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Offline greenbackhunter

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #60 on: Aug 16, 2019, 04:23 PM »
Hopefully clam has put a few more pennies into better quality zippers.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #61 on: Aug 16, 2019, 05:31 PM »
On the ice we know Salmo for the Chubby Darter. This year at iCast they release a game changing ice and open water lure. The NEW Salmo Rail Shad.
I got to test these last year and Rail Shad is now my go to smallmouth and walleye lure.



When will they be available?
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #62 on: Aug 16, 2019, 07:22 PM »
Yep, I also saw they have a light kit similar to the Otter makes now and two new reels that are pretty much identical to the Free Fall reels, but at a much better price.

I plan to run the Gravity elite hybrids this season and also some of the Ice Team Carbon Combos.

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/ice-team-carbon-combo.html
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #63 on: Aug 16, 2019, 10:17 PM »
For once clam is priced less than a similar product

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #64 on: Aug 17, 2019, 07:52 AM »


When will they be available?

Available in October. Just in time for Ice.
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #65 on: Aug 17, 2019, 03:06 PM »
Available in October. Just in time for Ice.


Cool, I want to try them out, thanks!
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #66 on: Aug 18, 2019, 09:54 AM »
Is it just me or are Clams answer to side doors absolutely ridiculous? IMO that is a horrible design and will be a pita to get in out out of. You will still have to move the flasher and the heater as it will be in the way, and if you donít move the heater, the door will get it. You still have to open up the front door anyway as itís all one door. Absolutely horrible IMO.  Otter is definitely on top when it comes to side doors. Clams answer is, well, Clam.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #67 on: Aug 18, 2019, 03:37 PM »
On the ice we know Salmo for the Chubby Darter. This year at iCast they release a game changing ice and open water lure. The NEW Salmo Rail Shad.
I got to test these last year and Rail Shad is now my go to smallmouth and walleye lure.
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Those look awesome !!  What size will they be offered in?

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #68 on: Aug 19, 2019, 07:44 AM »
About clam products, you guys realize that clam doesn't really make anything.
They just buy tents from mass production in China and stamps CLAM on them.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #69 on: Aug 19, 2019, 07:34 PM »
About clam products, you guys realize that clam doesn't really make anything.
They just buy tents from mass production in China and stamps CLAM on them.

the tents are not mass produced as you don't see the same patterns on other brands out there. also if you haven't noticed the look of the tent is changed up a little each year. new this year is the Side Symmetry Door System which is patented now and will not be seen on other brands.   Clam has select manufacturers they work with over there. Clam designs everything then before anything gets produced it must get signed off on by R&D before they run the whole production lot.
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #70 on: Aug 20, 2019, 08:38 AM »
Ice Strong is releasing a new ultralight spring bobber this year called "The Pulse":

https://fishicestrong.com/collections/bobbers/products/thepulse

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #71 on: Aug 20, 2019, 10:47 AM »
I have eyes on a new Ion X auger, I am hoping I can get one more year out of my otter flip over but it has a few tears and some thin spots.
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #72 on: Aug 20, 2019, 12:08 PM »
any word on what the improvements will be to the ion augers, I heard maybe 6 amp battery.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #73 on: Aug 20, 2019, 01:12 PM »
any word on what the improvements will be to the ion augers, I heard maybe 6 amp battery.

Gotta be about time for them to change battery design so everyone has to get new augers when their batteries die

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #74 on: Aug 20, 2019, 10:34 PM »
Those look awesome !!  What size will they be offered in?

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #75 on: Aug 21, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Thank you, Come on October!!  ;D

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #76 on: Aug 21, 2019, 03:04 PM »
13 Fishing's patent on the trigger style in line reels must've expired.. Sportsman's Direct has a new one of these this year as well:

https://sportsmensdirect.com/shop/reels/hwi-trigger-drop-reel/

Same price as the cheaper Clam offering.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #77 on: Aug 22, 2019, 11:07 AM »
New Apparel options from Eskimo this year:

https://www.geteskimo.com/outerwear

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #78 on: Aug 22, 2019, 12:38 PM »
13 Fishing's patent on the trigger style in line reels must've expired.. Sportsman's Direct has a new one of these this year as well:

Doubt they ever had/got a patent. A patent is good for 20 years from the date of application.
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #79 on: Aug 22, 2019, 12:42 PM »
Eskimo web-site is showing the 8" Pistol auger with a Power Point. $220 msrp.
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #80 on: Aug 22, 2019, 05:44 PM »
I have not heard of any new fish finders coming out yet, except for an updated Humminbird one.  Is Marcum sticking with the same ones again and others?

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #81 on: Aug 22, 2019, 05:58 PM »
I have not heard of any new fish finders coming out yet, except for an updated Humminbird one.  Is Marcum sticking with the same ones again and others?

Only new thing from marcum looked to be some accessories for the lithium shuttle.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #82 on: Aug 23, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Here's the 2019-20 catalog from Fiska's/yourbobbersdown.com:

https://www.yourbobbersdown.com/v/PDF/ybdcatalog.pdf

Not a ton of new products, but there are a few.

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #83 on: Aug 26, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but here is the new Gen 2 Ion Augers:

https://www.ioniceaugers.com/Product/8-ion-g2-11762

Flighting looks like the pistol bit, just a change in color. Powerhead is the only real design it looks like but I do like the looks of it.


Looks like Eskimo also came out with a new ice suit:

https://www.geteskimo.com/legend-ice-suit

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #84 on: Aug 26, 2019, 01:24 PM »
Looks like eskimo also has a new flip shack that's between the size of their other shacks.  No side doors though. 

https://www.geteskimo.com/Product/apex-thermal-11750

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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #85 on: Aug 26, 2019, 03:21 PM »
$780 for the new Ion auger?? :woot: :cookoo:
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #86 on: Aug 26, 2019, 11:34 PM »
Is it just me or are Clams answer to side doors absolutely ridiculous? IMO that is a horrible design and will be a pita to get in out out of. You will still have to move the flasher and the heater as it will be in the way, and if you donít move the heater, the door will get it. You still have to open up the front door anyway as itís all one door. Absolutely horrible IMO.  Otter is definitely on top when it comes to side doors. Clams answer is, well, Clam.

I agree.....lol. At least they attempted to be innovative....fail.

I can't understand why they offer 100 different similar shacks......I mean **censored**....

Clam really has been a disapoint ment for about the last 7years. Back in the day they were pretty good......now innovation seems to escape them. It is basicly a company that buys products from others rebrands and doubles the price. When the leech flutter spoon came out......I was like **censored**.....I bought that off amazon last year for 1/3 the price they want.....it's not a "new" spoon......just a rebranded one.

I think what disappoints me most about clam is the failure to be innovative in areas they could have excelled in.

For instance the clam plate was a solid product.....started at $45 now we're up to $90? Once we found the drills able to turn the augers and batteries, a lot of us fell in love with them.....what's clam do with this.....drops the ball. Totally fails at the gear box. Then doesn't even pay attention to the light weight craze and look into a synthetic auger for the plate....I mean **censored**?

If I was clam, I would have a perfect clam plate by now. I would have a quick grab/release for holding the drill on it. I would have an optional gear box to turn a 10in auger.  (My Milwaukee 1200 can turn a 10in mora but it works it) Then a lineup of 3 light synthetic augers a 6in, 8in, and 10in. All 3 would have an option of a drill plate, and hand auger crank on them. All augers would have a center point, and run the hybrid shaver/chipper blades.

I'd make a normal sled in ALL the flip overs. FLAT from front to back....so u can move your seat all the way to each end.

I'd improve the center counsel in the flipovers with some lids to secure stuff.

I'd make a more comfortable seat with gel foam padding....it be like dang near sleeping in a bed for a guy's rear.

I would contract Adam Bricker to truely make a custom clam rod series with limited numbers.

I would put hooks in the $4-$5 panfish lures that wouldn't snap off after 2-3fish.


Last but not least.....I would put out a quality product no mater what it was vs cheap crap and a high price.






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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #87 on: Aug 27, 2019, 06:11 AM »
 I have 2 clams 1 is a 2008 X2 back then the tubs were extremely heavy , I have a newer 1 man like it but wish they made a sturdier tubs , JMO , they make to many choices , if they made fewer models and use that money to make better units to compete with otters and others  , this was mentioned to clam a few years ago , far as rebranding products,  companies have been doing that for soft and hard water forever ,
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Re: New Gear for 2019/2020 Season
« Reply #88 on: Aug 27, 2019, 08:53 AM »
Here is St. Croix's catalog I found online:

https://issuu.com/st.croixrod/docs/scr_icecatalog_out_0618


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