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has anyone used the ice scoop that folds in half to push down the hole and then when you pull it up it folds back out to the size out the hole. I believe they are called "skimmer dippers" or something like that. only place I have seen them is at MG in Duluth.

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Yup, my brother got one for Xmas a couple of years ago, it broke the first time he used it!!!!

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I have one ones it work fantastic! My buddy has the slush.... something or another, works the same way but it's more like a stove pipe that you push down your hole and pull up all the slush little more spendy but work good as well.

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I HAD ONE AND IT WORKED GOOD BUT WAS MADE OUT OF PLASTIC AND IT BROKE SO LAST YEAR I PICKED UP A ICE INHALER FROM FLEET FARM. IT LOOKS LIKE A 10 INCH STOVE PIPE WITH A HANDLE ON TOP. WHEN YOU DRILL A HOLE YOU SHOVE THIS DOWN THE HOLE THEN PULL THE HANDLE UP AND IT DOES THE SAME THING AS THE ONE YOU TALKED ABOUT BUT THIS ONE GETS 95% OF THE ICE OUT IN ONE LIFTING. OTHER THAN BEING A LITTLE BULKY IT WORKS GREAT.

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i had the plastic fold up skimmer, hated it till i taped it open. i now use a 8 inch metal screen strainer for food. 2 sweeps and the hole is clean.a tap on the foot and its ice free.

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depends on the size of the hole that you are cleaning out. I use a 10 and they aren't big enough for a 10 to much gets past the sides and it takes a long time to clean the hole out. I got a big dipper and that is a much better route to go.

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I have an idea, it may sound stupid, but I got a lot of stupid ideas grin.gif ......My idea is for a "fish lander" for ice fishing. You know how barbeque tongs work with a formed spring handle? Well, similar to that but at a 90 degree angle so the handle lays on the ice. On the "tong" ends are two semi-circle 8 or 10" metal plates with holes for water drainage. The "fish lander" when closed forms a circle which slides down the hole. When opened it stays to the sides of the hole and underneath the ice. Hook a fish, get him in the hole, squeeze handle to close off hole, lift, drain, grab fish........Heat up the grease and peel potatos!! grin.gif

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Yeah, you're probably right. frown.gif But I still have my ideas for "Insta Brush"/"Crappie Magnet"....."Crappie Rattler"....."Tip-up Rods"......"The fish Mobile"......"Bio-Devils" grin.gif.....If I see a "Fish Lander" being produced..Can I have some money?

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can it be luck... I had the exact same idea! (more or less) mine was inspired after losing a nice walter down the hole. Strange what you come up with after long hours of staring down the hole!

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A tip for those drilling holes--just before you break into open water, stop the drill and kick the chips clear of the hole area with your foot.

It will keep 70-80% of the ice from falling back into the hole when you hit water and then you don't have to scoop it all out...

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Lets take anything metal or plastic that has a hinge in it and a moving piece that closes in use. Now dip it in water and then stand it outside in freezing or even better sub-zero temperatures? Does the phrase "Freeze Up" ring a bell. Buy a Big Dipper that is light, floats, and almost indestructable and a heck of a lot cheaper.

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I could never understand why people would pay 30 bucks for a piece of stove pipe w/ hinges. I was @ the Fleet are Farm in Brooklyn park this week. The must have had like 25-30 of those in boxes sitting there. I don't think they are selling well.

I am a firm believer in keeping things simple. Whats wrong with a cheap plastic or better quality chisel scoop?

It reminds me when my wife bought me a pair of those "ice chaps" great idea but used them once and threw them out, they were a waste of money.

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