Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Woody61

Showdown vs Vexilar/MArcum

Recommended Posts

Looking for comparisons of the 2 styles by folks who have used both.I have a showdown that I got last year but am thinking of going to a different style but never have used a circular flasher before wonder if I'd be upgrading or wasting my money or not.How long is the battery charge good for in a Vex or Marcum?

BTW first time poster long time lurker,this is a great sight you have here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My marcum LX-5 will last a few days on a charge. My old Vex's the same. What I like about the LX is the super fine line for target seperation and its nice and quiet. And from the factory dual transducer. I honestly only use mine though in dark water or at night, most my fishings done by sight up here on Boji. If your up this way your more than welcome to see mine work before you buy. I also mount this on the bow of the boat for summer fishing to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used both Vex and MarCum flashers extensively and I can assure you that if your looking to get great value at a Showdown price point only one unit stands alone in performance and features and that's the MarCum VX-1. There have been quite a few deals on remaining last year and refurbed units as well and the prices are absolutey fantastic for a first flasher. I paid $279 for a Vex F8SLT 10 years ago and I wish the VX-1 was available back then. Now the VX-1 has zoom whish I absoltuely love. Another reason to go with the MarCum is it's much more user friendly than a Vex. Battery life for the VX-1 and FL-8 is 20 plus hours on a fully charged battery. Good luck with whatever unit you buy and welcome to Fishing Minnesota

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also bought a showdown last year. when I researching it I all most went with the MarCum. but to me all the refurbished units tell me some thing was wrong with them. no mater how good there customer serves is I didnt want to deal with it.

I have used a fl8 be for and liked it and a old humming bird super 60 riged for ice fishing, if i could have found a used super 60 for a resonable price I would have bought it. FF was out of fl8's so I went with the showdown. the guy at gander said the first year they came out they had problems and a lot came back,I think they didnt have a screen heater he also said they fixed the problem and coulnt recall one being return the 2nd year.

If theres nothing wrong with the showdown I dont think theres that much to be gained unless you go with the icemachine W gps. IMO RR.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have only used vexilar. But in my opinion i don't think you could go wrong with either a vex or a marcum. They are both good brands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a showdown, FL8 and an LX-3 from marcum. All are great. I'd rate them like this. LX-3, FL8 then the showdown. The only reason the showdown comes in 3rd is because I have had some difficulties with it keeping locked on to my small jigs for pannies. But the marcum wins hands down

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this