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chad austin

New gear ? What did YOU get ?

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How many of you got new gear for this years ice?

What did you get and did you replace old equipment or is it

a new piece to your arsenal?

Here's what I got, all new pieces to my ice mulisha;

Strikemaster 8" lazer (bought before motor line was shut down)

Vexilar FL-8 SLT ice box for my boy (a few years old but great shape and a killer price)

Vexilar FL-8 SLT pro pack for me ( 2 yrs. old and paid less than the other one)

Marcum VS350 under water camera

Replaced old tank top sunflower with new heater/cooker

I'm obviously hooked as I work in anoka and was down at the dam, hanging the camera over the railing on my lunch break

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Got a new Arctic Armor Plus coat and bibs on the way! Other than that, I already got what I need and am SOOOOOO ready for hard water!

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Humminbird Ice 35 locator.

09 Honda Rancher AT w/Ram handlebar mounted Lowrance Expedition C GPS w/Minnesota Lakemaster chip.

08 Triton XTV alum. trailer.

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New to me wheel house, Power auger, flasher, and now I need some more tip ups.

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first year on the ice..everything is new haha.

vexilar bibs.

marcum lx 5

garmin gps.

couple of ice rod with 2x ticas

can't wait ^_^

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New to me 8 x 16 wheel house, a couple rods, some jigs, rattle reels, Marcum underwater camera...I'M READY FOR SOME HARD WATER!

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My something new is Arctic Armor jacket and bibs in camo. Been using the jacket in the duck blind and so far I really like it.

Lots of pockets for storage, think I find a new pocket every time I use it. I'm not ready for winter yet but I got to admit, I'm a little excited to wear my new Arctic Armor.

You can find Arctic Armor Here

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You guys are buyin stuff already? Before the ice show? Hardcores. grin

Too much hunting to do to think about ice.

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I'm taking this year off from getting any new items, and will be instead using the $ for more trips away.

We'll see how that turns out smile

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i bought a new vexilar jacket and bibs and a new frabill icew house and im planning on getting some new poles and maybe a TB custom pole for pannies and i also bought a vexilar fl-8

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I finally broke down and got a rebuilt aquaview Scout XL. Also picked up a 97 Arctic Cat Pantera. It's a 2 seater with reverse and EFI. Still have the itch to upgrade my flasher and maybe an arcitc armor suit. The last 2 might have to wait til next year.

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I will be getting a Strikemaster Mag 2000 in the next week.. I am concerned about them doing the new motors.. Have they already made the change to overseas motor production? I really likes the idea of the Tecumseh made in the US so if they moved the operation overseas I may be getting a 1 year old auger..

Other than that I hope to get a H2O for Christmas with the Ram mounting bracket for my snowmobile at the cabin..

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After doing a spending spree the last couple years, my hope is that this year I can get by with buying very little cause I think I have all of what I should need.

I do however plan to stop in at the St.Paul Ice Show. That may be the one weekend I will have to treat myself to some early xmas gifts. Looking forward to seeing the new stuff out this season and hopefull get some good deals.

Oh and I did add a red glow chubby darter - couldn't find any of these last season, so I had to jump on it.

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clam base camp cabin

hummingbird ice 55

strikemaster lazer mag express with 10" auger

ice armor gloves

ice armor hat

other little odds and ends

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Bought a new to me Fish trap Scout (add to my Fish trap guide). 2 new thorne bro rods. One Cabelas HXL ice rod. 2 new pfluger reels. New ice scoop. A couple new jigs. and a few new fishing buddy's.

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To say the least I've been doing my part to stimulate the free falling economy. Here's my list.

Otter medium cabin + all accessories

Fishtrap Pro + all accessories

Jiffy STX Pro

LX-5

Arctic Armor

1600gram Rubber boots

2 Jason mitchell rods

1 Thorne Brothers power noodle

2 tica ss500's

2 pflueger president 6720X

Things still on my wish list:

Mopod and digital camcorder to fully utilize my Marcum VS380 underwater camera.

Lowrance IFinder Expedition C + map chip

Four wheeler to increase mobility

Still have to replenish the tackle supply from last and add the latest and greatest to my arsenal.

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Wowzers Perch, you sure are trying to stimulate the economy. The only thing I have added so far this year is my new Arctic Armor suit. I have a ton of other gear from years past. I will be trying to save the money to make a few more trips this year.

Things on the wish list would be another Thorne rod or two, a couple Tica reels to go with the Thorne rods, and maybe that new Mr. Heater Base Camp.

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