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Offline trout hounder

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Ice rod jigger
« on: Jan 14, 2019, 12:10 PM »
Has anyone ever made a rig that will jig for you while you r farther away jigging
if it bites I chase it

Offline Mizayikaa

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2019, 12:53 PM »
Haven't made one but there are videos on the internet of ones made using a windshield wiper motor that look interesting.
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Offline JohnMcN1

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Re: Ice rod jigger
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Offline mtgreyhawk

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2019, 02:26 PM »
Sullivan tip down works great

Offline slickice

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2019, 03:37 PM »
Look up "Jigalo ice fish machine" on youtube.  It's a unit I designed several years ago.  Not hard to make, programable & works great.

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Look up "Jigalo ice fish machine" on youtube.  It's a unit I designed several years ago.  Not hard to make, programable & works great.
very nice slick Iím not all the computer or programmable smart but if I was I would definitely make one how did u get it from doing the whole 90* sweep
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Offline coldcreekchris

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2019, 11:21 PM »
Has anyone ever made a rig that will jig for you while you r farther away jigging
you could always pay someone minimum wage ..to jig for you.. make merica great again...seriously tho..why are we fishing? isn't the rod in hand good enough? I just don't get it....

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2019, 12:01 AM »
I found that not dressing warm enough and staying on the edge of hypothermia while holding the rod sends the proper vibrations to the bait for jigging, if your at the hot spot and using the correct GPS coords of 46.87984, -114.04237.
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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2019, 08:11 AM »
...seriously tho..why are we fishing? isn't the rod in hand good enough? I just don't get it....

😂  Me either. I hear for $40 you can also purchase a device to set the hook for you replacing the thrill youíve enjoyed since your parents taught you how to do that for yourself at age 4.
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Offline slickice

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2019, 08:39 AM »
Trout Hounder (how do you keep it from doing the 90* sweep?).  The program enables you to set whatever sequence and rotation you want providing the wiper motor is reversible.  It's not complicated at all, very simple to program and even simpler to run.  Great for attracting "eyes" while having a group of tip-ups surrounding the jig machine.  Killer set-up.

Offline Gone_fishing

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2019, 09:14 AM »
you could always pay someone minimum wage ..to jig for you.. make merica great again...seriously tho..why are we fishing? isn't the rod in hand good enough? I just don't get it....

Rod in hand is still the go to. But you can only have one rod in each hand. So on lots of lakes you can still put 4 more out. I use jawjackers and have one jigging base but still always have a rod in hand at all times. Nothing wrong with old school deadsticks but after you use a jawjacker and see your hook set percentages increase when compared to a deadstick sitting a rod holder you'll be a believer : )

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Re: Ice rod jigger
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2019, 09:32 AM »
Nothing wrong with old school deadsticks but after you use a jawjacker and see your hook set percentages increase when compared to a deadstick sitting a rod holder you'll be a believer : )

I absolutely believe their effectiveness. I guess I still enjoy the race to get to a flag or bobbing rod in time to set the hook myself. Some of us are old school...in addition to being old.  ;D
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