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Old 11-16-2016, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone! I was curious to anyone/everyones opinion on the best ice fishing flasher. I'm new to them; therefore I'd like to know if anyone can provide the best models/brands so I get the most for my money! Appreciate it!
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I've yet to own one since I fish most small shallower bodies of water that I know pretty well. I'm looking to "get in the game" this year so to speak. I'm really liking the Garmin striker 4 and I've been doing a lot of homework on them. It has a pretty good sonar function and a flasher mode as well. Built in gps and a portable bag. 200 bucks puts it well below the price of most also. I can't seem to find if it comes with an ice ducer or if you have to purchase it seperately. Some say the one it comes with is satisfactory some say it isn't. If anyone owns one or can clarify the transducer situation that'd be awesome to get some input on.
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Hey Everyone! I was curious to anyone/everyones opinion on the best ice fishing flasher. I'm new to them; therefore I'd like to know if anyone can provide the best models/brands so I get the most for my money! Appreciate it!
- Do you have to have a "flasher" or would you consider a graph/sonar as well? I have some input for you about my Lowrance graph if you choose that route.

- How much do you have to spend?


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Thanks Joe. I'll have to look into that. After the last two seasons, i've become impatient trying to find the fish! I could be fishing in 5 to 40ft depths at times!

Fonzie - I'm interested in a flasher and no I don't currently own one. I've seen people use them, but I'm new to it! I don't want to spend more than $350. I know that I can get the Marcum LX-3TCi for like $325 and the videos I've watched are very helpful
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After fishing along other people with my Vexilar for years I switched to Marcum after seeing the detail on them.
I picked up a new Marcum VX 1P for $285 from Amazon 3 years ago and love it.
I can get so engrossed in the dial that I don't notice I have 2 inches of snow on me


You can get a new Marcum VX-1i from Amazon for $264
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The two most bullet proof flashers out there are two that I own and love. The Vexilar FL-8 and the Vexilar FL-18. Easy to use.
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The two most bullet proof flashers out there are two that I own and love. The Vexilar FL-8 and the Vexilar FL-18. Easy to use.
They are rock solid. Aside from replacing the battery and getting a different transducer I've been using the same fl-8 since around 2002. It has never let me down and has paid for itself 100 times over, if it broke down today I would buy another one tommorrow. Anytime I'm fishing deeper than 5ft, I don't leave home without it.
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I'm a Vex (FL-8) man as well.
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had vexilar since they were first made. Gave todd todd some of our very old machines a few years back for his library of old units. Ran an fl18 for the longest and loved it. Went to a Marcum lx5 because of the volume of guys we used to fish with so you wouldn't get interfered . Hated the unit. Transducer is as heavy as a bowling ball have to take the whole unit out of the water if you did not want to get tangled sometimes. Constantly bending over etc. went back to my fl18 ultra pack and will never use anything else.
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