Iwas just wondering if anyone else makes their own ice fishing rods? I have been making my own i ce rods for about 3 yrs now. I have made them from 12"- 30". These are the most sensitive felxible rods i have used. the long ones you can tye in a knot. i love my rods. the only problem i see with them is that when the wind blows it makes it hard to see your bite. That is why i had to buy a Fish Trap pro. If anyone would like to make their own rods let me know and i could help you get started and give you a couple of tips i have learned. If you already make your own and would like to save a couple of $ on blanks, i am getting ready to place an order with Netcraft, so if you need a couple of blanks or cork handle material i can put it on my order, i will order around the middle of August. I also make my own ice jigs and flies.