Top 5 Ice Fishing Rods…

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If you were to hold a regular fishing rod in one hand and an ice fishing rod in the other, you would find it very hard to believe that these ice fishing rods were capable of catching anything.
The best ice fishing rod will enhance sensitivity to help transmit the subtle nibbles from the lethargic and finicky fish in icy waters. Although it should have enhanced sensitivity, at the same time it should be strong and durable. It should be able to withstand the icy, freezing conditions and perform the same during all winter conditions.
So what rods on the market meet these conditions? Below, we’ve reviewed the 5 top rated ice fishing poles that meet the above requirements and work great for ice fishing.


5. Berkley LR24ULS Lightning Ice Fishing Rod
 
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Summary
The ideal fishing rod to catch smaller fish such as bluegill, small trout, perch, crappie and panfish. This short 24-inch ultralight rod will be perfect for you to fish out of the comfort of your shack or tent, as it will comfortably fit within the walls.
 
The rod is designed to be tough and durable but at the same time, lightweight and sensitive for easy use on the ice. The rod is equipped with well-positioned stainless steel guides that do not freeze, ensuring the rod is ready and equipped for the tough conditions . The rods cork grips feel warm and comfortable, just what you need during the coldest days.

What Makes This Rod Better?
 ✔ lightweight, flexible and durability.
 ✔ well balanced, comfortable and sensitive.
 ✔ stainless steel guides – strong and durable build
 ✔ proven results for catching bluegill and crappie
 ✔ affordable and great value for money


4. Fiblink Thunderfury Graphite Ice Fishing Rod
 
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Summary
This light, strong and sensitive rod is ideal when fishing for walleye, perch, crappie and trout. The ultra-lightweight and durable aluminium oxide guides allows the line to flow effortlessly through the rods rings.
 
The solid cork handle ensures a solid grip. It is sized and shaped for maximum comfort.

What Makes This Rod Better?
 ✔ tough and durable composite construction
 ✔ well balanced, comfortable and sensitive.
 ✔ ultra-lightweight and durable aluminium oxide guides
 ✔ one year money back guarantee


3. Berkley Cherrywood Ice Fishing Spinning Combo

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Summary
The Berkley Cherrywood Ice Fishing Rod is composed of 100% fiberglass blanks, making it more durable. This durability is enhanced by the graphite sliding ring reel seat and stainless steel guides and inserts. The high level of strength allows it to lift heavier (light to medium) fish from the waters. However, this effects its sensitivity and therefore makes it difficult to notify anglers of light bites.
 
The full cork handle feels very good on the hand. This helps with the sensitivity and makes it easier to detect strikes. The shorter length with ultra-light power is great for small fish sizes such as panfish while the longer rod with medium power has the lifting power for medium-sized species.

What Makes This Rod Better?
 ✔ 100% fiberglass blanks
 ✔ well balanced, comfortable and sensitive.
 ✔ reasonably priced and affordable.


2. St. Croix Mojo Series Ice Fishing Rod

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This rod is perfectly suited for a wide variety of fishing styles and techniques covering panfish, trout, walleye, pike and lake trout. The spinning models feature the St. Croix custom real seat matched to a split-grip cork/EVA handle that is ideal for multiple hand positions.
 
The lightweight stainless steel guides enhances sensitivity and durability during the coldest days.

What Makes This Rod Better?
 ✔ precision-taper solid carbon blank.
 ✔ premium split-grip sork/EVA handle.
 ✔ custom reel seat ideal for all techniques
✔ sea Guide lightweight stainless-steel guides


1. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Fishing Reel & Rod Combo

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Ugly Stik rods are outstanding and a number one choice for most anglers as it is suitable for all fishing techniques. This is their ice fishing rod version and it also offers the legendary durability of the original Ugly Stik that was first introduced in 1976 and the lighter, balanced feel and sleek, black look the modern Ugly Stiks have.

It is built using Ugly Tech construction. This uses a combination of graphite and fiberglass to make a lightweight and sensitive yet strong and durable rod. Ugly Tuff one-piece stainless steel guides mean you don’t have to deal with insert pop outs.
 
This ugly stik rods are long lasting and can serve you well for up to 5 years. Therefore, in terms of value for money, this is up there as one of the best.

What Makes This Rod Better?
 ✔ ported aluminum spool
 ✔ genuine ugly Stik blank with clear tip design
 ✔ twist-lock reel seat with EVA handles
✔ one-piece stainless steel guides

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