Though quality ice fishing rods don’t make a good fisherman, they certainly do help your odds.
And there are some days on the ice that you need all the help you can get.
These ice fishing rods are top of the line and are some good items to add to your gear collection. Maybe these are a good way to spend some of your Christmas gift cards?
1. Clam Outdoors Dave Genz True Blue Series Ice Combos
With Dave Genz’s name on it, this sensitive ice fishing rod will last for many seasons.
2. Frabill Straight Line 371 Bro Ice Combo
Every fisherman should try a straight line approach as it can drastically reduce line twist. Plus, it’s just a different technique to spice things up a bit.
3. Eagle Claw Cold Smoke Ice Fishing Spinning Combo
This Cold Smoke ice fishing rod features a sensitive S-curve graphite blank and corrosion-resistant guides.
4. Jason Mitchell Elite Series Meat Stick Ice Fishing Combo
This 24-inch pole has a light tip to easily detect a finicky bite, but its solid backbone will allow some solid sets.
5. Frabill Ice Hunter Combo
Another quality offering from Frabill, this rod is sensitive and has stainless steel guides that prevent freeze-up.
6. Clam JM Gen7 Elite Series Walleye Fishing Combo
With a Hyper Modulus graphite rod and Dynaflow guides, this ice fishing rod from Clam is a good buy.
7. Frabill Panfish Popper Ice Fishing Spinning Combo
This sensitive rod with lightweight guides is perfect for panfish.
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8. St. Croix Premier Ice Combo
St. Croix ice fishing rods offer great sensitivity and hook-setting power, and come in panfish or panfish/walleye setups.
9. Beaver Dam Titanium Tip Stick Combo
This medium light 26-inch ice fishing rod has a built-in titanium spring bobber to help you pick up picky fish.
10. Clam Power Stick Series Ice Fishing Rod
This rod is fiberglass with a graphite wrap and offers excellent bite detection.
11. Gander Mountain Timberline Series Ice Combo
An ultralight 16-inch ice fishing rod, like this one in the Timberline series, is great for panfish.
12. Cabela’s Pro Guide Ice Combo
With a custom Evolve split handle, delicate bites carry through for increased strike detecting.
13. Frabill Fin-S Ice Fishing Spinning Combo
With a solid carbon fiber blank that extends through the handle, you’ll feel more strikes with this ice fishing rod.
14. Gander Mountain Evolution Series Ice Combo
Another ultralight ice fishing rod that’s perfect for sunfish and crappies.
15. Wright & McGill Tony Roach Ice Fishing Spinning Rod
Designed by champion angler and guide Tony Roach, this S-curve graphite rod has an attached spring bobber for sensitive bites.
Ready to get out on the ice?