13 Fishing Descent Ice Reels

13 Fishing Descent Ice Reels

Price: $39.99
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DescriptionRetrieveGear RatioPrice
Descent Ice ReelLeft Hand2.7.1$39.99 USD
Descent Ice ReelRight Hand2.7.1$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
4.5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By James P.
February 22, 2019
Best reel for the money I've ever used!! Love it!!
JC, Mo.
So far, So good.
November 23, 2018
Just getting started and really liking it. Bought it for year around vertical marina dock fishing for crappie. I would have given it a 5 star, but just haven’t used it enough yet to give it that rating. Purchased it from TackleDirect and had a very good experience. The price was right, and they must have shipped it the day I ordered. So, overall I’ve been extremely happy with my purchase.
  • Performing as I had hoped.
  • No problems.
By Rich
Nice reel that performs well
February 23, 2018
To be fair, I rated this reel 4 out of 5 stars because I didn't get much use with it before the ice season ended. I am using it on a 25" light Fenwick rod with 4 lb Trilene Micro Ice line and small jigs tipped with wax worms for panfish.

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.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from chicago asked:
December 29, 2019
how do you let line out
1 Answer
You let the line out by pressing the button on the center of the handle and engaging it by turning the handle until you hear a click.
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

scott holmes
from oshkosh, wisconsin asked:
November 10, 2018
does left-hand mean left hand winds reel, right hand holds rod?
1 Answer
Left handed reels you crank with your left hand and vice versa with a right handed reel
Submitted by: Bernie on November 12, 2018

from Michigan asked:
November 8, 2018
Does this reel have a way to set depth?
1 Answer
No, this feature is not available. You can free spool or set the drag and hand pull to estimate depth. There is also a clicker that may help when estimating by hand
Submitted by: Chris on November 9, 2018


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