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What are some good sites to order good overpaying gear off iv looked on bps but they don't have much

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What are some good sites to order good overpaying gear off iv looked on bps but they don't have much

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Wow gotta love the auto correct on "smart" phones overpaying = ice fishing some how lol

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What do you need? Try Reeds Sporting Goods.......won't let me post a link.

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What do you need? Try Reeds Sporting Goods.......won't let me post a link.

Idk I'm still new only ever going twice once to your neck of the woods at silver lake and that place hooked me. Mostly rods idk if I wanna get into tip ups I'm still new and mostly targeting gills and perch though pike and eyes would be cool. So mostly quality rods and reels for now unless I see other cool things I'll want.

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I don't ice fish but I might be able to help you. Check Cabelas, Gander mountain, and dicks. I know my local Gander has a lot of ice gear in it. Never hurts to hit there web site or a store. Also Cabelas has a huge selection on there web site.

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I get all my ice fishing gear at Cabela's, but that isn't saying much since I rarely ice fish.

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Be very, very careful. It's a little known fact that the bait monkey's parents had a successful career luring anglers to spend thousands on the sport of ice fishing. You'll never know you are in trouble until the day you need to buy a quad or snowmobile to haul all of your gear out onto the ice.

If you see this couple, RUN!

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Idk I'm still new only ever going twice once to your neck of the woods at silver lake and that place hooked me. Mostly rods idk if I wanna get into tip ups I'm still new and mostly targeting gills and perch though pike and eyes would be cool. So mostly quality rods and reels for now unless I see other cool things I'll want.

Probably the best advice I can give you is, buy a quality auger. For gill fishing a 5"-6" hand powered auger is all you need. It's generaly known that the blue "Mora" augers are not that great, IMHO skip them, and conversly many think the Nils augers are the best. But they are expensive, hard to find, and when they go dull the whole head needs to be sent in for sharpining. Replacment heads for the Nils I guess are very expensive as well. I went with a Lazer. I was very happy with it. Last year I cut through up to 18" of ice with little effort, plus if the blades do get dull, Gander has plenty of them.

For rods........my personal preferance for blugill and perch fishing is an 18"-20" UL rod. Frabill's "Bro" series rods are a good choice. For gill fishing, a spring bobber on the rod tip is a must, for perch fishing where I do a lot of aggresive jigging, the spring bobber is a nusence. Small 500 size UL spinning reels, no need to break the bank, I have $15 Gander Mtn. store brand ones. 2lb test Trilene Micro ice line.

I know guys that have hundreds of ice jigs, I don't see the need for it. I do just fine with a couple differnt sizes of Northlands "gill getters" in 2 or 3 colors. Something brite like pink/chart for low light days/dirty water, and some thing natural like brown/green for clear water. For perch, I like HT "marmooska" jigs, purple/white, green/chart work fine for me. I tip the gill jigs with a wax worm, wacky style just like a tiny senko LOL. For perch I usually thread a white soft plastic Maki "mousey" on the jig.

You don't need any electronics or shelters to get starteed (but it helps).

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Probably the best advice I can give you is, buy a quality auger. For gill fishing a 5"-6" hand powered auger is all you need. It's generaly known that the blue "Mora" augers are not that great, IMHO skip them, and conversly many think the Nils augers are the best. But they are expensive, hard to find, and when they go dull the whole head needs to be sent in for sharpining. Replacment heads for the Nils I guess are very expensive as well. I went with a Lazer. I was very happy with it. Last year I cut through up to 18" of ice with little effort, plus if the blades do get dull, Gander has plenty of them.

For rods........my personal preferance for blugill and perch fishing is an 18"-20" UL rod. Frabill's "Bro" series rods are a good choice. For gill fishing, a spring bobber on the rod tip is a must, for perch fishing where I do a lot of aggresive jigging, the spring bobber is a nusence. Small 500 size UL spinning reels, no need to break the bank, I have $15 Gander Mtn. store brand ones. 2lb test Trilene Micro ice line.

I know guys that have hundreds of ice jigs, I don't see the need for it. I do just fine with a couple differnt sizes of Northlands "gill getters" in 2 or 3 colors. Something brite like pink/chart for low light days/dirty water, and some thing natural like brown/green for clear water. For perch, I like HT "marmooska" jigs, purple/white, green/chart work fine for me. I tip the gill jigs with a wax worm, wacky style just like a tiny senko LOL. For perch I usually thread a white soft plastic Maki "mousey" on the jig.

You don't need any electronics or shelters to get starteed (but it helps).

Thanks I got a spring bobber on my pole I bought for last year and me and my brother inlaw have a auger we share but the handle broke so it tears up gloves now. I think it's a lazer though we made an attachment last year fir when at silver lake welded some threaded rod put a T on it so it doesn't fall in the lake should it come outa the drill attached it to the dewalt cordless and zipped holes like it's nothing.

I know all bout maki-plastics the guy who makes em works at the other boces center I work for.

Idk if I'm gonna but last year my brother inlaw mentioned going halvsies on a shelter and sled so might have that also but not sure if were gonna.

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Thanks I got a spring bobber on my pole I bought for last year and me and my brother inlaw have a auger we share but the handle broke so it tears up gloves now. I think it's a lazer though we made an attachment last year fir when at silver lake welded some threaded rod put a T on it so it doesn't fall in the lake should it come outa the drill attached it to the dewalt cordless and zipped holes like it's nothing.

I know all bout maki-plastics the guy who makes em works at the other boces center I work for.

Idk if I'm gonna but last year my brother inlaw mentioned going halvsies on a shelter and sled so might have that also but not sure if were gonna.

Build your own ice shanty and you can save hundreds. A number of years ago, my BIL and I built two 4' x 8' portables for less than $150 each. A shack this size can easily fish two people, five holes, with room to spare for a small heater. These also included a strap on box that would hold three five/six gallon buckets, the heater, and auger for trip out and back. They weighed in at around 65lbs each w/o gear. Not too hard to drag unless you got into really deep snow, but that's when all shanties get hard to drag.

The first thing you absolutely need though is a quality flasher unit like Vexilar makes. Quite a few days when you can get your limit and be back in a nice warm truck before you'd ever get cold enough to need an ice shelter.

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You don't need any electronics or shelters to get starteed (but it helps).

No shelter? That doesn't sound fun. The only way you'd get me ice fishing is if I had one of those little huts that stay on the lake like in the movie Grumpy Old Men.

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