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Vex and/or Polar Vision

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I think it depends on how much you want to spend. The vex will shoot through most ice as long as the ducer is wet. I usually bring a cup of water or dehydrate myself spitting. This year we were lucky because there wasn't much snow so holding the vex on the ice worked great. If the ice is much thicker than 2.5 ft it gets difficult to read. The ice either has to be completely smoothe or wet in order to get a reading. If you got the extra cash burnin holes I'd say get the polar ice but its really not a neccessity as I see it.

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I am trying to decide whether or not I need the Polar Vision handheld sonar if I get a Vexilar? I read somewhere that the Vexilar only shoots through clear ice but the Polar Ice shoots through all types of ice. Will the Vex shoot through all kinds of ice also? Anyone have any suggestions or comments?
Thanks in advance!

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I use both. Call me spoiled I guess. I have been using the vexilar for many years. I just bought the Polar Vision a couple of months ago. I do a lot of pike fishing and use tip-ups. I am usually not trying to locate fish. I love the Polar Vision for that. it is more compact and easier to operate. I would say it is about the same as far as being able to read through the ice. The Vexilar is a little quicker of course. if I am fishing for anything other than Pike, I would not use my Polar Vision. You cannot compare the Polar Vision to a Vexilar when it comes to locating fish. Buy the Vexilar first and buy the Polar Vision when you get the extra dough saved up!

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I had that coming I guess. Just for the record though....my Vex is an FL-8. Not the new FL-18. I won't have an FL-18 until next year. smile.gif

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Someday I'll have both too, And people will call me a scissor bill. But college ain't cheap! I'm grateful for the gas to get to the lake. grin.gif

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Yeah, I remember those days. We used to scrape the bottoms of our pockets to buy 3 cases of Pfeiffers returnable bottles and two scoops of minnows for 10 bucks. We hoped like heck to catch fish because we had to eat too! I still think we made the right decision. We didn't starve usually and the Pfeiffers wasn't that bad. Actually, I kind of miss those days.

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