Signature Series 45" Medium Heavy Casting Rod

Signature Series 45" Medium Heavy Casting Rod


Regular price $129.99

The 45" medium-heavy baitcaster is one of the most durable and toughest rods available for ice fishing. If you are targeting giant pike, sturgeon, catfish or world-class trout, this rod will be essential for your arsenal. The longer cork handle is crucial for giving you plenty of space to apply muscle when fighting some of the biggest freshwater fish through the ice. If you are jigging, dead sticking or using it for a live bait rig, the 45MHS thick tapered blank will give you the rod strength needed to land your next trophy fish.

Recommended Lure Weights: 3/4 oz - 2 oz
Recommended Line Weights: 20 to 50 lbs
Recommended Fish Weights: 15+ lbs

  • Crafted from our proprietary IX glass composite blanks purpose-built for ice anglers. We find the lock in point on each blank to reduce blank torque when setting the hook.
  • New lightweight, durable stainless steel frames and rings provide the utmost strength on the ice. Thinner double swaged insert rings provide a larger guide opening to eliminate friction and reduce ice-ups on the coldest days.
  • Upgraded guide train spacing offers improved weight distribution when under load.
  • Custom made reel seats with high grade graphite/nylon construction and stainless steel hoods cushioned hoods.
  • Thicker AAA cork handles designed for ice fishing with Haat logo etched into the handle and foregrip.

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Tyrell Lunt (Nephi, UT, US)
45 inch medium heavy Haat rod

This pole is awesome! First fish on it was a 37 inch laker! Pole handled awesome!

D.A. (Yellowknife, NT, CA)
Just get one already

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!

Linden Makow (Prince George, BC, CA)
Awesome rods built tough

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.

Christian (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Open water Stripers

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.

5 star

five star

Greg (Minneapolis, MN, US)
Favorite Rods

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?

Steven (Missoula, MT, US)

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.

Miles (Vernal, UT, US)
Awesome ice fishing 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!

Ben (Salt Lake City, UT, US)
Expected a good product, ended up with a great product!

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.

Alex (Smiths Falls, ON, CA)
Best rods in the biz

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!