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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott827

Stupid Marcum Question

10 posts in this topic

I have an Marcum LX5. It’s my first flasher. I took it to a boat dock to try it out. Everything works great. My question is when would you NOT use the superfine line? Is their situations when the regular mode is more beneficial ? I am a novice with a flasher and I am wondering why I wouldn’t leave on all the time. If there is not a reason, why is their an option to turn in on or off.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you go to zoom, it automatically goes to SFL I believe it brings target seperation down also

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually use the SFL on my LX-5 also, I like the smaller marks and the better target definition and separation. I don't always use it, but I usually use it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s not a stupid question at all; in fact we get asked it quite often. Running your LX-5 in SuperFine Line offers you the best target separation in the industry at ¾”. The reason MarCum offered it as an option is because the perceived value of larger returns most flasher users were accustomed to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SuperFineLine (SFL) is the first button I hit on my LX-5 after I turn it on.

Detail is everything, especially on a tough bite. Yesterday I was out on the ice; with the cold front and the frigid temps, the fish were inactive to say the least. SFL was the difference between discerning the fish that closed in on the bait, and fish that stayed a jig's-length away and only sniffed.

For those of you who have studied the way a fish approaches and/or eats a bait with an underwater camera, you know it's the movements you do and often do not make in this critical zone, which make or break your day on the ice. SFL allows me to appropriately react to that behavior, and ultimately do better than before I started using one.

Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use it all of the time too. I mainly use the zoom, but I turn it on manually if I'm not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies. I thought I would turn it on all the time but also thought I might not be thinking of something. I can’t wait to get out on the ice with it. By just playing around with it the dock in 10 FOW I can see the huge benefit of having one. It was pretty cool seeing your jig an inch or so off the bottom. None of my buddies have a flasher, so I am expecting I am going to have to tell them to get their own.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have it but Hovermn Does, I have an lx3 and when he is in the house with me I cannot cancel out the SFL, if he doenst use it im fine and can cancel it out, maybe its something with my unit....so i guess I would say if your fishing with someone that doesnt have an LX5 then I would say not to use it.

shawn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

None of my buddies have a flasher, so I am expecting I am going to have to tell them to get their own.

Scott

1st rule when YOU have a LX-5 and your buddies don't, DON'T let them use it! Keep it within reach. You will have a hard time getting it back from them. wink

Telling/showing them what you see is good, however laugh

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  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • What exactly will you be using it for? Driving around the country with the top down, hunting the back woods, fording small creeks?
    • at times the prop will stop on mine, usually when I move it to turn, need to tear into it sometime, I have use fishelectronics for misc. parts
    • I might have to get out and test drive a few and figure out what I like and don't like. Definitly not buying new so Ill narrow it down a bit and then wait for that cherry to show up.
    • Good job on getting it done with a limited amount of time left to hunt.
    • Love the curvature of the antlers.   Beautiful mount!
    • Not a monster for sure but he makes the season a success. I wasnt going to be able to hunt tomorrow because of a first communion, not afternoon today because of my dads birthday, and only evenings Monday&Tuesday.  So time was limited and i am more than happy to eat jake. Here he is.
    • Either I'm slackin', or the sun is rising earlier than it did last year! Didn't make it to the river until 6, but surprisingly I was still the first to arrive  walked to my normal starting spot, but once there, something told me to go out of the ordinary. So I packed away my black panther martin and put on a crayfish husky jerk. I didn't catch the trophy I desired, but I did catch some nice ones, with the biggest being about 15 inches. I ventured farther downstream than I ever had before, and wanted to keep going, but it appeared that the fishing easement ended, and I may have been on private property. I stayed in the river the entire time, but didn't want to push my luck, so I went back upstream. Caught 19 total, probably lost at least as many. Surprisingly, no brook trout though. 
    • Oh yeah, a lot of the newer 1/2 tons have frame rust issues as well.  If you want a serious off-road machine, you need to go back to the models with the straight front axles, and of course, they're getting harder to find in decent shape too.  Especially in the rust belt.  You can still find solid older trucks if you head west, young man...        
    • Just to be clear- The wrangler wasn't introduced until 87 so at least compare apples to apples and having owned ford,chevy and dodge trucks of the Wrangler era I can testify they all have issues. My 08 Ram had more frame and fender rust than my older Jeep. The Chevy's have plenty of frame issues as well. Yes. It's a concern but if you want something like this,there is no better alternative.   https://www.google.com/search?q=chevy+frame+rust+problems&client=opera&hs=Lrs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAnPz1kMrTAhVpw4MKHSs9B1UQ_AUICigB&biw=800&bih=381
  • Our Sponsors