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Rick Mitchell
November 15, 2021

Great product. I first used the Dangler after a guide on Devils Lake in N.D. showed them to me. As soon as I could, I purchased some. I like the ease of use, and especially the lightweight, compact design for use with a dead stick setup.
Mine have been used heavily from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and in Manitoba. They go on all my ice fishing trips. I’ve also used them outside of the fish house during frigid cold and blizzard conditions, and never had any issues with the performance. After seeing me using them, several of my friends have also purchased them. A very handy accessory for any ice angler!

July 25, 2020

Thank you very much for your product. This product is great for all.

Chad Watermolen
July 7, 2019

Great Product works awesome!

Craig Ainsworth Cranbrook – BC Canada
November 4, 2018

Last winter’s totals were 167 rainbows over 16 inches and 7 burbot. All caught on the dangler. I had a jaw jacker but sold it to buy another dangler. My entire family uses the dangler nieces’, daughters, and father, lol. My retired father had bigger numbers of rainbows all on dangler. THERE IS NO BETTER SYSTEM THAN THE DANGLER.

Craig Ainsworth
November 3, 2018

Dangler tip down is by far better than any system I have ever used!! Hook up ratios went from 30 percent up to 95 percent!
We fish picky rainbows and burbot with great success using dangler. Last year’s totals were 167 rainbows and 7 burbot!!! My father also used one and I can’t keep up to the numbers he pulls threw the hard water #hardwaterjunkie

February 12, 2018

I’m a big tip down guy, especially to help the kids catch fish. What’s the advantage? You can reel them up and feel the fight. No line mess on a cold windy day, like yesterday 4 degrees and 15 mph winds. I own 4 tip downs and 3 danglers, one being a trip-up. Going to buy another one or two yet this year before the next trip up north.
The only short fall to the trip-up is it’s tricky to set up on different rods until you get used to it. Buy a couple Velcro straps to make it easier for multiple rod use.

February 9, 2018

Game changer with finicky fish. Love its compactness, portability, and ease of use. Plus, you get to use your own rods! I’ll never get caught on the ice without one (or two).

January 31, 2018

Great product very easy to set up and use. Needed to contact the company about an order I placed and received an email almost instantly after I send it. Great customer service. I will let everyone that I know to add the Dangler to their ice fishing arsenal. Thanks!

January 26, 2018

My brother-in-law bought me one of these a few years ago- I swear by it, I’m positive I catch more fish with it and think it’s because it jigs live minnows better than I ever could. I’m happy to see Cabela’s is selling it, but its bittersweet knowing once others use it this product, it will blow up and my secret weapon won’t be so secret.

January 11, 2018

My family loves the dangler, by far the best rod holder on the market. I’m surprised the bigger retailers don’t stock them.

Michael – North Dakota
January 5, 2018

I got my first combo have used twice now. I loved it in my hub was easy to use, was great not to look over if bobber had gone down. Plus, with flag up knew I had a hit that only happen once all the other times caught the fish. I have not tried it outside yet because of the below 0 weather here in ND last couple weeks. Hoping next week will be able to try outside. I just order some more combos with girlfriend going along to use. I would love to see company make carry case for them so flag system would stay all in one place, like a 3 or 4 rod holder case. I will be sending my ideal to company.

Darren – Wisconsin
January 13, 2018

I recently purchased 3 of the Dangler Straps from the Dangler website. I had a question about my order and used the websites CONTACT section. I got an immediate response from Brian at Dangler answering my question. This small company is committed to its customers, and it shows. Also, the Dangler Rod holder seems like a basic design but I love the fact that the arm holding the rod flips up so you can just grab the rod and set the hook quickly without first having to take the rod off of the arm. I also like using my own rods vs. the standard tip down rods like other models without a reel/drag. Fighting a big crappie with a drag is way more fun than hand lining it to the ice. Dangler will get more business from this happy customer!

Mark – Pennsylvania
December 27, 2016

I’m going into my second season using the Danglers (I have two) and I really believe the Danglers have improved my catch rate. I typically use one as a dead stick holder in the shanty and the other just gives me a break from jigging now and again. I was previously using rod holders that required you to move the rod forward out of the holder before setting the hook and I’m positive that slight movement was causing me to miss wary, cautious fish. With the Dangler, when you see the bite, you can just “grab the rod and set the hook!” No forward movement of the rod is necessary. I’m sure I’m putting more fish in the pan because of them. They set up and take down in seconds and fold up nice and compact, so they don’t take up any precious room in the sled. Great product and I wish I had had them years ago.

Tana – Wisconsin
December 23, 2016

This product is great for all ages! I loved getting my sets for Christmas years ago, I always have them in my rod bag ready to go! I’m still amazed how the fish will hit the Danglers over any of us jigging a couple holes away.

Kirk – Wisconsin
December 6, 2016

Everybody needs to try the Dangler and the Dangler Trip-Up. If you use this set up with a hole cover, you can fish in below zero temps and not have your line freeze up. We’ve caught everything from Walleye, Crappie, Pike, and Lake Trout on the Dangler and Trip-Up. They are easy to set up and you don’t need a lot of room to get them to your fishing spot. Dangler folds up and fits in your side pouch of your rod bag and I put the Trip-Ups in a small plastic case. I’d make sure you watch the set-up video of the Trip-Up so you understand how to set these up. It’s not hard once you set it up a couple of times. A lot more fun to reel them in rather than hand over hand!