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Title: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: mackdog75 on Feb 21, 2021, 10:15 PM
Has anybody come up with a rod holder idea for the Helix ice bag? I never really thought about needing any till I went hole hopping the other day. Any DIY ideas or 3D printed ideas out there? I did a search and didnít come up with much.
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: flagup! on Feb 22, 2021, 06:43 AM
Not sure if the helix 7 is the same case as the ice?????

search  "home made wind jigger"  I posted something last year or the year before.
https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=374551.msg4050093;topicseen#msg4050093
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Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: mugsy on Feb 22, 2021, 08:24 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yW1x866P/AC7-EED11-4611-4135-92-BC-15-AE15-A7-EE3-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yW1x866P)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YhVCR16n/F4-D0-D810-D4-C1-48-C3-A073-89-F7962-F3529.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhVCR16n)
pvc pipe, couple washers, epoxee and 2 STRONG magnets.
affix washers to pvc w/ epoxee use magnets inside bag to secure tube
washers at top and middle. 
make the reel slot as narrow a possible to eliminate  flopping
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: jimhaney08 on Feb 22, 2021, 08:58 AM
Another option is a hole hop caddy.  Look up "Steve's Hole Hop Caddy on Facebook".


(https://i.postimg.cc/47cBH2QF/Hole-Hop-Caddy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47cBH2QF)
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: mackdog75 on Feb 22, 2021, 06:33 PM
Great ideas guys! Thanks
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: lundin-loading on Feb 22, 2021, 06:51 PM
I'm not sure how your bag is set up, but on the lowrance ice pack I tossed a piece of pvc conduit  in one of the side pockets and zip tied it in place
(https://i.postimg.cc/r0t5S98j/IMG-20201227-204848197.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0t5S98j)
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: jedhead on Feb 23, 2021, 06:21 PM
I love my new Helix 7, but the bag it comes with is way too small. First time I tried to get it in the bag, it would not fit. I contacted Hummingbird and they sent me out a new bag, same size. Thought the bag was for the Helix 5, apparently I was wrong. Had to shoe horn the Helix 7 in to it after stretching it. Sure they make one to fit both, but the 7 is too wide. Had the zipper turn it on when closing it only to find out I was down to 58% when I got on the ice. Leave the battery clips off now and have upgraded to a Dakota lithium battery, all good.
Title: Re: Helix 7 rod holder?
Post by: vanhln on Feb 26, 2021, 08:19 AM
I love my new Helix 7, but the bag it comes with is way too small. First time I tried to get it in the bag, it would not fit. I contacted Hummingbird and they sent me out a new bag, same size. Thought the bag was for the Helix 5, apparently I was wrong. Had to shoe horn the Helix 7 in to it after stretching it. Sure they make one to fit both, but the 7 is too wide. Had the zipper turn it on when closing it only to find out I was down to 58% when I got on the ice. Leave the battery clips off now and have upgraded to a Dakota lithium battery, all good.

I had the same problem.  The Helix shuttle and case barely fit it... I ended up buying this:
Flambeau Outdoors R50BK-1 "IKE" Ritual 50 Backpack
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076QK9P6X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It fits my Helix 7 well plus I have tons of storage for other stuff and can throw it over my shoulder when pulling sled out on ice