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Offline HUNTnFISHSD

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Ice Skimmers
« on: Feb 07, 2013, 07:39 AM »
 This is a thread for Ice Skimmers. What kind do you use?


Offline vt-jig

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2013, 07:54 AM »
I use my hand...not exactly fun when its 0 out, but it works...
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2013, 10:52 AM »
I havent used one in 2 years. I don't even take one along. After I drill the hole I kick the slush out from around it and then push the auger down and back up. All the slush goes out of the hole.
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2013, 11:16 AM »

Good ole Chipper Dipper.  Nice and heavy enought to beat chunks of ice off of everything
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2013, 11:50 AM »
I have one of those but I use this one.

The cotter pin in the middle is because the adjustment on it wouldn't ever work right and I thought I would loose part of it down the hole so I drilled a hole through and put the pin in.
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2013, 11:59 AM »
Buddy of mine uses that dipper. Bend it out so its angled out instead of nearly 90, it works a heck of a lot better.
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2013, 12:36 PM »


Best scoop I've ever owned, bar none.

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2013, 04:59 PM »
A cheapo orange plastic/aluminum hook for $2.50.  Broke plenty of expensive ones over the years, but I can't kill this one for some reason. 

I do want one of those "Little Dippers" though.


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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #8 on: Feb 07, 2013, 05:01 PM »
cheapo or my hand. usually my hand.

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #9 on: Feb 07, 2013, 07:32 PM »
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Best scoop I've ever owned, bar none.

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You could drop a tree with this thing.

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #10 on: Feb 07, 2013, 09:58 PM »
I have a great jack traps one.  Very purdy.
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #11 on: Feb 07, 2013, 10:14 PM »

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #12 on: Feb 07, 2013, 10:16 PM »
I use the big Frabill and I love that thing. I like the long handle, big scoop and ruler on the handle. Good for gauging ice thickness too. I've thumped it on my boot and other hard objects to clear out the holes without any issues. One tough scoop!

Offline blufloyd

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Need t go buy a few more cheap dippers to make more of these.
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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #14 on: Feb 07, 2013, 10:41 PM »
 That is a good idea!

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2013, 11:35 PM »
I have one not on his site, but purchased in their store in Maine.  That being siad, they have a timmah skimmah that is bombproof by any measure.

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #16 on: Feb 09, 2013, 03:58 AM »
Used many different skimmers over the years and the best I've used is one I picked up earlier this season, the big Frabill 30", its fantastic!

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #17 on: Feb 09, 2013, 08:09 AM »
 Sounds like a good one.

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #18 on: Feb 09, 2013, 07:08 PM »
This is a thread for Ice Skimmers. What kind do you use?

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i have the same scoop just add 15 years and 2 bolts and 2nuts to hold the skimmer part to the handle,the welds broke on mine from beating open frozen holes was gonna add a chipper to the end of the handle but haven't found the time in the 15 years i'v owned my scooper lol

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Re: Ice Skimmers
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2013, 06:50 AM »
mealworm, you just have to take a day off Ice fishing and get that chipper put on. 15 Years and no time? All I can say is WOW.
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