Need a new flasher

8/16/15 @ 8:45 AM
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TeamG
TeamG
USER since 4/28/08
Well the big garage sale is over and I sold all my old stuff so its time to upgrade. What kind of flashers should I look at and who has made to most improvements over the last 5 years? I haven't looked at the flasher market in a couple years. I have been squirreling money away for a while now so I can go big if need be.
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10/14/15 @ 12:07 PM
hookinbiglips
hookinbiglips
USER since 2/25/07
Tim check out this deal

http://www.hodgesmarine.com/Humminbird-Ice-Helix-5-Sonar-Gps-p/hum409730-1.htm?gclid=CMuxk6C5wsgCFRCqaQod7YYE3g&click=19

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10/13/15 @ 8:04 PM
Cheqmate
Cheqmate
USER since 4/22/14
I've just bought a Marcum LX 7 from Marine General, upgraded from the LX 5. $600 + $7 shipping. Ask for Jesse.

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10/13/15 @ 11:41 AM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12
Went to Cabelas last night to get a new pair of boots. Looked at the Helix Ice 5. I liked it. Not sure about the price though,. I have to decide if I want the Helix 5 Ice which comes with a case, battery, charger and Ice Ducer for $449, or I can get the same unit with a summer ducer for $299 which would probably work better for mounting on the 4 wheeler. However the Ice Ducer is $80 bucks, and an additional power cord is probably $40. Not sure what I will do on this one.

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10/12/15 @ 11:06 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
I have a Vexilar FL22HD, Humminbird Ice 55, and last year I tried the Marcum LX7. The LX7 was heavy to drag around, might be nice if I was sitting in one spot all day, or in a permanent house. I liked the bottom scale on the FL22. I live the viewing screen size, colors and zoom options on the bird. Was contemplating another Ice 55 just to have, but I like the looks of that new Helix Ice 5, or what ever it is called.

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10/12/15 @ 10:02 AM
wiel0059
wiel0059
USER since 6/20/14
Some insight from my experience. The Humminbirds with GPS that can take a LakeMaster map are great. However, every one of these, definitely has difficulty when fishing next to other flashers with interference (except for the Humminbird Ice Series Flashers). If you fish a lot with friends who have Marcums or Vexilars you will have issues with this.

I also have an Ice 35 that I used all last year and absolutely love it. Cheapest 'flasher' only I could find, and the screen is much larger than most. Also very simple to use and the zoom works wonderfully.

Right now, I actually use a combo of the Ice 35 and a Humminbird 385c. I use the 385c for the map, with the LakeMaster chip since the contours and accuracy make finding spots very easy. It just isn't that great of a flasher and I fish a lot with a friend with a Marcum and the interference is so bad it's almost unusable (I've seen people be able to tune them to fix this, I haven't had any luck), so I just the Ice 35 once set-up.

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10/12/15 @ 12:04 AM
TeamG
TeamG
USER since 4/28/08
I see hummingbird has a digital out with gps and lake maps all in one. It looks cool I wonder who tested it and if there are any reports on it yet?

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8/20/15 @ 9:36 AM
Fish Hound
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USER since 1/29/02
I've got the LX-7 and really like it! I have converted many old school flasher guys after letting them use my LX-7 set on split screen with standard graph mode on one side (full water column) and graph bottom zoom mode on the other. Watching your bait and fish go up and down from a "side view" really makes a huge difference.

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8/19/15 @ 3:10 PM
Prop
Prop
USER since 4/9/03
When they price match and you go there it's a great deal.

Edited on 8/19/15 3:26 PM
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8/19/15 @ 2:58 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
what a great promotion....they basically take off shipping, taxes and the premium they try and carry! Or you can buy online at an everyday low price.

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8/19/15 @ 10:48 AM
Prop
Prop
USER since 4/9/03
If you have a cabelas card watch for the postcard for $100 off on purchases of $499 and above. I know they have one every December for sure.

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