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Editor's Pick

  • Brand:KastKing
  • Material:Graphite
  • Color:Black with Blue
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Bearing Material:Aluminum

Best Price

  • Brand:FRABILL
  • Material:Blend
  • Hand Orientation:Ambidextrous
  • Color:Multi
  • Item Weight:0.5 Pounds

Honorable Mention

  • Brand:Piscifun
  • Material:Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Hand Orientation:Left Hand
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Bearing Material:Stainless Steel

Best Ice Fishing Reels

Top 10 Best Ice Fishing Reels

1
Why we chose it
  • Deluxe Quick Folding Handle This strong and durable quick folding handle on the ICX 5 Ice Fishing Reels makes transportation convenient
  • Durable Body – The Piscifun ICX 5 Ice Reel features a high strength graphite body and rotor which ensures the toughness and durability needed in the harsh winter elements
  • Exquisite Design – The Piscifun ICX 5 Ice Spinning Reel comes in two different colors, giving you more options to pair with your favorite ice rod. The aggressive body design makes this reel stand out in a crowd! The extended stem offers easy operation when wearing gloves in freezing temps
  • Smooth Retrieve 5 1 high-quality sealed bearings with instant anti-reverse and fine Zinc Alloy drive gear provide super smooth performance when battling big fish under the ice
  • CNC Aluminum Spool – Water Resistant aluminum spool design stops water from penetrating the rotor, the efficient line management system offers smooth and even line lay
Piscifun ICX 5 Ice Fishing Reel - 5.2:1 Spinning Fishing Reel - 5+1 Sealed Ball Bearings- Ultra Smooth Powerful Light Weight Ice Reels: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Top Pick
2
Why we chose it
  • DURABLE/ATTRACTIVE FINISH – Summer/Centron’s attractive, brilliant finish and its high strength two color anodized aluminum spool, with a power launch lip for longer casts and holds more line than competitor’s models that sell for much more.
  • SMOOTH PERFORMANCE – Summer/Centron’s nine quality ball bearings and one instant stop one-way anti-reverse bearing give it ultra-smooth performance.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT – narrow graphite frame design and computer balancing system combine high performance in a compact Spinning Reel. KastKing Summer/Centron makes an awesome gift for anybody who loves fishing, the 500 size reels match perfectly ice rods and make a perfect ice combo.
  • GREAT VALUE – Loaded with features yet low on price. KastKing Summer/Centron offers the best value…at any level. The KastKing Summer Fishing Reel turns any angler into a PRO.
  • HIGH POWERED – KastKing Summer/Centron spinning reel’s Superior Drag System offers incredible stopping power up to 17.5LBs. It has a hardened metal main shaft, perfect mesh drive gear and precision machined pinion gear for fish fighting power.
KastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
For beginners4.5
Value for money4.4
Light weight4.4
Durability4.2
3
Why we chose it
  • Drop Speed Control
  • FreeFall Performance Window
  • Instant Stop Anti-Reverse
  • Graphite Frame Construction
  • FreeFall Trigger System
13 FISHING - Freefall Ghost - Inline Ice Fishing Reel - 2.5:1 Gear Ratio - Left Hand Retrieve - BBFFGW2.5-LH: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
4

Abu Garcia Max Ice Fishing Spinning Reel

107 ratings | 6 offers | 107 Reviews
Price: $34.99$55.96
Why we chose it
  • Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
  • Everlast bail system for improved durability
  • Slow Oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
  • 3 ball bearings 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Lightweight graphite body and rotor
Abu Garcia Max Ice Fishing Spinning Reel: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Light weight4.5
Value for money4.2
5

13 FISHING – Wicked – Ice Fishing Spinning Reels

116 ratings | 5 offers | 116 Reviews
Price: $39.49$50
Why we chose it
  • 5 BB WITH INSTANT ANTI-REVERSE — 5 stainless steel ball bearings ensure smooth retrieves while nstant stop anti-reverse delivers dependable hooksets.
  • DEFROST REEL LUBRICANT – The reel is treated with Defrost Lubricant for consistent performance even in bone-chilling temperatures.
  • ALUMINUM SPOOL – Wicked ice spinning reel features an aluminum spool with a lightweight graphite body and rotor.
  • ALUMINUM HANDLE WITH SOFT-TOUCH KNOB – The handle is also aluminum and is outfitted with a soft-touch knob for superior grip and comfort.
  • KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM – The 13 Fishing Wicked Long Stem Spinning Reel’s long stem allows you to fish with gloves on and keep your hands warm without hitting them on the rotor.
13 FISHING - Wicked - Ice Fishing Spinning Reels: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
6
Why we chose it
  • 5 plus 1 ball bearing reel with Ultra-Fine free spooling
  • Composite construction won’t feel cold in frigid temperatures
  • Free spool to easily drop smallest jigs
  • Lightweight composite construction for strength and durability
  • 22″ Line retrieval per revolution
  • 2:6:1 reel ratio with super smooth drag and instant anti-reverse
  • 3.7:1 reel ratio with super smooth drag & instant anti-reverse
  • Spool guarded reel to allow palm grip
  • Long stem positions reel away from rod accommodating heavy gloves, and short stem for those who prefer the compact size to palm the reel
Frabill Straight Line 371 Ice Fishing Reel in Clamshell Pack, Black, One Size: image
82%
customers recommend this product
4.1/ 5
7
Why we chose it
  • Soft Touch Handle Knob
  • 2BB Reel with Instant Anti-Reverse
  • Lightweight Graphite Body and Rotor
  • Aluminum Spool
13 FISHING - Thermo Ice - Ice Fishing Spinning Reel - TI3-CP: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
8
Why we chose it
  • High-Performance Reel 7 1 high-quality shielded stainless steel bearings with instant anti-reverse and antifreeze lubricant provide super smooth performance when battling big fish under the ice and in cold elements.
  • CNC Aluminum Spool – The Water Resistant aluminum spool design stops water from penetrating the inner part of the reel, it also allows for efficient line management and even line lay, greatly reducing jig spin which can make fish wary.
  • Freespool Trigger – The revolutionary FreeSpool trigger allows hard water anglers to drop down beneath the ice quickly once they ve located their target fish. The system instantly re-engages to maximize your effectiveness.
  • Strong & Durable – The Piscifun ICX Precision Ice Reel features a high strength Aluminum alloy body which ensures toughness and durability needed in the harsh winter elements.
  • Smooth And Powerful- The Carbon Fiber Drag provides consistent and smooth stopping power while battling big fish. The Piscifun ICX Precision ice fishing reel comes in two different colors, giving you more options to pair with your favorite ice rod.
Piscifun ICX Precision Ice Fishing Reel-2.6:1 Inline Freespool Ice Fishing Reel, Ultra Smooth Strength CNC-machined Aluminum 7+1 Shielded Ball Bearings Ice Fishing Reel: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
9

13 FISHING – Descent – Inline Ice Fishing Reels

355 ratings | 10 offers | 355 Reviews
Price: $30.99$55.85
Why we chose it
  • Composite Constructions with Soft-Touch Finish
  • 5 Stainless Ball Bearings
  • Free Spool Feature
  • Instant Anti-Reverse
  • Dead Stick Spool Clicker
13 FISHING - Descent - Inline Ice Fishing Reels: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
10

Eagle Claw In Line Ice Reel

411 ratings | 5 offers | 411 Reviews
Price: $24.99$29.99
Why we chose it
  • Free spool release button
  • Star drag and line clicker
  • Line retrieve in/crank – 1575 Inch Reduced line twist
  • Smooth Teflon drag
  • All EAGLE CLAW LAZER SHARP TROKAR HOOKS are Made in America
  • 1 per retail
  • Spool Tension adjustment Free spool release button
  • Smooth Teflon drag
  • Spool tension adjustment
  • Nylon body and spool
Eagle Claw In Line Ice Reel: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Value for money4.5
Light weight4
Ranking the Brands
Piscifun: 20.00%
KastKing: 10.00%
13 FISHING: 40.00%
Abu Garcia: 10.00%
FRABILL: 10.00%
Eagle Claw: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Piscifun ICX 5 Ice Fishing Reel - 5.2:1 Spinning Fishing Reel - 5+1 Sealed Ball Bearings- Ultra Smooth Powerful Light Weight Ice Reels: imageСomparison: KastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.: imageСomparison: 13 FISHING - Freefall Ghost - Inline Ice Fishing Reel - 2.5:1 Gear Ratio - Left Hand Retrieve - BBFFGW2.5-LH: imageСomparison: Abu Garcia Max Ice Fishing Spinning Reel: imageСomparison: 13 FISHING - Wicked - Ice Fishing Spinning Reels: imageСomparison: Frabill Straight Line 371 Ice Fishing Reel in Clamshell Pack, Black, One Size: imageСomparison: 13 FISHING - Thermo Ice - Ice Fishing Spinning Reel - TI3-CP: imageСomparison: Piscifun ICX Precision Ice Fishing Reel-2.6:1 Inline Freespool Ice Fishing Reel, Ultra Smooth Strength CNC-machined Aluminum 7+1 Shielded Ball Bearings Ice Fishing Reel: imageСomparison: 13 FISHING - Descent - Inline Ice Fishing Reels: imageСomparison: Eagle Claw In Line Ice Reel: image
Piscifun ICX 5 Ice Fishing Reel – 5.2:1 Spinning Fishing Reel – 5+1 Sealed Ball Bearings- Ultra Smooth Powerful Light Weight Ice ReelsKastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.13 FISHING – Freefall Ghost – Inline Ice Fishing Reel – 2.5:1 Gear Ratio – Left Hand Retrieve – BBFFGW2.5-LHAbu Garcia Max Ice Fishing Spinning Reel13 FISHING – Wicked – Ice Fishing Spinning ReelsFrabill Straight Line 371 Ice Fishing Reel in Clamshell Pack, Black, One Size13 FISHING – Thermo Ice – Ice Fishing Spinning Reel – TI3-CPPiscifun ICX Precision Ice Fishing Reel-2.6:1 Inline Freespool Ice Fishing Reel, Ultra Smooth Strength CNC-machined Aluminum 7+1 Shielded Ball Bearings Ice Fishing Reel13 FISHING – Descent – Inline Ice Fishing ReelsEagle Claw In Line Ice Reel
BrandPiscifunKastKing13 FISHINGAbu Garcia13 FISHINGFRABILL13 FISHINGPiscifun13 FISHINGEagle Claw
MaterialGraphiteGraphiteOtherAluminumOtherBlendOtherStainless Steel, AluminumOtherNylon
Hand OrientationAmbidextrousLeft HandAmbidextrousAmbidextrousAmbidextrousLeft HandLeft HandLeft Hand
ColorRed & BlackBlack with BlueWhiteSilverGreyMultiBlack/WhiteGreyMulticolor
Handle MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum, Aluminum, Aluminum, AluminumAluminumStainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless SteelAluminum, Aluminum, Aluminum, AluminumStainless Steel, AluminumStainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless SteelAluminum
Item Weight6.35 Ounces6.6 Ounces0.06 Pounds0.5 Pounds0.25 Pounds0.06 Pounds0.35 Pounds
Fishing Line TypeFlyMono, Fluro, BraidMono, Fluro, BraidBraid, Mono, FluroBraid, Mono, Fluro
Bearing MaterialAluminumAluminumStainless SteelAluminumStainless SteelAluminumStainless SteelStainless SteelAluminum
StyleIcx-red 500A: Centron 500 – Ultralight/Ice FishingBlack & Red Left HandedLeft Hand Retreive

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