This pole is awesome! First fish on it was a 37 inch laker! Pole handled awesome!
I just wanted to add to what everyone one else comments on these rods... They are AMAZING. I got the 45" medium heavy casting rod for Lakers on great slave Lake. I was on the fence between this one and the extra heavy because great slave holds some trophy trout... I am glad I went with the medium heavy as it has enough backbone to handle heavy fish and manages head shakes beautifully. The longer thicker cork handle makes playing aggressive fish a dream. Also worth mentioning they are beautiful rods esthetically. Do yourself a favour and get one!
Put this rod to the test jigging big bondy baits for some monster Lakers. It got the job done landing over 15 Lakers in this trip, the biggest being around 28 pounds. unreal rods might have to get a few more in the near future.
Could not wait for ice on big lake,landed a few smallies a 3lb Hybrid Striper and a 10lb pure Striper drifting live bait. Handled the Striper like butter.
I fish Haat rods almost exclusively. The soft action keeps fish pinned and the reel seats look sharp. I have most the collection in an Otter rod locker and use it often. Last week the walleye were hitting very aggressively and I was having problems getting a hook set. Perhaps a faster rod would be better for that situation maybe? Maybe the Black Beauty?
The 45' light heaven rod did just what I wanted and performed beautifully. Used on fort peck reservoir Montana.caufht many lake trout in 80 feet of water and also northern pike.would very much recommend this rod.
This is my favorite rod and the best ice fishing rod I have ever put my hands on. I use it for lake trout on Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Utah and Wyoming. It absorbs heads shakes like nobody's business and I lose far less fish now that I have this rod. It is the ultimate big fish rod, but has the sensitivity to be effective on smaller lake trout. I have 5 different HAAT rod models and I love them all. The 45" MH is my go to rod. I can't recommend this rod enough!
I ordered this rod to chase Lake trout. I've caught amd landed Lakers up to 30lbs on my 45" med hvy and the rod handled beautifully.