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Title: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 11, 2017, 07:35 PM
1. Tow Tuff 800lb ATV dolly to pull wheel house out
2. Rear chains for ATV tires
3. curt atv towing kit to change out hitch/ball mounts
4. blue tooth transmitter to connect tv to wheel house radio
5. northland glo shot spoons
6. deep drop glow spoons
7. go long dice game.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Sep 11, 2017, 07:50 PM
All that since last season?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Sep 11, 2017, 08:07 PM
ive been thinning my gear out the last few seasons but did buy a vexilar fl22 because it was to good of a deal to pass up.still need to get a few more jigs to replace my jig box full of fiskas I lost.other than that I have way to many shelters,augers and rod/reel combos.i could use another beaver dam tipup to have a full set of 5.even tho I can only run 3 here in mi.lol
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Papa Sly on Sep 11, 2017, 08:46 PM
Recon 5 camera, Striker transporter bag, and 6 gallon bucket with polar fire bucket seat.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: chilly-willy on Sep 11, 2017, 09:02 PM
Dual fuel colmen lantren cause it runs on gasoline or white gas colmen sells .. gander mtn

Tons of duck and goose calls a few turkey calls ..gander mtn

Was going to buy a heater at menards but they don't carry the one I wanted had $120 worth of the 11 %rebate I wanted to spend..  so got a 3/4 air impact gun instead..

Couple buck knifes from gander mtn. most were made in china..

A jack bracket for a  kicker for our boat gander mtn again.. $200 jack plate I got for less then $60...

Have not bought rods or reels in mouths for ice fishing or regular fishing cause I buy good reels like shimano..


Bought some trolling baits to night from fishusa.com $72 worth..

Other then that there is a few ice fishing / soft water fishingitems I am planning on buying .. don't want to say it cause others will beat  me to it lols ..

Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Old Goat on Sep 11, 2017, 09:23 PM
a new heddon zara spook for .50
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 11, 2017, 09:44 PM
All that since last season?

No just since Aug. 28th or so.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 11, 2017, 09:45 PM
   Coffee creamer
   Bananas
   Avocados
   Another case of wasp spray.      :%$#!:
   Then, uttered a colorful metaphor.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: BigSling on Sep 11, 2017, 11:21 PM
Latest purchase? A sweet swine pizza.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Spider1 on Sep 12, 2017, 05:15 AM
I'm not buying a thing. I was set up and ready with everything I need or want last year and barely got to use it so I'm still ready with everything... pretty much. I still might get an ice kit for my Lowrance Elite 4x Chirp. That would be pretty cool to try out but I'm not in a hurry. I still got the ice-45 and it works great. I just wonder if the Chirp would work better in the weedy lakes I fish.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: RyanW on Sep 12, 2017, 07:38 AM
Milwaukee M18 Fuel for my Lazer and another TUCR Precision Noodle.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: bowski76 on Sep 12, 2017, 07:41 AM
A new SPUD!, SPUD!, SPUD!
Rod case
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 12, 2017, 07:42 AM
A new SPUD!, SPUD!, SPUD!
Rod case

I thought for a second.......maybe he's from Idaho.....
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Cfilbert on Sep 12, 2017, 08:27 AM
I went a little crazy this year

Built my Drop down Wheelhouse
3 of each color of the glo stick spoons
Aqua View Micro
Auger Extension for my K-Drill
Slush Bucket
Too many parts and accessories from mudhole (rod building supplies)
Milwaukee 9ah battery
a couple "Spot Knot"
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: RStock521 on Sep 12, 2017, 08:45 AM
Haven't bought anything in a while, but might add another Jaw Jacker or two to add to my spread.  Other than that, I'm pretty much set.  Loaded up the past two years in anticipation of ice, but never really got it here in Northeast Ohio.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: billybob851 on Sep 12, 2017, 10:11 AM
2015 arctic cat pantera 7000 limited with only 290 miles on it so now my wife and I have our own snowmobiles
2016 blizzard drive in drive out trailer to haul both sleds and shantys
about $600 worth of jigs from gander going out of business but only paid around $100 for them

Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: 52isntbigenough on Sep 12, 2017, 10:46 AM
• Clam Plate and adapter
• Helix 7 Ice
• LM WI Chip
• Elk River Custom Rods walleye stick
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: English on Sep 12, 2017, 11:03 AM
This is a private forum right?  I mean my wife can't see this can she???  LOL

1. Used Skid house
2. Used dark house...complete with propane heater and several decoys.
3. Two spears...at 10 bucks apiece I couldn't say no!
4. Some Eurotackle Z-viber.
5. Some Funk jigs...just realized I NEED a few more glows from him!
6. Two new custom rods....


Pretty sure I'm forgetting something at that!  LOL
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: 52isntbigenough on Sep 12, 2017, 11:45 AM
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Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Dakota-Lew on Sep 12, 2017, 12:26 PM
1)Another UL Tickle Stick, i loved the one i have so adding another one to replace an old well loved rod.
2) CGI # 8 reel to go with the Tickle Stick
3) Picked up 2 "the snapper" its an automatic fisherman but just gets far more compact to so i can add it to my tip up bucket.
4) Havent done it yet but i am gonna snag some of those new fancy glo shot spoons, not sure which size yet i need to "fondle" them first. Hard for me to replace buckshot rattle for the eyes though. Hopefully its not another perch talker or wally talker... those damn things were worth less for me.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: 3300 on Sep 12, 2017, 12:32 PM
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oh no!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Brownstick on Sep 13, 2017, 06:29 AM
Sn❄️Bear
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Post by: gonehunting on Sep 13, 2017, 06:33 AM
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Welcome Ted Cruz. :)

All in fun...
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: 52isntbigenough on Sep 13, 2017, 08:17 AM
Welcome Ted Cruz. :)

All in fun...

Porn I can explain. Ice fishing gear? Not so easy.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: gonehunting on Sep 13, 2017, 02:33 PM
Porn I can explain. Ice fishing gear? Not so easy.

LMAO
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: HWeber on Sep 13, 2017, 03:47 PM
Thanks to gander mountain going out of business its been an expensive summer for ice fishing. Got a striker climate bibs and coat, beaver dam tipup, probably 20 rattlemasters, over 200 ice fishing jigs, and a few jigging raps. I think thats all of it, hopefully not have to buy much once we get ice
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FishinDJ on Sep 13, 2017, 05:09 PM
Marcum Recon 5 + camera, Vexilar FLX-28, and a couple molds for making my own soft plastics. Got a heck of a deal on a GoPro over the summer too.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Flint on Sep 13, 2017, 07:03 PM
Garmin map chip for my 62s too bad it don't work  >:(
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Perch tugger on Sep 13, 2017, 08:24 PM
Custom Noodle Rod will be awesome for panfish.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Brownstick on Sep 14, 2017, 07:25 AM
Sn❄️Bear
  Just kidding about the SnoBear. If it's on the Internet it must be true, right?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 14, 2017, 08:16 AM

 Just a few more jigs and spoons , more want than need
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Brownstick on Sep 14, 2017, 09:05 AM
Same here. Those new jigs will catch me before they catch fish.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: GBR on Sep 14, 2017, 11:01 AM
Technically, my latest purchase was some chicken fingers from Raising Canes. However, my latest ice fishing related purchase was a Milwaukee Fuel M18. I'm going to hook that onto my 6" finbore. I'm thinking it should be able to dominate the ice! Can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: smitty0312 on Sep 14, 2017, 11:14 AM
Wood.......to make more "Smitty Sled" kits!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: RyanW on Sep 14, 2017, 12:13 PM
Milwaukee M18 Fuel for my Lazer and another TUCR Precision Noodle.

To add this: 15 more Fiskas tungsten jigs (I have about 50) and a Baby Bug Luggage box to put my collection in.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Big_Al on Sep 14, 2017, 12:22 PM
Nils 8" convertible auger
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Unclegillhunter on Sep 15, 2017, 07:05 AM
net yet purchased.
Going to add to my Custom J&S tungston collection
Upgrade to a thermal flip over
Waiting to see the price point on the new Vexilar FLX's
One more Tickle stick
Keep it safe! JDL
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: muskyon46 on Sep 15, 2017, 08:26 AM
Well its hard to say latest but this is the list I've been building on most the summer to get ready for this next ice season

Milwaukee drill kit 2704-22
Milwaukee 9.0ah battery & quick charger for the long weekends
28" Widow maker deadstick med. action evolve handle paired with a Pflueger 6920 president reel
8" Nils convertible auger on order yesterday from cabelas, should ship by the end of the month
Built a new rack for the snowmobile to carry my auger/poles/lx-7
Scorcher ice scratchers to keep the sled cool on the hard pack
Neos stabilicer over boots for the quick trip days
New buddy heater and storage bag to replace the one I blew up last year on a long haul out of the high country here
2 packs of 6lb Trilene micro ice line
Snowmobile tow strap/tool bag combo
Frabill ice shelter jacket hangers
Frabil task gloves
2 snappers from automatic fisherman with a free 27" rod

I still have a few things I'm waiting for the right price on, but believe it or not I just added it up and I'm right at about $700 for whats on the list so far. Dont tell the wife!!!! I have been doing alot of scouring around thru amazon warehouse/cabelas bargain cave/icefishingdeals.com & local classifieds around here and feel I've done fairly well. Some of this equipment was an upgrade which takes my total out of pocket down a few more $'s, only have a few more things left to sell
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Sep 15, 2017, 03:18 PM
At first, I thought I hadn't purchased much, but after thinking about it some more, I remembered:

Some Cabela's Inferno boots for my wife.  Great price on sale and using points made them nearly free, and no problem with "don't tell my wife!"   @) ;D
Five new Mitchell 310 reels, which may not actually become available for use until Christmas.
Some hole covers for super cold days and our overnight trip.
Two additional LED lanterns for use in the hub shelter.

Shopping for new bibs and jacket for my wife.  Yes, she knows.  :)
Probably get an aqua-vu camera upgrade soon.
Looking at a new snowmobile trailer.
Still eyeing that Eskimo 9416i.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: river rat78 on Sep 16, 2017, 08:54 AM
Personally I would return the cabelas inferno boots if you can. I used a pair for 1 season and they didn't help keep my feet warm. The would get pretty cold especially when sitting on a bucket for a long period of time. I'm much happier with the boots I have now. No more cold feet.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: fireplug on Sep 16, 2017, 03:41 PM
Garmin Striker portable fish finder that I can use on my little boat as well as the ice
Eskimo EVO1 shelter (greatest Christmas present ever!!) - Had it last year but we never got enough ice to use it  >:(
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: RAnondson on Sep 24, 2017, 04:58 PM

(https://s26.postimg.org/5gauq2485/IMG_3927.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5gauq2485/)
My 42" 20.5# pike from the pond last February
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Chris338378 on Sep 24, 2017, 05:51 PM
Porn I can explain. Ice fishing gear? Not so easy.

HAHAHAHAHA I darn near died laughing when I read that,  that's hilarious.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Sep 24, 2017, 06:10 PM
Personally I would return the cabelas inferno boots if you can. I used a pair for 1 season and they didn't help keep my feet warm. The would get pretty cold especially when sitting on a bucket for a long period of time. I'm much happier with the boots I have now. No more cold feet.

Thanks RR, what boots do you have now?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: WYIfish on Sep 24, 2017, 11:16 PM
Thanks RR, what boots do you have now?
If its warm like 20 degrees, I wear my felt pacs. When it gets colder I wear my mickey mouse (old army surplus) boots. I bought them new for $40 17 years ago and have never had cold feet.   Draw back, they weight about 20 pounds a piece...but they do work well for standing around on the ice.
I bought:
2 new small heavy action ugly sticks, new reels, new line, a new fish grabber for help landing fish,  a new self inflating life vest for early and late ice conditions, new auger teeth, $30 in new tube jigs, and five pounds of AA and AAA batteries for all the gizmo's.  I did thrift store bargain up a very nice heavy coat for fishing $3. a new gear bag from ugly stick, it's pretty cool, a better old dependable ice fishing 4X4 to get me there and back and two cans of black spray paint for the old smitty sled (gen 4). Still need another wool sweater and thin wool gloves.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: chilly-willy on Sep 25, 2017, 05:01 AM
Just bought a new buddy heater thinking I may return it and buy the bigger big buddy heater will see..
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: aquarium234 on Sep 27, 2017, 02:40 PM
English love it lol, my wife just tells me not to tell her now.....
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: theflatlander on Sep 27, 2017, 08:00 PM
in the process of building a 7.5x8 skid house
8x14+2v utility trailer to load the skid house and wheeler on
lx9
clam double sided rod case
dewalt 20v brushless li-ion drill and adapter for my 8 inch lazer hand auger
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FlamDragger on Sep 27, 2017, 10:03 PM
1. VMC tungsten flies
2. Northland glo-shot spoons
3. iPhone w/ FishingMobile app from 2 Minute Tackle (free download)

Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Light liner on Sep 28, 2017, 01:23 PM
Ordering some more brantners jigs, bulk order of red maggots.
And a new batteries for my ice 45. Current ones are 6 years old
dont want any issues.
Maybe some of those glo shot spoons they look good good.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 28, 2017, 01:32 PM
Finally purchased some LED light strips, all the wiring and connectors to set up my shanty with some lights and a battery box. Just gotta put it all together now!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: lostbrit on Sep 28, 2017, 02:27 PM
light liner, FYI those brantner jigs sale out so fast at Hanks. Last lot took two hours after they got to the store.  No I wasn't so lucky to get any this time
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 28, 2017, 07:27 PM
3 Northern Jigs and the Clam Blazer are the new additions so far..........
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: JaminWI on Sep 28, 2017, 09:34 PM
Cabela's had some of the Northland glo spoons in everyone is talking about...so, I had to grab a couple.  As another person said, I hope these aren't as useless as the perch/wally talker were that I bought a couple years ago.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Light liner on Sep 29, 2017, 08:09 AM
light liner, FYI those brantner jigs sale out so fast at Hanks. Last lot took two hours after they got to the store.  No I wasn't so lucky to get any this time

Thanks ill get my order in
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: muskyon46 on Sep 30, 2017, 08:30 AM
Ok so I  thought I was done for a minute but last night I picked up another 6920 president in the amazon warehouse for $22. I also finished up my prototype sled rack with a new box and rod rack

(https://i.imgur.com/IYURFCil.jpg)

More about the build here for anyone interested in checking it out

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=347376.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=347376.0)
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: river rat78 on Sep 30, 2017, 09:43 AM
Thanks RR, what boots do you have now?
Baffin impacts. This is going to be my 2nd or 3rd year with them. Couldn't be happier with the boots.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Oct 02, 2017, 09:35 AM
Ok so I  thought I was done for a minute but last night I picked up another 6920 president in the amazon warehouse for $22. I also finished up my prototype sled rack with a new box and rod rack

(https://i.imgur.com/IYURFCil.jpg)

More about the build here for anyone interested in checking it out

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=347376.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=347376.0)

I always seem to miss out on these deals by one day! Nice grab!
Was planning on picking up the 6920 this winter but I found a pfleuger UL combo in the basement this weekend that I didn't know I had so I won't need to buy one now. If I see one for $22 I definitely won't be passing it up though!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: SLAYERFISH on Oct 02, 2017, 09:42 AM
Gonna order some more Fiskas soon-
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Oct 09, 2017, 08:43 PM
Gonna order some more Fiskas soon-

What color?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: clharris on Oct 10, 2017, 01:53 PM
-Sold Marcum Lx-5 and upgraded to a less than a year old Marcum Lx-7
-Bought a Clam VoyagerXthermal Dave Genz edition.
-Frabill i3 series ice suit.
-Some J and S custom jigs, "Brain Candy"
still waiting to hear more on the P1 8in rocket auger from Eskimo before purchasing my new auger. all these have been in the last two months.
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Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Oct 10, 2017, 02:41 PM
Ordered the camera upgrade for my Aqua-Vu Micro Plus DVR.  Went with the higher res camera but not the new DT version.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: lovetofishnow on Oct 10, 2017, 02:44 PM
Bought a 13 Fishing Widow Maker 27" UL ice rod, nice looking rod.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Oct 10, 2017, 03:24 PM
Bought a 13 Fishing Widow Maker 27" UL ice rod, nice looking rod.
I just got a 32" M Widowmaker. I bought myself a couple more Rose Creek boxes, and just ordered a Rapala jig box. 
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Oct 10, 2017, 03:56 PM
I just got a 32" M Widowmaker. I bought myself a couple more Rose Creek boxes, and just ordered a Rapala jig box.

Those Rose Creek boxes look pretty awesome, especially the spoon box. I was talking with the manager at Scheels about getting some in stock and he was gonna look into it. Would be nice to not have to pay the shipping but either way I'll be getting a couple this year.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Oct 10, 2017, 07:00 PM
-Sold Marcum Lx-5 and upgraded to a less than a year old Marcum Lx-7
-Bought a Clam VoyagerXthermal Dave Genz edition.
-Frabill i3 series ice suit.
-Some J and S custom jigs, "Brain Candy"
still waiting to hear more on the P1 8in rocket auger from Eskimo before purchasing my new auger. all these have been in the last two months.
(https://s1.postimg.org/6mby0gjfyj/IMG_8169.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6mby0gjfyj/)

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Nice
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 12, 2017, 12:35 PM
Just paid for a couple of the 12v lithium batteries from the group buy on here.  Looking forward to putting them to use.
Late last year I got a hardly use 949i eskimo shelter love that damn thing.  So much space and sets up real easy.
Going to buy the new Helix 7 G2 most likely just waiting on some more reviews to come out. 
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: ice dawg on Oct 12, 2017, 02:10 PM
A full hard cab and heater for my side by side.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: cardinalsfan on Oct 12, 2017, 03:27 PM
So far a Clam Escape Ice Thermal, TUCR Fusion and LTP, 3 Black Betty free falls, Shimano Stradic Ci4+, some glow shot spoons, jigging raps, Sebile Vibratos and misc other stuff.....I think I have a problem...
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Unclegillhunter on Oct 13, 2017, 06:01 AM
I just got a 32" M Widowmaker. I bought myself a couple more Rose Creek boxes, and just ordered a Rapala jig box.
Your are going like that Rapala jig box I have two, very good product!
Keep it safe! JDL
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Unclegillhunter on Oct 13, 2017, 06:04 AM
Jawjacker
Tyepro knot tool
Some VMC hair jigs
6 more slender spoons
Keep it safe! JDL
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: rippenlip on Oct 13, 2017, 07:14 AM
just picked up a hummingbird helix ice 7 G2and a striker hard water jacket
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Flatrocker on Oct 13, 2017, 09:14 AM
cardinalsfan:  What is your initial impression of the TUCR Fusion?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: perchnut on Oct 13, 2017, 11:33 AM
Pair of striker predator bibs...woo hooo....looking over 'your bobbers down' for some jigs....
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: 3300 on Oct 13, 2017, 12:01 PM
marcum lithium shuttle. the leader in lithium shuttles.
(https://www.fishusa.com/assets/product_images//assets/product_images/942770008/Variations/500-0.jpg)
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 13, 2017, 12:06 PM
just picked up a hummingbird helix ice 7 G2and a striker hard water jacket

You will have to let me know what you think of it if you take it out and play with it before we get ice.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: cardinalsfan on Oct 13, 2017, 12:49 PM
cardinalsfan:  What is your initial impression of the TUCR Fusion?

I just got it in the mail yesterday so I haven't had a chance to compare it side by side with my quick tip yet but I would say it's lighter than the precision and maybe a little heavier than the quick tip but a slower action.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: JaminWI on Oct 13, 2017, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the insight on the Fusion...I have one on order that should be here any day now (32" split grip).

Let's see, besides that, what else recently?
* Dakota 10ah lithium battery (no surprise)
* Garmin echomap 53dv for my UTV this winter ($299 at Cabelas right now)
* New 6 gallon bucket (whoo hoo)
* Steal of a deal on a Recon 5+ off craigslist

That's all in the past 2 weeks.  And now that I've listed it out, I see I should probably stop for a bit.   :roflmao:
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: rippenlip on Oct 15, 2017, 08:41 AM

You will have to let me know what you think of it if you take it out and play with it before we get ice.



Will do Herms can't wait to get my hands on it. if you're thinking about getting one they are going fast I missed out last year so I bit the bullet early this season
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: cardinalsfan on Oct 15, 2017, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the insight on the Fusion...I have one on order that should be here any day now (32" split grip).

Let's see, besides that, what else recently?
* Dakota 10ah lithium battery (no surprise)
* Garmin echomap 53dv for my UTV this winter ($299 at Cabelas right now)
* New 6 gallon bucket (whoo hoo)
* Steal of a deal on a Recon 5+ off craigslist

That's all in the past 2 weeks.  And now that I've listed it out, I see I should probably stop for a bit.   :roflmao:



I just put reels on all my rods and now that I had the fusion side by side with the quick tip I think the quick tip is actually a bit heavier than the fusion.  The quick tip is definitely thicker at the base of the rod.  The fusion is quite a bit slower action though.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: firemedic17 on Oct 15, 2017, 06:07 PM
Ace custom noodle rod  on order)
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Duncan77 on Oct 15, 2017, 07:44 PM
Picked up a new FLX 20 for my son and a 32” Tuned up custom Fusion rod for myself
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: gonehunting on Oct 15, 2017, 08:02 PM
- Ice Castle Mille Lacs 8x16
- Catch Cover Slush Bucket
- Ion X 8" auger (last spring on clearance)
- Striker Ice Predator bibs
- Need some hole sleeves and winch drill adapter and need to quit.  Addicting
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Oct 15, 2017, 09:01 PM
- Ice Castle Mille Lacs 8x16
- Catch Cover Slush Bucket
- Ion X 8" auger (last spring on clearance)
- Striker Ice Predator bibs
- Need some hole sleeves and winch drill adapter and need to quit.  Addicting

Been there done that....🤑 Go with the glow sleeves......best ones......also eBay is where they sell them. If you email the seller he can sell u exactly what you want. The EZ up adaptor is sold on go ice fishing.com
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: wiicehole on Oct 15, 2017, 09:11 PM
Howdy all, so i have a 30 in. TUCR Bullwhip on order and im starting to regret not getting it in a 32 in. length. What would be the difference between the two lengths? Besides the two inches of course. Fish mostly hole hopping.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: gonehunting on Oct 15, 2017, 09:28 PM
Been there done that....🤑 Go with the glow sleeves......best ones......also eBay is where they sell them. If you email the seller he can sell u exactly what you want. The EZ up adaptor is sold on go ice fishing.com

Hoping to get some deals on sleeves and adapter at the St. Paul Ice Show.  Thanks for heads up.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Oct 23, 2017, 10:44 PM
OK, so this year just got expensive... ;D

(http://stevelarsen.com/ice_shanty/trailer800.jpg)

and none of that "don't tell my wife" baloney.  She went with me to order it and again to pick it up!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: poot_818 on Oct 23, 2017, 10:52 PM
Just ordered a pair of kahtoolas microspikes! Have always used some cheapy spikes which I will say did work ok so can't wait to have a nice pair of spikes!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: RyanW on Oct 23, 2017, 11:10 PM
Just ordered a pair of kahtoolas microspikes! Have always used some cheapy spikes which I will say did work ok so can't wait to have a nice pair of spikes!

You will love them. Gas station managers will not! Just make sure you take them off before you walk on things that aren’t ice or pavement.

I really enjoy my Kahtoola’s. I could run full speed on the ice if I wasn’t so out of shape.   :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 24, 2017, 12:51 PM
Just ordered the helix 7 from Cabelas now to just wait for it to show up.....
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: JaminWI on Oct 24, 2017, 01:01 PM
I've debated on those Kahtoola microspikes but I'm always worried they're going to cause more damage than anything.  Floorboards in vehicles, skirts around hubs and flip overs, etc. 

I put the IceTrekkers Diamond grips on my amazon wishlist as I thought they'd be less harmful to the things I own.

FG Steve -- looks like an awesome trailer, congrats!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: gonehunting on Oct 24, 2017, 01:26 PM
Ice Trekker Diamonds are great!  Won't tear everything up.  They are well constructed as well.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: JaminWI on Oct 24, 2017, 02:40 PM
Ice Trekker Diamonds are great!  Won't tear everything up.  They are well constructed as well.

Good to hear, thanks gh!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: rdhammah on Oct 25, 2017, 07:30 AM
just received Frabill IFloat jacket from WalMart for $94 and free shipping.  I hope I won't need it.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: eriksat1 on Oct 25, 2017, 11:36 AM
Just bought 3 different size acme hyperglide lures.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: jwetovick on Oct 25, 2017, 12:27 PM
Howdy all, so i have a 30 in. TUCR Bullwhip on order and im starting to regret not getting it in a 32 in. length. What would be the difference between the two lengths? Besides the two inches of course. Fish mostly hole hopping.
zero difference in the tip and backbone. just personal pref on the extra 2in depending on how tall you are, if you like to stand or kneel, etc.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Gator800r on Oct 25, 2017, 12:58 PM
I picked up a brand new Helix 7 ice for $300 on craigslist and sold the the ice kit for $200 and kept the Helix 7 head to use on my four wheeler for a GPS. Ended up only having to cough up $100 for brand new Helix 7 head unit and my dad who doesn't ice fish already has the lake masters plus chip for me to use during the winter months. Can't beat that.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Firefightertom32 on Oct 26, 2017, 07:54 AM
Eskimo Wide 1 Inferno!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: eriksat1 on Oct 26, 2017, 08:21 AM
OK, so this year just got expensive... ;D

(http://stevelarsen.com/ice_shanty/trailer800.jpg)

and none of that "don't tell my wife" baloney.  She went with me to order it and again to pick it up!

I'm trying to figure out what the heck that is in the background a big propane tank on a trailer?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Swift on Oct 26, 2017, 08:25 AM
New line as usual and a couple jigs. The way the last few winters have been the new stuff purchased over that time wasn't even used and actually have more than enough gear.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: iowapackfan on Oct 26, 2017, 08:47 AM
 ;D gotta order some more line, new spud bar and maybe a few more tungsten jigs :tipup:
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: FG Steve on Oct 26, 2017, 09:32 AM
I'm trying to figure out what the heck that is in the background a big propane tank on a trailer?

Oh, that's my buddy's portable, commercial smoking setup.  The booth is designed to look like his horizontal smoker.  His pulled pork tacos are pretty good.

No, I didn't buy this for ice fishing:
(http://stevelarsen.com/ice_shanty/smoker4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: eriksat1 on Oct 26, 2017, 09:41 AM
Oh, that's my buddy's portable, commercial smoking setup.  The booth is designed to look like his horizontal smoker.  His pulled pork tacos are pretty good.

No, I didn't buy this for ice fishing:
(http://stevelarsen.com/ice_shanty/smoker4.jpg)

Slick idea. A guy could probably make a fortune around here just at lunch time with something like that.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: PaddyO on Oct 26, 2017, 11:36 AM
Purchased a new Marcum VS485C underwater cam - just because I didn't have one - and wanted one for no good reason - but I got it now - and I'm happy - and as long as I'm happy - that's all that matters....

Now I'm looking at the  Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS/Sonar G2 Combo / 410440-1 /...   Already have a Marcum Showdown 5.6.   ...  Again I think it'd make me REALLY happy!....   
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 26, 2017, 11:57 AM
Purchased a new Marcum VS485C underwater cam - just because I didn't have one - and wanted one for no good reason - but I got it now - and I'm happy - and as long as I'm happy - that's all that matters....

Now I'm looking at the  Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS/Sonar G2 Combo / 410440-1 /...   Already have a Marcum Showdown 5.6.   ...  Again I think it'd make me REALLY happy!....   

We are in opposite boats I just picked up the Helix 7 ICE G2 from cabelas.  And now im looking at the Marcum camera. 
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: JIGMAN21 on Oct 26, 2017, 01:03 PM
I ORDERED A BLACK BETTY INLINE FREEFALL GHOST REEL.  NEVER USED AN INLINE BEFORE.  ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: PaddyO on Oct 26, 2017, 01:10 PM
We are in opposite boats I just picked up the Helix 7 ICE G2 from cabelas.  And now im looking at the Marcum camera.
   lol!   that made me laugh!   The Helix just has a lot more functions especially the GPS
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: WYIfish on Oct 26, 2017, 02:11 PM
Walmart has Scotchgard ($5) for waterproof/protecting your Charhartts  and other clothing.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 26, 2017, 03:24 PM
   lol!   that made me laugh!   The Helix just has a lot more functions especially the GPS

I agree Im looking forward to putting it to good use this year.  I need to pick up a lake master chip for it and of course the South Dakota one and Minnesota ones are 2 different chips. Ill have to keep an eye of ebay for a deal to pop up.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: chilly-willy on Oct 26, 2017, 04:46 PM
Oh, that's my buddy's portable, commercial smoking setup.  The booth is designed to look like his horizontal smoker.  His pulled pork tacos are pretty good.

No, I didn't buy this for ice fishing:
(http://stevelarsen.com/ice_shanty/smoker4.jpg)


Don't forget to bring him fishing!! ;D
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: poot_818 on Oct 27, 2017, 12:49 PM
You will love them. Gas station managers will not! Just make sure you take them off before you walk on things that aren’t ice or pavement.

I really enjoy my Kahtoola’s. I could run full speed on the ice if I wasn’t so out of shape.   :roflmao: :roflmao:

Well they arrived faster than I expected them too so that was cool! Tried them on both pairs of boots I have, which my muck boots are size 11 and my insulated Rockies are 11.5 and the xl fit great on both pairs and easily slipped on and off! Can't wait for ice!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: sodakdave on Oct 28, 2017, 02:05 PM
Just got a twice used hub and 8" hand auger for $200. Guy even threw in a chair for the kid.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 28, 2017, 03:42 PM
Just got a twice used hub and 8" hand auger for $200. Guy even threw in a chair for the kid.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: tbern on Oct 28, 2017, 03:48 PM
Just got a twice used hub and 8" hand auger for $200. Guy even threw in a chair for the kid.
. Congrats on getting the hub and auger, plus a chair. What model of hub did you get?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: sodakdave on Oct 28, 2017, 05:40 PM
. Congrats on getting the hub and auger, plus a chair. What model of hub did you get?

Eskimo 949i and an Eskimo hand auger.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: tbern on Oct 28, 2017, 05:51 PM
Eskimo 949i and an Eskimo hand auger.
.   Very nice, enjoy
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: CowDawg on Oct 28, 2017, 07:30 PM
This past month:
Really gave me the itch!!

New marcum battery
LED lights and battery box for the Shappell pull over
Had Eskimo auger blades resharpened at Fish307.com
Purchased and installed wheels for my Smitty Sled upgrade


Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: tbern on Oct 28, 2017, 07:35 PM
What kind of wheels did you put on your smitty sled?
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: CowDawg on Oct 28, 2017, 07:42 PM
What kind of wheels did you put on your smitty sled?

For the dry land pulls!


(https://i.imgur.com/wSupbYXl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vdWYQwIl.jpg)
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: tbern on Oct 28, 2017, 07:53 PM
Those wheels look nice!
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: Herms on Oct 30, 2017, 11:12 AM
Eskimo 949i and an Eskimo hand auger.

I picked up the same hub last year.  I really like the thing it goes up pretty easy I would say to set it up once or twice in the garage or a large room to get the hang of opening it up and putting it away.  That way you're not fighting it on the ice. Also make sure you have all the ice anchors biggest thing we ran into is making sure whichever side is facing the wind to make sure the rope is tight or that side of the hub can collapse in. 

Also I see you're around SF same with me if you want PM me where you are located maybe we can meet up and see if we can find some fish this winter.
Title: Re: What are your latest purchases?
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 30, 2017, 05:11 PM
Clam Plate from the DSG 40% sale.... $45 w/tax free shipping ..will replace my Plate that requires chuck removal ...now that will free up my drill.