you are the FUTURE OF FISHING

We’re not kidding: you are the future of fishing. With every cast, you redefine the limits of possibility.

That neighborhood honey hole might have taught you everything you know, but it’s time to take your fishing game to the next level.

With Abu Garcia’s Gen Ike lineup, now you can.

Designed by Abu Garcia professional angler Mike Iaconelli, our fishing combos are engineered specifically for the next generation of anglers. You might be young, but you never give up. You #fishtowin and our Gen Ike gear is here to make that happen.

Learn how to use your gear!

meet ike dude

They say you never forget your first love. We say, you never forget your first rod.

The Ike Dude is the ultimate first combo for kids just learning how to fish. The Dude is available in spinning and spincast options, both of which come pre-spooled. Sleek graphics and premium components give this rod and reel pairing a competitive style and feel.

Abu Garcia Ike Dude Spincast Combo

Precision for young anglers, inspired by Mike Iaconelli.

  • Stainless steel cone and line guide
  • Pre-spooled with 6lb. Line
  • High density EVA
  • Lightweight composite blank

$34.99

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Abu Garcia Ike Dude Spinning Combo

Precision for young anglers, inspired by Mike Iaconelli.

  • 2 ball bearings
  • Pre-spooled with 8lb. Line
  • Lightweight graphite body and rotor
  • Aluminum spool
  • High density EVA
  • Lightweight composite blank

$39.99

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Watch Mike & his new friends put the Ike Dude Combo to work!

meet gen ike ez cast

No doubt, there is an art to baitcasting.

For young anglers who have mastered spinning and spincast setups, the EZ Cast combo is the perfect introductory low profile combo so they can start learning that art. Equipped with Abu Garcia’s trademarked Anti-Backlash System, the EZ Cast provides Tangle Free™ casting and can be turned on or off depending on the angler’s level of casting confidence. This 6’ medium-action rod comes pre-spooled with 10lb line so it’s ready to hit the water, straight off the shelf.

* We regret to inform you that some early models of the EZ cast are experiencing production malfunctions. We are dedicated to fixing this problem as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you are experiencing issues with your product, please reach out directly to us. Our team will work with you to rectify the issue and focus on getting you back on the water as soon as possible. Thank you.

Abu Garcia Gen Ike EZ Cast Baitcast Combo

Precision for young anglers, inspired by Mike Iaconelli.

  • 2020 ICAST Online Best of Category Winner - Kids’ Tackle
  • Features Anti-Backlash™ System for Tangle Free™ casting
  • 3 Bearing system
  • Pre-spooled with 10lb. Line
  • Aluminum handle
  • Soft-touch handle knobs
  • 6' Medium action rods
  • High density EVA handles

$49.99

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See Mike and his buddies take it ‘EZ’ with the new Ike EZ Cast.

meet gen ike

As kids become young adults, their wants and needs grow.

The Gen Ike outfits young adult anglers with a combo that looks and performs like the rods and reels seen on the pro circuit. Available in low profile and spinning builds, both Gen Ike combos feature 24 ton graphite construction and machined aluminum spools. The low profile comes with Power Disk™ and MagTrax™ drag systems and Duragear™ brass gears, while the spinning combo is equipped with Rocket Line Management™ system and a Texas rigged hook keeper for versatile bait applications.

Abu Garcia Gen Ike Spinning Combo

Precision for young anglers, inspired by Mike Iaconelli.

  • 3 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • Pre-spooled with 8lb. Line
  • Lightweight graphite body/rotor
  • Machined aluminum spool
  • Everlast™ bail system
  • Slow oscillation
  • Rocket Line Management™
  • Rocket Spool Lip Design™
  • 24 Ton graphite
  • High density EVA
  • Texas rigged hook keeper for all bait applications

$49.99

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Abu Garcia Gen Ike Baitcast Combo

Precision for young anglers, inspired by Mike Iaconelli.

  • 4 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • Pre-spooled with 10lb. line
  • Machined aluminum spool
  • Power Disk™ drag system
  • Duragear™ brass gear
  • MagTrax™ drag system
  • Compact bent handle
  • Recessed reel foot
  • One piece graphite frame
  • Graphite sideplates
  • 24 Ton graphite construction

$69.99

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Let Mike introduce you to the next ‘gen’ of awesome Abu Gear.

Explore the Gen Ike EZ Cast and learn how to use your first baitcaster!

How To: Respooling the Reel:

Ready to throw some new line on that EZ Cast low profile reel? Check out this in-depth tutorial to learn how to quickly and smoothly respool your reel.

How To: Anti-Backlash Basics:

Nobody likes a bird's nest in their reel. That’s why we created the Anti-Backlash System. Learn how to turn this beginner friendly casting system on and off in this how-to guide.

EZ CAST: How To Set Up

Having trouble setting up your EZ Cast? Product Manager Andrew Wheeler walks you through how to easily set up your combo, and get to fishing!

EZ CAST: Best Casting Practices

Having trouble casting your EZ Cast? Product Manager Andrew Wheeler walks you through the best practices to get optimum performance out of your EZ Cast!

You are the FUTURE OF FISHING...so NEVER GIVE UP!

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