Green Hornet ice fishing rod.

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Green Hornet ice fishing rod.

If you don't know what I am talking about you need to find a copy of the movie Grumpy Old Men and watch it.
   Wondering who has one of these "lucky poles".  LOL.
I have one. 

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Neat

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There is about 50 of them listed on ebay, they go for about $25

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had one till a perch stole it

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The one in the picture must be one of the rarest species,   A  bottom spool Green Hornet ? 
 

 

 

 

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My son has one!!

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The red button reel is my green hornet! Has caught all of my largest fish through the ice. Even Wags can attest for how old and awesome it is including its 11 plus year old mono.


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New Age Green Hornet

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Grumpy Old Men is one of my all time favorite movies. I have been wanting to buy a Green Hornet rod for some time now. I have been looking for sometime trying to find pictures of the original one online and trying to find a true duplicate. Everything I came across online for sale was different colors than the original and didn’t look good.

I actually tracked down the guy that owns 1 of the original Green Hornet rods that was used in the movie. The guy was nice enough to send me some pictures of the original Green Hornet rod he owns and talked to me about how he became the owner of it.

Well then the wheels in my head got turning and I came up with an idea to make a “New Age Green Hornet” that is a usable ice rod. I contacted a couple rod builders and ran my ideas of what I was thinking past them. I found 1 local rod builder here in Minnesota called Diamond Custom Rods that liked my idea and was willing to try and make it a reality.

He just sent me a few pictures and I think he is doing an excellent job and the rod is turning out better than I even had pictured it in my head! Let me know what you guys think?

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If you don't know what I am talking about you need to find a copy of the movie Grumpy Old Men and watch it.
   Wondering who has one of these "lucky poles".  LOL.
I have one. 

 

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Pretty cool!  I like the idea he's running with, but if it were me, I'd ask him to redo the very end/butt of the handle.  Looks chipped out, like it got too thin.  Might need to sharpen his turning tools.  Also, if the piece of wood that's in front of the yellow one, right behind the back of the reel seat isn't stabilized wood, there's a decent chance that the knot could fall out.  This gives me some ideas though, might have to build one of these up!