on December 30, 2011
Bought this last year to replace some of my old ice fishing gear. I was going on a weekend fishing trip to northern MN. It was a very cold weekend and the combo worked well out in the cold blowing snow and inside the warm shack we rented. It comes with line loaded on it, but your best to get rid of it and spool some decent line before going out. It's great for jigging panfish only, don't expect it to handle a Walleye.
on March 15, 2014
I ordered a few new combos and this was the first to arrive. It's a gorgeous rod and reel, but I'm having issues with the line. Right out of the box it's all curly, so I had to go out and straighten it a ton. Also, one of the zip ties used to hold it together was too tight and make some slashes in the foam handle, and if you like your stuff perfect it's a bit annoying. Aside from these things, I love this product. I got the line straightened out and I'm loving how it can handle all the stress it's put through. Definitely a great choice when it comes to ice fishing.