New Eagle Claw Inline Ice Reels
11/1/12 @ 9:53 AM
Has anyone else picked one of these up? I found them for $30, which is a deal. It seems to me that they rushed them out before 13fishing reveals their 'Ice Ninja' reels, which will be a similar product. I doubt those will be $30.
3/3/13 @ 7:32 AM
3/2/13 @ 1:06 PM
You have to watch your jig as it falls. If the jig is off kilter, or the plastic/waxie/spike/mousie isn't fitted straight, it'll spin on the way down. I've had a hell of a time ,once with black plastic and a dark lake bed in 12 feet of water. couldn't see if the jig was spinning on the drop or not..... and that was at prime time 4:30ish.... Good Luck to you!
2/28/13 @ 8:19 PM
I was using a tiny jig for bluegills. I know there is no line twist with these reels, but my baits spin like tops. I made sure the line was put on the correct way. Only thing I can think of is its faulty spool of line. Very FRUSTRATING!!!!
2/28/13 @ 6:45 PM
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2/27/13 @ 7:50 PM
2/27/13 @ 1:12 PM
I bought one early in the ice season , wished i had bought three. fish a lot in 15to 20 feet of water and if set right useing the little break system on the side of the reel works great . Can adjust for different size and weight of jigs. Will purchae at least two more for next year.
2/27/13 @ 10:20 AM
I used mine all season and loved it. I fished in temperatures from 0 to 40 degrees and it performed well. I really like the lack of line twist and it was easy to use. I had a friend who has never ice fished before give it a try and he had it down in 5 minutes time.
2/27/13 @ 8:16 AM
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11/9/12 @ 9:33 AM
11/8/12 @ 2:59 PM
As someone who does most of my jigging in 6 feet of water or less, I can attest to the effects of line twist on a jig's action. I put the eagle claw on my rod last night and the first thing that I noticed is that the balance is pretty poor due to the design of the reel. The reel pulls right if you are just letting the rod hang in your hand. The adjustment of the drag and the retrieve are the two big advantages that I see right off the bat in addition to the lack of line twist. Also, the reel is made to accommodate gloves if you're in a situation where they're a necessity. Using a 3mm Wolfram jig and 2 lb. mono I tested how it dropped without assistance. It gets there, but you definitely have more control and less chance of backlash if you pull the line out manually.
11/8/12 @ 2:03 PM
@FCS I agree with you in the fact that you will have to assist them to get your jigs down. Realize that it may not be the same issue if your using heavy jigs that will play out the line, but for small crappie, perch, or gills then you will need to manually pull line out as the jig falls. The other issue is that there is nothing keeping the line from coming off the reel. The only thing is friction. Without actually using these on the ice to factor in the listed above factors I will not be buying. Keep the posts coming on brainstorming. Good points brought up so far.