New Tight Liner Reels, Rods and Lures from Ice Hopper

In the world of ice fishing there are many very high quality small companies that get missed by the masses due to the lake of marketing dollars, and also because many of them only want to sell to smaller mom and pop shops. Ice Hopper from Clinton Township, Michigan is a great example. Ice Hopper was started about 4 years ago with the Sonic Ice Hopper which is very popular on the tournament trails all across the ice belt.

Ice Hopper The Original Heavy Metal Jigs

Ice Hopper The Original Heavy Metal Jigs

The Sonic Ice Hopper lets you carry your seat, tackle and electronics all in one hand, and hole hop or ice troll. If you ever caught the Icemen TV show you are sure to have seen more then a few of the top teams fishing with one.

Ice Hopper has also been making a high quality tungsten jig line – “The Original Heavy Metal Jigs.” They are adding new high quality painted-in-the-US paint jobs this year to the lineup.

The Ice Hopper product lines are expanding this year with the addition of the Banana Jig, Snowman and Kick’in Minnow spoons, and jigging baits like the Jigin Minnow. They have you covered on the business end of things below the ice.

Ice Hopper Tight Liner Reel

Ice Hopper Tight Liner Reel

Above the ice, Ice Hopper has launched some high end rods at a non-high end price – Ice Slammer Rods, start $19.99 and they offer two style of reels to match up with their rods. The Tight Liner ($19.99 retail) is Ice Hopper’s entry into the growing market of fly-style reels. Tight Liner Reels come with an over-sized handle for easy gripping when you have gloves on. Check out the included video were I talk a bit about these new reels. Plus, for the guys fishing the deeper waters or going after larger game they add the Ice Slammer 10 Spinning reel ($21.99 retail).

There are lots of other cool custom blanks and rod building supplies Ice Hopper is bringing out this winter such has their one of kind XTC and XTF blanks. The two blanks are already being used by many custom rod builders across the ice belt. Not comfortable making your own ice rods yet but want to do a little custom work? They offer pre-built and complete built version of these blanks too.

All of these Ice Hopper Products can be bought through Sportsmen’s Direct and in the growing number of mom and pops carrying the Ice Hopper Brand.

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justinsdi About the Author: Manger of Retail Operations with Sportsmen's Direct and Nationally Syndicated Blogger at Outinmichigan.com

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