I have a close relative that buys a $70 carton of cigarettes every 5 days.....,
You can't spend enough on ice rods to out-crazy that. Buy on, my friend, buy on!
Best justification ever!!! lol
I have 4 custom rods that I use all the time. I tried a inline this year and am not a fan, I will keep it as a back up. I also have one combo that I use rubber gloves to touch. That one is for "other people".
I have become a snob. I have found I prefer to have a few of my favorites and stick with them.
My wife and I were at GM in Rogers last weekend and all ice fishing stuff was %30 off. She wanted to have a rod that was hers for the two times she fished. She picked out a few different combos. ranging from $25 - $75. I looked at then, pointed out what I didn't like about them and said "I wounld't use that filth". The guy next to use put the rods he picked back and walked away. lol
So in my eyes if they are quality you still can't have too many if you use them.