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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My other rods got tangled up so I brought this little rod just in case... it kept me busy to.the tune of 86+ spot (+ is for those small ones I put back) and no other boating person fishing came anywhere near close to that... paired w Okums Helios... I made an excellent choice with this rod.
I absolutely crush the Lahontan Cutthroat out of Pyramid Lake, Nevada with the 1/2 oz model. Easy to fish... just drop it to the bottom, reel up 2-3 feet, then a quick 2ft pop, let it fall, and repeat. The fish gobble it on the fall.
Cast this for walleyes, and they hit it.
It is a great rod very sensitive!
Never hd a chance to use it so far
Used last winter first time great for jumbo perch and walleye very well constructed all the quality you would find in a custom rod I own 6 and will be buying more
I live in north west Michigan and jig Lake Michigan/Huron/superior as well as multiple inland lakes for multiple species. These are by far the best jigging spoons I’ve used, replacing my p-lines and war eagle collection. Limited out on lake trout and Cisco as well as some bi-catch walleye the first three times I’ve fished them.only thing I would change is heavier weights (2oz) for kings, I just prefer them. Thank you guys for great lures!
I’m loving the rod works great for pike fishing through the ice up here in Alaska on the Kuskokwim River
Awesome quality, came with nice case and hook cover as well!
This is my go to walleye/stocked trout rod. Sensitive enough for a finicky trout bite and strong enough in the spine to handle big walleye. The long handles are comfortable and there made so, switching reels takes no time at all (no taping reels on). I also love these on my jawjackers, there’s enough recoil to set hooks without damaging trout mouths for catch and release fishing. I hope they never stop selling these, I have over 30 rods in the same weight class and these 36” ML are my all time favourite rods. I own 3.
I only got to use the Rod a couple times since purchase, caught a couple lake trout on Big Green Lake where i`m a Avid laker fisherman. Great rod and seemed to handle the fish very well, the only thing i would like to see on the rods is a bigger line guide in the rear closest to the reel so it does`nt bind quite as much on bigger fish otherwise Love the rod so far! Hopefully next ice season it will get a workout and see how it stands up! Great Quality made Rod! Thank You!
Just sent you a brown trout picture caught on the haat spoon.
I absolutely love the 45" med/heavy casting. Have caught multiple 40"+ pike with them.
Love these baits
Works very well, has a lot of backbone fore bigger fish, yet flexible enough for 8-10 lb lakers. Would recommend