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FL-18, Genz pack or Pro Pack?

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We're pitching in with my daughter to get my son in law the FL-18 and can't decide on the Genz or Pro Pack. What are the advantages/disadvantages of these options? I just noticed that there's the Ultra Pack also, worth the extra money?

The Genz Pack is the cheapest and for $10 more we can get the Pro and another $20 the Ultra. (That makes the Ultra $30 more than the Genz.)

Thanks, Steve

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I like the Pro Pack, fits in a 5 gallon bucket for protection, includes a built in rod holder, small tackle box and battery status indicator. OPTIONAL - add flex light, additional rod holder, cup holder, soft case.

Only main differences with the ultrapack is the master shutoff (so unit will not drain battery when not in use for periods of time), and the recharge terminals. Personally prefer the Pro Pack because it is not as bulky as the Ultra.

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Go with the ultra pack. I love mine. i like the shutoff switch and the recharge terminals.

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I have the Ultra, not worth the extra $$$ in my opinion. I would go with the Pro-Pack. Great choice in going with the FL-18. He will love the zoom option.

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The Genz pack is what I got and I love it. I used to have the fl-18 pro pack but when you are fishing in slush or snow the genz pack keeps it out of it.

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Thanks everyone!!!

He knows he's getting it so I'll have him check out this thread and he can decide. I checked around and it looks like Pro Fishing Supply has a great price on them and I can get it through Pay Pal. That and Perch Jerker is great to deal with.

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Thanks Steve, I appreciate the positive feedback.

Vexilar claims their Pro Pack is their most popular choice and I believe it. But a good buddy of mine has the Ultra Pack and it is really a nice set-up. A little more money at the start, but the convenience of the master power switcn and battery termimals will be there for you for years.

I once saw a guy pull the battery connectors off his power cables when recharging his battery on the first night of a 4 or 5 day trip. We were able to monkey-rig his battery connection to keep his flasher working for the whole trip, but that example really hammers home the imporatnce of the battery terminals and master power swich.

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The Vexilar Pro pack has more flexibilities and user friendly options, and handy accessories.

More Kewl accessories on the way too. wink

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Got three Vex in Ultra packs with covers and they are staying in them. Great set up tried all the others, Ultra pack is best. Of course it's also the most money!

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I have the Pro Pack, and I almost wish I had gotten the FL12 or the FL20 with the flat screen. I will see how I like mine and maybe upgrade later.

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