How to Pack and Protect Your Ice Fishing Rods

Organizing and packing ice rods will keep them from being damaged while moving about and fishing on the ice.

Multi-species ice fishermen rely on a good collection of rods and reels to match presentations to the mood of the fish. A 5-gallon pail is still the most common ice rod holder out there, but broken rod tips and tangled lines are inevitable with this system. Hard water enthusiast McKeon Roberts draws this organization tip from his music career. Padded guitar cases are affordable, and comfortably fit several of your favorite combos. McKeon gives us a tour of his rod case and shares some other useful on-ice organization pointers. 

Protective Case Options for Ice Fishing:

-Rapala Double Barrel 40-inch Ice Rod Bag

-Gibson Cordura Electric Guitar Gig Bag


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