For safety and success in the hard-water season, ICE FORCE® offers the best tools on the market. Before hitting the ice, make room in your bucket or sled for the following Rapala®, StrikeMaster® and MarCum® accessories, some new and some tried-and-true classics.
New Rapala® Lure Box
Protect your investment with Rapala’s new heavy-duty, four-sided tackle-storage box, custom-designed for Rapala® jigging lures. Features include slotted compression foam for protection. high-compression locks and waterproof seals to keep inside dry and prevent rust. It measures 9 x 5 x 3 inches.
New Two Stage Drill Adapter for Auger Drills
StrikeMaster’s new Two Stage Drill Adapter enables ice anglers to easily convert any professional-quality 18v cordless electric ½-inch-chuck drill into a portable, lightweight and efficient power ice auger that makes fast work of any depth of ice. It can be used with StrikeMaster® hand- and power-auger drills.
New Battery Accessories
With StrikeMaster’s new Lithium 40V Battery Bag, ice anglers can easily transport, store and protect their extra flasher batteries when they’re not in use. Featuring a water-resistant outer shell and insulated padded liner with heavy-duty zipper and handle, this new bag accommodates two batteries or one battery and one charging base. It measures 9 x 8 x 6 inches. Additional features include a removable divider and detachable shoulder strap.
Ice Safety Spikes
Wear Rapala Ice Safety Spikes around your neck to ensure they’re easily accessible. “This is your get-out-of-jail-free card, should you fall through the ice,” explains ICE FORCE Pro-Staffer James Holst, host of In-Depth Outdoors on the Fox Sports North channel. “It’s so hard to get out, but with these spikes, you can get good grip and good leverage and pull yourself free.”
Contoured finger-grip handles, connected by a 22-inch extendable cord, provide a secure grip. Hardened steel spikes, which can penetrate the toughest of ice, stow conveniently inside the handles for safety when nor in use.
A large, fold-in model, Rapala’s Mega Scoop removes the maximum amount of slush with a minimum amount of time and effort. At 34 inches, it’s just the right length so you can scoop a hole without bending over. Additional features include a 30-inch fish-measuring ruler on the handle and an adjustable wrist lanyard.
The perfect portable place to store and protect your jigs, Rapala’s heavy-duty Jig Box features four-sided tackle storage, a waterproof seal, high-compression hook clips, slotted compression foam for protection and extra jig storage. It comes in two sizes – small, 4.75 x 4 x 2 inches; and medium, 6.75 x 4 x 2 inches.
Rapala’s heavy-duty Utility Box is perfect for storing both jigs, larger lures, soft-plastics and other accessories you need to make your fishing adventure successful. It features four-sided tackle storage, a waterproof seal, high-compression hook clips, slotted compression foam for protection, extra jig storage and easy-open clear-lid compartments. It comes in two sizes – small, 4.75 x 4 x 2 inches; and medium, 6.75 x 4 x 2 inches.
Mini Charge ‘n Glow
Another pocket-size accessory that pays off big time is a Mini Charge N’ Glow.
“The better the light source, the longer your glow baits keep a charge, and that means the more time your bait is in front of fish, rather than on top of the ice,” says ICE FORCE Pro Tom Neustrom, a Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame guide. “Forget camera flashes, lanterns, cell phones and head lamps, a Charge N’ Glow keeps jigs glowing longer.”
Although pocket-sized, the Mini Charge ‘n Glow works well for small and bigger baits alike. A mere 10 seconds in the spring-loaded case with its four LED lights will make your jig a homing beacon for the bigguns.