Read the amazon reviews for this fishing rod : Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Fishing Reel & Rod Combo, 26” Light Action Rod
5 stars from Jesse B.
bought this to supplement my ultralight and med-heavy ice fishing poles this year. It is a GREAT middle of the road pole that is light enough to hook crappies and heavy enough to drag up legal lake trout without complaining. I caught a bunch of stocked browns and rainbows in Maryland and then caught a half dozen keeper lake trout in northern NYS too. Respool it with premium 6 pound fluoro line and you’ll be in good shape for whatever bites.
and 5 stars from JeronimoHIllam
For the price this is one of the best ice combos out there. It is smooth and durable and works very well. I have landed quite a few 1 pound trout on it and lifted them all out of the hole as high as I please without questioning the durability. It is sensitive enough to feel even some softer perch bites. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a solid, durable ice combo!