This is the .30-06 of the Haat lineup in my opinion, and the right rod to start your collection with. I've used it primarily to jig small to mid sized spoons for trout, and I find it the ideal tool for that task. Enough back bone to snap small hardware erratically and get a solid hook set in 20-30 feet of water, but paired with the progressive bend under load to keep fish pinned. If you're targeting walleye, or fishing in deeper water with bigger baits, I'd rock the 31" "Black Beauty" or 40" Medium as they have significantly faster actions.
I bought 6 of these to run on my autos they are perfect. Great control when fighting big trout in Milwaukee.
I was recommended by Lake Superior fishing guide that Haat ice fishing rods were the best. I purchased two rods for trout fishing the Big Lake, Unless you experience these rods for yourself its hard to explain how awesome they are. If you are looking for a great rod along with super customer service, do yourself a favor buy a Haat Rod.
Performs well with med to large lipless cranks and spoons. I bought 2 just to be able to switch my presentation quickly, and for targeting walleye in the 24" plus class.
I was impressed with the reviews of this rod.It's nice to have the top ice rod perform like a champ!You don't loose many fish because this rod does all the work & has the power to set hooks on the toughest mouths.I put 621 fish on the ice this season & this rod made it easy.Do yourself a favor and pick one of Eric's ice rods up.You won't regret it!
I got to use my two 36” med rods for the first time on a late ice Devils Lake, ND trip last weekend. I set them up in HT wind jigger rod holders. One with a bobber and one with a bait feeder reel. Best dead stick setup I have ever used!! I never lost a fish on either rod, the bobber rig had the bail closed and 4 walleyes hooked themselves. The action was soft enough to keep even perch and smaller walleye pinned, yet I was amazed how sensitive the rod is jigging spoons! We took 12 walleyes from those 2 poles (allowed 4 lines ice fishing in ND). I never lost a fish on either pole all weekend. The longer handles are perfect for the wind jiggers and let you jig with your choppers on!!. Both rods were flawless and, and are the best looking rods I own.(I was looking hard at the 40”, but I gambled on the mystery tube to see what the quality of the rods are...saved some money but no 15 year warranty either). I will definitely be getting the 40”MH
I will definitely be buying the 45” ML and 40” MH when they are back in stock.
36" Medium Spinning rod paired with a President 25 reel! 6 lbs test line. The rod is sensitive enough, yet has a really good backbone. Will buy this product again! Mille Lacs Minnesota walleyes and tulibee's!
36 in Medium Haat rod paired with a Daiwa Ballistic Lt 2500 series. I can't wait to use it! Will have a good time chasing some Mille Lacs walleyes!
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!
Didn't have to use an indicator that's an A++++ for me! Rod is super flexibleA+ And still will land big fish. Got my dad one for Christmas and me. And we both hooked up first day using them, Outstanding thanks for your hard work in your craftsmanship with your rods. I couldn't ask for better.