Designed by ice-fishing legend Dave Genz , the Dave Genz Split-Grip Ice Rod series by Clam can handle larger, predatory fish with ease. The graphite-wrapped fiberglass rod with blank-through-handle construction resists the elements while increasing sensitivity, balance and fighting power for battling the toughest quarry. Graphite screw-up reel seat holds the reel firmly while eliminating the need for tape. Split-grip design improves balance while providing a sure hold to take on lake trout, pike and walleye on hard water. Large stainless steel guide frames with chromed rings help reduce freeze-up and line damage.