13 Fishing is proud to introduce the NEW Tickle Stick Ice rod series, a revolutionary ice fishing rod which renders spring bobbers obsolete. Yes, that is right, no more cutting, taping, melting, having them roll over, or not sit straight. You can flick your remaining spring bobber supply from last season at your friends tinkering with theirs, because you will never have to deal with another spring bobber again. There is no doubt that spring bobbers have been an invaluable tool for ice fishermen by allowing them to detect very subtle strikes that would otherwise go unnoticed. But because the bite can only be seen and not felt, countless strikes go unnoticed by momentarily distracted anglers each season. This is where the Tickle Stick changes the game by broadening the angler’s ability to react to a strike visually, but also by feel; all without the headaches associated with using a spring bobber. The Tickle Stick’s PC2 (Parallel Composite Construction) linear fibers allowed 13 designers to create a completely flat tip which does two things: · It drastically increases the angler’s ability to detect ascending and descending strikes to levels never before possible with current ice fishing technology. · It adds extreme rigidity to the blank by eliminating the spine. This prevents the rod from rolling and ensures that every hook set drives the hook straight through the top of the mouth. You are not bringing a knife to a gun fight when you have the Tickle Stick in hand. The power packed mid and butt section guarantee that you are in full control, even with northern pike trying to wreak havoc at the other end of the line. When it comes to hardware, the Tickle Stick comes with a custom Evolve® MYOL™ reel seat and stainless steel Evolve® Flare guides. The flare guides are specifically designed to shed water off of the line reducing issues associated with water and ice buildup. Offered in two lengths and three different power ratings, you will have the most technologically advanced rod for all your ice fishing needs. Fish beware.