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.
Great action and feel. Love the bend battling fish on these rods the long handles make it easy on your wrist when your fighting a big fish and you know your going to be locked in for a few. Switched all my old rods out last year for Haat's and it was the best decision I made!
This rod has the best feel and action I've ever felt in an ice fishing rod. Was able to catch my first pike jigging with it last season. Would recommend this rod with no hesitation. Thanks Eric for building a fantastic rod!
It's been tested on a 42" lake trout and multiple 40"+
Pike. Perfect for the job. Picked up a second to put in an Ifish pro tip up
I like this rod. I have had it a year. I don't know how many rods I have. Probably around seven ice rods, but this one is the one I have been using. I have no plans to change. Wish this had been the first one I got.