components exposed. No more taping if you want you want the full-cork, comfort grip feel. Each handle is lathed out of premium individual cork rings giving you the highest quality of craftsmanship and components. Another option that is available on all of our ice blank options. (Above picture has the handle in an open position to show how the reel attaches. There will not be a gap once the reel is attached to the handle)
Baitcasting Reel Seat:
For the angler who prefers using a baitcasting reel while ice fishing. Most popular on our Professional series rods and when targeting larger gamefish. Built around a size 16 Fuji trigger seat.
NEW!! An awesome new option, the ever popular WINN golf grips have come to the fishing world. Available in either 4.5" or 7" these handles are both light and extremely "grippy." Add in outstanding durability and a stylish look and you will see why these handles are starting to take over the ice fishing world.
Woven Carbon Handles:
New For 2019/2020 the carbon handle features a woven carbon sleeve over high density foam. These new handles are as lightweight as they are pleasing to the eye. Attach you favorite reel any of the available tapes, wraps, or use the cold snap bands using the recessed grooves!
7" Full Wells Handle:
Popular for YEARS in fly-fishing and now available for the first time on our custom ice rods!
Standard Fuji Inside - Standard guide set for most inside rods (other than the Dead Stick and Professional series) but can be used for some outside applications as well. On some options like the Power Noodle, this guide set can get rather small towards the tip of the rod, causing a better chance of freeze-up. However, inside a shelter this guide set will offer a lighter, more sensitive option.