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Merry Christmas  Fisherpersons.

Before I drop a chunk o' change to buy a fish finder for ice fishing I wanted to try one out.  So far, the only one I found is the sport shop at 11 mile (Grand Lake).  They rent vexilars for $25 a day.  They also rent another brand that "can be adapted for icefishing".

Does anyone know where else ice fish finders can be rented?  Also, is a "Vex" really the creme de la creme as everyone touts?  So far, the research I have conducted on this site and on other sites say "Yes".

Is there one that is more of a dual  purpose ice/openwater fish finder?

Your input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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I think the TFT ice machines by Lowrance are being touted as both...about the same price as a Vex I believe...

http://www.lowrance.com/Marine/Products/LMS-334CiGPS_ice.asp

You can probably go to iceshanty.com and fishingminnesota.com and look at the product boards and find a thread from someone who has one...
 

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anybody try one O' them 99.99 underwater cameras they sell at Harbour Frieght?
say that it has 65 foot of cable and vision view is 100' in clear water...
 
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Thanks for the info. I did find out that Budget Tackle has a flasher to rent.

The link to the demo was very helpful.

Lee
 

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I also didn't want to drop $300.00 on a new ice fishing fish-finder. I found a Humminbird Portable Fish-finder on Ebay for $70.00,including shipping. It is one of the 1990's models and it doesn't have the resolution of the new models. I have found that the lower resolution doesn't really matter in ice fishing. I can still see my jig, the bottom, and incoming fish. Larry
 

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Gander Mountain in Aurora has the Vex for $20 per day.
 
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K monkey

I did not see anything on his website or Chapparrel General Store's website about Jigging Machines.

Some of the 11 Mile stuff isn't listed though.

The guy's name is Larry, Give him a call.
(719) 748-0317
1 877 725 3172
 
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