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Old 12-20-2008, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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iv'e seen all the fish yous be getting ice fishing and now i'm going to start buying ice fishing equipment for next year. what do yous think about the arctic armor jacket & bibs if you fall through the ice it will let you float on the water and still stay warm. any one have one to give me some feed back on it. also dose someone know how good a fl18 vexilar flasher work for open water went to there website i know it's good for ice fishing but don't want to buy a fishfinder when i can used it on my boat too and ice fish in the winter. any info
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I cant help with the arctic armor but I will say the vex is just about worthless for open water unless it's a very calm day and your using it only for vertical jigging. You might want to look at the lowrance products either the IceMachines and then buy a transom mount transducer for the boat or the full size units and buy the 20 degree ice fishing transducer for ice fishing.
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thanks do you have to drill in the boat to put a transom mount transducer thats not want i to do make holes in the boat
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thanks do you have to drill in the boat to put a transom mount transducer thats not want i to do make holes in the boat
You don't have to drill holes if you have a roll of duct tape!! LMAO!


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I will say the vex is just about worthless for open water unless it's a very calm day and your using it only for vertical jigging.

hahaha, Not unless you know what your doing. They make transom mounts specifically for vexilars. AND if you dont want to shell out dough for the mounts there are ways to make it work perfectly off a boat. Even in heavy wind! I use my vex in my pontton, my big boat and ice fishing. Would you beleive i have even used it off shore? Its true.
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I'm not saying you cant use it, just for me it doesn't compare to chartplotters or graphing fish finders. I know, I know vex even makes units you can build in your dash and the skimmer ducers but FOR ME they seem about pointless for open water and made for ice.
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I'm not saying you cant use it, just for me it doesn't compare to chartplotters or graphing fish finders. I know, I know vex even makes units you can build in your dash and the skimmer ducers but FOR ME they seem about pointless for open water and made for ice.
I agree with ya!
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they got a tranducer called alumducer you put inside the boat with out drilling holes. i'm going to get one and if it don't stick they i'm going to take baitmonkey advice and duct tape the shit out it. lol
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my boat flat so might work for me and don't want to buy a fishfinder & a flasher when i can use one for open water and ice fishing
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