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Frabill makes the ‘perfect’ ice combo match

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The reel that features in the 261 Straight Line Bro Series Combo from Frabill.
↑ The Frabill 261 Straight Line Bro Series Combo comes in six models.

Frabill says that its 261 Straight Line Bro Series Combo resolves the predicament of matching the perfect rod to one of the most revolutionary reels on the ice.

New for 2014 from the Plano, Illinois-based company are six models designed to cover every circumstance faced by ice anglers. The series includes

  • 24-inch ultra-light action;
  • 24-inch Quick Tip;
  • 30-inch light action;
  • 30-inch Quick Tip;,
  • 36-inch light action;
  • 36-inch Quick tip.

“Every rod in the line-up is super-sensitive and ideal for detecting bites whether I am fishing tiny jigs tipped with minute maggots or larger spoons and jigs, even in deep water. And the 261 Straight Line Reel is an amazing piece of equipment that balances out perfectly with the sticks,” says Brian ‘Bro’ Brosdahl, well known Northern Minnesota guide and Frabill pro-staffer.

Each rod in the Bro series comes wrapped with durable aluminium oxide guides that allows line to flow smoothly in the coldest conditions and an aluminium reel seat to firmly secure the 261 reel to the handle at just the right balancing point.

As for the 261 reel itself, the ‘super-strong’ composite body makes it light-in-weight and warmer to the touch than those constructed of alloy. It also features an elongated stem and oversized ambidextrous handle that makes reeling – even in gloves – a breeze, adds Brosdahl.

Inside the 261’s gear housing is a 4+1 ball bearing system bathed in Frabill’s exclusive Sub-Zero® lube to stay pliable even in the coldest conditions. The large and balanced spool has a ‘super-smooth’ drag system, but also free spools when needed to make lowering the lightest of jigs effortless. There is also an audible or silent bait alarm switch.

Frabill adds that like all its Straight Line Reels, the line flows directly off the spool of the 261.


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