Finding An Ice Fishing Rod A Process Of Elimination

By on December 16, 2015
Andy Stromsness used a King Perch ice fishing rod to catch this walleye. (Courtesy of Andy Stromsness)

As it turns out, the process of finding a reliable ice fishing rod doesn’t have to be that daunting. And, according to some custom rod-makers, it is actually pretty simple if you know what you’re looking for.

That’s because most rods are built fairly much the same, be they of carbon or fiberglass construction. It’s mostly a matter of knowing the fish that you’re trying to catch and then going from there. Something that rod-makers also consider is your style of fishing overall.

For fishing in icy conditions, say if you’re targeting bigger fish like northern pike, it is sometimes important to consider a rod’s power, or its lift or rebound. The tradeoff with getting a rod with more power is that you sometimes can’t feel when there’s a bite. Rods with less power, on the other hand, are much more sensitive and are more ideal for catching smaller fish like bluegill or crappies.

Top image: Andy Stromsness used a King Perch ice fishing rod to catch this walleye. (Courtesy of Andy Stromsness)

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  1. Jim Watson

    November 7, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Yah, You say it right.
    Sometimes northern pike required the power of angler’s.

    And we all know the power of anglers arm mostly being controlled by the power and action of the fishing rood.

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