13 Fishing’s Black Betty
The Black Betty is a 1:1 gear ration reel that might be one of the most robust and solidly constructed ice reels on the market. With no gear ratio, this reel is ideal for depths up to 20 feet deep. Now to say that you can’t use it for deeper water but with no bail to free your spool, this reel is really designed for shallow water. A solid aluminum frame and spool, a spool tensioner on the side of the reel to adjust how freely you spool can move, and a comfortable foam EVA handle really make this reel bulletproof out on the water and an excellent choice for someone starting to test out their first inline reel.