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Best Ice Fishing Rods

Updated December 2018
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  • 26 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 153 Consumers Consulted
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    Great ice fishing rods aren’t able to guarantee you’ll catch more fish than usual. But these durable rods should stand up well to harsh weather conditions in the winter. When ice fishing, you’ll want a fast-action rod. This means the ice fishing rod will have a lot of flexibility in the tip area. You’ll be able to more clearly feel lightweight hits from the fish with this style of rod. But the remainder of the ice fishing rod will be stiff, delivering the toughness you need in low temperatures. Fish tend to move more slowly and bite with less aggressiveness in cold weather. This makes the fast-action ice fishing rods work well for sluggish, cold fish. Because you may be fishing with gloves on, a fast-action rod helps you feel the bites better too.

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