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Thoughts on the Hummingbird ice 55 vs. the Marcum lx5.  Any feedback would be appreciated. 



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I have the Marcum LX5 and it is excellent. smilesmilesmile

Tony Roach's Guide Service uses the Marcum exclusively; I got  agreat deal on mine through Tony near the end of last winter season. Tony and Scott are excellent fisherman.

Have fun. Malmo Mike biggrin

 



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I also have a Marcum LX-5 that I really like.  I have never used the Humminbirds.  Marcum just came out with the LX-7 and it looks really nice.



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I've never used the Ice 55. But am very satisfied with Marcum.


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I have the Ice 55 and it works well for me. It has a zoom, great (2 1/2 inch ) separation, came with a nice soft cover and dual beam transducer (9 and 19 degrees). I bought it as the Hummingbird uses a different mhz than most others brands. Im told this is a way to avoid interference with my Lowrance LMS that I also use in my shack.

Now thats not to say its the best. The major brands all have good products. Pick what works for you. I bought mine from John (manager) at Thorne Brothers. I dont work for them nor Hummingbird but did a lot of research when I bought it. My main concern was the interference.

The following is from the Hummingbird sight.

The ICE 55 ice fishing flasher has a 6-color, industry-best fiber-optic flasher display that offers unmatched performance and gives greater distinction between targets in the beam. It also features an extreme temperature LCD with digital depth and automatic depth scale. Its unique purple target line allows fishermen to set a visual indicator at a specific depth to know exactly how far to lower their jig. Professional-grade carrying case included.

Display Type: 526 Segment Flasher & LCD center

Display Colors/Grayscale: 6 Color Fiber Optic & Monochrome LCD Selectable Dual Frequency

Sonar Coverage
240 kHz / 19° @ -3dB
455 kHz / 9° @ -3dB

Target Separation: 2-1/2 inch

Power Output (RMS): 300 Watts (RMS)

Power Output (Peak to Peak): 2400 Watts (PtP)

Backlight: Yes

Waterproof: Yes

Power Input: 12V 9Ah battery & charger included

Hope this helps. This is a powerful unit, You might be able to buy the Ice 45 at about a $100.00 less and still have all the above, but the 45 may not come with the cover. The 45's max power is 1800 watts.

Get to the Ice Show and talk with the venders.



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Doogie,

My suggestion would be to come down to the St. Paul Ice Fishing show.  Every Flasher Company will be there...you will have a chance to see and hear first hand what every unit has to offer. 

Alot of decisions go in to what each person gets....depends on how you like to ice fish and what you want your unit to do for you. 

Good Luck!

 

Scott



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Scott Bickett wrote:

Doogie,

My suggestion would be to come down to the St. Paul Ice Fishing show.  Every Flasher Company will be there...you will have a chance to see and hear first hand what every unit has to offer. 

Alot of decisions go in to what each person gets....depends on how you like to ice fish and what you want your unit to do for you. 

Good Luck!

 

Scott


 Couldn't agree more, all flashers show 3 basic things.  Bottom, your lure, and a fish within the cone angle hopefully coming to your lure.  The needs of a flasher are going to be different from one fisherman to the next.  Swing into each booth and kick the tires so to speak at the show if you can make it.  I will be at MarCum to answer any questions Sat/Sun.



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