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Anyone use, or have opinions on Croxton ice rods or reels?

Read some decent reviews on their stuff, just wondered if anyone had real world experience with their products they could share.

Also, opinions on a good manual auger to buy? My son and I are just starting to venture into ice fishing, and will mainly be targeting the pannies at least for this season.

Thanks for any info.

Also, I was not impressed with any of the ice reels I had my hands on- From Frabil, Shakespere, Berkley or HT. They all did not feel like they were smooth at all, had a heavy feel when reeling them- am I expecting to much from them perhaps? :?
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Allrighty, thanks for the info.

Got an auger ($20!) from my dad's friend who decided he was getting to old for "all that work", and bought a gas auger last week. I should have it this weekend. It's a Mora, 7"- only 2yrs old and he said he drilled maybe 20 holes total with it.

Still undecided on what ice rods/reels yet, and I don't want to drop a bundle on gear. Might go with a Berkley set I saw at F&F- had a ML and L rod, reels and 2 spools of 2lb line for $25. Probably be good enough to get us started.

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Well, cheap is a relative term I suppose. Thanks, but don't need any tip ups at the moment, still just plan on jigging pannies and maybe an eye if we're lucky.

Got the auger in hand now, it's a blue colored Mora- are they not good?

Currently holding off on rods/reels- hopefully will find a few good sales next weekend after Christmas.

So we have the auger, some small jigs/plastics, warm clothing, a bucket to organize things, a chipper dipper and an old kids sled for dragging gear around.

I think we're set other than the rods/reels eh? Anything else I may be missing?

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