HB Ice 45

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chauncy
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2010/10/14 14:45:17 (permalink)

HB Ice 45

Sold my showdown and picked up an ice 45. These are supposed to be an upgrade from the Fl-18 and 20. Anybody have experience with one yet? I still have my 18.
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    Denny Crane x2
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/17 10:59:24 (permalink)
    i'm seriously considering buying a showdown this fall.  don't know what an ice 45 is.  was there something about the showdown you didn't like chauncy?
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    chauncy
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/17 16:42:56 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Denny Crane x2

    i'm seriously considering buying a showdown this fall.  don't know what an ice 45 is.  was there something about the showdown you didn't like chauncy?

    Just a personal preference for me. I really like the color units as they seemed to be easier to interpet to me. Cant tell what is what with the showdown. Everything is a black line. Couldn't tell hard bottom from weeds. But like i said, it's just my preference. The showdown will show how deep and where the fish are in the water column tho.
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    saltydog
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/17 19:07:54 (permalink)
    I heard they are the cats Meow. Never used one, just read the reviews

    I have a marcum, and love it. Sat next to a buddy with a lower end vex and was disappointed with it. My next unit will be the hummingbird
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    tommybanzai
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/19 10:23:55 (permalink)
    I got a 45 last year, and used it all winter. I love it!!!!
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/19 12:25:33 (permalink)
    I have a buddy that has the 45...He loves it and I agree it does have some really nice features. I have the Marcum LX-5 and it's pretty sweet too. I've fished next to the Showdown and, although it's better than no flasher at all, it's very, very basic.
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/21 12:55:53 (permalink)
    I would love to pick up a unit for the ice. All i have is a Vex Flasher built in the 1900's lol just waiting for a good price on one or for someone to stop ice fishing and give it to me for a cheap price.. I'm not looking for a flasher I'm looking for one where you drop it into the hole and see what's down there.. Thanks, Ed
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    RUDDER
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/22 15:48:31 (permalink)
    couldnt imagine fishing without my Vex fl20
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    RE: HB Ice 45 2010/10/23 19:46:36 (permalink)
    Last year was the first year I purchased any type of fish finder/flasher and I bought the lowrance x67c ice machine and hands down it's been the best investment I've ever made.
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