Fishing & Boating News

Tough as Polished Nails along with a Sensitive Side

Stylish Arctic Fox combos and tip-up offer elite performance with a lady's touch

by: Leslie Sundahl, Traditions Media

Photo by courtesy Frabill
Photo by courtesy Frabill
(Nov. 18, 2011 - Jackson, WI.) No self-respecting female ice angler would be caught dead setting hooks with rods and reels borrowed from her gentlemanly significant other. Indeed, every dude who's dared invite his wife or girlfriend on a fishing trip inevitably (and sometimes quickly) gets a lesson in humility. Gals can flat out fish, thank you very much. And just as women play better golf with their own custom-matched set of clubs, why wouldn't they fish more comfortly and effectively gripping their own tailor-made ice rod and reel combos?

Recognizing the glaring gap in female-specific ice fishing gear, progressive tackle company Frabill introduces the Arctic Fox Combo and Tip-Up. Custom designed to match the finesse fishing styles of females, the ice fishing rods and reels provide premium features augmented by optimal comfort, and even a flash of cosmetic pizzazz.

Says Frabill V.P. of Sales Kelly Marble: "On the ice and on the water, lady anglers are skilled, motivated and ready to take on the fish, the elements, and even the boys if they get in the way. Frabill's Arctic Fox collection provides female anglers all of the features and performance they demand, including a feminine touch. This is ice gear for ladies who are serious about their sport?the ones who can bring home the walleyes, and fry ?em up in the pan."

Arctic Fox Combos feature durable graphite composite blanks with through-handle construction for enhanced sensitivity. Super-cushy EVA grip-padded handles maximize hand warmth and comfort. And to ease overall heft, single-foot stainless steel guides reduce rod weight for a featherlight feel. To fit a woman's hand, a trimmer palm-size reel accompanies each Arctic Fox rod.

The matched reel sports 1-plus-1 ball bearings, infinite anti-reverse and a multi-disc drag. Sharp chrome-plated ABS reel spools rotate as smooth as silk, thanks to Frabill's special Sub-Zero? cold weather lubricant. 'Fishability' with small fingers is furthered via a tapered drag knob and L/R ambidextrous handle. Available in 24-inch Ultra-Light Panfish and 28-inch Medium-Light Larger Panfish actions, the Arctic Fox Combos wear bright pink rod-wrap and reel accents that

The Arctic Fox Tip-up likewise lends 'fashionista' couture to what is typically a dull and drab icescape.

Frabill, Inc. (Jackson, Wis.) is in its 73rd year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Frabill's ice fishing product lineup consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, and premium ice fishing apparel, including FXE Snosuit. Openwater products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, accessories, and premium openwater apparel, such as FXE Stormsuit. Visit the frabill website.
Photo by courtesy Frabill