OutdoorsFIRST Product Review, Goture Ice Rod and Reel
Category: OutdoorsFIRST Gear Review
Feb 3rd, 2022 by sworrall
Modified Feb 3rd, 2022 at 1:03 PM
Ice rod, reel, jigs, and line. Submitted by the manufacturer for review.
Goture Rod, reel, jigs, and scoop
We received the Goture ice fishing products in undamaged shape and in solid packaging, a definite positive. The unique 28” two-piece rod is high quality and nicely finished. It is unique in that the rod comes with a nifty sleeve holding a ML tip and a M interchangeable tip. The tips are easy to exchange and fit tightly on the rod, indistinguishable from the one-piece rods we are accustomed to. There is a well-positioned hook keeper at the base of the rod blank. The grips front and rear of the reel seat are cork, again nice quality.
The Goture right/left-handed reel mounted well to the reel seat and is the perfect size for the rod, listed as a 500. The reel features 6 ball bearings, a metal spool, an excellent drag, and plenty of line capacity. Not that it matters a lot on an ice rod, but the reel is also notably smooth at 5.2:1 retrieve ratio. The supplied super line filled the spool perfectly. Nice reel!
A small scoop and a half dozen ice jigs accompanied the outfit, a nice touch. The jigs are what you would expect from a quality builder and hook and hold well on panfish. We did catch a couple of big pike on the outfit to test the rod and reel, and they both performed very well.
We would recommend looking at the Goture products on Amazon, which is the primary reach into the US market at this time.