All the rage these days, fly fishing style reels help many anglers across the ice belt with productivity and success. Now an Ice Spooler Elite Series SKU joins the Dave Genz Ice Spooler line with an increased rate of retrieval. The upgrade provides the utmost in comfort and speed. Even more anglers will want to get in on the Ice Spooler craze, when they feel the longer reel foot in their hand and experience the 2.3:1 gear ratio; the multiplier makes it smoother and faster. When it comes to fishing many hours and looking for comfort in gear, count on Dave Genz to design it.
“This is the first multiplier that Clam has offered. Using it while pan fishing, I caught a 25” walleye,” said Matt Breuer a member of Ice Team and Clam Pro Staff. “The drag system is completely unique from the original ice spooler. You can rely on the drag rather than using your palm against the spool or having to back reel.” Breuer is a fan of the variety in lengths and actions. “The choices make them work for everything from panfish to walleyes and northern pike, or even the elusive eel pout.”
In three sizes (22”, 25” and 28”), boasting ultra light-, light- and medium light-action combos, the Dave Genz Ice Spooler Elite Series rods are constructed of solid graphite blank with a woven graphic butt section that overlay with an up-locking reel seat. Cork composition in the rear handle and fore grip provides the perfect balance with lightweight guides and hook keeper. Included in the combos (and available separately with an MSRP of $39.99) the Ice Spooler Elite Reel provides a more comfortable rate of retrieval. The composite reel with a 2.3:1 gear ratio adjusts easily for either left- or right-hand retrieval. The extended reel foot is comfortable for a slightly larger hand. The dial drag and EVA reel handle make using the 2+1 ball bearing reel a dream. MSRP on the three sizes of Dave Genz Ice Spooler Elite Series rod and reel combos at $69.99.
New “Targeted Species” combos join the Jason Mitchell Gen7 Elite Series with two 24” panfish combos, a 26” perch combo and 24” and 28” combos for walleye with varying actions from light to medium. Designed by one of the top ice fishing guides in the country, a man who eats, sleeps and breathes ice fishing, Jason Mitchell. Crafting these Hyper Modulus Graphite rods with a yellow-and-black high visibility tip increased bite detection. The silver frame Dynaflow guides, with fine-silver inserts, decrease the weight of the rod and increase the sensitivity for better bite detection. The 5+1 ball bearings, and the infinite, anti-reverse, provide a smooth retrieval and the push button flip handle makes it easy to adjust for left- or right-handed anglers. Drag system is located on the front of the reel, and the reel itself is available as a separate SKU with a suggested MSRP of $39.99. “
The biggest thing is everything is turnkey with these combos. We used very high quality rod action, from our best products, and finished them with new technology in guides, graphite and handle,” said Jason Mitchell, guide in North Dakota and television host of Jason Mitchell Outdoors. “We took some of the most popular rod actions and put them in affordable combos.”
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