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croixflats

Bottom of ice hole edge

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Is there something a person can add to the auger bit to soften the edge of the bottom of the hole so the fishing line wont get cut when a big fish is on. Lost a few fish because of this.

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If you have a chisel you could round it off with that a bit. Or try drilling conecting holes so you have a larger opening.

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They used to make an attachment that hooked to a gas auger that would round out the edges after the hole was drilled. I am not sure who made it though?

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I always use my ice scooper. I scrape it around the edge a bit and it has worked for me and got all the little ice chips away.

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I have never broken a line on a hole. just play the fish. The best thing you can probably do is replace the line every year, I do it at least 3 times a year.

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Jiffy used to have an attachment to widen the bottom of a hole. I think most of them ended up in the trash because they didn't work very well or broke easily. Maybe someone an here knows why they flopped.

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Somebody is selling them on that famous online auction site. No way will you get me to attach something to my Jiffy. What if that thing breaks and doesn't allow you to pull the bit out of the hole? And say you're inside your perm. And say your perm is snowed in for the weekend. How do you suppose a guy would get his auger back. I'd like to see you chisel that thing out in mid-February when the ice is 3ft thick!!

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I'll figure some thing out. Have welder will create. If anything I'll weld a pruning saw on an end of a pole. Or maybe create some thing like those vegtable strainers thay fold up to fit in a pot wath a pole in the middle so it spins.

With something like that I will be able to defend the whole when the bite is on. laugh

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