13 Fishing Descent Ice Reels
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|Descent Ice Reel||Left Hand||2.7.1||$39.99 USD|
|Descent Ice Reel||Right Hand||2.7.1||$39.99 USD|
The 13 Fishing Descent Ice Reels feature a high-performance graphite frame to provide strength and rigidity and quick and easy spool changes with the new rapid release spool design.
13 Fishing Descent Ice Reels Feature:
- Graphite frame
- Integrated fender
- Rapid release spool
- Dead stick bait alarm
- Soft touch finish
- Aluminum handle and star drag drop speed control
- Instant anti-reverse
- Performing as I had hoped.
- No problems.
I am more familiar with spinning reel rigs, but once you have the Descent adjusted with the right amount of fall for the total weight of your lure, and the drag set correctly, presenting the bait at the right depth is quick and easy. Unlike spinning reels, there is no rotation of the bait due to line twist so a swivel isn't necessary.
I didnt have any issues to speak of other than some experimentation necessary to get the fall adjusted correctly. If the reel is set to allow too fast a fall, it will continuing spinning and releasing line after it reaches the bottom. No problem really even at that.
When In shallow water, I found myself stripping line off to the right depth against the drag rather than releasing the reel; a habit from using spinning reels I suppose. Either way, the reel worked as expected. No complaints.
For the most part, we were only fishing in 8' -10' of water but it could just as easily have been 18'. Overall, I am pleased with the way this reel handled on open ice in 10 to 20 degree weather. In fact, I bought a second Descent and will use it on an ultra-light rod.
I may update this review next season after more extensive use.
- Lightweight, easy to set up and go.
- Drag is not super smooth, but adequate nevertheless.
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