Rod and Reel


Ernie Swanson of Syren Custom Rods provide high quality, truly custom rods!  Ice Strong Outdoors teams with Syren to provide high quality, highly sensitive rods to see the lightest bites!  With Syren, you can build whatever type of rod you need.  Split grip, straight grip, cork, EVA foam, wood, bark, acrylic, custom butt caps, huge selection of thread colors, guide and ring colors, custom painted reel seats, custom painted rod blanks, spiral wrapped guides, reel seat placement customized to you, personalization options, decorative thread work...... The sky is the limit! 

One of our most recent collaborations: The Syren DeadHead
The Syren "Deadhead" is a solid fiberglass noodle ice rod that has a super light tip action and a good bend through out the entire rod. This rod is designed in collaboration with Ice Strong Outdoors specifically for deadsticking the huge perch on Lake Gogebic in The UP of Michigan. The "Deadhead" is a 38" noodle rod with a moderate backbone with plenty of hook setting power. These feature a Ice Strong Titanium Spring bobber with XL bright ball on the end for a good visual bite detection. Bright orange wraps and EVA split grip with grooves for cold snap reel wraps. Specific guide train allows the deadstick to act as an auto hook setting rod. These feature Pacific Bay Minima guides.