Frabill’s new ice combo ‘ahead of its time’
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Frabill says it was only a season ago that it hit the ‘reset button’ on ice fishing reels.
“Spinning reels still reign and are core to the sport, but the radically different Straightline yielded an advantage that simply couldn’t be spun out previously – line twist,” adds the American ice fishing tackle manufacturer.
“The friendly-flow of the Straightline reel keeps line in its original off-the-shelf untwisted condition. Now that technology has been added to the Straightline 241 Bro Series Combo.”
The reel is a lightweight tool that is built to provide strength and durability. A unique composite offers the additional benefit of not feeling cold to the skin in frigid temperatures. The line falls off the spool smoothly, while the 2,4:1 ratio retrieves line at a rate never seen before in a fly fishing styled reel, says Frabill.
Like all the company’s premium reels, the 241 is infused with Sub-Zero® lubricant to keep parts moving fluidly regardless of the air temperature.”
“It’s like holding the future in my hands,” said Brian ‘Bro’ Brosdahl, Frabill’s combo collaborator. “I thought Frabill put itself clearly out in front of the pack with the original Straightline reel. Now, we have entered hyperspace at lightspeed. The 241 is so advanced, so fishable, so ahead of its time…”
All the Straightline 241 Bro Series Combo rod blanks are technique and species specific. The line flows easily through durable aluminium oxide guides. Each model also features a unique aluminium reel seat to securely fasten the 241 reel to the rod.
The Straightline 241 Bro Series Combo is available in six technique-types: UL 24” Panfish Jigging; 24” Quick Tip (panfish); 30” Quick Tip (panfish); L 30” Finesse (walleye/larger panfish); 36” Quick Tip (panfish) and L 36 Finesse (walleye/larger panfish).
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