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Offline Agronomist_at_IA

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Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« on: Jul 10, 2018, 11:14 PM »
Looking for new gear releases for this winter.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2018, 11:48 PM »
I'm curious as well. I'm looking for a lithium shuttle for my Helix 7 G2. I wonder if Humminbird is coming out with one this year, or if Marcum is coming out with a new improved version.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 11, 2018, 07:04 AM »
I'm looking for some too- I'm down to about 8-10 rods and a similar # of reels. I'm starting to panic! ;D
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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 11, 2018, 07:46 AM »
As far as I have heard and seen, bird isnt coming out with anything new so to speak for hardwater. Marcum on the other hand......yes, new stuff coming. Vex is coming out with a glo-ring (think glow cups). Should retail for like $30-35.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2018, 07:57 AM »
ICAST is this week... some ice fishing items have popped up from time to time Ö.August is the usual time I see items start getting some write ups and retailers have "back order " items for the new season .
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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2018, 11:34 AM »
Here you go.  Only 97 clicks away from seeing all of the new ICast 2018 stuff, plus another 10 or so to click away ads.  Some cool stuff and big $$$, but nothing exclusively for ice fishing. :(

https://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/icast-2018

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2018, 01:15 PM »
As far as I have heard and seen, bird isnt coming out with anything new so to speak for hardwater. Marcum on the other hand......yes, new stuff coming. Vex is coming out with a glo-ring (think glow cups). Should retail for like $30-35.

Iím curious as to what marcum has coming?
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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 11, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Iím curious as to what marcum has coming?

So far all I've seen on facebook is 2 new cameras.  One is 1080p with an HDMI output.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 11, 2018, 04:52 PM »
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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 14, 2018, 08:57 PM »
I'm not too familiar with Denali Rods, but I somehow managed to stumble onto their page today as it looks like they are throwing their hat into the icerod game...
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2252762058084253&id=151947154832431&fs=5&focus_composer=0

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 16, 2018, 12:50 PM »
Anybody know if the shappell fx100i will be available this year?im going insulated flip over this season and if price is right it will be the fx100i.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #11 on: Jul 16, 2018, 02:12 PM »
those denali rods might be interesting - their in the walleye series. Likely graphite blanks, evolve handles, halfway decent guides. Denali is pretty well respected for a great rod at a decent price. They have denali branded ice reels as well

i too am wondering if shappells insulated flips will be available

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 16, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Anybody know if the shappell fx100i will be available this year?im going insulated flip over this season and if price is right it will be the fx100i.

I was told by customer support at Eagle Claw that the Shappell FX100i would be available next season back in January, so I assume that means this coming season.  I'm guessing the msrp will be around $329.

I just put together my new EVO 1it yesterday and am not thrilled with it to say the least.  You HAVE to use the provided ice anchors with the front hub to keep it from collapsing inward towards you at the bottom and the entire seat structure/frame is made of heavy square steel tubing.  If they had used aluminum, they could've cut 10-15 lbs. of weight at least.  I may still end up with the Shappell after all.  I bought the EVO cheap enough that I can probably unload it locally and still make some cash on the deal.  It's nice and roomy inside, but I still kinda want a shelter I can just take a seat on and pull the roof over my head.  Simple & quick.  The EVO involves unpacking, pulling two hubs out and ice anchoring AT LEAST three locations on the skirt, one in the back and two in the front just to get it set up and stable.  They actually provide six ice anchors total and the skirt has six holes to accommodate them.  I'd rather be fishing than screwing around with ice anchors(pun intended).

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #14 on: Jul 16, 2018, 03:33 PM »
I was told by customer support at Eagle Claw that the Shappell FX100i would be available next season back in January, so I assume that means this coming season.  I'm guessing the msrp will be around $329.

I just put together my new EVO 1it yesterday and am not thrilled with it to say the least.  You HAVE to use the provided ice anchors with the front hub to keep it from collapsing inward towards you at the bottom and the entire seat structure/frame is made of heavy square steel tubing.  If they had used aluminum, they could've cut 10-15 lbs. of weight at least.  I may still end up with the Shappell after all.  I bought the EVO cheap enough that I can probably unload it locally and still make some cash on the deal.  It's nice and roomy inside, but I still kinda want a shelter I can just take a seat on and pull the roof over my head.  Simple & quick.  The EVO involves unpacking, pulling two hubs out and ice anchoring AT LEAST three locations on the skirt, one in the back and two in the front just to get it set up and stable.  They actually provide six ice anchors total and the skirt has six holes to accommodate them.  I'd rather be fishing than screwing around with ice anchors(pun intended).

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yeah eskimos steel chair is ridiculously heavy..the inferno wide one shelter is heavy for its size.im no going eskimo brand.that evo looks like too much set up.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #15 on: Jul 16, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Thanks for the catalog link,  nothing too exciting although I like rapala/vmc colors and they came out with that hali like dropper spoon so ill have to add them to the collection

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #16 on: Jul 16, 2018, 04:43 PM »
I too am awaiting the 100i........wish they would hurry up...

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #17 on: Jul 16, 2018, 06:20 PM »
As far as I have heard and seen, bird isnt coming out with anything new so to speak for hardwater. Marcum on the other hand......yes, new stuff coming. Vex is coming out with a glo-ring (think glow cups). Should retail for like $30-35.

Kinda off topic, but in regards to Humminbird, does anyone know how often their update they map chips? I want to buy the Smart Strike MN chip, which is currently on version 3. I don't wanna spend the money and then a couple months later version 4 is released.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #18 on: Jul 16, 2018, 10:03 PM »
Curious how long vex is going to take to put out something other then their flasher units. At some point they're going to be left behind

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #19 on: Jul 17, 2018, 09:14 AM »
after i did my review of the shappell fx100i here i was contacted by a fellow member that is their marketing manager and he mentioned it would be available this fall and would be in their fall 2018 catalog. mine was marked 350$ but there were only 100 made at that time.
it does frost up inside as high as the tub because of the slits in the tent for it to be able to fold back, if your heating.

a dnr officer was checking it out one night and wants one bad. thinking they will get sold out fast and i wouldn't wait for a sale to pick one up or you might not have one for a while.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #20 on: Jul 17, 2018, 07:32 PM »
Looks like Shimano will be trying some spinning ice combos...Sienna 500 size reels.

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Re: Any sneak peeks on new ice fishing gear?
« Reply #21 on: Today at 05:46 AM »
after i did my review of the shappell fx100i here i was contacted by a fellow member that is their marketing manager and he mentioned it would be available this fall and would be in their fall 2018 catalog. mine was marked 350$ but there were only 100 made at that time.
it does frost up inside as high as the tub because of the slits in the tent for it to be able to fold back, if your heating.

a dnr officer was checking it out one night and wants one bad. thinking they will get sold out fast and i wouldn't wait for a sale to pick one up or you might not have one for a while.
I bought some heavy duty stick on velcro for my fx 200 to seal that area up better, worked out pretty well

 



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