About Ice Fishing Equipment
To some, an ideal day of fishing requires a cooler full of ice-cold beverages taking a bit of the burn off the heat of the summer sun beating down on the back of your neck; to others, it is a hobby best enjoyed in a parka and mittens. Ice fishing, while obviously not an activity available in all climates, is nevertheless enjoyed across the world, especially in the northernmost parts of America, Canada, and Finland. While an ice fishing rod might seem like the first bit of equipment one would need, it is relatively worthless without an auger, chisel, or some sort of other instrument capable of drilling a hole through the thick ice covering the water in which one plans to fish. Once the fishing hole is created and the line is baited and cast, most ice fishers take advantage of ice fishing shelter to hold off the elements. While all this equipment might make ice fishing seem like an expensive hobby to take up, the great deals on new, used and refurbished ice fishing gear available through reliable sellers on eBay makes it much more affordable than you might imagine.