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How to Build the Right Ice Fishing Rod

Hard water anglers can already sense the season, and it’s time to prepare with these tips to build the perfect ice fishing rod!

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Between the cold, crisp air and the distant sound of augers chewing through ice, these devoted anglers are eager to return to their favorite frozen honey hole.

Ice fishing is undoubtedly one of the most unique and satisfying applications out there. Whether getting into smaller panfish and crappie, mid-range bass and walleye, or larger lurking fish like pike and musky, you can build an ice rod tailored to your application, budget, and comfort for a truly unbeatable experience.

Ice fishing is unique an application as any and with the different demands of each technique, Mud Hole has worked diligently to assemble an inventory that exceeds the expectations of hard water enthusiasts.

We carry all the popular individual components, like high-performance rod blanks, guides, grips, and reel seats, to easily shop and build your own ice rod.

But, if you’re looking for a simple way to bundle and organize your builds, we also offer kits for entire rods, handles, and even guides. These kits help quickly and easily assemble the perfect components for your next custom build.

Let’s start by getting to know Ice Rod Blanks and learning what each model is designed to do!

What’s the Skinny on Ice Rod Blanks?

When it comes to ice rods, the small diameters seem comical, but don’t let the size of these ice blanks fool you because the right choice could land you a trophy lake trout!

Learn more about our selection of ice rod blanks below:

Fiberglass Precision Power Noodle

This 36″ fiberglass power noodle is great for panfish applications using very small tungsten jigs tipped with plastic, or grubs. Of the power noodles, this #PPN-36 has the most sensitive tip and it will easily show any negative bites common in ice fishing.

#PPN-36 Rod Specs: 36″ | 1-4 lb. | X-Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 2.5 Tip | 0.190 Butt

Ultralight Fiberglass Power Noodles

These ultralight fiberglass power noodles are perfect for targeting panfish with small tungsten and lead jigs with plastics and grubs. Compared to the #PPN-36, these power noodles have a quicker hook set, but they are not quite as sensitive because the tip isn’t as soft on these blanks.

#FIB-26UL-MHX Rod Specs: 26″ | 1-6 lb. | Extra Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 2.5 Tip | 0.252 Butt

#FIB-33UL-MHX Rod Specs: 33″ | 1-4 lb. | Extra Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 2.5 Tip | 0.306 Butt

#FIB-39UL-MHX Rod Specs: 39″ | 1-4 lb. | Extra Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 2.5 Tip | 0.306 Butt

Ultralight Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blanks

Meet the solid carbon ice blanks from MHX!

Whether targeting panfish and crappie, or even deep water perch, these ice blanks are very versatile. Although the tip isn’t as soft as the power noodle rods, it does allow you to fish very small jigs as well as some larger panfish jigs.

Most anglers fishing these blanks with tungsten jigs will usually watch the line for bite detection rather than the tip. These blanks will work well with the smallest of spoons and the smallest size jigging raps too!

#CIB-28UL-MHX Rod Specs: 28″ | 1-4 lb. | Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 2.5 Tip | 0.128 Butt

#CIB-32UL-MHX Rod Specs: 32″ | 1-4 lb. | Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 2.5 Tip | 0.155 Butt

#CIB-36UL-MHX Rod Specs: 36″ | 1-4 lb. | Fast Action | Ultra Light Power | 1 Piece | 2.5 Tip | 0.145 Butt

Panfish Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blank

The medium-light solid carbon ice blank is ideal for deep water panfish.

Even though this blank is rated ML, the moderate fast action actually deflects more on the deflection graph than the light powered blanks. This slower action allows for more cushioning with very light mono line if bigger fish make a run.

Pair this blank with small to medium jigs, spoons, and jigging raps to target deeper water perch and crappie!

#CIB-36MLMF-MHX Rod Specs: 36″ | 2-6 lb. | Mod-Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 3.0 Tip | 0.156 Butt

Finesse Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blank

The finesse solid carbon ice blank shines when you need a little softer tip compared to the light powered ice blanks. Between the power and tip, this is a very popular option for small spoons and blade baits.

These benefits make it great for deeper water crappie and perch!

#CIB-24ML-MHX Rod Specs: 24″ | 2-6 lb. | Fast Action | Medium-Light Power | 3.0 Tip | 0.148 Butt

Shorter Light Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blank

With the light solid carbon ice blank, we have officially left the world of panfish to enter the more gamefish applications. This is a very versatile blank for jigging many sizes of spoons and any jigging raps except the largest size.

If you’re catching walleye, whitebass, whitefish, smallmouth bass, and even light northern pike, this is an excellent option to land them!

#CIB-26L-MHX Rod Specs: 26″ | 1-4 lb. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 2.5 Tip | 0.145 Butt

Longer Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blanks

Check out the workhorse for gamefish ice blanks. This rod will easily handle small, medium, and some large spoons, as well as jigging raps for a variety of gamefish.

Whether up against walleye, northern pike, or light lake trout applications, this rod is ready to get to work!

#CIB-30-MHX Rod Specs: 30″ | 2-6 lb. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 3.0 Tip | 0.145 Butt

#CIB-36-MHX Rod Specs: 36″ | 2-6 lb. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 3.0 Tip | 0.15 Butt

#CIB-42-MHX Rod Specs: 42″ | 4-8 lb. | Fast Action | Light Power | 1 Piece | 3.0 Tip | 0.15 Butt

Medium-Heavy Solid Carbon Ice Rod Blanks

These medium-heavy solid carbon ice rod blanks are designed to put a hurting on lake trout and large norther pike.

It is not so much about the size of the fish, but rather the size of the lures and the water depths where these blanks shine. Lake trout fishing is typically in 80 to 300 feet of water using very heavy lures, jigs (1/2 oz and bigger), airplane lures, and very large jigging raps, and this ice blank is built to do it.

#CIB-36MH-MHX Rod Specs: 36″ | 8-15 lb. | Mod-Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 5.5 Tip | 0.249 Butt

#CIB-50MH-MHX Rod Specs: 50″ | 8-15 lb. | Mod-Fast Action | Medium-Heavy Power | 6.0 Tip | 0.255 Butt


Find Your Favorite Ice Blank in Rod Kits!

What’s the best way to guarantee your ice fishing rod is ready to go? Well that’s simple… build it yourself!

Choosing from the latest, greatest, and most trusted selection of ice rod components, these ice rods can be customized for the grip you find most comfortable, the length your application demands, and of course, the fish you want to catch.

The MHX Turnkey Ice Rod Kit

The MHX Turnkey Ice Rod Kit is great for beginners and seasoned ice fisherman alike because it offers all the tools and supplies necessary to build 3 incredible custom ice rods all in one simple kit!

Including 3 different ice rod blanks, this kit allows you to build a 26” ultra-light and extra-fast fiberglass blank, a 26” light and fast solid carbon blank, and a 30” light and fast solid carbon blank.

Each MHX ice blank features a sensitive, color-coded tip that makes bite detection easier than ever, while harboring enough power in the mid-butt section to haul up any fish.

Along with the rod blanks, you get 3 premium cork grips and guide layouts, 2 spools of ProWrap Thread, a CRB Hand Wrapper, ProKöte & ProPaste epoxy, and all the supplies and tools you need to build 3 of the meanest ice rods on the market.

If you’re looking for a place to start in ice fishing or an easy way to build up your ice rod arsenal, the MHX Turnkey Ice Rod Kit is by far the best bet.

More Ice Rod Kits and Handle Options

Whether getting into smaller panfish and crappie, mid-range bass and walleye, or larger lurking fish like pike and musky, you can build an ice rod tailored to your application, budget, and comfort for a truly unbeatable experience.

When it comes to comfort, each ice rod kit gives you choice between a number of custom handle setups. Part of the beauty of rod building, is the ability to customize every component, especially the handle assembly.

Check out the handle selection available for each of the following Multi-Option Ice Rod Kits:

MHX Solid Carbon Ice Rod Kit

If you are an ice fisherman looking for sensitivity, durability, and the right power to get fish up on the ice, the MHX Solid Carbon Ice Rod Kits are made for you.

From the blank’s length and power to the rod’s handle assembly and guides, simply choose what specifications will maximize your fish count in every application.

Starting with the MHX solid carbon ice rod blank, there is a range of lengths and powers to match your fishery. Available in length’s from 24” to 42” and powers from Ultra-Light up to Medium-Heavy, these solid carbon blanks offer any ice angler the combination their fishing demands.

Although there are plenty of options in blanks, each MHX blank shares the brightly colored green tip for immediate alerts for fish strikes.

Whether actively hole hopping, working a flash spoon, or dead sticking for bites, there are solid carbon ice rod blanks designed to perform for you.

Start building your MHX Solid Carbon Ice Rod now!

CRB Solid Glass Ice Rod Kit

When it comes to ice fishing, it can be challenging to target specific species of fish and rather, you catch what’s biting. While fish may vary, the CRB Solid Glass Ice Rod provides a balance of sensitivity and durability with a medium power to serve a variety of anglers and techniques.

From the blank’s length to the rod’s handle assembly and guides, ice fisherman can choose what specifications mean most to their fishing performance.

Considering the CRB Solid Glass Ice Blanks are available in length’s from 24” to 39”, you have plenty of options in length that match with the medium power for a versatile rod up for any challenge on the ice.

Although there are plenty of options in lengths, each CRB blank includes vivid orange tips for immediate strike alerts that increase hook ups across all applications.

Each kit allows you to choose your handle style and guide color, and they all include a CRB solid glass rod blank with orange tip to help with strike visibility. From jigging a flash spoon to dead sticking and everything in between, these CRB Solid Glass ice rod kits are designed to perform.

Each lightweight, high-performance ice rod will certainly catch as many fish as it will looks from your buddies, so get to building your cool new CRB Solid Glass Ice Rod here…

CRB Deluxe Tubular Graphite Ice Rod Kit

For ice fisherman looking for a mid-range power yet still need a specific length, the CRB Deluxe Tubular Graphite merges a lightweight, durable construction with multiple length options and a medium-light power for a high-quality performance on the ice.

With the variety of ice fishing techniques available and number of fish biting at any time, this kit uses the graphite blank to establish a tactical sensitivity, durability, and performance. Backed by its medium-light power maintain hook sets and haul fish up through the ice.

From the blank’s length to the rod’s handle assembly and guides, ice fisherman can choose what specifications mean most to their fishing performance.

Besides its incredible sensitivity, the CRB Deluxe Tubular Graphite Ice Rod is available in length’s from 24” to 39” so you have plenty of options in length that are bolstered by a medium-light power to haul in fish. Each of these CRB blanks also feature a vivid orange tip for immediate strike alerts that increase the quality of hook ups and the number of fish landed.

Build the CRB Deluxe Tubular Graphite Ice Rod and see what you can pull up onto the ice!

CRB Brim Buster Ice Rod Kit

When ice fisherman demand the ultra-light power to keep lighter fish pinned but also want more variety in length to work different techniques, the CRB Brim Buster Ice Rod brings the best balance. Between the lightweight yet durable feel and the multiple available lengths, this kit makes for a high-quality rod that’s a ton of fun on the ice.

Designed for smaller fish, this ice rod kit makes catching lighter game a guaranteed good time. From the blank’s length to the handle assembly and components, you can choose what parts matter most on your custom ice rod.

The CRB Brim Buster is available in length’s from 17” to 36” so you have plenty of options in length while the ultra-light power helps maintain and land lighter fish. Each of these CRB blanks are designed with a vivid orange tip that works to notify you of even the softest bite.

For a great time fishing smaller species, check out the CRB Brim Buster Ice Rod Kit!


Build Your Own Custom Ice Fishing Rod

Ice fishing is unique an application as any and with so many different techniques, Mud Hole has worked diligently to assemble multi-option kits to fit the demands of every ice fisherman.

See what Ice Rod Kit will work best for you!





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Ice rod guides

Posted by: Chuck Brezen (70.97.209.---)

Date: October 09, 2019 11:07PM


Have a couple of general questions on types you would suggest. I’m building 2. One for walleye and one for pannies. I’ve seen some use regular guides but otherzs prefer metal. Could you give me some guidance on preferences and sizes you like to use? Thanks for your help!

Chuck


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Posted by: roger wilson (---)

Date: October 10, 2019 09:28AM


Chuck,
In use, with the cold water and species being targeted; the fish will seldom make long runs while ice fishing. Also, when ice fishing there is essentially 0 casting done with the rods.

As a result, virtually any guide can be used on an ice rod with little chance of wear on the guides ever becoming an issue.

Also, if you are the user of the ice rods does a lot of ice fishing outside in subfreezing weather, there will be ice freezing into the guides.

A common practice for ice fisher folks who do use their equipment in the out of doors in subfreezing weather and contend with ice in the guides; they have to get the ice out of the guides. Lots of different ways to get rid of ice in guides, but it is pretty common - but not recommended - is to effectively beat the rod against the ice until the ice cracks out of the guides. As a result of this - rather common practice - some guides with inserts may lose their inserts if the practice of being beat against the ice is a common practice with the user of the rod. Hence, at least for some folks, the use of non ceramic insert guides is recommended.

But, again, for the users of ice rods that are used in very subfreezing weather and in the wind and sleet that may go with that weahter may want to use the v-3 triple braced guides which are ultra strong and can stand up to some very severe use and survive.

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But, in this part of the upper Midwest where ice fishing is the bread and butter of outdoor fishing during the cold winter months, the use of heated shelters is standard fare for the vast majority of the folks who go fishing in the winter. As a result of fishing in above freezing weather from the inside of heated shelters, ice in guides is a non issue. So, for these folks, there are zero requirements for an ice rod guide to have to worry about and deal with ice in the guides. So, for these folks and users of ice rods in heated shelter, virtually any guide may be used with great success.

Another thing that one needs to deal with when it comes to ice fishing - especially for very light action rods is the very small tip diameter of some of these very light actin rods when building rods for pan fish. Thus, when one wishes to build an ice rod with a very small diameter tip, one sometimes has difficulty in finding a tip top that may be used with no modification or special technique to have the average readily available tip top to nicely work with some of these very small diameter rod tips. Here is where it makes sense to use a vendor who carries a line of guides that are effectively set up to meet these different requirements.

If one does some checking, there are suppliers who specialize is supplying guides and guide sets that are both inexpensive and yet sized correctly with appropriate tip tops to perfectly mesh with the needs of the builder who wants to take a guide set and tie the guide set on the ice rod blank with zero difficulties.

But, again, with the zero need for casting, and the possible need for a guide to be tough enough to hold up to the abuse of being beat against the ice to free a guide or guides from ice build up, a logical solution is to use inexpensive guides with no inserts in them for the vast majority of ice fishing rod builds. Also, don't get carried away on the number of guides being used on a rod. With the very short length of many of the ice rods being built and used for this type of fishing, it is not at all uncommon to use only 3 guides plus the tip top for a guide set for these rods. Also, if putting a spinning reel on an ice rod, and the short length of the ice rod, consider using a taller stripper guide than one might ordinarily use on a rod of this type. By using a stripper guide for a rod using a spinning reel, once can avoid the herky jerky line retrieve that happens if one uses a stripper guide that may be too short and placed too close to the face of the reel for a smooth line retrieve.

Figure that for many ice rods that may be rather short, it is not uncommon for the stripper guide - i.e. the first guide up from the reel - to be placed near the center of the actual total rod blank and be in the perfect position for use on such a rod blank.
Some folks may not want to put a first guide up this far on a rod blank, but for many ice rod blanks and users, this position for the stripper guide is exactly correct. Hence, with the stripper placed at this location, the requirement for more than just a few guides in a guide train begins to become the norm for ice rod builds of this sort.

Good luck and good fishing in the cool temps of ithe ice fishing seson.


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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: Ed Welch (151.111.143.---)

Date: October 10, 2019 09:33AM


I just built one ice rod for Lake Trout, and I'm about to finish up another. They're a bit heavier than what you're probably looking to build, but figure I'll chime in anyways so you get the upper end of the range haha.

First one was ~38" long, used a tip section from a 2 piece rod my dad broke in the handle section as the blank. I plan on pairing it up with a Daiwa Fuego 1000 reel. For this one I ended up using CRB YG Elite guides, sizes 30/16/8, then two CRB RNG Elite Size 8 runners and a size 10 ring/ 5.5 tube Fuji F tip top. The size 30 guide seems a bit large hanging off such a short rod, but I wanted to get as smooth of a profile for the line path, as near as possible to the angle the line comes off the spool; if I was using a 500 or 750 size reel I would have gone smaller, or especially with a black betty style inline ice reel, but I want the 1000 size for going after Lakers.

Second rod is being built on the MHX 36" MH solid carbon ice blank, also going to be paired up with a similar reel, a Daiwa Tatula 1000. I'll be using CRB LZR guides for that one, but I imagine I'll still need to go with a similar reduction train starting with a 30-16-8, then 2 size 8 runners, and I'll use a CRB Medium Duty LZR tip top with a size 8 ring and 6.0 tube. Future builds I'll likely switch to Fuji KL-H guides for smaller rings at taller heights on this type of Laker build, but I just decided to start with these guides to see how the quality is for future summer rod builds.

Overall in my research leading up to the builds I found that size 8 is pretty much the smallest ring size you want to use if you're going to be fishing outside, in order to prevent guides from freezing up as easily. Also, for tip tops, wire loops are preferable for outdoors fishing in case you just want to tap the tip top on something to clear ice out of it. Though, in my own personal opinion, I would never do that, I'd much rather pick the ice out with my fingers rather than hit it against something. I also wanted ceramic ringed tip tops for these builds because Lake Trout can go on some serious runs. If you're fishing in a heated shack and aren't concerned about that, then you can use smaller running guides/tip top if you want.



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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)

Date: October 10, 2019 04:13PM


There is very little ice outside here in So Cal and hence I haven’t a clue about ice fishing; those of you who do are definitely diehards! From a totally remote if not ignorant point of view, would these charcoal-activated hand/feet warmer packets be a benefit to de-ice guides? It seems to be a much less brutal approach than whacking the poor rod on the ice.

Mark Talmo
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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: Ed Welch (151.111.143.---)

Date: October 11, 2019 08:50AM


Mark Talmo Wrote:
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> There is very little ice outside here in So Cal
> and hence I haven’t a clue about ice fishing;
> those of you who do are definitely diehards! From
> a totally remote if not ignorant point of view,
> would these charcoal-activated hand/feet warmer
> packets be a benefit to de-ice guides? It seems to
> be a much less brutal approach than whacking the
> poor rod on the ice.

Never tried it, but I don't think it would work that well, because those warmers really only put off much heat if you keep them in a confined space like a pocket where the heat can build up. Plus you're not supposed to get those wet. I've always just kept my off hand in a pocket with one of those and no glove on because it stays plenty warm, then if a guide ices up it's a quick enough fix with warm fingers; just need to pinch the ice to melt it a tiny bit and then the majority of the chunk will pop out of the guide easily.


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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: roger wilson (---)

Date: October 11, 2019 06:12PM


When it is cold and the tip ices up, just put the tip in your mouth and the heat of your body will quickly melt the ice. It will also slack your thirst at the same time.


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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: Dan Ertz (---.dsl.airstreamcomm.net)

Date: October 12, 2019 02:26PM


Roger helped me with the guide setup for my first ice rods, and as he said with a little searching there are many good suppliers of ice rod guide sets and tube style tip tops that fit small ice blank tips.

Most of my panfishing ice rods are built with a Pac Bay Minima 10 Match spinning guide, a #8 SV guide, and the rest #4 wire fly guides including wrapping one on as the tip guide. Wire fly guides are lighter, less expensive, and less prone to icing (the simple shape doesn't gather water like guides with inserts do.) I fish outdoors so most of my rods are in the 36 to 50 inch range, and require 3 to 5 fly guides plus the spinning guides and tip guide to evenly distribute the load on the blank and line.


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Re: Ice rod guides

Posted by: Mitchell Martin (---.celeritybroadband.com)

Date: October 14, 2019 12:37AM


I use a size 16 and the rest size 12. Usually 2-3 12s. Then find the biggest tip top i can get with the correct tube. No problems if a little ice builds up since guides are big

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Rod Building Choices For Custom Ice Rods

Ice fishermen have very unique rod requirements in that they often need to be able to land fish in very tight surroundings.  I guess that is another way of saying ice fishermen use really short rods.

So, the first step in deciding what rod you probably should use is to determine what type of fish you are targeting.

For simplicity, this article will assume there are the following types of fish:

Targeting Small Fish:  Ranging up to 3 pounds. (Examples: Perch, Crappie, schooling Walleye)

Targeting Medium Fish: Ranging from 3 to 8 pounds.  (Examples: Bass, Walleye)

Targeting Large Fish: Anything over 8 pounds. (Examples: Pike, Musky)


We don’t necessarily want to over-simplify the many tactics that reside within each group listed above.  However, for the purpose of this article, we wanted to try and provide some general guidelines to follow to give a new rod builder the best chance to decide on a rod that they will be happy with.


With that in mind, here is a breakdown of the key considerations when selecting an ice fishing rod.  It really comes down to weighing the pros and cons of each attribute before deciding on your rod.

Fishing Rod Action vs. Power

For those not familiar with rod action vs. power, here is a quick overview.  You can also read What Is The Difference Between Fishing Rod Action and Power?

Rod Power

The “power” of a rod refers to how much pressure it takes to flex the rod.  Different rod powers are engineered to efficiently handle a certain range of lure weights and line sizes.  To select a rod power that will perform best for you, simply narrow your choices to rods designed to cast the weight of lures – and sizes of lines – you’ll fish with most often.

Rod Action

The “action” of a rod is determined by where a rod flexes along the blank.  Faster action rods flex mostly near the tip.  Moderate action rods flex more near the middle of the blank.  Slower action rods flex down into the butt section.

More rod blank characteristics to consider:

Rod Length

The “length” is defined as the measured length from the butt end of the rod – to the end of the rod tip.  So if you have a 30 inch ice rod blank, even after you add a butt cap and tip top guide, which may add a bit more overall length, the rod’s action and length are still considered 30 inches.

Selecting An Ice Rod

Here are some recommendations for selecting an ice rod based on the three types of fish we outlined above.

General Options Available

Rod Power:  The power rating for ice rods can range from Ultralight to Medium-Heavy.

Rod Action:  The action rating for ice rods can range from Extra-Fast to Moderate-Fast.

Rod Length:  The length for ice rods generally range from 24 inches to 42 inches

Note:  Always check the manufacturer’s rod specifications.  The ratings they list often refer to the rod limits, and not averages.

Targeting Small Fish

(Ranging up to 3 pounds)

Rod Power:  Rods with an Ultra-Light to Light power rating will probably work well.  This gives you enough strength to control the fish, while also allowing enough give to actually enjoy fighting the fish.

Rod Action:  Rods with an Extra-Fast to Fast action rating will work well here.  Ice fishing bites for small fish, like Crappie, can be quick and then they are gone.  This action will allow you take up some line quickly and increase your hook set chances.

Rod Length:  For smaller fish there is a wide variety of lengths that will work well.  It is really a personal preference as some use shorter rods (like a 24 inch), while others use a longer rod (up to 36 inches).

Targeting Medium Fish

(Ranging from 3 to 8 pounds)

Rod Power:  Try using a rod with a Light to Medium-Light power rating.  These medium size fish often require a little more backbone built into the rod, and will allow you to control the fight better, particularly when turning the fish’s head around towards the hole.

Rod Action:  Generally a Fast action rod will be a good rating choice.  It will take up enough line to get a quicker hook set, while also allowing a bit of give to reduce ripping the hook out of the mouth.  Cold weather bites can often require a practiced touch to find the right balance.

Rod Length:  Consider a rod between 30 inches and 42 inches.  If your ice fishing techniques usually produce an occasional larger fish, consider a 36 inch, or maybe even bump up to a 42 inch.  If your technique is pretty dialed into a particular range, then you are probably safe with a 30 to 32 inch rod.

Targeting Large Fish

(Anything over 8 pounds)

Rod Power:  Larger fish require some more muscle, so consider choosing a rod with a Medium-Heavy power rating.  This should provide enough control to land the larger fish, but also be sure to have your reel’s drag tuned to your needs.  The right balance between the power of the rod, and the reel’s drag setting, will increase your chances of landing the fish.

Rod Action:  A Moderate-Fast action will probably work well here.  You want to be able to take up enough line on the hook set, but you want more give in upper part of the rod.  With larger fish, a controlled sweeping hook set is often ideal, and the Moderate-Fast action is really perfect for that application.

Rod Length:  Most ice fishing rods that have the power and action ratings we mentioned above will come in a 36 inch length.  There may be some exceptions of course, but 36 inches will work well.

There you have it.  We hope you found this overview of rod blanks for custom ice fishing rods helpful.

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