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Ice Fishing Rods

Ice fishing rods are specialized tools designed for the unique environment and techniques of ice fishing. They are notably shorter than regular fishing rods, typically ranging from 24 to 36 inches in length. This shorter length is ideal for the close-quarters fishing that occurs in the confined space of an ice fishing shelter or directly over an ice hole.

These rods are usually made from materials like graphite, fiberglass, or a combination of both, offering a balance of sensitivity and durability essential for detecting the often subtle bites of fish in cold water. The sensitivity of an ice fishing rod is crucial, as many fish are less active and bite more gently in the frigid temperatures.

The handles of ice fishing rods are often made from cork or foam for a comfortable grip, and the design is simple, with fewer and smaller guides compared to regular rods. This design helps to reduce the freezing of the fishing line through the guides, which is a common challenge in the cold, icy conditions.

Ice fishing rods are paired with specially designed reels – either small spinning reels or straight-line reels – that are suitable for the light line and small lures typically used in ice fishing. The type of fish targeted, which can range from panfish like perch and crappie to larger species like walleye and pike, will influence the choice of rod power and action.

Overall, ice fishing rods are a critical component of the ice angler's gear, designed to withstand extreme conditions while providing the sensitivity and functionality needed to successfully fish through the ice.

St Croix 2021 Mojo Ice Rods

St Croix 2021 Mojo Ice Rods


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