September 11, 2011
Ice hurts. At least that’s what your hardwater rods, reels and tackle say. Things that get dropped onto a frozen surface aren’t typically cleared for safe and soft landings. Ice makes things go crunch, snap and crack. Only one way to combat this: put up a defense system.
Having logged countless hard winters designing and testing elite-quality rod-and-reel combos, the ice fishing leaders at Frabill realized that the same old soft-sided, tissue-tough rod cases weren’t cutting it. Punctuating the point were the opinions of every top angler on the Frabill Pro-Staff.
Bro jumped in: “Come on dudes, don’t give me some useless old sock! For my rods, I need something as crack-proof as a bank vault.” Tony Roach concurred: “Buckets are sweet for holding piles of my rods on foot, but give me a tough-as-nails briefcase for serious transport, not to mention throwing the rods in the back of the truck.”
Sturdy as a gun case, yet light as a backpack, Frabill gifts its ice fishing disciples with the hard-sided Rod Safe Storage Case. Constructed with extremely tough blow-molded ABS, the Rod Safe Storage Case defends against the frozen elements and keeps your combos all safe and snug inside. Two-sided egg-carton style foam padding secures up to 8 rod and reel ice combos firmly in place. Step on it. Rattle it around the bed of your pickup. Drop the power auger on it. (Ok, not on purpose, but you get the idea…) The Rod Safe Storage Case insures your valuable tools against accidental breakage.
“When I go to my office on the ice,” said Frabill Pro and guide Tony Roach, “I’d rather carry my business tools in a briefcase. Frabill’s new Rod Safe Storage Case is exactly that; it’s hard-sided rod luggage that carries—and more importantly, protects— 8 of my premium Frabill ice combos. Guides like me just don’t have time to be kind or gentle on gear. This remarkable hard-case provides nearly bulletproof gear insurance.”
At 38-inches in length, the Rod Safe Storage Case safely totes rods up to 36-inches long, securing them with twin hinged-locks. A counter-balanced handle provides easy transport, while the case’s incredibly lightweight construction won’t bog you down.
An impenetrable, portable fortress beats a backpack every time. Unless, that is, if you’re toting No. 2 pencils rather than serious ice fishing gear.
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 www.frabill.com.