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Winnipeg, Weather, Walleye- Why yes, please!

Winnipeg, Weather, Walleye- Why yes, please!

For most of the past decade, the men of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, MN have chosen one weekend in the winter to travel to a distant lake in the search of walleye and fellowship. Most of those years, the lake of choice was the famous

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Walleye Bacon Bites

Walleye Bacon Bites

Ingredients –        Canned Water Chestnuts –        Thin Cut Bacon –        Walleye Fillets –        Your favorite BBQ Sauce –        Toothpicks Preparation –        Preheat oven to 400F –        If the fillets are frozen let them thaw out overnight. –        Remove any of the freezer burned meat. –        Soak toothpicks

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Part Time Employees – Full Time Passion

Every morning, the 49 employees of Tuned Up Custom Rods get up, get ready, and head out to face their day. But for 48 of those employees, Tuned Up Custom Rods is not their destination, at least not yet. That is because, of all the employees of

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Suspended Walleye? You Bet!

Suspended Walleye? You Bet!

The fish I aim to speak about in this blog is one that is spoken of quite frequently, whether it be in a posting on social medias, over numerous radio stations and or in the newspaper and is the topic of many controversial conversations and debates. It

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Is Custom really Custom? Words Matter

  Is Custom Really Custom? Words Matter                  The world of ice fishing has seen an explosion of growth and innovation in the past decade. It has been transformed from the sleepy pastime of bobber watching on a set spot portrayed in the movie Grumpy Old

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What Sets Us Apart – Our Blanks

What Sets Us Apart – Our Blanks

Below, is a terrific article by John Rasmussen that dives into what makes Tuned Up Custom Rods Blank’s so special and unique. John goes deep into blank design (Hollow Vs Solid core, and Parabolic vs Hyperbolic curve). Yet, he presents the information clear enough for all to

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The Build Process- How We Make Our Rods

The Build Process- How We Make Our Rods

When people first start looking at getting into the custom rod market, they can feel overwhelmed with the options available, and with the build times. In this blog we will look at just what goes into creating the Ultimate in custom rods.    Step One – Placing the

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True Custom- The Double

True Custom- The Double

Tuned Up Custom Rods is a true custom rod builder. We are able to take your ideas and put them into design and execution. Below we have a story of true rod customization from Chris Harer, the Manager of Rod Wrapping at Tuned Up Custom Rods and

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Sealing the deal with cold front early ice gills- Precision Noodle

Sealing the deal with cold front early ice gills- Precision Noodle

Early season ice fishing is undoubtedly one of the most opportunistic times of the year to get on crazy bites; for all species of fish. A favorite of mine during this time of the year is the big bull bluegill bites (Say that five times fast). The

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St. Paul Ice Show

St. Paul Ice Show

What a weekend! For the past 3 days, St. Paul has been the place to gather. A place for enthusiasts and professionals to come together to celebrate what makes this sport of ice fishing so unique and so wonderful. For many, the St. Paul Ice Show is

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