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Brade04

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I'm going up town sometime this weekend. I have about $180 bucks to spend. I have a flasher and a house and enough equipment. Anyone else reccomend anything?

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do you have a rod/reel set up for each type of species?.. Do you 2 for the ones you fish more of?.. Lures?..

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Yeah I've got my crappie/sunfish rod set up and my walleye rods ready to go

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new gloves, heater, propane, boots, lights, batteries, fan, minnow bucket, and net, seats for hut, the list goes on.

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I would say anything that is necessary and in questionable working condition and cannot be fixed should be tops on the list.

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The stuff you always run out of

Batteries

Lighters

spare line

spare propane tank/s

couple MREs incase you forget lunch

zapper lights

needle nose pliers

good ice cleats

big fish handling equipment (hook cutters,grabber tongs/jaw spreaders)

First aid kit.

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you guys are slacking.

12 cases of beer. jeez.

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Ice fishing jacket & bibs ... Helps a LOT! You can get into a set of Vexlar Bibs & Jacket for around $210, if that is too steep, get just the ice fishing bibs for $100. Fleet Farm & Gander carries them.

Portable GPS with lake chip .... New it will be more than $180, but you might be able to find a used one for close to that price.

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I'd get the wife or girl friend a nice gift certificate or maybe a day at the spa. That way she can't complain when your gone all weekend fishing. grin

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I've got a ton of rods. when panfishing, I take at least 3 or 4 rods. I put different jigs on before hand to what I think will work. Then when I'm fishing I can just switch from one to the other instead of messing with changing jigs so often if needed. I still use the quick snaps but it only takes a few seconds for that fish to show in the fishfinder and be gone while you are caught changing a lure.

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Sounds like you have everything you need. Send the money to me. Hee Hee Hee.

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That is the way to go in my opinion (but jigs tied directly on) - I usually have 6, since I'm into multi-species fishing. One is always the deadstick.

Only problem is deciding which ones to put on first shocked

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my next purchase (other than my gas auger which i hope to get enough xmas money to help me with) is probably gonna be a handheld gps.

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