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Relief is Coming

Relief is Coming

John Rasmussen With this winter being one of the snowiest on record here in Minnesota, I’m sure most of us have been day dreaming about open water and camo Crocs but let’s not get too far ahead ourselves. Travel is brutal on the lakes right now but

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Tough Travel Sight Fishing

Tough Travel Sight Fishing

Tough Travel Sight Fishing By: Bryan Myers, In-Depth Outdoors Pro One of my favorite techniques for chasing panfish is sight fishing in clear water. It’s something I have done for years but I never feel like I spend enough time doing it. It’s something that works for

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Family Fishing in Comfort

Family Fishing in Comfort

Most of my fishing is done alone. It is a peaceful, and reflective time for me. I have listened to dozens of books on Audible in my Otter, or out in the boat. But more and more, I find myself desiring to be with other people while

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Guiding the Metro

Guiding the Metro

Metro fishing can be some of the most difficult fishing out there. There are real limits to it: limited lakes, limited fish in the lake, and often limited patience with the crowds (which seem to be the only thing not limited). The shorelines are dotted with houses

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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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