RE: anybody use this newer type of ice rod?
understandable, sometimes I hand line myself because if I am catching fish and don't have my camera, I just leave it at that length for the depth I am catching them. But the action you can get off that rod is nice, the slightest twitch for your jig or a light bite. Seems nice. Course the compactness would be a hit. Wish I could see some up close and hold one though.