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Old 12-06-2006, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently do not have a Vexilar or an underwater camera. My only fishfinder is a fishing buddy, worthless for anything except as a depth finder. I'm trying to decide if I should get the Vexilar FL-12 for $360, or the Aqua Vu Scout XL 7" screen for $280.
Most of my fishing is done in depths of up to 40 ft. so the camera should give me a good picture that deep.
I can only afford one right now, what would you do?
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hands down vexilar > camera



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Old 12-06-2006, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My flasher allows me to "see" the entire column under my hole. I can raise or lower my bait to the fish. I don't have a camera so I won't bash them, matter of fact I would like to own one some day. I just think that you're able to get a bigger picture of what's going on down there with a sonar unit vs a camera.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There have been several threads asking this question. *The almost universal opinion is that the Vexilar is far more useful. *The camera is more of a toy.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ice fisher. I had the same exact post about a month ago. Check back a few pages, there were quite afew replies.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK, Thanks Johnny. My bad, I forgot to check the archives.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just read all the old stuff from Johnny's post. It's almost unanimous, VEX!
Just stopped by Sportsmans Warehouse to see the new Vex FL-20. $500!!
Pretty cool though, hard on the budget though, I work for a living.
Thanks everyone for your help.
See you at 11 mi. Sat.
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* * *Ice...scope out eBay for vexilars. I was watching some ealier ( fl18 s ) that were going for a good price since the new models are out now!
* * Good luck !
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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the vexilar is the best choice , i have both a vex and aqua vu, i had a my camara for one year and the dam screen is all jacked up , i wouldent buy one again , i have a vex and it works excellent , if you want the bang for the buck id go with the vex, the aqua views work good in clear water lakes , and murky water you aint seeing nothing , just my opinion
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