It’s pretty simple. Nobody spends more time on the water (or ice) than Eric Haataja. Guiding over 300 times a year, he simply had enough of rods that didn’t meet his performance standards. After attempting to get other rod makers to build a better product, and having them reject his ideas because they cost too much, or couldn’t be done in China, Eric set out to design a world-class rod himself! Designed in the USA and built in the USA with domestic and foreign parts, you won’t find a higher quality ice fishing rod on the market!
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This was my first Haat rod and I love it. Ordered it for jigging heavy jigs in deep water. Caught 50-60 Lakers with it so far and have ZERO complaints. Will order from Haat again! Great product and great service!!
Best ice rods I've found on the market durable and they look good paired with my Shimano Sanford 2500HD series spinning reels I would highly recommend them for catching big Lakers
Hooked into a 15 pound lake trout and it handled the fish perfectly! Awesome action that absorbs big head shakes great.
Been chasing lake trout, and have not missed a fish yet. No lunkers yet, going to a different venue for larger fish. Solid Hookset, steady pressure, feed back through the blank. Hope to tag some larger fish soon. Best rods for ice fishing you can get. I own 5. 31 inch medium spinning, 2 36 medium spinning, 45 medium heavy, 45 extra heavy. Extra heavy I fear no fish , vary stout, but has just enough bend to it. 36 medium is awesome for rainbows.
Finest ice rod I have ever held! Made for monster Macs.
Haven't used it yet.ice melted in Michigan.next season game on
Nothing compares that I tried
Love this rod! Sensitive and strong! Construction is top notch. I also have the medium heavy. Absolutely love these rods!
Have not fished it yet but look good
Jigging Spoon - Violet Crush
My now go too lake trout rod that I love, small trout no problem, monster trout also no problem.. I assume it would be a great pike rod too but I haven’t tried it..
Great rod, I’ll be buying more…
Nice lightweight good jigging rod
I have had a great deal of success jigging for hybrids and whites using the Haat 1oz. Jigs. I would recommend them to anyone that loves jig fishing.