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TheTallOutdoorsman

Member Since 06 Jan 2016
Offline Last Active Jul 06 2018 05:33 PM
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#341905 Salmon Run 2017??

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 15 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

I agree with Dill! I went fly fishing for the first time and a lot of my hook sets were when I saw the fish start head shaking - nothing noticed on my line or anything else, just violent underwater headshakes. I tightened up my line to see my little fly in the back of its throat.

 

Its important to know where your fishing, so seeing the terrain (rocks, logs, etc) not just fish plays a huge part in how you setup your rig.


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#341894 Salmon Run 2017??

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 15 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

Polarized sunglasses are definitely worth the investment. Just make sure they are polarized and you can see easily 4 times better into the water.


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#340389 How to chose a fish finder?

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 26 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

Just saying its a good value!

 

There is an icefishing (portable) version but its also sold as a boat mount if you want it!

 

I would make sure about the second transducer, I had it as a rebate, usually its about $100!

 

All comes down to what your using it for and how often!

 

Regards,


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#340384 How to chose a fish finder?

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 26 May 2017 - 06:55 AM

Thanks Tall

 

Was only planning on using it for summer fishing, had no idea there were fishfinders for ice fishing?!? So you went with Lowrance? Which model? I wasn't sure about Lowrance. So far in my research they seem to be on the lower price end so I wasn't sure how they compared. If you have a chance let me know which one you have, I'll look into the "flasher" functionality. Not sure I would use it but might be nice to have.

 

I went with the Elite-4X Ice package* - Its a portable unit with an ice fishing transducer.

At the time of my purchase, there was a rebate at the time where you can get $50, or an additional transducer for a boat.

 

Overall its a great unit to use, I plan to put it on my kayak this year.

 

This unit comes with Chirp functionality, Navionics + GPS, and a decent flasher mode so it is very versatile and can be used all year. Lowrance reintroduced this unit as "Hook-4" or whatever model (3,4, 5 etc) this past year. These are the same unit, just with a new name..


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#340380 How to chose a fish finder?

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 25 May 2017 - 12:15 PM

And here I was trying to be helpful  :wacko:


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#340378 How to chose a fish finder?

Posted by TheTallOutdoorsman on 25 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

Welcome to the forums Shep!

 

I have quite the range of fish finders, will you be using this only for soft water? (boat) or would ice fishing be of interest to you?

 

Some fish finders can be used as flashers (such as the lowrances) for Ice fishing purposes!

 

Not too familiar with your unit but might be worth looking into!


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