Matt Johnson Outdoors
Reel Weeds Equals Real Fish
Matt Johnson Outdoors
By: Matt Johnson

LaDredge     Outdoors    is    no
newcomer to the fishing world.
For two years they have led the attack on artificial underwater
structure.  LaDredge  Outdoors
offers     a      wide-variety     of
products  available  to  the  ice
angler. But, these products are
not   only   something   anglers
have grown to like and  use on
a  regular  basis…  the fish are
really growing a  liking to them
as well!!

Structure on a String has truly developed into Reel Weeds, and I
believe that’s a very fitting name for something that indeed seems so
real. Fish become excited by the presence of Reel Weeds and it draws
them in like kids hearing the ice cream truck. Reel Weeds definitely
present a natural and comfortable surrounding for the fish to relate to.

Reel Weeds come in a variety of packages and models, but rest
assured, you’re getting the same Reel Weed advantage and the
quality is uniform across the board…

The Weed Bed is a 5-pack system designed to give the angler a series
of weeds in order to create their own underwater habitat. Each weed
is 4-feet tall and you have 40 feet of cable allowing you to fish a large
range of depths. Each Reel Weed also comes with its own storage
system and an ice free float. Structure doesn’t have to wait for the
outside elements to heat up; you can use your Reel Weeds all winter
long. The Weed Bed gives you a total of 20 feet of weeds and it’s an
excellent start to your underwater advantage!!

Looking to create a taller weed bed? No problem, the Quad Pack
EXTREME offers a 4-pack system where each weed is 6-feet tall. Now
you can add that extra couple of feet giving the fish exactly what they
want. 6-foot tall green weeds under the ice are sometimes impossible
to find during certain times of the season, but now you have a life-like
decoy that gives the fish a new underwater haven they can now call
home. With 24-feet of structure, you have yourself an underwater
world that takes fishing to the EXTREME!!

Are the larger weed beds too much? Or are you looking to add to an
already existing weed bed? Then the 2-pack system might be more
suitable for you. The 2-pack system has the 4-foot weeds just like the
Weed Bed, but only in a 2-pack. Now you can add a weed stalk here
and there where you typically don’t see weeds. The 2-pack is an
excellent gift and is great for the run-and-gun style of ice angler!!

You like to use an underwater camera? Then the Camera Cable
Structure would be a great fit for your arsenal. The Camera Cable
Structure attaches to the cord of your underwater camera and turns it
into a Reel Weed of its own. Now you can hide your camera and really
ambush the fish!! The Camera Cable Structure fits any underwater
camera and will give you an up-close and personal look at just how life-
like the Reel Weeds appear to the fish!!

And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, LaDredge Outdoors
throws Clip on Structure into the mix. Clip on Structure allows the
angler to add Reel Weeds to anything they desire. Add it to a dock
post, add it to a string of your own, add it to an anchor rope… add it to
just about anything!! With more than 32-inches of Reel Weeds to play
with, the Clip on Structure allows you to modify your own underwater

Until now, LaDredge Outdoors has only offered tools allowing the
angler to add structure into the underwater world, but now you can
actually catch fish with your structure with the introduction of the
Weed Line. The Weed Line is a system that incorporates a hook into
the structure your drop below the ice. Now you can draw the fish in
with the tantalizing weed attractors and then seal the deal with bait
positioned only inches below. Now you have yourself some
underwater structure that fights back!!

Structure is so important under the ice and having the advantage of
creating your own portable structure can really increase your success.
LaDredge Outdoors has continued to bring us new and innovative
products that allow ice anglers to become more productive. Whether
you’re creating your own underwater Weed Bed, adding a couple more
feet with the Quad Pack EXTREME, adding structure to your
underwater camera, or teasing fish into falling for the Weed Line, you’
ll soon find out that LaDredge Outdoors has without a doubt written
more success stories out on the ice!!

For more about the various products offered by LaDredge Outdoors,
please visit or visit Thorne Brothers in Fridley,
MN to see them on display (
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