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Offline supervdl

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #30 on: Sep 30, 2019, 03:59 PM »
No major upgrades for me - I might get some new boots specifically for ice fishing and that's about it.

Offline chilly-willy

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #31 on: Sep 30, 2019, 08:01 PM »
So I have an older Clam Kenai that just has a basic padded bench seat. Been looking at the new Eskimos with the swivel mesh seat since last season. Once I saw that, I got to thinking it would not be too hard to mount a swivel seat to my Clam. I looked for a replacement seat from all the major manufacturers but could not find one.

A couple weeks ago one of my hunting buddies said his dad got a nice seat for his ground blind. Turned out to be just what I was looking for! So I picked one up this weekend and just have to mount the swivel base on my sled. Think this is gonna work great!

So anybody else have any upgrades in the plans?





Don't know if Dunham has same one in the cabelas add?? Looks like same one in Dunham add..  but it's same price and you can get some times 10% at Dunham? There  is a cupon in the michigan fishing guide for our state.. not sure if Dunham is local around you guys but it is in michigan ..

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #32 on: Sep 30, 2019, 08:26 PM »
Just though of this too..  tripple aaa of michigan incurance company..  if you have there aaa auto club towing cards..  they give 10% at certin places..  dunhams is one of those last I looked.. show your card and save type thing.
 

Offline captain54

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #33 on: Oct 17, 2019, 09:53 AM »
None....the last update .....caused lack of ice.....the Striker float suit......lol

Offline pa-iceman

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #34 on: Oct 28, 2019, 07:13 PM »
I just fishing my first smitty sled and today I just got my new eskimo fatfish 6120I.


Offline CowDawg

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #35 on: Oct 28, 2019, 07:55 PM »
Holy crap batman... You guys are still beating up the dead horse on English wrenches???  RUTNUTT  just go over to Harbor Freight and pick up a Metric adjustable wrench... Problem solved!!!!!! ;D ;D

Offline Chris338378

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #36 on: Oct 28, 2019, 11:01 PM »
HAHAHAHA Metric adjustable wrench, that's priceless.  Aren't they next to the kaniffiler valves?

Offline Spider1

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #37 on: Oct 29, 2019, 05:00 AM »
guys, funny you should mention it... I actually have a metric adjustable wrench... yeah, they make them and I just had to have one. ;D

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #38 on: Oct 29, 2019, 05:12 AM »
Holy crap batman... You guys are still beating up the dead horse on English wrenches???  RUTNUTT  just go over to Harbor Freight and pick up a Metric adjustable wrench... Problem solved!!!!!! ;D ;D
  Do they have the latest digital model?

Offline Spider1

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #39 on: Oct 29, 2019, 08:24 AM »
if you're gonna spend the money, might as well get one with Bluetooth!

Offline RuttNutt

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #40 on: Oct 29, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Man, we need some ICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::) ::) ::)
Where's the FISH?!

Offline Chris338378

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #41 on: Oct 29, 2019, 03:44 PM »
You're right we need some ice, at least four inches.  We could take up a collection and buy a tanker of liquid nitrogen to help us get some ice.    ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #42 on: Oct 30, 2019, 10:39 AM »
I'm afraid to even ask how much that would cost.................. ................ :o
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Offline Chris338378

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #43 on: Oct 30, 2019, 07:45 PM »
I'm not sure but can call if you'd like.  The only problem I can think of is having them deliver it to the lake of our choice.  Although if we got the right driver and dispatcher, say a friend of Mr. Benjamin.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Offline chilly-willy

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #44 on: Oct 31, 2019, 04:20 AM »
Must be part of that sucking sound ross perot talked about in 92? Every thing went to Mexico etc??  like the escort zx2 and other cars  built in Mexico..  for ford motor company.. since there not built here they use metric..j/s

Offline CowDawg

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #45 on: Nov 02, 2019, 09:24 PM »
  Do they have the latest digital model?

Yeah!!  but I didn't have the store coupon.

Offline NEZ

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #46 on: Nov 15, 2019, 08:11 PM »
My upgrade is to fish more. :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:

Offline cajuntony

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #47 on: Nov 16, 2019, 03:36 AM »
My co workers rag me about making big purchases  every time I do we end up having warmer winters... fishing with wat I got this yr...

Offline Van_Cleaver

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #48 on: Nov 17, 2019, 09:07 AM »
I'm trying to get by with the voluminous amount of jigs, rods, reels etc. already in my possession. That said I did just pull the trigger on a Dakota Lithium Ion battery for my flasher in a attempt to keep the overall weight down.

Offline Chris338378

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #49 on: Nov 17, 2019, 09:37 AM »
The only upgrade I can see me making in the near future is getting another Eagle Claw inline reel.  I have one already and like it quite a bit.  It did take a little getting use to when dropping the jig down and stopping it where I want to but I got use to it using it for a day.  Some guys don't like this reel but I don't have any issues with it and like the price a lot. 

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #50 on: Nov 17, 2019, 10:05 AM »
Yes Chris I like inline reels also ...a bit to get use to but no line twist  on light presentations

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #51 on: Nov 17, 2019, 02:37 PM »
It wasn't too bad getting use to it.  The big thing was controlling how fast the line fed out and keeping the spool from continuing to spool out line once the lure stopped.  I solved the problem with keeping slight pressure on the spool when it was getting close to where I wanted to stop my lure then stopping the spool by adding more pressure.  After an hour or two I had it down pat and got it to be a habit. 

Offline Black Jack

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #52 on: Nov 22, 2019, 12:37 PM »
Got an Eskimo one-man flip-over this year. Should be nice on those cold, blustery days......just my Buddy heater and me!

Offline Dsmeltz18

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #53 on: Nov 22, 2019, 09:32 PM »
Huge upgrades for me, Just got into ice fishing last year and sure glad I did.

Just have some basic cheap Tip-Ups and one walmart rod/reel combo.
Borrowed a 8in hand Ice Auger last year, looking to purchase one this year
Would gladly take any advice for someone basically starting fresh.

Thanks, and good luck to everyone this year!!!

Offline Spider1

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #54 on: Nov 23, 2019, 05:30 AM »
Welcome aboard!

Offline Peccavi18

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #55 on: Nov 25, 2019, 07:19 PM »
I added an Eskimo Quickflip 1 from an end of season sale last year. Just did the spring lift, coffee table hinges, style smitty on it and my 2 man. Added a head light and interior lights to the Eskimo. I also picked up an LX7 in the off season. Just need to replace my spoons, I lost a tackle box to the bottom of a lake this summer now I have to slowly rebuild what I liked and used the most.

Offline Mr. Charlie

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #56 on: Dec 02, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Waiting in my new Eskimo Fat Fish 949i shelter to arrive ! Also picked up a new Pfleuger Monarch long stem , super sweet.
And the usual new jigs and such.
Gonna start building a Smitty this week. I have a few cool ideas for the design.
Other than that Iím still slaying fish from the boat so at least thereís that.
Keep yer worms warm!

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Re: Major Upgrades this season
« Reply #57 on: Dec 05, 2019, 04:30 PM »
Just bought a new Ridgid Octane drill and a two battery combo pack(6 and 3 amp/hr) at Home Depot, didn't really need it but its replacing my older gen 5 Ridgid on the Clam plate. Should have no problem turning the 8in auger now! ;D

 



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