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stifler51

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im looking at getting another Vexilar, currently i have the FL-12 with the 12° ducer. My question is for my new FL-20 is it worth spending the extra money on the 9°/19° ducer? whats the pros cons

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I think anytime you have an option to get a unit with a dual beam.. Get it... it helps a few different ways. When fishing with a lot of people, you will get far less interferance issues in a smaller degree cone angle. You can read better bottom in sharp drop offs, and also reed better in weedy areas in a smaller cone angle. However ,under normal conditions you usually want the wider cone though.

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It's not the ducer, it's the split zoom!

yea my GF wants a vexilar, so i figured ill go get one with the split zoom and let her have the FL12, just unsure if i was gonna get the 12° ducer or the 9°/19° ducer

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I got the 12 degree and love it. I used to have the 9/19 degree and I hardly ever used the 9 degree. It's just one more thing to go wrong with the 9/19 degree and you would find yourself using the 19 degree 95% of the time anyway.

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I agree with those that say get the dual beam if it's an option. I like the narrow beam in situations where with other lines in the water, so I can mark my bait only and not any others -- also for deep water, steep drops, other flashers in close proximity, etc. I use the wide beam in shallow water or when I want to see multiple lines at the same time. The flexibility and versatility offered by a dual beam is nice to have.

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I have a 20 with the dual beam and really like it. I fish a number of different situations and switch beams pretty often.

I have also used a 20 with just the 12 degree ducer and it worked really well in multiple situations where I am usually switching back and forth beams on the dual.

I'd say the dual would probably do a little better in giving you the picture you are looking for in certain situations, but the 12 is a very good intermediate beam.

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