Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video
Thorne Bros. - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Muskie Central > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2012, 12:36 PM
ByronGrinder ByronGrinder is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 36
Default Thorne Bros.

Does anyone own a Thorne Bros custom rod? If so, what are your thoughts? I know the are $$$$$$$$, but, there are benefits to that. Lookiing for some opinions. Thx.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-24-2012, 05:55 PM
bowhunter29 bowhunter29 is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: south-central PA
Posts: 9
Default

I don't own any but I build on their blanks. I just finished up a 9'3" XH Predator for a guy in NY. They're great quality blanks, they're built by St Croix so you know they're quality. I think they're a bit heavier than the Legend Tourney rods...if I'm not mistaking, they are rolled with an extra layer of carbon fiber to give them a thicker wall so they are more durable.

jeremy
__________________
Jeremy Wagner
Tuscarora Tackle
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-24-2012, 05:57 PM
J-Man J-Man is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lake of the Woods
Posts: 178
Default the best

I own 4 Thorne Customs and they are the best of the best. You can use whatever blank you want, customize all sorts of options from handle length to rod guides, wrap colours, and have your name written on it if you like.

I have 2 Predators - a 9'H and 9'6"XH for casting. I was stunned at how light the 9' combo was when I picked it up with reel on if for the first time. The 9'H is hard to put down regardless of what I'm throwing.

Also 2 trolling rods (a 9' and an 8"6") that are absolutely amazing tools for trolling big crank baits.

The guys in the rod shop at Thorne push out quality every time.

I will be picking up a 3rd trolling rod before the fall.

Their annual spring sale is coming up in April and you can usually get 10% off a custom rod build at that time. Check with them for details. You may even be able to order it ahead of time and have it shipped or pick up during the sale with the sale price.
__________________
Justin Gaudry
Mylie's Place Resort
Lake of the Woods
Morson, Ontario, Canada
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-26-2012, 12:53 PM
muskyhunter47 muskyhunter47 is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 236
Default

i have 11 thorn bros rods and having a new one built for this year i only have 1 rod in my boat that is not a thorn bros rod and that is a T/I . the T/I rod is ok it is there 9 foot extra hevy for 8 to 36 but casting a pounder its like the whole rod bends in half if i tried a 2 pounder i think it woyld snap in half the thorn bros rods load up faster more tords the tip thats why there building my new on they do cost more but worth it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Walleye Message Central forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:32 AM.