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Offline spiltmilt

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Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« on: Dec 23, 2018, 10:25 PM »
A comparison of two solid entry level ice fish sonar/chartplotters


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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #1 on: Dec 24, 2018, 06:16 AM »
A comparison of two solid entry level ice fish sonar/chartplotters



Nice vid.

I remember when entry level was an old vex that sounded like an angry bee hive.

Times have changed.
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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2018, 02:43 PM »
I currently have a flasher. The last few years Humminbird has been very much the leader in sonar technology, so I would go with the 'BIRD".

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2018, 02:39 PM »
I currently have a flasher. The last few years Humminbird has been very much the leader in sonar technology, so I would go with the 'BIRD".

I would disagree with your statement, but thatís ok. Lol! Now that lowrance and Garmin have a technology agreement, bird is in third.

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2018, 06:32 PM »
IDK. Obviously the Panoptix by Garmin is leading the way, but right after that I'd say it's Humminbird. It certainly doesn't seem to be Marcum or Vex. Bird's Helix line has really caught on and the Ice mode is pretty nice.
I would disagree with your statement, but thatís ok. Lol! Now that lowrance and Garmin have a technology agreement, bird is in third.

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2018, 12:31 AM »
IDK. Obviously the Panoptix by Garmin is leading the way, but right after that I'd say it's Humminbird. It certainly doesn't seem to be Marcum or Vex. Bird's Helix line has really caught on and the Ice mode is pretty nice.

Livescope will change that.

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2018, 10:19 PM »
I have a couple of Helix 7's on my boat and they have been awesome, my ice transducer should be here this week but Ice mode looks sweet on the 7.


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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2018, 10:27 PM »
Yup Garmin is going to be my next upgrade.

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2019, 01:44 PM »
can you use the new garmin's on the boat also?

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2019, 01:49 PM »
Livescope will change that.

Livescope is useless to people who hole hop. It will never replace traditional flashers/2D sonar. More of a novelty for when fishing is slow

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Re: Hook2 5 Lowrance vs Humminbird Helix 5 G2 on the Ice
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2019, 01:55 PM »
Was just going to watch the video but its not there anymore. :'(

 



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