Frabill pro staffer Jacek Gawlinski, North American Ice Fishing Circuit competitor and captain of the Polish National Ice Fishing Team, calls the palm rod an extension of his hand. Considering the palm-down grip that keeps the rod in line with the forearm, that’s hardly an exaggeration. The simple outfit consists of a small reel about the size of a pickle-jar lid, and a short rod. Spring bobbers serve as the rod’s tip and are interchangeable, depending on jig size. Line feeds off the tension-controlled reel and threads through the indicator’s tip, where the slightest interaction with fish lips transmits an unmistakable wiggle.