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Title: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 02, 2021, 12:04 PM
I know its a little earlier then years past but some gear is popping up so heres the thread to post all the new finds

From JIFFY



&t=3s
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 02, 2021, 12:05 PM
From Frabill


(https://i.postimg.cc/DSDDLKcn/Frabill-tip-up-2022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSDDLKcn)

https://www.amazon.com/Frabill-Aerated-Straightline-Thermal-Indicator/dp/B09245VTQ2/ref=sr_1_35?dchild=1&keywords=frabill+tip&qid=1625245069&sr=8-35


Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 02, 2021, 09:23 PM
 hardwater diehard thank you for starting this topic thread always fun to see what new gear is coming out each season. The Fabrill tipup is an interesting design looking forward to any reviews posted by fellow Ice Shanty members who purchase and use them this coming ice fishing season.
 Steve
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: lefty2053 on Jul 03, 2021, 05:29 AM
That auger seemed to be wobbling. More than it should be.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Jul 03, 2021, 09:27 AM
Jiffy needs to give it up. Their electric auger was a huge failure. After seeing how big of a POS that was, I will never buy a Jiffy product.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: BJ on Jul 03, 2021, 09:53 AM
Bought my first Jiffy auger and used it for 30 years with no problems. Then bought another Jiffy 2 years ago and I'm very happy with it and still have my old Jiffy as a backup. Always would recommend Jiffy!!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: river_scum on Jul 03, 2021, 02:15 PM
Jiffy needs to give it up. Their electric auger was a huge failure. After seeing how big of a POS that was, I will never buy a Jiffy product.

they all need to give it up.  cordless drills killed that market already.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: OldCaveman on Jul 03, 2021, 08:19 PM
Jiffy needs to give it up. Their electric auger was a huge failure. After seeing how big of a POS that was, I will never buy a Jiffy product.

 I also made the mistake of buying a Jiffy Electric. I ended up removing the battery (POS) and made a 15' extension cord and carry a 26ah battery in my jet sled. This only comes out when the ice thickness reaches a foot. I have a 8" finbore that takes care of all my holes in ice under a foot.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Jul 03, 2021, 10:11 PM
I also made the mistake of buying a Jiffy Electric. I ended up removing the battery (POS) and made a 15' extension cord and carry a 26ah battery in my jet sled. This only comes out when the ice thickness reaches a foot. I have a 8" finbore that takes care of all my holes in ice under a foot.
Holy moly. Why would you go through that trouble to drill a hole? Oh never mind, just seen your name is old caveman.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 05, 2021, 09:59 AM
From Frabill


(https://i.postimg.cc/DSDDLKcn/Frabill-tip-up-2022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/DSDDLKcn)

https://www.amazon.com/Frabill-Aerated-Straightline-Thermal-Indicator/dp/B09245VTQ2/ref=sr_1_35?dchild=1&keywords=frabill+tip&qid=1625245069&sr=8-35

Interesting design, not sure how great that would work on windy days with no snow though, could see it blowing around easily since it sits so hi up.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 05, 2021, 09:59 AM
I know its a little earlier then years past but some gear is popping up so heres the thread to post all the new finds

From JIFFY



&t=3s

man that thing is wobbling worse than a jeep with the notorious death wobble lol
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 06, 2021, 09:13 AM
Looks like a new tool to gauge ice thickness coming from jiffy for the 2021/22 season.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsVrfqTr/2021-07-06-10-12-08.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsVrfqTr)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 06, 2021, 11:28 AM
Looks like a new tool to gauge ice thickness coming from jiffy for the 2021/22 season.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nsVrfqTr/2021-07-06-10-12-08.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsVrfqTr)

That seems like a solution without a problem, given tape measures and ice scoops with inch markers on them have been around for decades. 🤨
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 06, 2021, 11:30 AM
 
 Interesting , Iíll stick to my spud to measure with , but Iím old 😉
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 06, 2021, 11:37 AM
So have spud bars 😉

Fishing with potatoes seems sorta silly 😏

I never heard a chisel called that before I moved down south, now it seems what everyone is calling them. I am thinking of starting to call my pen a coconut and see if it catches on 🤣
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 06, 2021, 12:17 PM
 Lol , Iím only 65 and that all Iíve heard it called in my neck of the woods
 good luck with your coconut 😂
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 06, 2021, 04:50 PM
They were just always a chisel where I grew up. When I was a kid, my Dad didn't have an auger, so all our holes were chisel punched. I remember when he got an ancient spoon auger, and it being quite an upgrade from hand slamming holes in 3-4 feet of midwinter ice. He upgraded to a Mora a couple years after the spoon.

I wish I had the spoon, just a sentimental decoration, but I'm sure it got recycled into a car fender or something decades ago 🤣
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 06, 2021, 05:25 PM
 
 See now not everything is the same everywhere in the country of ice 😉
I still have my spoon auger , and my dad also used a spud AKA ice chisel to make holes 👍
 I need to get over to a couple reps I know to see what their companies have new this year
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: skifisher on Jul 06, 2021, 09:01 PM
Back when I started to icefish for lakers seriously, thatís all we had was an ice chisel to cut a hole with in as much as 24Ē of ice. I thought I had ďdied and gone to heavenĒ when I got my first hand auger! I still use a spud bar, but mostly just to check new ice thickness for safety.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Jul 06, 2021, 11:23 PM
Jiffy has become a shadow of what they once were. The previous success is all that has been holding them up. Like so many companies.....they did well and something changed.....hopefully they get it turned around. Innovation is not something jiffy as seemed to do well with the last 15 years.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 07, 2021, 06:05 AM
Back when I started to icefish for lakers seriously, thatís all we had was an ice chisel to cut a hole with in as much as 24Ē of ice. I thought I had ďdied and gone to heavenĒ when I got my first hand auger! I still use a spud bar, but mostly just to check new ice thickness for safety.

Same here, I use mine probing early and late ice, or on places that I've not been out on before, but not as a means of punching holes. I have done a few just to be able to say I have, but it sucks, even just through 6-8" of ice. I can't even imagine doing all my holes all winter like that 😬
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 07, 2021, 09:55 AM

 Interesting , Iíll stick to my spud to measure with , but Iím old 😉

I agree, spud bar as I walk, then I punch holes and just use the handle of my scoop to measure ice thickness.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Icephishwyo on Jul 07, 2021, 09:57 AM
https://www.amazon.com/13-FISHING-Freefall-Retrieve-BBCFFW2-5-RH/dp/B08W7P41X6/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=black+betty+free+fall+reel&qid=1625669441&sprefix=black+betty+free&sr=8-8
Available October 1st
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 07, 2021, 11:19 AM
Looks like otter is set to release their new stuff in the coming week.

Looking forward to see what kind of accessories they'll come out with this year!
(https://i.postimg.cc/7bLKkXTc/2021-07-07-12-18-35.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7bLKkXTc)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 07, 2021, 11:22 AM
https://www.amazon.com/13-FISHING-Freefall-Retrieve-BBCFFW2-5-RH/dp/B08W7P41X6/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=black+betty+free+fall+reel&qid=1625669441&sprefix=black+betty+free&sr=8-8
Available October 1st

That looks shmedium at best. Re branded from las year if I had to guess. "we added carbon to save you 0.01 grams of weight" lol
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ran7ger on Jul 07, 2021, 06:25 PM
jiffy=vexilar ;D

 convince me otherwise.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ran7ger on Jul 07, 2021, 06:28 PM
also waiting on bated breath for clams new, revolutionized 5 gallon bucket 2.0 only $$69.99!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 07, 2021, 07:02 PM
also waiting on bated breath for clams new, revolutionized 5 gallon bucket 2.0 only $$69.99!
And people will rush out to buy it 😏
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Jul 07, 2021, 07:34 PM
Ill take 2 of the clam buckets and a new fangled clam milk crate.lol
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: bart on Jul 08, 2021, 06:37 AM
also waiting on bated breath for clams new, revolutionized 5 gallon bucket 2.0 only $$69.99!



I thought I was getting highfalutin buying a 5 gal. bucket at walmart for $3 bucks!  :o
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 08, 2021, 07:10 AM
3 bucks? You must be getting those fancy buckets  :P

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 08, 2021, 02:34 PM
https://nordic-legend.com/

Some FB snap shots


(https://i.postimg.cc/1gNWLDkV/NL1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1gNWLDkV)


(https://i.postimg.cc/CzLcFyyg/NL2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzLcFyyg)



(https://i.postimg.cc/y3W3byGw/NL3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/y3W3byGw)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Pahardwoods on Jul 08, 2021, 07:14 PM
Excited to see what this year brings!!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Fishtrekker on Jul 08, 2021, 09:54 PM
Hereís some of the new otter products. Basically all that is new.


(https://i.postimg.cc/HJQQRVbv/0769-A8-D3-2-B6-C-409-A-8-EE4-B60-E3-ACD8-CDE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HJQQRVbv)

(https://i.postimg.cc/BL4x04gS/981-AEEFF-C28-B-4-C9-D-B303-869-E0287-C8-E2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BL4x04gS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/VrgXspGj/C3-D1-B45-E-E2-B8-49-A3-97-D7-389-A7-BC38794.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VrgXspGj)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Jul 08, 2021, 10:06 PM
also waiting on bated breath for clams new, revolutionized 5 gallon bucket 2.0 only $$69.99!

Lmao...last winter I was in the bait shop. Seen the hi vis yellow clam bucket and thought it was cool. Asked how much and he told me its on sale..... $19.99.....I laughed and asked how much promotional Vaseline clam handed out with each bucket.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 09, 2021, 05:26 AM
Must be gold infused buckets 😏

I use pink and yellow buckets for visibility.  The nearest farm store runs a bucket sale on them once or twice a year where they're $1, usually spring and fall.

Anything you can fit in the bucket, with the exception of ammo, power tools, and a few other things, is 10% off.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 09, 2021, 07:51 AM
https://issuu.com/dsgouterwear/docs/line_20plan_20winter_2021_20dsg_20ice_20fishing
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 09, 2021, 08:08 AM
From Jiffy FB page

Looking forward to colder days. Coming Fall 2021.
Visit jiffyonice.com/ to be the first to know when our 4 new products launch.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Cz501t0k/jiffy-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cz501t0k)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Jul 13, 2021, 11:44 AM
I saw this posted earlier but here is the video.

2021 Jiffy Ice Drills SCOUT

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 13, 2021, 11:59 AM
2021 Jiffy Ice Drill Hand Auger...not seeing a center point

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 13, 2021, 05:36 PM
Pretty sure Jiffy needs a new slogan.

"Jiffy... we make 1970s tech... TODAY!"

Looks like a dead ringer for an antique folding Mora that a dozen other generic brands already offer.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 14, 2021, 11:45 AM
2021 Jiffy Ice Drill Hand Auger..looks to have a metal/steel shaft ...with a hybrid Nero/chipper style blades ..again no center point ...may be a hard pass for many anglers .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Jul 14, 2021, 12:16 PM
I can't see it having much of a market with all the well established hand auger alternatives either, unless it ends up having a pretty low price point.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 15, 2021, 07:51 AM
Otter Outdoors

https://www.otteroutdoors.com/product-category/new-products/?fbclid=IwAR3HMJwjQqkCbyixCgVxlyl7PWgqEQxFO26GFLzgikkPEUrccOYcxHZ1oI4


https://www.facebook.com/otteroutdoors/videos/791352828221580
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 15, 2021, 06:26 PM
Striker Ice line up has some new colors ..

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/ice-fishing-suits

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/youth

Looks like APEX has been added to the line up

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/ice-fishing-suits/products/apex-jacket

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/ice-fishing-suits/products/apex-bib

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/layering

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/ice-fishing-gloves

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/ice-accessories/products/line-cutterz-zipper-pull


Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DBV on Jul 16, 2021, 09:23 AM
Otter Outdoors

https://www.otteroutdoors.com/product-category/new-products/?fbclid=IwAR3HMJwjQqkCbyixCgVxlyl7PWgqEQxFO26GFLzgikkPEUrccOYcxHZ1oI4


https://www.facebook.com/otteroutdoors/videos/791352828221580

Thanks!  So, what is different about the new hub?  Donít notice much from last years or previous years. 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 16, 2021, 09:34 AM
Thanks!  So, what is different about the new hub?  Donít notice much from last years or previous years.

Walk through/no trip door..similar to Eskimos XD series...this may have been available last season from OTTER(Canada maybe) ..Cabelas/BPS had their version ..but I think it was smaller .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 20, 2021, 07:37 AM
Couple of new spoons and jigs coming from northland tackle for this season 21/22: https://fb.watch/6SveJffMkN/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 20, 2021, 07:39 AM
Plano has some nice new tackle bags coming out for 21/22 season.

This edge fly box looks like it would be pretty slick for ice fishing.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Plano_EDGE_Micro_Fly_Box/descpage-PEMF.html


(https://i.postimg.cc/kBwJ7ygJ/2021-07-20-8-38-42.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBwJ7ygJ)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: matzilla on Jul 20, 2021, 08:30 AM
Couple of new spoons and jigs coming from northland tackle for this season 21/22: https://fb.watch/6SveJffMkN/

Bro Bug Spoon
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 20, 2021, 08:51 AM
Aqua Vu

https://www../article/new-from-aqua-vu-view-share-and-record-underwater-video-with-ease/?fbclid=IwAR2vOps8dgC0t800VjvmfsAJmybS4S8p5caTxsF-9KAWdjQYm6PdCMxHMZU


Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 21, 2021, 08:25 AM
Looks like frabill is gonna throw its hat into the power box game this season.

Comes with a lithium battery but no mention of a charger included.

https://fb.watch/v/1-eqcdtod/

(https://i.postimg.cc/QVd4rdK9/2021-07-21-9-20-44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVd4rdK9)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Jul 21, 2021, 08:26 AM
Daiwa is gonna start making ice rods and combos.

(https://i.postimg.cc/941dxypx/2021-07-21-9-22-06.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/941dxypx)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 21, 2021, 09:19 AM
Looks like frabill is gonna throw its hat into the power box game this season.

Comes with a lithium battery but no mention of a charger included.

https://fb.watch/v/1-eqcdtod/

(https://i.postimg.cc/QVd4rdK9/2021-07-21-9-20-44.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVd4rdK9)

https://thefishingwire.com/frabill-powr-source-outdoor-power-where-you-need-it/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 21, 2021, 09:20 AM
Garmin

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/795105

https://thefishingwire.com/garmin-unveils-lithium-powered-livescope-ice-fishing-bundle/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Lyontyl on Jul 21, 2021, 11:01 AM
Garmin

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/795105

https://thefishingwire.com/garmin-unveils-lithium-powered-livescope-ice-fishing-bundle/

I couldn't find any information myself but does anyone know what is new about the "LVS32-IF" transducer?  What does the "IF" add to it?
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 21, 2021, 11:39 AM
I couldn't find any information myself but does anyone know what is new about the "LVS32-IF" transducer?  What does the "IF" add to it?

My best guess the IF stands for Ice Fishing ..it says In The Box

ECHOMAPô UHD 93sv chartplotter
Panoptix LiveScopeô System
Panoptix ice fishing mount
Tilt/swivel mount
Power cable
Documentation
Portable fishing kit
Bag with handle
Rechargeable battery
Battery charger

                                       
https://static.garmin.com/pumac/2020_Ice_Fishing_Bundle_Instructions_EN-US.pdf
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Lyontyl on Jul 21, 2021, 12:34 PM
My best guess the IF stands for Ice Fishing ..it says In The Box

ECHOMAPô UHD 93sv chartplotter
Panoptix LiveScopeô System
Panoptix ice fishing mount
Tilt/swivel mount
Power cable
Documentation
Portable fishing kit
Bag with handle
Rechargeable battery
Battery charger

                                       
https://static.garmin.com/pumac/2020_Ice_Fishing_Bundle_Instructions_EN-US.pdf

Wow, I'm embarrassed to admit I should have realized that.  I was looking way to hard into what added functionality it included.  I should have focused more on the acronym "IF"  lol
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Jul 21, 2021, 01:37 PM
HUK LAUNCHES ICON X SUPERIOR JACKET & BIB WITH FLOAT TECHNOLOGY

https://thefishingwire.com/huk-launches-icon-x-superior-jacket-bib-with-float-technology/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 21, 2021, 02:21 PM
HUK LAUNCHES ICON X SUPERIOR JACKET & BIB WITH FLOAT TECHNOLOGY

https://thefishingwire.com/huk-launches-icon-x-superior-jacket-bib-with-float-technology/

https://www../icefishing/article/huk-launches-icon-x-superior-jacket-bib-with-float-technology/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 21, 2021, 07:10 PM
Some ice gear is sprinkled in from ICAST

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 22, 2021, 08:04 AM
This may be some new apparel from Frabill Ice Hunter Series

Heavy Duty 1200D Construction | 1200D fabric with double stitching ensures years of use in harsh conditions | 3M Thinsulate lining provides superior warmth and heat retention without additional bulk improving mobility while optimizing warmth

 
(https://i.postimg.cc/TyLxgBgc/FIH.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TyLxgBgc)


https://www.amazon.com/Frabill-Hunter-Heavy-Insulated-Fishing/dp/B08ZYY86ML/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=ice+fishing+bibs&qid=1626957356&refinements=p_89%3AFrabill&rnid=2528832011&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-6
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Jul 22, 2021, 08:37 AM
NEW Northland Buck Shot Coffin Spoon

https://www.northlandtackle.com/new-northland-buck-shot-coffin-spoon-available-fall-2021/?_kx=lgI0hj9xztlBxFCGRrqYw09Q-5Ns3LVgo7KoyRNNcyw%3D.VvNTSe
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 22, 2021, 01:11 PM

 http:// http://enews.tackledirect.com/q/4wujDZVWGw0XZkz0fuCxjJ9M74sb2TWLMCfZcOJZnhyNzlAQU9MLmNvbcOIARvVPFk0cof1LHbhiEtYdTgAf1g
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Jul 23, 2021, 08:06 AM
2021 Jiffy Ice Drill Hand Auger..looks to have a metal/steel shaft ...with a hybrid Nero/chipper style blades ..again no center point ...may be a hard pass for many anglers .

It pretty much shows that who ever is running the jiffy company is a disconnected person that needs to be removed. Anyone who was running a company that made ice augers would have to be an absolute ignoramus for not knowing that light weight hand augers with center points have become the largest growing segment in ice augers. All jiffy needed to do was take that metal hand Ńuger and put a center point on it and retail it for $75 with a drill adaptor/disk sold seperate for $25 and they would have really gained market........but they leave a center point off it which has been a known issue for people. Makes you wonder what an idiot like the Jiffy CEO gets paid.......hopefully a pink slip.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 24, 2021, 02:31 PM
New suit

https://graff-usa.com/collections/ice-fishing-suit

https://graff-usa.com/collections/ice-fishing-suit/products/ice-fishing-bib

https://graff-usa.com/collections/ice-fishing-suit/products/ice-fishing-jacket

https://www.facebook.com/GraffUSA/videos/937175363527273







Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Jul 25, 2021, 10:39 AM
I saw some very thin pointed snap ring pliers for small ice tackle type rings on the icast program recap but canít find them even on the Spro company site. ? At least they donít look or are described the same.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Jul 26, 2021, 07:56 AM
AQUA-VU QUAD HD

https://thefishingwire.com/see-the-entire-picture-with-the-aqua-vu-quad-hd/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 26, 2021, 09:40 AM
I saw some very thin pointed snap ring pliers for small ice tackle type rings on the icast program recap but canít find them even on the Spro company site. ? At least they donít look or are described the same.

&t=12s
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 26, 2021, 09:41 AM
AQUA-VU QUAD HD

https://thefishingwire.com/see-the-entire-picture-with-the-aqua-vu-quad-hd/





Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Jul 26, 2021, 11:30 AM
Thanks HD but those are what I keep finding to, the others were different. Iíll keep trying and post what I find.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Jul 26, 2021, 11:57 AM
Thanks HD but those are what I keep finding to, the others were different. Iíll keep trying and post what I find.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Spro_Small_Split_Ring_Pliers_5/descpage-SSSRQ.html
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Jul 27, 2021, 07:52 AM
NEW! NORTHLAND TUNGSTEN MUD BUG & GILL GETTER

https://www.northlandtackle.com/new-northland-tungsten-mud-bug-gill-getter-available-fall-2021/?_kx=lgI0hj9xztlBxFCGRrqYw09Q-5Ns3LVgo7KoyRNNcyw%3D.VvNTSe
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Jul 27, 2021, 08:52 AM
Thanks again but not the ones I saw. I did see some on a foreign site by Spro that were closer. Now I canít find them on the Wired2 fish email I got either. The ice rings are so small most bottom side of the plier wonít go inside the ring. I ground down a pair but still just marginally work. Gamagatsu makes a small one too.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Jul 27, 2021, 06:48 PM
Thanks again but not the ones I saw. I did see some on a foreign site by Spro that were closer. Now I canít find them on the Wired2 fish email I got either. The ice rings are so small most bottom side of the plier wonít go inside the ring. I ground down a pair but still just marginally work. Gamagatsu makes a small one too.


I make a lot of my own lures from plastics, to jigs, to spraying crank bodies.

If you are looking for a split ring pliers for ice lures or jigs in general.....simply go the the jewelry making section of a store like Walmart or hobbie lobby. Most all the "lure making tools" are 1/2 to 1/4the the cost and can be bought in kits.

Snips, round nose pliers, needle nose pliers, split ring pliers, crimp pliers and small crimp sleeves. The split ring pliers works great on small split rings. However I did find a nicer heavier built small split ring pliers at fleet farm for $4 I picked up the other day.

If you want some pics I can post some.
(https://i.postimg.cc/fSMmnktk/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSMmnktk)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: SINX53 on Aug 03, 2021, 01:07 PM
Looks like St Croix is coming out with another line of rods called the "TUNDRA". 9 models from 26" to 36". from what i can decipher is 3 fiberglass and 6 carbon.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 03, 2021, 01:19 PM
Looks like St Croix is coming out with another line of rods called the "TUNDRA". 9 models from 26" to 36". from what i can decipher is 3 fiberglass and 6 carbon.

https://traditionsmedia.com/st-croix-rod-new-handcrafted-tundra-series/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: slipperybob on Aug 04, 2021, 12:44 PM
Looks like St Croix is coming out with another line of rods called the "TUNDRA". 9 models from 26" to 36". from what i can decipher is 3 fiberglass and 6 carbon.

...and not a single new bait casting rod version...  :'(

Still should be interesting how they will all turn out.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 05, 2021, 08:43 AM
New composite auger from Vevor...looks very similar to the HT and Nordic Ice versions ..looks like two different versions and is available on Ebay(lowest price) or Amazon (w/coupon) .One kit appears to be more versatile  ..drill holder added .

https://www.vevor.com/products/vevor-ice-drill-auger-nylon-ice-auger-bit-8-x-41-w-drill-adapter-ice-fishing?_pos=1&_sid=07e8b1d16&_ss=r

https://www.vevor.com/collections/auger-drill-bit/products/vevor-ice-drill-auger-nylon-ice-auger-bit-8-x-39-w-drill-adapter-ice-fishing

https://www.amazon.com/VEVOR-Diameter-Adjustable-Extension-Replaceable/dp/B09BDT65GS/ref=sr_1_98_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=ice+fishing&qid=1628169005&sr=8-98-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFWQjc4Q1hQMDBTOTEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyNzY3MDgzREJLUjMxWjdLVTJIJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3MTM4OTUyWjNPWVk2SkhWWjZQJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYnRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09B6PT6YP/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2HED9DYJHJBSJ&psc=1
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Fishtrekker on Aug 05, 2021, 09:29 AM
Looks like vex is going to be giving their lithium battery blunder from last year another go..... except with a 12ah this time.


https://www.fishusa.com/Vexilar-12v-12Ah-Max-Lithium-Battery-Charger-Set
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Aug 05, 2021, 09:35 AM
Looks like vex is going to be giving their lithium battery blunder from last year another go..... except with a 12ah this time.


https://www.fishusa.com/Vexilar-12v-12Ah-Max-Lithium-Battery-Charger-Set


What was the blunder from last year?
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 05, 2021, 09:47 AM

What was the blunder from last year?

not really a blunder ..except that Vexilar did not have a dedicated lithium battery charger for their lithium battery..and recommended their regular SLA charger ..which kinda went against the norms.

here is a 9 ah Vexilar option


https://store.vexilar.com/catalog/product/view/id/4415/s/vexilar-li-battery-and-charger/category/27/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: jrjach75 on Aug 05, 2021, 10:48 AM
not really a blunder ..except that Vexilar did not have a dedicated lithium battery charger for their lithium battery..and recommended their regular SLA charger ..which kinda went against the norms.

here is a 9 ah Vexilar option


https://store.vexilar.com/catalog/product/view/id/4415/s/vexilar-li-battery-and-charger/category/27/

My Vex lithium battery worked fine all last season, the only thing I wasn't in love with was how long it took to charge with that standard charger. I wonder if this new charger they show is quicker, or if it's the same charger with a new logo.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Aug 10, 2021, 08:45 AM
Clam is gonna be announcing its new 21/22 line next week..
https://fb.watch/7if6-mbwU6/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ran7ger on Aug 10, 2021, 06:33 PM
woo hoo!!  new 5 gallon buckets and chinese garbage jigs, can't wait.

 at least they seem to have got rid of jiggy..
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 11, 2021, 11:42 AM
May not be new for others but new to me for certain.

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/knives/electric-knives/r12-heavy-duty-lithium-fillet-knife-combo/R12HDRF.html?AID=14006870&PID=100357191&SID=oc5A05L8E%2FcFrofF6SHThBgghFqtCr63zA9F5RIdvcQrYVQiJ5kU4de1xVgvSkLW&source=affiliate&pub=Bing+Rebates+by+Microsoft&LINK=Big+Jerk+320x50&CID=5250933&utm_campaign=100357191&utm_source=Bing+Rebates+by+Microsoft&utm_medium=CJ&cjevent=0f408dc7fac311eb801b004d0a82b832

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: RStock521 on Aug 12, 2021, 08:53 PM
May not be new for others but new to me for certain.

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/knives/electric-knives/r12-heavy-duty-lithium-fillet-knife-combo/R12HDRF.html?AID=14006870&PID=100357191&SID=oc5A05L8E%2FcFrofF6SHThBgghFqtCr63zA9F5RIdvcQrYVQiJ5kU4de1xVgvSkLW&source=affiliate&pub=Bing+Rebates+by+Microsoft&LINK=Big+Jerk+320x50&CID=5250933&utm_campaign=100357191&utm_source=Bing+Rebates+by+Microsoft&utm_medium=CJ&cjevent=0f408dc7fac311eb801b004d0a82b832


Interesting.  Those batteries look a lot like the Milwaukee M12 batteries.  I wonder if they would work.  I'd absolutely get one if that's the case.  I wish Milwaukee would make a knife with all the batteries that I've accumulated at this point.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 13, 2021, 08:17 AM
Interesting.  Those batteries look a lot like the Milwaukee M12 batteries.  I wonder if they would work.  I'd absolutely get one if that's the case.  I wish Milwaukee would make a knife with all the batteries that I've accumulated at this point.

I thought that also ..my best guess is that the  batteries probably  have a "tab" exclusive to the battery insert .. but saw a video on YouTube where a gut mortified a GreenWorks battery to fit a SM electric drill . it may be as simple as removing some tabs on the battery.

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: RStock521 on Aug 13, 2021, 01:02 PM
I thought that also ..my best guess is that the  batteries probably  have a "tab" exclusive to the battery insert .. but saw a video on YouTube where a gut mortified a GreenWorks battery to fit a SM electric drill . it may be as simple as removing some tabs on the battery.


I may have to keep an eye out for a sale and see if I can make it work.  If I get one and it works, I'll make a new thread.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 13, 2021, 01:23 PM
I may have to keep an eye out for a sale and see if I can make it work.  If I get one and it works, I'll make a new thread.

Good picture of the battery compartment...I dont have any M12 batteries


(https://i.postimg.cc/3WjZkqKm/R12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3WjZkqKm)



(https://i.postimg.cc/sM5fz5Pj/R121.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sM5fz5Pj)



(https://i.postimg.cc/bGQR1VQ7/m12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bGQR1VQ7)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 16, 2021, 08:46 AM
The new Rapala knife is outstanding and sets the bar for sure!  Best I've ever used.  I'll be doing a video review of it on m YT channel soon.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 17, 2021, 06:11 AM
Striker released their new winter line of suits and accessories.  The lightweight Apex suit looks killer, but a little bit of sticker shock...

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/new-arrivals

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: jrjach75 on Aug 17, 2021, 09:48 AM
Striker released their new winter line of suits and accessories.  The lightweight Apex suit looks killer, but a little bit of sticker shock...

https://strikerbrands.com/collections/new-arrivals

All that NASA technology must be expensive. Nice to see the innovation, but would agree the price is a bit of a shock. I think Striker is going to have to occupy that "premium" space, it sounds like a lot of other companies are going to be releasing float suits this year, and I would assume the suits from Ice Runner, Wind Rider, and Nordic Legend would be price point leaders.
I would say it's kind of weird seeing Striker advertise their suits this year as the "2022 Winter Collection", I hope my suit from the 2019 (2018?) collection will be good enough for a few more years.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 17, 2021, 10:14 AM
Strikers lineup of suits is hard to keep up with.they change names suit names every year it seems.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: On The Lam on Aug 17, 2021, 01:44 PM
One purchase I regret somewhat is buying the whole Hardwater suit a couple years ago.  I should've just bought the bibs.  I rarely wear the jacket and it usually sits in the truck, unused.  I find the bibs along with proper layering and a heavy, hooded sweatshirt keep me plenty warm.  At least for how I fish.  Next time, just the bibs for me.   I have Guidewear for open water fishing, so no use there, either. 

Back on topic...maybe not "new" ice gear, but I picked up a Frabill 446720 fanny pack/hand muff at an Ace hardware store in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago.  A quick search shows they seem to be discontinued from Frabill, but there seems to be a few around.  It should be a nice option for those lightweight/jigging trips.  Plenty of storage pockets, a handwarmer, etc.  Essentially a small tackle box with fanny pack capabilities.

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 17, 2021, 01:52 PM
One purchase I regret somewhat is buying the whole Hardwater suit a couple years ago.  I should've just bought the bibs.  I rarely wear the jacket and it usually sits in the truck, unused.  I find the bibs along with proper layering and a heavy, hooded sweatshirt keep me plenty warm.  At least for how I fish.  Next time, just the bibs for me.   I have Guidewear for open water fishing, so no use there, either.

yeah I think it comes down to how each person fishes, but I'm right there with you.   I have the Climate suit and even with both jacket and bibs lining removed, I wasn't using the jacket a whole lot.  Mostly due to the bulk.  That's why I think a lighter suit that is still warm could be a winner.   

Also take a look at the Renegade pullover.  It's a nice addition to bibs only as it's heavier than a sweatshirt, but lighter than a jacket but durable and waterproof and zippered sides should make for easy on and off.   https://strikerbrands.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/renegade-pullover-charcoal
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 17, 2021, 02:12 PM
Predator suit here ...have the Climate suit as well ...way to much for my area...I just wear the Predator bibs on most days ...last season I even got a pair of the Trekker bibs for early and late ice. I like the Renegade pullover...and its zippered pocket ...thinking a USB hand warmer in there. I even sent SI a message for an idea to move that pocket further up the chest so us bib wearers only folk could rest our cold hands...plus a heater storage ...Similar to wading hoodies I have seen made by Mossy Oak .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 17, 2021, 03:21 PM
Yeah the hardwater suit is too hot.i got one i wore once and another brand new set as i got the suits for cheap.i still have my original striker lite suit and i still do not wear the jacket often.stitching is unraveled all over it.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Aug 17, 2021, 04:48 PM
 I have a climate and a guardian and both are holding up well , but I find the guardian worked all last winter as coldest it got was only -9*
 the climate is very warm so it hardly sees any action
  remember we all have a different tolerance to heat and cold
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: lefty2053 on Aug 17, 2021, 06:12 PM
I have some plain Clam bibs uninsulated and a Guide Gear Parka from Sportsmans Guide.  Start out walking out on the lake with the Parka and take it off almost right away. Never put it back on the rest of the day. That is all but one day when it was -23 Degrees. -11 when I  left. Parka's are just too hot for me.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: skifisher on Aug 17, 2021, 08:41 PM
I have some plain Clam bibs uninsulated and a Guide Gear Parka from Sportsmans Guide.  Start out walking out on the lake with the Parka and take it off almost right away. Never put it back on the rest of the day. That is all but one day when it was -23 Degrees. -11 when I  left. Parka's are just too hot for me.
I have the Guide Gear bibs, and an insulated ďskiĒ jacket with attached hood I picked up at a thrift store for $5.00! Iím toasty at -23, and take it off when I get to my fishing spot. It stays off most of the day, even though I fish without a shelter. Iím a firm believer in Army Surplus and the Thrift Stores for warm and functional clothing at a steal price. Iíd like al Float Suit, but not at $800 plus! Maybe Iíll find one sometime, used at the Thrift Store!  ::)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: jethro on Aug 18, 2021, 08:49 AM
I use my FXR snowmobile gear for fishing, it's got the float tech in it but it's heavy and I as well almost never use the jacket while fishing.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 18, 2021, 09:07 AM
                                                  UP ON CLAMS WEBSITE AS I TYPE


                                                     (https://i.postimg.cc/MnXB6ypn/Clam-2022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MnXB6ypn)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Aug 18, 2021, 10:16 AM
I wondered how long the super insulated suit craze would last. I had the itch when Gander had the sale but after trying one on I realized it was so heavy Iíd probably have a stroke carrying it to my truck! Holy cow theyíre heavy.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Aug 18, 2021, 04:15 PM
Iím surprised with the tech and materials we have today they would make them that heavy.

I got a set of camo bibs and coat from Artic Armour when they came out. Still going strong and warm. A good hoodie under the bibs and jacket Iím fine and itís light weight.

If it gets to cold to fish in thatÖ.then itís just simply to cold to fish because your hole freezes over to fast. At those tempsÖ.Iím sitting in the hard side watching the TV & underwater camera.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Aug 18, 2021, 07:05 PM
Funny, I still have my old Arctic Armour too. Terribly clammy and stiff, but they do work. I do like the Trekker bibs I bought. Light and plenty warm.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Aug 18, 2021, 11:13 PM
New 20,000 btu heater option from Flame King...
https://flameking.com/product/ysn-chs20/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 19, 2021, 07:46 AM
New 20,000 btu heater option from Flame King...
https://flameking.com/product/ysn-chs20/



https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/flame-king-portable-20000-btu-thermostatic-infrared-propane-camping-heater-for-1-lb-lp-tank-fkgt1098.html

https://www.amazon.com.au/Flame-King-YSN-CHS20-Propane-Portable/dp/B098KNF2S7

https://goicefish.com/flame-king-ysn-chs20t-20k-btu-portable-propane-heater/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: maddogg on Aug 19, 2021, 08:55 AM
New 20,000 btu heater option from Flame King...
https://flameking.com/product/ysn-chs20/

LONG LASTING: Lasts up to 1 hour on a single propane bottle and up to 2 hours on two 1 lb propane bottles (bottles not included) at a 20,000 BTU output. Suitable for outdoor use only.

Over kill?
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: markinohio on Aug 19, 2021, 08:59 AM
yeah I think it comes down to how each person fishes, but I'm right there with you.   I have the Climate suit and even with both jacket and bibs lining removed, I wasn't using the jacket a whole lot.  Mostly due to the bulk.  That's why I think a lighter suit that is still warm could be a winner.   

Also take a look at the Renegade pullover.  It's a nice addition to bibs only as it's heavier than a sweatshirt, but lighter than a jacket but durable and waterproof and zippered sides should make for easy on and off.   https://strikerbrands.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/renegade-pullover-charcoal

I have the Predator and Hardwater suits, and almost always just wear the bibs. The coats are just too bulky for me to fish in. Iíve been trying to find the perfect hoodie for a couple years.

Iíve been wanting to find one of these on sale to try:
https://store.blackfishgear.com/gale-pullover.html

But, Iím now looking very hard at the Striker Renegade pullover. Thanks for the link.

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 19, 2021, 09:14 AM
I have the Predator and Hardwater suits, and almost always just wear the bibs. The coats are just too bulky for me to fish in. Iíve been trying to find the perfect hoodie for a couple years.

Iíve been wanting to find one of these on sale to try:
https://store.blackfishgear.com/gale-pullover.html

But, Iím now looking very hard at the Striker Renegade pullover. Thanks for the link.

I was in the same boat couple seasons back ...I have tons of hoodies ..none of them fit the bill ..I liked the soft shell jacket of my Climate jacket ...but no hood and was a lil constrictive..think ski wear . I have a  nylon Clam jacket that I used one season light weight and warm with a hood . I ended up finding a  Sportsman Guide Guide Gear Soft Shell jacket with a detachable hood ..wore that all last season . I may have solved my problem..but that Renegade hoodie looks sweet.

They sold out ..but should they come back it may be worth a look . Pictures may not load but the specs do

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-men039s-softshell-jacket?a=2167170
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Aug 19, 2021, 09:46 AM
I must be the last guy on the planet to fish in plain old clothes instead of NASA approved, astronaut grade, uberfluordonium hybrid, everything-proof, self-washing material suits 🤣
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Bryce on Aug 19, 2021, 09:58 AM
I must be the last guy on the planet to fish in plain old clothes instead of NASA approved, astronaut grade, uberfluordonium hybrid, everything-proof, self-washing material suits 🤣

So that makes 2 of us.  Walls insulated bibs with a hoody and quilted flannel jacket.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Aug 19, 2021, 10:59 AM
So that makes 2 of us.  Walls insulated bibs with a hoody and quilted flannel jacket.
I just wear a Walls hooded jacket with a long sleeve shirt or sweater and just jeans with long johns, or lined jeans if it's really cold.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Krazykaiser on Aug 19, 2021, 02:00 PM
Quote
LONG LASTING: Lasts up to 1 hour on a single propane bottle and up to 2 hours on two 1 lb propane bottles (bottles not included) at a 20,000 BTU output. Suitable for outdoor use only.

Over kill?

   That Heater uses more fuel than the space shuttle if those specs are not a typo!   Maybe Flameking thinks they will sell more refillable bottles that way, You'll need em!  :roflmao:
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Aug 19, 2021, 02:24 PM
LONG LASTING: Lasts up to 1 hour on a single propane bottle and up to 2 hours on two 1 lb propane bottles (bottles not included) at a 20,000 BTU output. Suitable for outdoor use only.

Over kill?
Probably! Buy it has a thermostat dial for temp adjustment compared to the "lo-med-hi" temperature adjustment on the Big Buddy heater. The 1 hour-1lb bottle run time would be with the thermostat turned to the highest setting, meaning you would most likely get a little longer run time with the thermostat turned down lower. Just another option for a portable heater is all. I just figured I hadn't seen it posted here yet and it might fill a need for the people who dislike the other options available for portable heaters in this price range.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 19, 2021, 02:25 PM
I knew I seen it before

https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Portable-Propane-Infrared-Thermostat/dp/B0747XP6DD

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098KNTVBW/ref=sbl_dpx_B098KNTVBW_0


http://bismar.com/en/produits.php?cat_id=23
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Aug 19, 2021, 02:29 PM
I knew I seen it before

https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Portable-Propane-Infrared-Thermostat/dp/B0747XP6DD

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098KNTVBW/ref=sbl_dpx_B098KNTVBW_0
I wonder what the price was on the Martin heater? From what I hear on the Flame King version, the 10,000 btu will run around $100, and the 20,000 btu will be around $160.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ran7ger on Aug 19, 2021, 04:17 PM
I must be the last guy on the planet to fish in plain old clothes instead of NASA approved, astronaut grade, uberfluordonium hybrid, everything-proof, self-washing material suits 🤣

 i don't get it, you mean insulated float suits?  i let the moths have my old carhartts.. actually they might still be defrosting after i used them in some slush 8 years ago.

 franks had a great deal on the trekker suit yesterday if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Aug 19, 2021, 05:03 PM
So that makes 2 of us.  Walls insulated bibs with a hoody and quilted flannel jacket.
Nope permanent house at 72 degrees- light jeans and tshirt.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Aug 19, 2021, 07:00 PM
Nope permanent house at 72 degrees- light jeans and tshirt.
Man, I miss fishing permies. They aren't even legal down here, since the ice rarely hits a foot thick.

i don't get it, you mean insulated float suits?  i let the moths have my old carhartts.. actually they might still be defrosting after i used them in some slush 8 years ago.

 franks had a great deal on the trekker suit yesterday if anyone is interested.
Yeah, the space age moonsuits.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: manning1987 on Aug 20, 2021, 08:09 AM
Clam NEW products for 2021-22

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/2021-2022-new-ice.html?fbclid=IwAR3qgP-l9ikIg05-VH5a0uWl_1DOqUeyKHOhEs3Kij_wx22BPZFSPcMrgyo
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 20, 2021, 12:53 PM
Not seeing much in innovation from Clam this season . In the past at least an item or three stood out ...this season not so much.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Aug 20, 2021, 01:41 PM
Not seeing much in innovation from Clam this season . In the past at least an item or three stood out ...this season not so much.

I think the innovation for ice fishing is kinda coming to a very slow crawl on products anymore.

After really developing all the shelters having insulation with light weight, pop ups, wheel houses, float suits, electric drill augers, rod/reel materials and innovation, fishing line development, sonar development, camera development, and electronic gps & lake maps, & glow lures. I really donít see much more that can be developed or brought to market that changes much.

Soft plastic molds for making a guys own baits has been developed pretty well.

About all that I can see really changing and being a game changer for Ice fishing for the year or next few is if a company like do it molds comes out with some specific molds for ice fishing lures. Not really any companies that have produced molds for ice fishing lures.

Only ones I could really find was a do-it molds small collarless round head jig, and a shad dart in small enough sizes for gills and perch.

Do-it is suppose to be releasing some jig molds fall of 2021 for ice fishing. Iím hoping for a small spoon mold for perch, crappie & a small multiple size mooska style mold for perch, crappie, and gills.

Nothing makes a guy crabby more then paying $2-$5 for a jig tying it on 1-2# test clear line and having a Bass/pike/walleye or big fish come in multiple times and break off the line stealing the jig you just bought multiple times a day. Some days Iíve had 10-12 jigs broken off by big 20in+ bass roaming the area munching on blue gills.

Sure you can put down a different line and catch them but who who actually is gonna keep and eat large mouths. You end up just putting them back and having the issue again in 20min.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 20, 2021, 02:08 PM
I think the innovation for ice fishing is kinda coming to a very slow crawl on products anymore.

Sure you can put down a different line and catch them but who who actually is gonna keep and eat large mouths. You end up just putting them back and having the issue again in 20min.

TRUE TRUE TRUE...One spot I fish especially early morning to mid morning ..the bass stroll through and wreck havoc on everything tip ups tip downs jigging rods dead sticks ...munch through live bait like nobody's business.. when they come I just pull up my bait(s)..and wait it out for a spell .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 20, 2021, 06:26 PM
Flame king heater


Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Aug 22, 2021, 12:07 AM
Flame king heater




Nice to see some competitionÖ.but it doesnít really bring anything new or change the way a guy would fish. IF the fame king handles a breeze/wind better then the MR heaterÖ.itís a no brainer.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: sylvain guy on Aug 22, 2021, 07:21 AM
Not that I will run out and buy a flame king, but Mr.Big Buddys no longer have a fan on them. I have an old one that does.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Sylvanboat on Aug 22, 2021, 10:15 AM
Nice to see some competitionÖ.but it doesnít really bring anything new or change the way a guy would fish. IF the fame king handles a breeze/wind better then the MR heaterÖ.itís a no brainer.

Great review.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 22, 2021, 10:57 AM
Great review.

He has got some good content on his YT channel worth a peek.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 22, 2021, 12:46 PM
Frabill catalog ice product begin on page 62-63

https://issuu.com/planosynergy/docs/plano_master_catalog_modified-compressed

Rapala (Canada)

https://issuu.com/normarkcanada/docs/2020_rapala_brands_canada_ice_catalog


(https://i.postimg.cc/qzp88D7D/rpc.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzp88D7D)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: jrjach75 on Aug 22, 2021, 03:34 PM
Frabill catalog ice product begin on page 62-63

https://issuu.com/planosynergy/docs/plano_master_catalog_modified-compressed

Rapala (Canada)

https://issuu.com/normarkcanada/docs/2020_rapala_brands_canada_ice_catalog


(https://i.postimg.cc/qzp88D7D/rpc.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzp88D7D)

Thanks for posting that. A few interesting things from them, a ready made power box, free fall type reel, a new suit, and they vypyr tip up isnít like anything Iíve seen before I donít think.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: primepin65 on Aug 23, 2021, 09:37 AM
Thanks for posting that. A few interesting things from them, a ready made power box, free fall type reel, a new suit, and they vypyr tip up isnít like anything Iíve seen before I donít think.

That Vypr tip-up does look interesting. I don't use tip-ups much anymore though. I would like to see how long the batteries last on the aerator/light combo. Initially I thought it had built-in hook storage for extra hooks/extras, but it looks to just be the battery compartment. My luck is that I end up getting cut off by a pike and my tackle box with hooks is 50 yards away in my hut... A smart man would just take the tackle box with them, but I am not that man....
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 24, 2021, 07:40 AM
CLAM catalog

https://3989ac5bcbe1edfc864a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/clam1/catalog/2021-2022_Clam_Catalog_V2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3ulxmtKbl3DMepKupQudtCa3Q5CVad-pOqc35z56Pj9pJ2hZBR7z740yY
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 24, 2021, 09:43 AM
Nordic Legend

 https://nordic-legend.com/index.php?_route_=Ice%20Fishing%20Suit

https://nordic-legend.com/Ice%20Fishing%20Shelters

https://nordic-legend.com/accessories

https://nordic-legend.com/ice-augers











Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 27, 2021, 09:47 AM












Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 27, 2021, 09:49 AM
That renegade pullover looks pretty nice. The rest just look big and bulky.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Sylvanboat on Aug 27, 2021, 03:45 PM
That renegade pullover looks pretty nice. The rest just look big and bulky.

$149.99 on the website.  ???
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: tm37 on Aug 27, 2021, 03:57 PM
The Apex Suit looks Awesome, but 900 bucks for the set seems High
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Aug 28, 2021, 09:21 AM
I think the innovation for ice fishing is kinda coming to a very slow crawl on products anymore.

After really developing all the shelters having insulation with light weight, pop ups, wheel houses, float suits, electric drill augers, rod/reel materials and innovation, fishing line development, sonar development, camera development, and electronic gps & lake maps, & glow lures. I really donít see much more that can be developed or brought to market that changes much.

Soft plastic molds for making a guys own baits has been developed pretty well.

About all that I can see really changing and being a game changer for Ice fishing for the year or next few is if a company like do it molds comes out with some specific molds for ice fishing lures. Not really any companies that have produced molds for ice fishing lures.

Only ones I could really find was a do-it molds small collarless round head jig, and a shad dart in small enough sizes for gills and perch.

Do-it is suppose to be releasing some jig molds fall of 2021 for ice fishing. Iím hoping for a small spoon mold for perch, crappie & a small multiple size mooska style mold for perch, crappie, and gills.

Nothing makes a guy crabby more then paying $2-$5 for a jig tying it on 1-2# test clear line and having a Bass/pike/walleye or big fish come in multiple times and break off the line stealing the jig you just bought multiple times a day. Some days Iíve had 10-12 jigs broken off by big 20in+ bass roaming the area munching on blue gills.

Sure you can put down a different line and catch them but who who actually is gonna keep and eat large mouths. You end up just putting them back and having the issue again in 20min.
Agree 100%. Iím happy with the gear I got (for the most part). I might sell my 24v SM and get a drill setup. New gear sucks. Prices are high, well MSRP anyway. Most ice gear, you are a fool to pay MSRP. And the quality isnít what it used to be. Itís all gone down hill. You wouldnít believe the issues I had with my X-over. I got it right when they came out. Took 4 canvases to get it right. Striker suits have become ridiculously priced. So has the rest of their gear. My striker bibs never seem to last more than a few years before they start coming apart or just get thin. A good pair of gloves can set you back 100 bucks, only to rip out after a year and the warranty is expired. IMO gear is only worth the warranty. One year warranty on this pricey stuff is a joke. Best auger on the market IMO is a Milwaukee drill setup. Five year warranty.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: kgpcr on Aug 29, 2021, 10:53 PM
How many times can you reinvent the wheel? Its round and works great!! So much for sale today is to catch fishermen not fish. And guys try and buy skills. One more piece of gear and i am set kind of guy when its not the gear.  Just my .02
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DBV on Aug 30, 2021, 07:11 AM
Striker Apex suits looks really nice.  Would be great if it was lightweight, but also very warm too.  Will be interesting in trying one on, if anyone gets it in stock around me.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 30, 2021, 07:41 AM
The new Rapala R12 knife will be a great one to have on the ice.  I put one to the test yesterday on a Catfish.   very impressive! 

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 30, 2021, 08:20 AM
$149.99 on the website.  ???

Seriously?! Holy buckets, that is absurd essentially for a sweatshirt. I usually wear a kenders outdoors hoodie. It's windproof and water resistant. At $70 I thought those were pricey!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 30, 2021, 08:38 AM
Seriously?! Holy buckets, that is absurd essentially for a sweatshirt. I usually wear a kenders outdoors hoodie. It's windproof and water resistant. At $70 I thought those were pricey!

It's not a sweatshirt. It's a heavy duty waterproof pullover.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 30, 2021, 08:41 AM
It's not a sweatshirt. It's a heavy duty waterproof pullover.

Call it what you want to call it. It isn't even waterproofed - "Extremely water resistant".

By definition, it is a hoodie.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 30, 2021, 10:07 AM
Call it what you want to call it. It isn't even waterproofed - "Extremely water resistant".

By definition, it is a hoodie.

Yeah and you can call it whatever you want too.  When I think of sweatshirt I think of a soft cotton poly blend garment with a hood and a drawstring and a pouch pocket.  This is a durable fabric with DWR Hydrofobic coating with easy fit side access zippers and also underarm vents and pouch zipper.  It's made to be an in-between of a heavier shirt and a bulky jacket.   Again, call it what you want, but it's not a "sweatshirt".

I can also tell you it was Strikers highest volume pre-sale item to it's vendors for this winter.  It will be a hot ticket item. 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Aug 30, 2021, 10:13 AM
Assault sweatshirt ??? ??? ;D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 30, 2021, 11:10 AM
A lot of folks..never wear their SI jackets ..this would fill a niche for some ..add a USB hand warmer to that zippered pocket its a nice feature

lot of other features.1/4 zip ..underarm vents ..the side zippers for EZPZ on/off ..and the lycra cuffs ..MSRP pricing a lil tough to swallow ..but features defiantly specific to an anglers needs



 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9K2scfC/si-ren-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9K2scfC)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 30, 2021, 11:22 AM
Yeah and you can call it whatever you want too.  When I think of sweatshirt I think of a soft cotton poly blend garment with a hood and a drawstring and a pouch pocket.  This is a durable fabric with DWR Hydrofobic coating with easy fit side access zippers and also underarm vents and pouch zipper.  It's made to be an in-between of a heavier shirt and a bulky jacket.   Again, call it what you want, but it's not a "sweatshirt".

I can also tell you it was Strikers highest volume pre-sale item to it's vendors for this winter.  It will be a hot ticket item.

Of course it will be, the other options are in the $250-500 range. Absurd.

I bought the performance hoody when they had that, garbage. So they sent me a a rival softshell jacket last season, garbage. I'll probably complain again this season and get the renegade for free, which will also be garbage. But at least they have good customer service and keep sending me their newest model in hopes I'll jump on the bandwagon.

I'm going to call it a hoodie.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 30, 2021, 11:24 AM
I will call it overpriced...my iceshanty hoodie is good enough.60 to 80$ maybe.i only paid 99$ for the striker hardwater jackets.i like my insulated carhartt hoodies too but wish they were waterproof.still a good value tho.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: primepin65 on Aug 30, 2021, 11:27 AM
A lot of folks..never wear their SI jackets ..this would fill a niche for some ..add a USB hand warmer to that zippered pocket its a nice feature

lot of other features.1/4 zip ..underarm vents ..the side zippers for EZPZ on/off ..and the lycra cuffs ..MSRP pricing a lil tough to swallow ..but features defiantly specific to an anglers needs



 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9K2scfC/si-ren-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9K2scfC)

I'm looking at it for hunting versus ice fishing. I love the zippered pocket being top-load, so I can just drop my phone or a grunt tube in if a deer appears in front of me. and the side zips seem like a good idea too.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Aug 30, 2021, 11:43 AM
I will call it overpriced...my iceshanty hoodie is good enough.60 to 80$ maybe.i only paid 99$ for the striker hardwater jackets.i like my insulated carhartt hoodies too but wish they were waterproof.still a good value tho.
A heavy dose of ScotchGard or mink oil will waterproof most fabrics, and they're cheap. The downside is it makes whatever you use it on smell fairly unpleasant (especially mink oil).
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Aug 30, 2021, 01:50 PM
Great thing about opinions, everyone has one.  All my Striker stuff has been quality and a good value.  I look forward to trying their new stuff including the "overpriced" pullover. 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Aug 30, 2021, 06:56 PM
You will be disappointed with a new pair. Striker quality has gone downhill. IMO there isnít a single Striker garment out there thatís worth the MSRP price. Most folks however donít pay MSRP for ice gear. If you do, kudos to you.

Have fun with your 150 dollar hoodie that was made in China and shipped to the US for maybe 5-10 dollars tops.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Aug 30, 2021, 07:10 PM
Striker would be great if I could afford to replace it after a few seasons
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Aug 30, 2021, 07:50 PM
You will be disappointed with a new pair. Striker quality has gone downhill. IMO there isnít a single Striker garment out there thatís worth the MSRP price. Most folks however donít pay MSRP for ice gear. If you do, kudos to you.

I wouldnít mind that new 150 dollar hoodie. Iíd give 75-80 tops for it. Iím sure that deal can be had eventually. End of season or perhaps next season when it is improved upon and the current model becomes discontinued.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 31, 2021, 07:01 AM
Striker would be great if I could afford to replace it after a few seasons

Just take a picture of the seams that start to come apart after the first season and they'll replace it. The one nice thing about SI is their customer service. As previously mentioned, they can afford to replace them with a 500%+ markup.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 31, 2021, 07:54 AM
Clam catalog

https://3989ac5bcbe1edfc864a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/clam1/catalog/2021-2022_Clam_Catalog_V2.pdf
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 31, 2021, 07:58 AM
Just take a picture of the seams that start to come apart after the first season and they'll replace it. The one nice thing about SI is their customer service. As previously mentioned, they can afford to replace them with a 500%+ markup.
striker didnt replace neither of my suits under warranty.i had to ship both suits back and they sewed a bootleg patch in the inside and outside of the crotch that is already starting to rip around the patchs.the sewing thread is weak on striker.the sleeves on my coat is fraying just from rubbing on the inside of my flipover while moving around.im definitely off the striker bandwagon.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 31, 2021, 08:49 AM
Clam catalog

https://3989ac5bcbe1edfc864a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/clam1/catalog/2021-2022_Clam_Catalog_V2.pdf

What are your guys thoughts on the pants with removable suspenders? I guess I like the idea of it, but am having a hard time thinking of a situation where I wouldn't want the whole ice bib. That upper part really keeps your core temperature up.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: missoulafish on Aug 31, 2021, 09:34 AM
I wore the Flag Chaser pants all last season and really enjoy them. Im the opposite of you, not a giant fan of the bibs and only wear them if I need too.
The stitching in the crotch of the Flag Chaser pants did come undone but I cant say im surprised as literally  it seems like this happens to any pants anymore. Gonna see what they say about fixing them and plan on using them again this winter.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: vinella on Aug 31, 2021, 09:39 AM
I wore the Flag Chasers as well last year and really really liked them, especially for early/late ice and when chasing tip ups.  Unless you wear really lightweight bibs, these are so much more comfortable and flexible than typical ice bibs.  My go to other than when it gets too cold for them (for me probably under 15 or 20 degrees).
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Aug 31, 2021, 09:48 AM
That's interesting, I might have to give something lighter a try then. I don't chase tip ups, but hole hopping every 1-2 minutes can really work up a sweat too.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: PikeKing23 on Aug 31, 2021, 10:11 AM
Wanna cool down?  Start pike fishing, lol.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 31, 2021, 10:42 AM
That's interesting, I might have to give something lighter a try then. I don't chase tip ups, but hole hopping every 1-2 minutes can really work up a sweat too.

I went with a pair of SI Trekker bibs w/60g insulation last season for early/late ice ..I looked hard at the Flag Chasers but steered clear as they do not incorporate any flotation ..but maybe the Clam ones will fit the bill .. pants as opposed to bibs would be a nice option on those warm days especially end of season mid March warm ups.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: waterlike on Aug 31, 2021, 03:09 PM
Hey Hardwater or anyone else...I have some bib related questions.

I have had the striker guardian bibs, and currently wear the striker trekker bibs like you.  I don't need anything warmer, I run hot, and even in negative temps i never got cold being outside all day in the wyoming wind.  However, the guardian bibs and now the trekker bibs both wore out the knee area extremely quick.  In less then a half a season on both ( I do fish 3-4 times a week once season starts) the knee area on both bibs arent water proof at all, have holes from just kneeling on ice, and are generally worn very thin.  I understand alot of the other models, have thicker knee areas.  Do you think the climate bibs without the liner would be similar to the trekker bibs in warmth?  Do you think the knee area on the climate would hold up longer compared to other bibs?  The material is marketed as tougher. 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Papa Sly on Aug 31, 2021, 03:40 PM
I just grabbed some cheap knee pads from home depot and they are perfect
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Aug 31, 2021, 03:46 PM
Hey Hardwater or anyone else...I have some bib related questions.

I have had the striker guardian bibs, and currently wear the striker trekker bibs like you.  I don't need anything warmer, I run hot, and even in negative temps i never got cold being outside all day in the wyoming wind.  However, the guardian bibs and now the trekker bibs both wore out the knee area extremely quick.  In less then a half a season on both ( I do fish 3-4 times a week once season starts) the knee area on both bibs arent water proof at all, have holes from just kneeling on ice, and are generally worn very thin.  I understand alot of the other models, have thicker knee areas.  Do you think the climate bibs without the liner would be similar to the trekker bibs in warmth?  Do you think the knee area on the climate would hold up longer compared to other bibs?  The material is marketed as tougher.

The Climate bibs are rated 10/10 with the liner installed 4/10 removed ..Hardwater 9/10.. Predator 7/10 ..Trekker 6/10. Note with the liner removed on the Climate it is going to be baggy ..so you may want consider down sizing .The Climate has thicker/better knee pads ..If you are really hard on the knees you may want to consider some sort  knee pad similar to ones for home gardening etc .

Climate

320D Nylon Tussor Shell
Hydraporeģ Waterproof 5,000mm / Breathable 5,000g
150g Surefloteģ Flotation Assist Technology
175g Removable Thermadexģ Insulation
Added Crotch Panel Reinforcement
Adjustable Inseam
1680D Snakeskin Knee Panels
Extra Heavy Knee and Seat Padding
Magnetic Storm Flap Closures
Reflective Elements for Added Safety
Removable Hand Wipe Towels
Fast-Drain Hems

Hardwater

600D Endura Outer Shell
Hydraporeģ Waterproof 5,000mm / Breathable 5,000g
150g Surefloteģ Flotation Assistance Technology
150g Thermadexģ Insulation
Line Cutterzģ Zipper Puller Included
Integrated Forceps Holder
1680D Snakeskin Knee Panels
Extra Heavy Knee and Seat Padding
Adjustable Inseam
Magnetic Storm Flap Closures
Reflective Elements for Added Safety
Removable Hand Wipe Towels
Fast-Drain Hems


https://strikerbrands.com/pages/faq
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Jayman76 on Aug 31, 2021, 07:51 PM
Need help with new vexilar battery
Fl18.   What lithium do I go with
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Jayman76 on Aug 31, 2021, 07:54 PM
Amped 6 or 12

Also. Predator or clam ascent bibs
I do a lot of hole hopping on my knees
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 31, 2021, 08:32 PM
Need help with new vexilar battery
Fl18.   What lithium do I go with
go with the 12ah from amped outdoors.6ah is about like a stock 9ah sla battery.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Jayman76 on Aug 31, 2021, 08:41 PM
Trying to save weight is all
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 31, 2021, 08:47 PM
Trying to save weight is all
those batteries way less than 3lbs over a regular battery at around 6lbs.makes a vexilar feel like a cheap toy.i get over 70 hrs on a charge.days and days.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Jayman76 on Aug 31, 2021, 08:54 PM
Awesome thanks.   Now I just need info on the bibs
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 01, 2021, 06:58 AM
Awesome thanks.   Now I just need info on the bibs

PM sent
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Skywagon on Sep 01, 2021, 07:03 AM
Need help with new vexilar battery
Fl18.   What lithium do I go with

You might want to consider a Dakota battery, they are assembled in the USA by Americans and have a better warranty, unlike Amped batteries that are Chinese.  Also you probably want to go with a 10 or 12 amp battery, the 6 amp will not go as long.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Sep 01, 2021, 07:53 AM
You might want to consider a Dakota battery, they are assembled in the USA by Americans and have a better warranty, unlike Amped batteries that are Chinese.  Also you probably want to go with a 10 or 12 amp battery, the 6 amp will not go as long.
right on.i have both brands and had troubles with both but my dakota holds 100% voltage all year without charging and my amped outdoors looses charge after a month and needs charging all the time.more often than my sla batteries and one time i was left without fishing with my vexilar.amped was full charged,i loaded  in the truck and it sat in the cold for a few hours and when i got to the lake it was dead.waiting for ice and if that happens  i will contact them again.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: filetandrelease on Sep 01, 2021, 08:38 AM
 Last year I bought 2 marcum brute 12v 10 amp batteries , put 1 in my helix 5 with no complaints on run time , my whole unit weighs a touch less than my old 12v 10amp sla battery
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Sep 01, 2021, 10:44 AM
You might want to consider a Dakota battery, they are assembled in the USA by Americans and have a better warranty, unlike Amped batteries that are Chinese.  Also you probably want to go with a 10 or 12 amp battery, the 6 amp will not go as long.

While this was true, I don't think it is anymore. Best I can find on the website is "engineered" here. Better warranty is a joke if you take the time to read their warranty
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 01, 2021, 11:20 AM
Is amped outdoors still trying to sell knockoff milwaukee and dewalt drill batteries, and claim that they are "better cells" made at "better facilities" in China? Their credibility really took a hit last season. They didn't even try to sell me a replacement when I got the dreaded red blinking light, just a refund. I haven't used Dakota batteries but haven't heard anyone complain and the Marcum lithium batteries held their own for me last season and I haven't heard anyone with any issues with marcums lithium batteries thus far.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Sep 01, 2021, 11:46 AM
You might want to consider a Dakota battery, they are assembled in the USA by Americans and have a better warranty, unlike Amped batteries that are Chinese.  Also you probably want to go with a 10 or 12 amp battery, the 6 amp will not go as long.
Having spent pretty much my entire career in manufacturing, I've come to firmly understand that a lot of times that just makes it expensive domestic garbage, as opposed to cheap foreign garbage. Everywhere I've worked the philosophy has been numbers first, quality second, if someone complains enough we might deal with QC issues.

I don't care if something is made on Mars, as long as the quality is good, that's where my money goes.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 01, 2021, 11:49 AM
Having spent pretty much my entire career in manufacturing, I've come to firmly understand that a lot of times that just makes it expensive domestic garbage, as opposed to cheap foreign garbage. I don't care if something is made on Mars, as long as the quality is good, that's where my money goes.

Thanks for your input. I'll pay extra for garbage from America rather than get a discount for garbage from tibuktu.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Sep 01, 2021, 11:55 AM
I'm sure the makers of your red, white, and blue undies appreciate that  ;D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DTro on Sep 01, 2021, 12:01 PM
Amped (Energized) sure gave the members here some nice deals over the years.  I'm still rocking my 2 10Ah'ers from 2017.

So are you trying to tell me Dakota isn't sourcing their components from China?   I mean it's all just word games at this point. 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 01, 2021, 12:35 PM
I'm sure the makers of your red, white, and blue undies appreciate that  ;D

Is there any clothing even made in the US anymore? The maker of my $120 custom rod that is no better than the $20 Chinese rod sure appreciates my money! I wish I could say I come from a generation that still appreciates small business, but now you see the generations above and below me discrediting our great country. So I guess it's just a personal trait at this point. But hey it is what it is.

Any other new gear out there?  ;D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Sep 01, 2021, 12:46 PM
Amped (Energized) sure gave the members here some nice deals over the years.  I'm still rocking my 2 10Ah'ers from 2017.

So are you trying to tell me Dakota isn't sourcing their components from China?   I mean it's all just word games at this point.

Dakota's are coming with made in china stickers the last year or more from what I could find. Initially they were made/assembled here. They also use to be good about their warranty. Now looking at recent opinions it seems they're made in china with a warranty that'd make a used car salesman blush.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Sep 01, 2021, 12:48 PM
Is there any clothing even made in the US anymore? The maker of my $120 custom rod that is no better than the $20 Chinese rod sure appreciates my money! I wish I could say I come from a generation that still appreciates small business, but now you see the generations above and below me discrediting our great country. So I guess it's just a personal trait at this point. But hey it is what it is.

Any other new gear out there?  ;D

Comparing a custom made item to one that is mass produced is apples and oranges.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Sep 01, 2021, 04:46 PM
right on.i have both brands and had troubles with both but my dakota holds 100% voltage all year without charging and my amped outdoors looses charge after a month and needs charging all the time.more often than my sla batteries and one time i was left without fishing with my vexilar.amped was full charged,i loaded  in the truck and it sat in the cold for a few hours and when i got to the lake it was dead.waiting for ice and if that happens  i will contact them again.
if you get all year out of one charge why do you want to spend that amount of money on a lithium?
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Sep 01, 2021, 05:08 PM
if you get all year out of one charge why do you want to spend that amount of money on a lithium?
who gets all year on a charge?im talking maintaining the batteries throughout the year.my Dakota can set idle for 8 months basically without losing volts while my sla takes about 5 minutes to top up,yet my amped lithium takes up to 2 hrs after setting.why go lithium?way longer run times,way lighter and has a longer lifespan over sla batteries...but im not too sure on reliability yet.i had 2 dakotas corrode in 2 years and my amped is dropping volts not hooked to anything.lithium batteries are not very expensive anymore.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Sep 01, 2021, 06:33 PM

Any other new gear out there?  ;D
I hear the the new Eskimo stuff will be hitting their website tomorrow (9/2). They do have a few new things on their facebook page, mostly outerwear and stuff like that. The did have a rod case kind of similar to the Striker Ice rod case on there the other day, but it is no longer listed in their facebook shop.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hawg on Sep 01, 2021, 06:37 PM
Sorry Dr. S, I misunderstood your post.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 06:40 AM
Comparing a custom made item to one that is mass produced is apples and oranges.

Haha - I figured someone would get a little butthurt over that comparison. Thanks.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: zcm_82 on Sep 02, 2021, 06:43 AM
Yeah, pointing out egregiously flawed logic is butthurt. Congrats buddy, you got me with that big brain play  ::)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 08:21 AM
Sorry Dr. S, I misunderstood your post.

I think weight is the biggest argument for lithium. Your average ice fisherman won't run down a fully charged sla battery in a whole day, or even a weekend of intermittent use. With the exception of the bigger units like panoptix/livescope of course. But the weight you save is worth the added price alone, IMO.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 02, 2021, 09:43 AM
New Offerings

https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Sep 02, 2021, 09:50 AM
I think weight is the biggest argument for lithium. Your average ice fisherman won't run down a fully charged sla battery in a whole day, or even a weekend of intermittent use. With the exception of the bigger units like panoptix/livescope of course. But the weight you save is worth the added price alone, IMO.
My marcum lx6 sure could kill the SLA battery in a day. My Bird35 sure couldnít make a weekend of intermittent use. No complaints here with my energized outdoors battery. And thanks to this site, I got a very good deal on it.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 10:18 AM
My marcum lx6 sure could kill the SLA battery in a day. My Bird35 sure couldnít make a weekend of intermittent use. No complaints here with my energized outdoors battery. And thanks to this site, I got a very good deal on it.

Sounds like your bird has an electrical flaw then. I used my 35 on a 4 day trip and didn't charge it once, I'd say it averaged 6 hours of use per day. I bought it speficially for this trip and was very happy with the unit, for anyone looking for a cheap but quality unit.

Errbody is so defensive of amped/energized outdoors on this site, it's almost comical! For the record, I have nothing against amped besides their false claims of having better generic MKE/Dewalt drill batteries, which it looks like they stopped selling, thus justifying my complaint.

This is the downfall of sponsorships/pro-staffers/brand ambassadors. People become too committed to one brand they can't acknowledge flaws.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 10:22 AM
New Offerings

https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021

https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021/products/42-rod-locker
 
I like the rod locker, would be nice to fit more than 4 rods, but that middle compartment looks to be good sized. Might be a nice place to store extra batteries.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 02, 2021, 10:50 AM
https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021/products/42-rod-locker
 
I like the rod locker, would be nice to fit more than 4 rods, but that middle compartment looks to be good sized. Might be a nice place to store extra batteries.

I have the SI Transporter locker ..the middle compartment on that is huge ..and I just keep putting thing in it it season doubles as a knap sack ..tackle bag ..5 rod holder ..carry straps ..IF need be I could carry a Vexilar Ultra case in there as well.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 10:55 AM
I have the SI Transporter locker ..the middle compartment on that is huge ..and I just keep putting thing in it it season doubles as a knap sack ..tackle bag ..5 rod holder ..carry straps ..IF need be I could carry a Vexilar Ultra case in there as well.

Can you comfortably carry a vexilar ultra case in it? My dad had an old rod bag years back that had a compartment on the end that could hold his vexilar. The thing was big and didn't provide a ton of protection for his rods, but he could literally put everything he needed in it for a day (besides an auger) which was actually pretty nice to just throw on a sled and take off. I really like all the hard sided cases that scheels, otter and ice fishing innovations came out with, but they're just too big for me to not have a compartment where I can toss things into (i'm not organized or patient enough to put all my things into small plastic storage containers and then slide them in like they are designed for lol).
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Sep 02, 2021, 11:52 AM
Sounds like your bird has an electrical flaw then. I used my 35 on a 4 day trip and didn't charge it once, I'd say it averaged 6 hours of use per day. I bought it speficially for this trip and was very happy with the unit, for anyone looking for a cheap but quality unit.

Errbody is so defensive of amped/energized outdoors on this site, it's almost comical! For the record, I have nothing against amped besides their false claims of having better generic MKE/Dewalt drill batteries, which it looks like they stopped selling, thus justifying my complaint.

This is the downfall of sponsorships/pro-staffers/brand ambassadors. People become too committed to one brand they can't acknowledge flaws.

I could care less about amped. Just pointing out that Dakota has become junk. You seem quite committed to Dakota  ???
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 02, 2021, 12:06 PM
I could care less about amped. Just pointing out that Dakota has become junk. You seem quite committed to Dakota  ???

I don't own a single thing from dakota  ::)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: jrjach75 on Sep 02, 2021, 12:14 PM
https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021/products/42-rod-locker
 
I like the rod locker, would be nice to fit more than 4 rods, but that middle compartment looks to be good sized. Might be a nice place to store extra batteries.

That rod locker caught my eye too. I have a Flambau box now, same as the Eagle claw. I love it but there are times I don't use it because it's too big, inside my one man flipover for instance.
Would love to see the dimensions on that 32" Eskimo rod locker, I think it might be what I need.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: vinella on Sep 02, 2021, 12:42 PM
https://geteskimo.com/collections/new-for-2021/products/42-rod-locker
 
I like the rod locker, would be nice to fit more than 4 rods, but that middle compartment looks to be good sized. Might be a nice place to store extra batteries.

Looks to be very similar to the 2B Fishing ice rod case, which I've been extremely happy with. I have both sizes. They're awesome
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: TKfishing on Sep 02, 2021, 02:09 PM
Besides the rod bags, it looks like Eskimo came out with a new smaller Eskape Flip shelter size (2400). There's two new Outbreak sizes too, along with a plaid "limited" edition 450. I'm most interested in the Outbreak 850, as i was thinking of trying the poor mans Ice Castle experince and camp on the ice a couple weekends this season!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: tm37 on Sep 02, 2021, 02:36 PM
Looks to be very similar to the 2B Fishing ice rod case, which I've been extremely happy with. I have both sizes. They're awesome

I picked up the smaller 2B bag and the only complaint I have is the tackle compartments could be larger.

Love it otherwise though.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Krazykaiser on Sep 02, 2021, 06:37 PM
Iím somewhat disappointed that Eskimo did not come out with an electric auger with their quantum blades. Iím not a fan of the laser shaver blades from Strikemaster which can dull easy in dirty ice ,
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: mushroom_capd_1 on Sep 02, 2021, 07:22 PM
Iím somewhat disappointed that Eskimo did not come out with an electric auger with their quantum blades. Iím not a fan of the laser shaver blades from Strikemaster which can dull easy in dirty ice ,
I'm a little disappointed they haven't added a centering point on their 6in. Pistol bit yet. I have a 6in. Fin-bore hand auger   I plan on using for "scouting" holes this year that I haven't used with the hammer drill yet. I have the  E-Z auger quick connect on that and the 8in. Pistol bit I have. I'm going to use the 6in. auger to map with my Helix 7 and for dropping the ducer in between the 2 -8in. holes I fish out of and switch to the pistol for the fishing holes. I like the looks of the new 850XD hubs Eskimo has come out with this year and I might just try and get my hands on one whenever I can save up a little extra cash.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 02, 2021, 07:26 PM
I'm a little disappointed they haven't added a centering point on their 6in. Pistol bit yet. I have a 6in. Fin-bore hand auger   I plan on using for "scouting" holes this year that I haven't used with the hammer drill yet that . I have the  E-Z auger quick connect on that and the 8in. Pistol bit I have. I'm going to use the 6in. auger to map with my Helix 7 and for dropping the ducer in between the 2 -8in. holes I fish out of and switch to the pistol for the fishing holes. I like the looks of the new 850XD hubs Eskimo has come out with this year and I might just try and get my hands on one whenever I can save up a little extra cash.

https://www.amazon.com/VEVOR-Diameter-Adapter-Fishing-Burrowing/dp/B09B9DJ1YR/ref=sr_1_14_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=ice+auger&qid=1630628690&sr=8-14-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFaMVpRTEFPWDVYTUgmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzMzk2NTMyR1pZS09DN0tCUjRXJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3MTIzMDcxMFhNSks5VExIVU1XJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfbXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Buckshots on Sep 03, 2021, 02:04 PM
Sounds like your bird has an electrical flaw then. I used my 35 on a 4 day trip and didn't charge it once, I'd say it averaged 6 hours of use per day. I bought it speficially for this trip and was very happy with the unit, for anyone looking for a cheap but quality unit.

Errbody is so defensive of amped/energized outdoors on this site, it's almost comical! For the record, I have nothing against amped besides their false claims of having better generic MKE/Dewalt drill batteries, which it looks like they stopped selling, thus justifying my complaint.

This is the downfall of sponsorships/pro-staffers/brand ambassadors. People become too committed to one brand they can't acknowledge flaws.
Nobody here is being ďdefensiveĒ with the energized outdoor brand, we are simply stating we havenít had issues with them is all. I could care less what brand it is, the price was right and I got a good deal on it. Not saying itís better than any other brand, just stating that for the price it was a great deal and Iíve been happy with it. If I need a new one, I would go with whoever has the best deal.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: vanhln on Sep 03, 2021, 07:33 PM
When I buy something, I look at price, quality and customer service.  Since most stuff is made in china, quality is almost out the window these days.  Amped outdoors has a good price, but their customer service is second to none.  I know personally because I did have one battery go bad.  Buy what you like, I'm not saying what to do, but Matt at Amped is outstanding and have my business for batteries.... every time I had a question or issue, I had an answer within an hour.  That is good enough for me.
Everyone has their stories and so be it.  All I can do is relay my experiences ...

D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: slipperybob on Sep 04, 2021, 11:43 PM
So when is Capsule Corp gonna release their instant pop up ice shelter?  ;D  comes with ice holes all drilled for ya when deployed.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 06, 2021, 11:12 AM
https://www.facebook.com/franksgreatoutdoors/videos/?ref=page_internal

https://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/ice-fishing/otter-vortex-hub-pre-season-sale?fbclid=IwAR24Ae75p3d-chxUtt_7P8IvmhQjqrG0UXL-uVglQfNivWhXrP4ZKuDYdTQ
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 06, 2021, 11:19 AM
https://www.facebook.com/franksgreatoutdoors/videos/?ref=page_internal

https://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/ice-fishing/otter-vortex-hub-pre-season-sale?fbclid=IwAR24Ae75p3d-chxUtt_7P8IvmhQjqrG0UXL-uVglQfNivWhXrP4ZKuDYdTQ

Is the full size door new for otter this year? I still don't understand the hype about the full size door, but apparently other consumers like it.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 06, 2021, 11:37 AM
Is the full size door new for otter this year? I still don't understand the hype about the full size door, but apparently other consumers like it.

Yes ..Cabelas has/had a version as well . Less tripping going into/out of the tent .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 06, 2021, 11:38 AM
Yes ..Cabelas has/had a version as well . Less tripping going into/out of the tent .

So has Eskimo. I suppose for the 60+ or <2 year olds it makes sense.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: waterlike on Sep 06, 2021, 12:38 PM
If we could get a bookie to set the line for how many times people ice fishing in a hub trip over the bottom of the door on their way out when somebody yelled flag or fish, I bet the line would be right around 1.5 to 2 million  ;D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 07, 2021, 07:23 AM
If we could get a bookie to set the line for how many times people ice fishing in a hub trip over the bottom of the door on their way out when somebody yelled flag or fish, I bet the line would be right around 1.5 to 2 million  ;D

I'd take the over on that. Otter actually did a good job keeping the price point of the full door hub comparable to the regular style hub, it looks like it is only ~$40 more. My gripe with Eskimo was that they were trying to get $100 extra just for the door (comparing the 949i to the 350XD) which seems a little ridiculous for the little bit of convenience.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: DBV on Sep 07, 2021, 10:54 AM
I think the full size door is a great idea.  Makes it easy just to pull my stuff in, where now I have to lift my sled over to get it in, if I take my sled in at all.  And anyone can trip on the current hub, especially at night.  :)

I have the Otter Cabin and since I pull my gear the weight is not too bad.  I would like to upgrade Pro Lodge, but I think the weight starts becoming border line when pulling your own sled/shanty.  Wish they had a lighter one.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 07, 2021, 11:09 AM
I love the full door and if looking to upgrade its going to be a consideration...my only concern is the zipper/zipper pull getting wet/frozen in the slushy conditions .
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Sep 07, 2021, 03:51 PM
Full size door on the big Eskimo required extra poles. Not worth the time Imo although it did work ok without them
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 08, 2021, 07:42 AM
A good example of how everyone values features differently!

How have they not integrated LED lights into the hub designs yet? You'd think it'd be easy enough to run some wires between the fabric and have 5 small LED lights controlled by a switch with so many people always looking for DIY ways to add lights these days.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 08, 2021, 08:29 AM
NEW OPTION ?

https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/24-volt-brushless-mud-mixer-battery-not-included-fx6151-z

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Garrett on Sep 09, 2021, 10:47 AM
Boy that new flex drill looks like it was made to be an ice auger!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Super Yooper on Sep 09, 2021, 10:51 AM
Junkie4Ice- It looks like one of the big differences (besides the door)  with the 949i vs the 350xd is the fabric. The XD's show that they have the Storm Shield Fabric and the 949i is IQ. Both are insulated, but the website says Stormshield is a 3 layer fabric with an extra 80g insulation factor.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: slipperybob on Sep 10, 2021, 12:07 AM
I have the 250XD and the 949i so I have a direct comparison.  The XD shelter has the Storm Shield fabric that is actually thinner than the IQ fabric on the Fatfish hubs.  In a way, that fabric folds just a tad bit easier and just a tad bit less volume.  It also reduces heat loss and doesn't frost up in that manner like the IQ fabric does.  Without the heat weld dimple/pin holes it does make a difference when the temps really starts to drop.  Now if they would just double pane the windows, it would also help reduce heat loss.

Overall it's a bit more trickier to set up the XD shelter and it also is more challenging to do so with one person and with moderate wind. 

 
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: river_scum on Sep 10, 2021, 04:00 AM
NEW OPTION ?

https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/24-volt-brushless-mud-mixer-battery-not-included-fx6151-z



as a drywall finisher by trade i say hum. lol it sure must be powerful!  wonder if it could keep up with my ridgid and 9a batt though?  never seen one before thanks for posting.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 10, 2021, 06:15 AM
as a drywall finisher by trade i say hum. lol it sure must be powerful!  wonder if it could keep up with my ridgid and 9a batt though?  never seen one before thanks for posting.

Some IS members have used the Milwaukee version of the mud mixer...I couldn't locate a torque rating for either mixer.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/Mixers/2810-22
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Otto on Sep 10, 2021, 08:02 PM
Some IS members have used the Milwaukee version of the mud mixer...I couldn't locate a torque rating for either mixer.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/Mixers/2810-22

I use the Milwaukee Mud Mixer just for ice fishing and it has never let me down.  Drills lots of holes with no issues in any weather.  If I am going for just a little while and going to drill just a few holes I will bring a regular Milwaukee drill, but if I am going all day and drilling a bunch, the Mud Mixer is a great option.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Fishtrekker on Sep 13, 2021, 08:01 PM
Rapala dropped their new SmartHub accessories:

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/all-new-arrivals/rapala-new-arrivals/fishing-tools/
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 13, 2021, 09:02 PM
Rapala dropped their new SmartHub accessories:

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/all-new-arrivals/rapala-new-arrivals/fishing-tools/

Looks like a nice lineÖ.should compete with the catch over stuffÖ.I wish catch cover would come out with a rattle reel that lights up like the northern lights rattle reels.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 14, 2021, 06:52 AM
Rapala dropped their new SmartHub accessories:

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/all-new-arrivals/rapala-new-arrivals/fishing-tools/

Bummer, I was hoping those were compatible with actual hubs. Still a nice lineup!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 14, 2021, 08:06 AM
Bummer, I was hoping those were compatible with actual hubs. Still a nice lineup!

I was wondering my self ..why have HUB in the name ..are those holes make for screwing into the permeant ice house walls ..are the at the width of a hub shelters hub socket ? Guess you could always zip tie them.

Thorn Bros has a better pic ..the Smarthub  detaches ..I am figuring those holes on eiher side aure for screwing to the Hub .

https://www.thornebros.com/products/rapala-smart-hub-rattle-reel
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 14, 2021, 10:30 AM
I was wondering my self ..why have HUB in the name ..are those holes make for screwing into the permeant ice house walls ..are the at the with a a hub shelters hub socket ? Guess you could always zip tie them.

Thorn Bros has a better pic ..the Smarthub  detaches ..I am figuring those holes on eiher side aure for screwing to the Hub .

https://www.thornebros.com/products/rapala-smart-hub-rattle-reel

This is out of the description, I suppose you could probably modify it somehow to fit over the hub center points.

"Mount a single SmartHub independently on a flat surface in several locations around your wheelhouse to easily move accessories where convenient."
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Sep 14, 2021, 10:49 AM
This is out of the description, I suppose you could probably modify it somehow to fit over the hub center points.

"Mount a single SmartHub independently on a flat surface in several locations around your wheelhouse to easily move accessories where convenient."

This was what I was thinking

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 14, 2021, 10:53 AM
This was what I was thinking


Wow, how have I not watched that before? I love the idea. I'll definitely be giving that a try this season!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Monticatgeek on Sep 16, 2021, 01:09 AM
For those of you that want rattle reels for your hub house check out the Clam Lock Rattle Reels. Also check out the other Clam Lock hub accessories too. The rod holder link is not working right as of now but it does shoe the four different models that are offered.

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-rattle-reel.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-gear-pocket.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-cooler-bag.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-accessory-base-plate.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-rod-holder-2-position-and-4-position.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-shelf.html
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 16, 2021, 07:01 AM
Some new boots, ice suits and base layers from Norfin https://norfinusa.com/collections/clothing
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: happyheber on Sep 16, 2021, 10:37 PM
 ;D ;D ;D im" in thanks
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: SINX53 on Sep 17, 2021, 10:54 AM
Looks like a couple new in-line reels from Pflueger, president and trion. The ones from last year must have not been a good seller, I know I returned the trion one.

https://www.purefishing.com/products/trion-inline-ice-reel-1542855?variant=39468183027845 (https://www.purefishing.com/products/trion-inline-ice-reel-1542855?variant=39468183027845)

https://www.purefishing.com/products/president-inline-ice-reel-1542854?variant=39468182798469 (https://www.purefishing.com/products/president-inline-ice-reel-1542854?variant=39468182798469)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 17, 2021, 11:07 AM
Looks like a couple new in-line reels from Pflueger, president and trion. The ones from last year must have not been a good seller, I know I returned the trion one.

https://www.purefishing.com/products/trion-inline-ice-reel-1542855?variant=39468183027845 (https://www.purefishing.com/products/trion-inline-ice-reel-1542855?variant=39468183027845)

https://www.purefishing.com/products/president-inline-ice-reel-1542854?variant=39468182798469 (https://www.purefishing.com/products/president-inline-ice-reel-1542854?variant=39468182798469)

I wonder what they all changed, I like the look of them! Will probably have to waste some more money and give them a try.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: SINX53 on Sep 17, 2021, 12:17 PM
I wonder what they all changed, I like the look of them! Will probably have to waste some more money and give them a try.

Looks like this years version has the trigger feature and line guide, last years reel is pictured below.

(https://splnhub.cbsistatic.com/i/2020/10/23/9b543b0b-a67f-4586-aa58-6ddc58ae1a0b/pflueger-trion-inline-ice-reel.jpg)
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Junkie4Ice on Sep 17, 2021, 12:33 PM
Looks like this years version has the trigger feature and line guide, last years reel is pictured below.

(https://splnhub.cbsistatic.com/i/2020/10/23/9b543b0b-a67f-4586-aa58-6ddc58ae1a0b/pflueger-trion-inline-ice-reel.jpg)

Ahhh that's right, I couldn't remember what I didn't like about last years model, but it was the lack of a trigger release. Glad they added it this year!
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Jayman76 on Sep 17, 2021, 12:57 PM
Yourbobbersdown

Just updated there availability list
Expoy jigs are in stock
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: ont_angler on Oct 08, 2021, 08:26 AM
pretty neat looking lure from acme.

kind of makes me think of a single knocker but on a pupper minnow style bait. 

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/150729/acme-hyper-hammer
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 08, 2021, 10:15 AM
Looks to be a bigger bag to accommodate some square bases

https://www.scheels.com/p/trophy-angler-elite-ice-electronics-shuttle-case/72388895207.html?cgid=ice-fishing
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Oct 08, 2021, 12:44 PM
pretty neat looking lure from acme.

kind of makes me think of a single knocker but on a pupper minnow style bait. 

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/150729/acme-hyper-hammer

Neat but not $14 neat. I'll stop probably still be dumb enough to buy a few  ;D
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: missoulafish on Oct 08, 2021, 08:13 PM
I think that's what they cost in Canada.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: HWeber on Oct 08, 2021, 09:25 PM
I think that's what they cost in Canada.
Good catch. Looks to be 10 American dollars slightly more appealing
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 12, 2021, 10:16 AM
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 12, 2021, 04:55 PM
https://marcumtech.com/product/pursuit-hd-l/?utm_source=21%2F22&utm_medium=email&utm_id=mailchimp&mc_cid=60e8cc6308&mc_eid=94b72669c7

Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: hardwater diehard on Oct 14, 2021, 02:22 PM
HT catalog pdf



https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.fbsbx.com%2Fv%2Ft59.2708-21%2F245369144_1032259867606302_6114223668817682842_n.pdf%2F2021-HT-Winter-Catalog.pdf%3F_nc_cat%3D111%26ccb%3D1-5%26_nc_sid%3D0cab14%26_nc_ohc%3DFeq3CyR2l74AX-i1ld3%26_nc_ht%3Dcdn.fbsbx.com%26oh%3D168edadb4c6b5d943208d92d1b619f07%26oe%3D6169E19C%26dl%3D1%26fbclid%3DIwAR32aysLb1-hRDhiTjhLaN3Ov-b_wSWhIlvHHTu-KjnqOzF3keWmgB9CNdg&h=AT31K8doxU0grEjSRpPl0vJnNPFvu4g26ZuINUBR0caqabPjK1tpNl91UASBu4qhLtxkhM70GabXe-SioYdiebXLjsPG7FQkaLEvyyWkoVpzP5NJE_Zz3CshHag9VrNT9wKT&__tn__=-UK*F
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: Fishy Fishy on Oct 14, 2021, 04:39 PM
My new Pflueger President is arriving Saturday.  I canít wait to check it out.
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: smitty on Oct 15, 2021, 10:38 AM
I think that's what they cost in Canada.
They are $9.99 in the USA

smitty :tipup:
Title: Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
Post by: NEWLEE on Oct 15, 2021, 08:13 PM
Reeds has their ice catalog out   https://www.reedssports.com/2021-ice-catalog