The 6 best ice fishing gadgets

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Rating of the best girders for fishing

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best girders for fishing 1 Stinger Thermal PRO 1 359 RUB
2 Apiko-Fish 'Aelita' 800 RUB
3 Stinger snow visor RUB 810
4 Zherlitsa winter-summer “Cool” 285 r
5 ECO pier 255 RUB
6 Dix-2, reel 78 mm (equipped) 105 RUB

Stinger Thermal PRO

Rating: 4.9

Stinger Thermal PRO

Another representative of the Stinger company uses the same selection of materials as the Snow Visor, but has a lot of design and, most importantly, visual differences. This is not a bar with a measuring scale, but a full-fledged 'round timber' capable of closing a drilled hole up to 25 centimeters in diameter. The impressive mass of the base made of heat-resistant plastic does not allow Thermal PRO to budge, thereby preventing the hole from freezing at temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius, and also preventing it from being covered with snow.

The grip of the spring-loaded flag of the gutter is carried out by a special mechanism, calibrated to operate when a certain load threshold on the line is overcome. This meticulous approach to equipment has received a lot of support from anglers, who noted an extremely low number of false positives. As a nice bonus, the model has three holes for the installation of fishing rods in order to free your hand while carrying the equipment into place. As a result, the only factor holding consumers back from bulk purchases is cost. Paying for a whole set, even at the wholesale price, is quite expensive, so anglers tend to get at least one or two models.

Advantages

  • wide base to cover wells up to 25 centimeters in diameter;
  • the presence of holes for the installation of fishing rods;
  • sturdy housing made of thermoplastic;
  • reliable and simple assembly, which excludes serious breakdowns that disable the girder;
  • high popularity in the consumer environment.

disadvantages

  • high price, leveled by quality parameters.

Apiko-Fish 'Aelita'

Rating: 4.8

Apiko-Fish

The development is strikingly different from the usual type of girders used in domestic reservoirs. 'Aelita' is a kind of experiment of Apiko-Fish company, carried out with the aim of identifying new trends that can take over the leadership in the segment. In an alternative view, the extra link turned out to be the reel, which was replaced by a reel capable of working with line of any cross section. In this version, they also abandoned the traditional flag – in its place came a signaling device made in the form of a large blade. Noticing this will not be difficult, even from a distance.

An important advantage of 'Aelita' is the hidden groove in the reel, designed to secure the tee during transportation. According to the production standard, each separately taken zerlitsa is equipped with a convenient cover with a reliable Velcro, and is also equipped with a 15-meter mono line with a cross section of 0.3 mm, a metal leash (0.20-0.2 mm), as well as tees from Owner, which have proven themselves as The safest alternative to conventional hooks. Such splendor is quite expensive, but due to the factory equipment, it does not require unnecessary training from anglers.

Advantages

  • complete equipment of the vents straight from the manufacturer;
  • the presence of a shipping cover;
  • an alternative signaling element made in bright yellow and cocked in 1 second;
  • high degree of operational reliability.

disadvantages

  • there are cases of spontaneous operation.

Stinger snow visor

Rating: 4.8

Stinger snow visor

The newfangled trend of western fishing, the informative Stinger Snow Visor takes pride of place in the ranking of the best. Its main feature is the presence of a measuring scale (with markings up to 40 centimeters), which allows you to measure the fish immediately after fishing out of the hole. The total length and width of the base of the rectangular model are 45 and 13 centimeters, respectively, making it the 'largest' of the competition. However, its insignificant height and the ability to remove (fold) an additional body kit (guide rail with a ring, flag) determine good transport properties.

The Stinger Snow Visor is made of red fabric, fixed to a spring-loaded steel bar and fixed in the folded position with a special plastic fixture. The base of the girdle is entirely made of heat-resistant plastic, which even a trophy predator cannot break in half. The total weight of the model is 347 grams, and due to this, it remains above the hole even in a situation of increased wind. A small drawback is the need for periodic 'tapping' of the hole due to the tightening of the ice crust. Otherwise, there is complete order.

Advantages

  • the presence of a measuring scale for assessing the length of the caught trophy;
  • the presence of a guide ring that prevents line tangling;
  • very fast raising of the flag when biting, due to the use of a strong spring;
  • robust frost-resistant body with large dimensions (45×13 centimeters);
  • bright indication of bite (use of bright red fabric as a flag).

disadvantages

  • the design does not prevent the hole from being covered by ice.

Zherlitsa winter-summer “Cool”

Rating: 4.7

Zherlitsa winter-summer

Another home-made zherlitsa, the design of which is well thought out, as well as the entire delivery set. The most important thing in it is the presence of isolone circles at the base, which do not allow the holes to be tightened with an ice crust, prevent the gutter from freezing to wet ice, and can also be used as 'circles' in the summer. Their diameter is 215 millimeters, which covers all possible sizes of drilled holes.

A spring-loaded steel rod with a bright blue cloth, visible even from a decent distance, is used as a flag in the 'Cool' vent. The spring system of the model perfectly copes with the task of timely triggering – it does not respond to false movements (caused by the vibrations of the fry or a weak attack of the predator) and 'fires off' the flag when biting in 1 second. In terms of price, this zherlitsa is more expensive than opponents, but captivates both structurally and the possibility of a decent knockdown of the cost by wholesale purchase (box of 64 pieces).

Advantages

  • high degree of reliability;
  • high-quality processing of the working part;
  • spring-loaded mechanism for raising the flag;
  • low center of gravity, which excludes overturning or demolition of the gutter in case of strong wind (and other load);
  • optimal design.

disadvantages

  • high price.

ECO pier

Rating: 4.6

ECO pier

The main advantage of this tripod girdle is its transport parameters: it takes up very little space in relation to its competitors. It unfolds without problems, providing good stability over the hole and visibility (at least 7-10 centimeters higher than the models presented in the rating). It has a reel made of ABS plastic, resistant to temperature extremes and moderately hardy when applying large dynamic loads. The braking of the line in this line is carried out by a friction screw, the complete blocking of which prevents further unwinding of the line when biting.

As a flag, the Pirs ECO uses the same system as the cheaper competitor Pirs-2 – a bright orange flag is fixed on a flexible metal tape, which straightens in 3.4 seconds. At the bottom of the tripod there is a trigger that releases the tape to trigger when the line breaks. If we talk about the shortcomings of the model, then the need to periodically remove the ice crust from the surface of the hole is clearly striking. In addition, anglers report frequent spontaneous firing, which is a 'puncture' in the trigger system.

Advantages

  • tripod height;
  • sensitive flag release mechanism;
  • reliability of fixation (can be fixed by placing in wet snow);
  • strong friction spool screw.

disadvantages

  • spontaneous operations are possible;
  • due to the lack of a 'dull' base, it is necessary to periodically clean the wells of ice.

Dix-2, reel 78 mm (equipped)

Rating: 4.5

Dix-2

A domestically produced plastic zerlitsa, which got into the rating due to its low cost and the attendant high popularity among anglers. The diameter of the round base “Dix-2” is 185 millimeters, which allows the model to easily close the hole and prevent the water in it from being covered with an ice crust. The flag is cocked according to the classical scheme: by bending the upper end over a 78 mm coil. Which, by the way, completes the girder from the manufacturing factory. Set on a pair of screw-nut, it ensures proper unwinding of the fishing line both when the bait is immersed (without subsequently causing the flag to break from the oscillation of this live bait) and when biting.

The total mass of the “Dix-2” vents is 120 grams – they are light, and there is a small probability of overturning during the wind. In other respects, this zherlitsa has no drawbacks, especially in view of the cost: the classic design looks advantageous against the background of direct competitors.

Advantages

  • wide base, which makes it possible to install the gutter on holes up to 185 millimeters in diameter;
  • flag fixed on a flexible metal bar (rises in 3 seconds);
  • acceptable workmanship;
  • low price;
  • the classic version of the reel with a stopper to prevent excessive unwinding of the line when biting.

disadvantages

  • low resistance against overturning.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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