The Ugly Pike Podcast: Kurt Hansen (Thorne Bros Custom Rod & Tackle) – Episode 75

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Kurt Hansen, co-owner of the legendary Thorne Bros Custom Rod & Tackle calls into the show to talk about some big changes in store for this legendary musky fishing institution. Kurt is an avid angler and spends time fishing both the stocked lakes in the U.S. as well as some of the natural musky meccas in Ontario. The discussion also focuses on making correct musky tackle choices, customizing musky rods, and looking at the future of our sport (technology and conservation).

Kurt Hansen (Co-Owner, Thorne Bros Rod & Tackle)

Kurt discusses the history of Thorne Bros Custom Rod & Tackle and provides listeners with helpful tips for crafting custom musky fishing rods. He also provides expert advice for novice musky anglers on proper tackle choices. Listeners might also be surprised to learn some interesting differences between stocked musky lakes and natural musky lakes.

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Ugly Pike Podcast was started in June 2017 by two lifelong anglers and friends, Chris Walter and Frank Ungaro. Started initially as a casual and fun project to bolster their own knowledge of muskie fishing, the podcast quickly caught fire and grew to unexpected heights. In under 2 years, the show has seen almost 33,000 downloads and has had the honour of interviewing esteemed muskie angling experts such as Angelo Viola, Gord Pyzer, Al Lindner, John Anderson, and many, many more. The Ugly Pike Studio is located steps away from Chris and Frank’s home water – the challenging Niagara River, but they travel frequently across Ontario in search of the next great esox giant! Chris and Frank plan on further developing the podcast and fishing all over North America where muskies are found.

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