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  1. YakTracks XTM spikes for $20 and flasher batteries for $17 at The farm store today and tomorrow
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    Brainerd jaycees

    BRING WARM CLOTHES!........I have done this several times and it is usually brutally cold. There are several bus shuttles and they do a good job getting you back and forth, but be prepared to wait a long time to get back to your car at the end as everybody is leaving at the same time. A backpack would be a good idea as you have to walk in and out and load whatever you bring into the bus.
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    Strikemaster Auger Blades

    There is a place in Lakeville that offers an exchange.... not sure about the quality as i have never used them. Look in the sporting catagory on C list.
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    wood tip down

    FF in Lakeville has them.....they are not on sale right now so they are $24
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    wood tip down

    Fleet F usually has them for about $20.....you're right they would be easy to make if you had a table saw and a drill press and a few trips to the hardware store.......or just cough up a twenty and call it good, I think that includes a simple rod/reel also and provides income for the guy that sells them.
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    Spring bobbers are a waste of money

    +1......love my St. Croix spring bobbers....I know my catch rate is much higher with them, no problems with icing up
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    striker ice suit sizing?

    I would not not recommend buying one of these without trying on first...I bought a medium jacket last year...every jacket I own is medium but My Striker seems a bit large to me. With the floatation built in these are a little stiffer and worth trying on first.
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    auger blade sharpening

    There is a place in Lakeville just North of Gander Mtn on same service road, advertsises on C list for somewhere around $17 - $19? I have never tried them so no idea how they hold up. Sorry not very close to North Metro though.......
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    What do you want in a seminar?

    Being a long time open water fisherman, but relatively new to ice fishing, I would be most interested in learning how to locate fish in a new lake. How do you determine where to drill your holes when you show up at a new lake with nothing but a map and maybe some DNR info? I have been to enough seminars about what jigs/rods/line/bait to use and how to use them but if there are no fish under the hole aint nothin gonna happen.
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    Boat Insurance costs?

    I just got my insurance renewal from that insurance company that Flo advertises for all day everyday on what seems like every channel.....I guess I know where most of my premium dollars go.....anyway is $200 too much or average for a 2002 Alumacraft Trophy 175 w/115 Yamaha and trailer? Seems like a bunch to me as I think it was about $100 a few years ago. What are you guys paying....
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    concave horizontal jig

    Lundeens in Onamia and Tutts in Garrison have them....not sure of the brand???
  12. I really like the concept of a Glide Light sled for hole hopping and having something liteweight to carry all the gear.....but I am kinda cheap and don't want to spend $80 or more....has anyone built something to accomodate a 5 gall bucket, ice scoop, rod holders, locator and willing to share a picture or 2? In addition to being cheap, I also like to tinker and get satisfaction from builing my own gadgets.
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    Navionics app for Android/iphone - ice fishing GPS

    I love this app and use it all the time...only drawback is the small screen..I noticed that they offer a HD version for Android tablets for 36 or 37 dollars. Since I have a 10" tablet I think i might try that.....anyone else tried the tablet version yet.?
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    StrikeMaster Auger Give-Away

    I will use the electric for running and gunning on my ATV. Gettin tired of pulling the rope on my old Strikemaster Magnum. Ken Sommer Lakeville
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    repairs! Auger, flasher, porty!

    I had my sled wear through also.....I patched the holes and mounted a 1/2" plywood base under it followed by a couple of 2x3 boards that I mounted some cheap/free old downhill skis on. This thing pulls like a dream now without the tub dragging on the snow. I've had the recoil rope break before, fixed it myself...was a pain, wish I would have just bought a replacement like you. GOOD LUCK!