Haat Ice Fishing Rods

Our Story

It’s pretty simple. Nobody spends more time on the water (or ice) than Eric Haataja. Guiding over 300 times a year, he simply had enough of rods that didn’t meet his performance standards. After attempting to get other rod makers to build a better product, and having them reject his ideas because they cost too much, or couldn’t be done in China, Eric set out to design a world-class rod himself! Designed in the USA, you won’t find a higher quality ice fishing rod on the market!

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Our Story

It’s pretty simple. Nobody spends more time on the water (or ice) than Eric Haataja. Guiding over 300 times a year, he simply had enough of rods that didn’t meet his performance standards. After attempting to get other rod makers to build a better product, and having them reject his ideas because they cost too much, or couldn’t be done in China, Eric set out to design a world-class rod himself! Designed in the USA, you won’t find a higher quality ice fishing rod on the market!


Eric Haataja - Ice Fishing Rods

Eric has a simple mission for his guided trips. He wants to help his clients hook up with the fish of a lifetime. Having experienced the joy of this milestone on many occasions, Eric never gets tired of seeing people catch their biggest Brown Trout, Steelhead, Salmon or Walleye. He has also seen the agony of losing fish from inferior equipment. He’s determined to keep that from happening whenever possible.

Haat Rods are designed to never let you down while wrestling with one of these monsters. Eric has carefully considered monster head shakes, drag peeling runs, rod bending weight and everything else these cold water giants have to dish out. We’re certain this will be the finest ice fishing rod you have ever owned.

If you’re still not convinced, even sharks are no match for our Extra Heavy Casting rod.

Eric Haataja - Fishing Rods

“These things are amazing!! Use them as my primary rods for everything bigger than a crappie! ”

Ben R.

I own three and they are very solid rods!! Some of the best I’ve used!

Ben J.

Bought a pair of 36” med action by far the best ice rods I’ve ever owned or felt! Great job making some awesome rods!

Rich B.

I bought 2 36″ med/light Haat Rod and want say they are by far the best ice fishing rod I have ever used, the sensitivity combined with the strength is amazing, going to get 2 40″ for next year, have told all my ice buddies about them.

Dan

Got to use a borrowed 45 inch MHC HAAT rod today ice fishing here in the Yukon. Was a great fishing day… Three of us caught and released 8 lake trout… 6 of which were over 10 lbs., and several pushed 20 lbs. The Haat rod was superior but sadly found all 45” rods, both Medium Heavy and Extra Heavy are sold out. Bummer!

Geoff W.

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    Reserve For Next Season

    Dear Haat Rods Customer,
     
    We are so grateful for the amazing response to our rods this year. Unfortunately, right now we are not quite able to keep up with demand. If you would like to guarantee you have a rod(s) for next season please make your pre-order reservation via the link below. No payment is necessary to sign up for your rod(s) now. We will e-mail you with a notice to make payment once the rods are ready. We promise to have it in your hands well in advance of first ice!
     
    Please indicate the Model and Quantity of each rod you would like to reserve.

      36" Medium Light Spinning
      36" Medium Spinning
      45" Medium Light Casting
      45" Medium Heavy Casting
      45" Extra Heavy Casting