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This is a great package for light ice fishing. It includes a Schooley's spring bobber pole in either a 21", 26", or 40" length, a jig pole reel with an adjustable drag, pre-spooled with line, a reel line marker pin, a rod stand and even an ice fishing jig.

The reel may be either red, yellow or green in color. The 26" and 40" rods are a bit stiffer than the 21" rod, but all are designed for panfish.

Review Summary
4.7
( 47 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (27), Casual/ Recreational (11)
Pros
Sensitive (27)
Good Tip Action (27)
Easy To Transport (24)
Durable (20)
Flexible (9)
Cons
none (2)
Best Uses
Small Fish (20)
Ice Fishing (8)
Ice fishing (4)
Large Fish (2)

Awesome!
Reviewed:


Missouri

About Me:
This is my first season ice fishing (stocked trout in a small lake), so I got the simplest gear possible. The Schooley is easy to use, easy to maintain and super effective. The spring bobber is super-sensitive and doesn't ice up and sink like a traditional bobber. I've caught scads of trout and bluegill with this rod, and I can't wait to try it from a dock or canoe. Well worth the 8 bucks.

Pros: cheap, easy to use, effective

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product (and service)!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
PA

About Me:
Does exactly what it should in an economic and reliable way. I have two of these in my kit and typically dead stick with them. Wouldn't be without them.

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Good, simple rod for panfish in shallow water
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Utah

About Me:
I purchased based on other good reviews. It seems rather cheaply made, but for the price I won't complain. I plan to mainly use it as a spare or back up rod when fishing for panfish in a shallow lake - I doubt it would be very good for much more, but why spend more for something as simple as panfish? Really, for the price it's pretty sweet that you get the whole setup - rod, reel, line, spring bobber, and they even included a teardrop jig!

Pros: Great value, Sensitive, easy to use

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Worth the Money
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Wisconsin

About Me:
I recently bought the 26in and couldn't be happier. Works great on everything from small perch and bluegill to good size crappie. For the money, you can't go wrong. I am going to be ordering a couple more.

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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awesome rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
renovo pa

About Me:
none

the best rod money can buy for ice fishing! great for panfish, but can also handle the bigger ones to with no problem. could use a longer handle to reel with when you have gloves on, the depth pin gets in the way.still it's the only rods i use.


Pros: easy to use

Cons: real knob could be a bit longer

Best Uses: Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rig for pan fishing in the shallows
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Wisconsin

About Me:
none

Bought this rod originally for a cheap spare.  I use it more than my other rods and you cannot beat the price for the end product.  A complete fishing rig for pan fishing in the shallows (5-10').


Pros: Easy, great spring bobber action, cheap

Cons: none

Best Uses: Jigging in the shallows.

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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classic
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pa

About Me:
none

These   will never go out of style.    and they are almost indestructible.  These   especially good for  deadstcking  while you  are  jigging nearby with a different rod.


Pros: Inexpensive, strong, effective

Cons: none

Best Uses: deadsticking or fishing with kids

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent poles! The only one's I use.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Greenwood, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is the best product yet today! I had some old one's, but fish usa just happened to carry these yet and I couldn't be happier. These are the only poles I use for ice fishing. Fast shipping and great product. Will surely buy again.

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Transport, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Just what I needed!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
NW Indiana

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I needed a simple panfish pole for using at the Slough, this is exactly what I needed. Simple and good construction.

Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good functional combo
Reviewed:


Iowa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good basic rig for shallow to medium depth(up to about 20') panfish rig. Trouble free and durable. I've used the 26" combo for years, and just bought a couple of the 40" rigs for hole hopping outside the shack. I use spinning rigs from time to time, but keep coming back to the Schooleys for the durability and ease of use. The only downside, which is minor for me, is they don't have quite the action of a higher dollar rod,but the simplicity and lack of problems more than make up for it. The one thing I would like to change is to have a wooden handle instead of the plastic, even if it cost a little more.

Pros: Trouble free, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Transport

Cons: Cheap plastic handle

Best Uses: Shallow water panfishing, Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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An excelent combo.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Chicago IL

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Steel endring should be covered with plastic so the fishing line does not freeze in extreeme cold conditions.

Pros: Lightweight, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Cool Little Pole
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Verified
Buyer
Palouse, WA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this rod to fish lightweight jigs on light line. It's a pretty slick little rig and you can't beat the price. It comes spooled with line (it looks to be 6 lb test or so and was too heavy for my application, though the yellow line is pleasantly very visible on the ice) and a little ice jig as well. The only thing lacking would be a tiny loop built in to hook the miniscule ice hooks for transport. Other than that I couldn't be happier. By the way, the shipping was absurdly fast. Got my order just a couple days after placing it.

Pros: Great value, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great for tip downs+jigging.
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
So far in the last 2 years I have bought over 30 of these for tip down fishing. Every one I give/sell these too love them. Very nice for the money, I keeo finding more uses for these rods. 26" best for homemade tip downs. Will not be disapointed.

Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Nice spring bobber, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Tip downs or jigging, Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Norway

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Great for icefishing for perch and small fish. Sensitive.

Pros: Lightweight, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
central Illinois

About Me:
Avid Fisher
A basic outfit that can not be beat..Excellant at catching light biters and an excellant outfit for beginners

Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Lightweight

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent product, well worth the money.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Michigan

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Works excellent for bluegills and perch through the ice in Michigan.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great product for the money
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
middle indiana

About Me:
Avid Fisher
very easy to use,the spring bobber works very goodfor our crappie fishing,sometimes simple is better.

Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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sensitive to strikes
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lima, Ohio

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
good product, but have used better

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible

Cons: Had to let out line

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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schooley#39
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Philadelphia,PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Very sensitive.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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better then expected.....
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
indiana

About Me:
Avid Fisher
product is great, came ready to use. I have used it several time and caught fish insantly

Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice Poles-especially for kids
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lakeville, MN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great pole for kids and adults. During a light bite the spring bobber is excellent for detecting those fussy fish which makes it easier and more successful for the kids to catch fish and have fun doing so. It's also tough enough to handle anything the kids can dish out and it's very easy for them to use.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rig for the money.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Versailles IN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
You can't beat these for fishing farm ponds. 15 feet or less water these are ideal.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Almost Perfect
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Michigan

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I ordered three poles. One reel had rough edges that cought the line and reversed the direction of the reel. I'll have to take some sand paper to it.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great replacement product
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
douglassville pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I wanted a spring bobber to add to my rod tip at times. Mainly for light biting crappie. One of my rods the clip didnt fit through the guide.So I had to twist the spring with pliers and mount it upside down.I carry small zip ties & put one around the clip to cinch it.It definatly improved my catching.

Pros: Easy instalation

Cons: none

Best Uses: Light biting fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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These are perfect!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Northern, MN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
We purchased these for our boys. They are 4, 5, and 9, We have not had a tangled line yet as we use the tip-up line for these poles. I also love them as the energy level is extreme pulling up a fish by hand rather then using a reel! We will be purchasing many more in the future!

Pros: Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Schooleys Spring Bobber Pole
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Michigan

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Dependable, economical and simple reel for ice fishing in shallow waters.

Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best EVER!
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Nappanee, Indiana

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I never tried one of these babies for Ice Fishing until this season and I will never use anything else. It puts fish on the ice, even the lightest biters are caught. One fine product, my sons all have them now too!

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good for ice fishing
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pennsylvania

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Can"t beat them for the money spent. Brought home 37 large pan fish using them the other day. A fish did pull one through the hole in the ice last week.

Pros: Durable, Can't beat them for the m, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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schooleys spring bobber pole
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
whitelake,mi

About Me:
Avid Fisher
i use this pole mainly for ice fishing in my 4 man shanty, it is compfortable and easy to use, the one thing about this pole is when you get a fish on you can reel that fish up and go back down to your same depth you were at that you cuaght him at. very easy to transport and the spring bobber on the tip is awsome, very sensitive even a little minnow will set it off, thanks fish usa for such a great ple.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Schooleys Ice fishing poles
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
indiana

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
This is a good and great fishing pole for ice fishing. I will buy more.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Great for ice fishing

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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the best on the market for small fish
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Greensburg In

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use these for farm ponds they are the best on the market for the job I don't have any trouble with ice ups on the tip

Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I will buy this product again .
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Galesburg Illinois

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
First time ice fishing by myself caught 39 1/2 inch Tiger Musky. Small ice jig tipped with minnow. Proved durability to me.

Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Helps catch fish!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Coudersport, PA

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
We tried a couple of these spring bobber rods and ended up ordering 2 more. We think we are getting a lot more fish because we can tell when we're getting a bite easier.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
peoria, il

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
wish i would have known about these years ago. great rig for ice fishing. just need to be careful with the "spring bobber". can't just throw a bunch of them in your bucket with your other gear. there is also an optional attachable rod holder that i have not made my mind up about whether it is good or not. takes up more room to store and transport. everyone should have several.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good rod for ice fishing
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Coudersport, PA

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I used the 21" unit for perch fishing a couple of times and it outfished my old favorite pole. It has really good action.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ice fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Simplicity Works!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
SW, Pennsylvania

About Me:
none
I have always enjoyed ice-fishing, but I never made an investment in a lot of gear because I live at the southern fringe of dependable ice-fishing. But the last two years we've had good ice, for at least a few weeks and I decided to take advantage of the opportunity. I bought Schooley's spring-bobber rods because they were inexpensive and appeared simple to use, for someone who was not skilled at ice fishing. My guess proved right. These rods are easy for anyone to use, but they are all you need to catch sunfish, crappie and perch. I don't feel the need to get anything more sophisticated. Sometimes, simplicity is the best approach. Thanks for a good product.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Love my Schoolies
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Oak harbor, OH

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I went ice fishing with a friend of mine, and he showed me his Schoolies! These are the best pan fish ice rod for the money I've ever used. Period!

Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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every thing is right about this rod
Reviewed:


Camb.Spgs.PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use the schooley to catch bluegill crappie largemouth and even pike with no problem.This pole is a 10.Only one negetive is if you catch a large fish and forget to pull the depth pin,you could break your line

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Easy To Transport, Veryinexpensive, Sensitive, Flexible, Lightweight, Simpletouse

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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cheap but the best for panfish
Reviewed:


north central pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The best panfishing rod you can get for the money.Easy for the kids to use, no tangled lines,and the spring bobber works great for the light bitters.Would recomend the 26 inch for better rod action for the bigger fish.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice fish
Reviewed:


logan utah

About Me:
Avid Fisher
well i got this item because of the reviews it had and the price . today was the first time that i got to use it and shure enough i caught a 13in trout . veary happy with the pole and if needed i would buy another .

Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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simple, effective
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
harleysville PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
doesn't get any simpler.

Pros: Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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wouldn't trade em
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lewistown, PA.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
wouldn't trade anything for the old reliable schooleys, the sensitive tip action is second to none, I choose the schooleys over my other ice fishing rods (small spinning combo) always..find your depth, set the pin, and catch, catch, catch.

Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Perfect pole for pan fishing
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Omaha Ne

About Me:
Casual Fisher
I like the ease and simplicity of using this pole. It's the best spring bobber pole on the market for the price

Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I will buy this product over and over!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pinckney, MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I fish in a canal and fish the top 4 feet. I constantly jig up and down that 4 feet. Without the spring bobber action it would be hard to fool the big gills. Awesome ice rods.

Pros: awesome bobber action, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great pole for young or old
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Greenwood Wi

About Me:
Avid Fisher
best ice fishing pole for young and old

Pros: Good Tip Action

Cons: N/A

Best Uses: Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best all around...
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Battle Creek. Mi.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Better than any expensive panfish rig I've ever used. If you fish for panfish through the ice, I would highly recommend owning at least one... I have three.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: I could'nt think of any

Best Uses: Great for panfish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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5 stars!
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
NE Pennsylvania

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have much more expensive rods and reels for ice fishing, but for pan fish, these rods are perfect. The smallest lift or drop is signaled and the reel is simple, yet effective to bring in the fish. This combo will be hard to beat for the price. I have used them for many years and highly recommend them.

Pros: Lightweight, Durable, Versatile

Cons: none

Best Uses: Freshwater Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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