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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US Angler Selects Haat Rods as Best Ice Fishing Rods
Love the rod. Caught a huge laker on it last weekend
Just added the 36'' medium Haat spinning rod to my arsenal and am very impressed. First time out landed a limit of brook trout all between 3-4.8lbs and the rod handled them with ease. Can't wait to use it again and add some other Haat rods to the collection!
I absolutely love this rod it is vary sensitive so it’s great for the light biting Walleye and it’s great when hooked into larger fish like pike i would highly recommend this rod to anyone who is looking for a good all around rod with the longer handle it help with jigging fatigue
My Mystery Tube had exactly what I needed for where I fish in western Montana. Two 36” medium-light rods (the twins) and a 40” medium-heavy. The rods are a pleasure to use. I’m equipped for everything from panfish through Lakers and Pike. I really like the beanie too. The invoice even had a hand written thank you note on it. It’s nice to support a hard working American who appreciates your business.
Amazing rod feels great sensitive definitely great quality plus a 15 year warranty designed from the legend himself can you ask for better I think not
I bought 2 of the Black Beauty jigging rods. 1 for myself and 1 for my dad and we both agreed that this is hands down the best ice fishing rod we've ever owned! We've been using them for walleye fishing on Lake Vermilion this winter and absolutely love the feel of the rod. Much better feel and action than we get with our previous St. Croix rods. Now that we're hooked on the Haat rods, we're also going to be getting the medium spinning rods too. I think you've got 2 new customers for life and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy a new rod!
This ice rod is a beast it can handle bass with no problem and has enough back bone and power for huge pike and lakers
I love it. Best rod that I've used. It has enough back bone for big lakers and browns.
Couldn't be happier with this rod love how sensitive it is for those light bites and how well it handles head shakes through the ice. First day using it and have absolutely no complaints. Keep up the Great work Mr. Haataja
Awesome quality certainly recommend!!!
New favourite rod for run and gunning on lake Winnipeg chasing big greenbacks.
This is my first rod from Haat. Superb craftsmanship! The action is fantastic and the first rod I grab when I'm out on the ice. Well Done!
36" Medium Spinning Ice Fishing Rod
This rod is wicked. Love putting it to work here in NY if it's jigging for lakers or setting am I fish pro for big pike it's the best rod for the job