Author Topic: Hummingbird Ice 45  (Read 702 times)

Offline NYHunter10

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Hummingbird Ice 45
« on: Aug 01, 2022, 08:42 AM »
Iím gonna get a flasher this year, looking at the Ice 45 in particular. Has anyone used one? Is it worth it to get the 55 instead? Fishing for mainly perch, crappie, bluegill up to 50í.

Thanks

Offline ira-akrfc

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2022, 07:38 AM »
Hey, NYH -

I've been fishing with the ICE 45 for 6-7 years and love it. I didn't see the advantages of the 55 - 6 color display, and carrying case - being worth the extra $100. Per their own site - "Fits in a 5-gallon bucket: Every ice fisherman has a five gallon bucket. Use yours to transport and protect your ICE Flasher with ease.", which is how I transport mine. No case required. And 6 colors? Never seen one in action, so I can't really comment on the usefulness, but the 3 colors on the ICE 45 seem to do the job for me.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

Offline Pheasanttail

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2022, 06:26 PM »
I bought a 45 in 2013 and havenít had any issues.  The 55 was not worth the additional $ to me.

Offline NYHunter10

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 2022, 06:56 PM »
Thanks guys, Iíll get the 45. Excited to hit the ice again

Offline hole_hopper454

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2022, 08:55 AM »
I don't think Humminbird has updated the Ice-45 in about 15 years now. Mine lasted about 6 years before it started acting up. It would have cost $200 for repair plus two way shipping. I'd shy away from humminbird if you haven't already bought it.

Offline skifisher

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2022, 02:21 PM »

I agree with hole_hopper. Vexilar or Marcum a much better choice. IMO
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Offline ship of fools

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2022, 06:22 AM »
I agree with hole_hopper. Vexilar or Marcum a much better choice. IMO

You can't go wrong with a used Vexilar FL 18
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: Hummingbird Ice 45
« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2022, 06:54 AM »
You can't go wrong with a used Vexilar FL 18
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