After losing several big fish and realizing I was under gunned, I pulled the trigger on a black beauty. The rod is well made, the guides are sturdy and perfect for running braid. The extended butt helps horse the big ones to the hole. This this bends like no other for being a heavier rod, and is also sensitive enough to pick up light biting perch as they cruise through with the Eyes. Definitely will have this rod for a lifetime. Andrew, from Upstate NY
I have caught many fish with my new Haat rod. Zero flex in handle when rod is loaded up. Beautiful craftsmanship. I will be getting a rod in the future for sure.
I can't give a review of this rod and not use the word fantastic. It's responsive, sturdy, and balanced perfectly. The reel seat fits my stradic snugly and the cork handle is very comfortable. The action is in the perfect zone of medium fast, I can feel the difference between a broad side bump and a bite very easily and that means more pinned fish! 31" is a great size. I am able to get a hook set in my one man flip over with no issues. I couldn't be more satisfied.
This is my first Haat rod after my cousin, Scott Connole, let me try one of his Haat rods! The 31" Black Beauty did not disappoint!! This is a beautifully crafted rod with a great feel. It is short enough to fish out of an ice shack and has the sensitivity to detect those light bites! I really like the longer fighting butt on these rods for catching big Montana rainbows! Great rod!
This rod is beautifully crafted and well-balanced. I will definitely go with another HAAT ROD on my next purchase.
I love this rod! The shorter length I use it for jigging in my shack. The feel is amazing. The only thing I would like more is a touch stiffer backbone on the bottom half towards the handle. Same with my 36". Just a little stiffer for a solid set on the hook. And I love how long the cork handles are. I love the leverage and balance with the handles. I fish mostly pike and walleye. Big pike and walleye.
Hi Shalle - thanks for taking the time to leave a review and providing a recommendation for future rod improvements. We will keep your feedback in mind. - Dan
Title says it all. Haat makes the best Ice fishing rods I've ever used
Reeely nice rods well built can’t complain
Awesome rod and will use it in the spring summer as I will be jigging from side of my boat best rod I ever had or used
31" Black Beauty Jigging Rod