K&E Tackle Ice Rods – My Two Cents!

K&E Tackle Stopper Lures Whip'r rods sizes chart

K&E Tackle Stopper Lures Whip’r rods sizes chart

When deciding to get into competitive ice fishing, you have to have some of the best gear to make sure you don’t miss the slightest bite. That’s where K&E Tackle’s Whip’r Rods come in. With a super sensitive tip made from quality blanks and a high end genuine cork reel seat, the Whip’r rod comes in a variety of sizes from 24″ to 48″ lengths.

I prefer to sight fish for bluegill and crappie, so I have the 24″ Whip’r rod paired up with the Whip’r 1000 reel. It has a 5.1:1 gear ratio, anti-reverse, and you can switch the handle for left or right-handed.

Those are the specifics, now for my two cents… The handle felt a little long when I first held it, but has became quite comfortable really quick. There’s plenty of backbone down the blank, but with the super fast tip, there was no way for even these little guys to fool me.

For you tight-liners out there comes the new Skandia Noodle Rod. This guy comes with an electric blue clear blank and neon green thread wrap. Cork handle and a quality seat to hold your reel. Eyes are hand-wound with epoxy coating. Available in lengths from 24″-60″.

Skandia Noodle Rods chart

Skandia Noodle Rods chart

In my haste to get out fishing I put a spinning reel on it. The rod has great action, but for tightlining I would rather have a fly-style reel on it myself. But another great rod that was able to detect the slightest bite of even the smallest fish.

On the tournament circuit both these rods will be coming with me and will play a large part in my ice fishing this season. Distributed by a great local company from Hastings, Michigan, I am proud and honored to represent Team Stopper Lures along the tournament trail this season.

Until next time friends…

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Joe Devera About the Author: Joe DeVera is a tournament ice fisherman from Southeast Michigan. Gaining interest with his local newspaper and public access channel, Joe has had a chance to promote the sport of ice fishing on a limited basis and is excited at the opportunity to help grow the sport and the companies he represents. Working with various companies and websites Joe has had the opportunity to work various trade shows along with writing articles on a variety of ice fishing topics as well as several reviews. Giving back through education is important to Joe, therefore he is dedicated to giving seminars and making videos aimed at teaching tips and tricks through social media, Also donating his time with the NAIFC's Kids Camp as well as other youth oriented ice fishing events. As a member of the J&E Ice Fishing team, Joe spent the 2015 season honing his skills as a tournament angler on a small local circuit where he and his partner compiled five top 5 finishes, including two 3rd place as well as “Big Gill” award. Fishing the NAIFC series, Joe and partner Bill Banghart have two top 10 finishes and consecutively finished in the top 15 in Team of the Year points the past two seasons.

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