FRABILL: Organized and Warm to the Core



Plano, IL (November 6, 2014) – The sun sinks towards the treetops as a stiff north wind drives wisps of snow over the surface of the ice. The warming rays are gone; replaced by long shadows.  So are the other anglers, bowing out of the game late in the 4th quarter, lured by the promise of hot food and a cushy recliner.

But not you.

You’ve been waiting all afternoon for the magic hour when the bull ‘gills get silly. That pot of chili can wait. You’re putting fish on the ice; hole hopping in comfort with your new Frabill Tackle Pack/Hand Muff.

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Staying warm on the ice starts with effective layering – quality outerwear and good socks and boots – but it ends with the Frabill Tackle Pack/Hand Muff. More than an uber-cozy hand muff, this high-tech lightweight waist pack keeps tackle organized and at-the-ready, while also providing supplemental warmth to the angler’s core. Nice.

It’s science, not fiction. When your torso is warm, it readily releases blood to your extremities.  But when it is cold, it shuts down the blood flow, conserving it for the vital organs. Frabill has given ice anglers a top-performing option for maintaining critical core warmth through the release of their new Tackle Pack/Hand Muff. This little miracle features an insulated hand muff along with a series of integral hand-warmer pockets at four strategic locations inside the waist belt. These pockets accept any readily-available and suitably-sized air-activated or chemical-reaction hand warmer, providing the kind of cozy supplemental core warmth necessary to remain comfortable throughout long days on the ice.

A dream to wear, the Tackle Pack/Hand Muff features a mesh back pad, padded hip panels and a double adjustable waist belt system to fit any angler. Inside the handsome and unassuming pack, a total of 17 compartments and pockets hold everything from jigs, bait containers, gloves and keys, to cell phone, camera, wallet and more.

The unique front pocket easily unzips to form a suspended work tray, complete with a foam patch to hold all your favorite jigs and lures. Right up top, a simple flap unfolds to reveal a clever smartphone pocket with a clear cover, rendering your device fully operational without ever having to expose it to the elements. And then, of course, there’s that glorious, insulated hand muff, providing the warmest possible refuge for off-duty hands.

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Frabill Model No. 446720 Tackle Pack/Hand Muff

  • Breathable mesh back pad
  • Built-in hand muff section with hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable padded hip panels for perfect fit from the back section
  • Four specialized pockets for hand warmers
  • 17 total compartments and pockets
  • Cell phone pocket on top of lid for easy operation and access
  • Three specialized zip pockets
  • Adjustable bungee straps covering each open topped side pocket
  • Double adjustable waist-belt system (24 to 56 inches)
  • Two lower vertical compression straps

MSRP: $99.99

Ice fishing can be a long, cold game. You don’t need to punt when the going gets tough. Stay warm through the end and score big catches in overtime with the new Frabill Tackle Pack/Hand Muff.


Frabill, Inc. is in its 76th year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Fishing products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care and management, bait traps and seines, accessories, and premium raingear, including the new F Series Storm Gear. Frabill’s ice fishing product lineup consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, and premium ice fishing apparel, including the new I Series. Visit