Best New Ice Fishing Gear
This Sunday, January 13, at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT, WFN will be airing Ice Block, a five-hour programming marathon dedicated to ice fishing. Anglers from six different shows that air on WFN, including Canadian Sportfishing, Hooked on Utah, and John Gillespie’s Water & Woods, will put their ice fishing tips and techniques to the test.
If you’re interested in trying ice fishing for the first time, or if its one of your favorite pastimes, its always important to make sure that you have the best equipment possible. This past year saw some great new products hit the market, and WFN is pleased to present our list of the best new ice fishing gear.
Theres nothing worse than having a fish on the line but not realizing it thanks to an inferior spring bobber. Enter Frabills high-performance Titanium Spring Bobber. Its endlessly durable, has completely kink and bend elimination, virtual weightlessness, and will fit any combo that youd want to use.
Underwater cameras have become a stable for many anglers who enjoy ice fishing. The ability to see a fish bite your lure underwater adds an entirely new thrill to the sport. The MarCum VS385C/VS385 series of underwater cameras provide unparalleled views in color or black and white, respectively. Youll never miss another bite.
If youre planning on going ice fishing, having the right type of line is extremely important. You need a line that has the ability to shed water and ice, so that it doesnt freeze in your rod guides. This is what makes Sufix 832 Advanced Ice Braid stand out from the rest its the toughest, most sensitive line you can find, and any angler planning on going ice fishing wont want to be caught without it.
Theres no doubt about it: ice fishing can be a cold and wet activity. In order to combat the elements, you need to have the proper apparel. Look no further than the Frabill Ice Suit. It offers complete protection in cold weather, and doesnt do so by sacrificing comfort. Its also 100% seam sealed for complete dryness gone are the days of being cold and uncomfortable in your ice hut.
Lets face it as handy as shelters can be when ice fishing, they can also be a pain in the you-know-what. Theyre heavy, awkward to transport, and take a lot of time to set up and take down. And this is what makes this new pop-up portable shelter from Rapala stand out from the rest of the pack. The two-man shelter weighs a mere 18 lbs, and is a breeze to set up and take down. Gord Pyzer recently reviewed this shelter for WFN, and he had nothing but good things to say about it.
Check out WFN’s Gear section for more great ice fishing products.
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