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Old 01-25-2023, 09:49 PM
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That's where I got the idea. I mean I've seen them before. But he just happened to release a video featuring them at the same time I reached my boiling point with the iFish Pro. Garbage...that thing makes me want to kick kittens.
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:50 AM
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Goodbye and good riddance janky AF iFish Pro 2.0. Hello Finicky Fooler. Ordered direct from Reider Outdoor Products in Wisconsin January 17th and on my desk exactly one week later.


Trying to order a one myself, I canít seem to pull this company up on google. Am I missing something?


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Old 01-26-2023, 07:59 AM
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Typo aka auto-correct

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Old 01-26-2023, 08:54 AM
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Yeah my bad. You can go directly to their site here.
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Old 01-26-2023, 09:47 AM
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I've been watching all of the instructional videos on the Finicky Fooler web site, and I have to say I'm quite impressed. One tip for anyone looking at trying their products...get the Hooksetter model. Even if you just want to use it as a deadstick replacement for a conventional tip-up or iFish Pro, the Hooksetter gives you the option to hang a dead bait still with the bail open like the iFish Pro or as a hooksetter like the Jaw Jacker. Two products in one in a compact size. I wish I had gone with the Hooksetter model.
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:06 AM
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I ordered my Finicky Fooler from Stillwater last year. I've had limited time on it but so far impressed.

When I looked at purchasing direct the exchange and shipping was killer.
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Old 01-26-2023, 03:07 PM
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Clayton Schick uses them and likes the product. He uses a lot of different products and knows his stuff.

Yeah, but he's also a businessman.

Wasn't he pushing that iFish pro last year?
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:39 PM
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Yeah, but he's also a businessman.

Wasn't he pushing that iFish pro last year?
Youíre right in both statements.Iím not quite sure who sponsors his stuff but he is willing to try out new gear. He still is a genuine guy that is very good at what he does. He always gives great info and tricks to make the average guy better.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:05 PM
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Yeah my bad. You can go directly to their site here.

Gotcha, figured it was something like that. Iíll definitely check out the hooksetting model when I order.


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Old 01-26-2023, 08:53 PM
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Youíre right in both statements.Iím not quite sure who sponsors his stuff but he is willing to try out new gear. He still is a genuine guy that is very good at what he does. He always gives great info and tricks to make the average guy better.
All the tubers get there stuff for free to use and Clayton is no different. He gets this stuff to try and if he likes it he promotes it through and on his channel. If you followed him for years youíve probably noticed lots of equipment and gear has changed.
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Old 01-27-2023, 10:54 AM
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Cabelas South has a bunch of ice tents with torn up boxes that they are blowing out. Brand new, unused.

I picked up their 6 man that usually goes for $600 for $250.

They had some insulated ones there too. Some great deals
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Old 01-27-2023, 11:46 AM
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All the tubers get there stuff for free to use and Clayton is no different. He gets this stuff to try and if he likes it he promotes it through and on his channel. If you followed him for years youíve probably noticed lots of equipment and gear has changed.
Not all stuff is free but some is and yes he changes gear but we all do as anglers.
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:00 PM
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All the tubers get there stuff for free to use and Clayton is no different. He gets this stuff to try and if he likes it he promotes it through and on his channel. If you followed him for years youíve probably noticed lots of equipment and gear has changed.
It's a bit of both. Sponsorship comes and goes (Alumacraft yoinked all of them except Jay a year or two ago), and they definitely don't get everything for free. Having said that, there are a lot of small companies that try to get their products seen on their channels.
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Old 01-31-2023, 12:22 PM
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Not all stuff is free but some is and yes he changes gear but we all do as anglers.
Other than his truck and trailer and sled Iím pretty sure any fishing related gear is sponsored to him which was giving to him for free to use on his channel. Thereís not to many times heís reaching into his pocket to find his wallet like we all have to. It come with the territory and itís all good watch his videos every week for years so Iíve seen what comes and goes.
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Old 01-31-2023, 03:44 PM
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Other than his truck and trailer and sled Iím pretty sure any fishing related gear is sponsored to him which was giving to him for free to use on his channel. Thereís not to many times heís reaching into his pocket to find his wallet like we all have to. It come with the territory and itís all good watch his videos every week for years so Iíve seen what comes and goes.

Hmmm we say free but it comes with busting your butt to get the subscribers etc
Nothing then is free rather a sponsor that rides his shirt tails hoping we will buy what he uses.
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Old 01-31-2023, 05:08 PM
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Other than his truck and trailer and sled Iím pretty sure any fishing related gear is sponsored to him which was giving to him for free to use on his channel. Thereís not to many times heís reaching into his pocket to find his wallet like we all have to. It come with the territory and itís all good watch his videos every week for years so Iíve seen what comes and goes.
They definitely get deals but there's no way Shimano is giving these guys free reels as they are using both frostbite and Shimano. He would be using Shimno rods as well in open water if he was being sponsored by Shimano. WIth Striker they get a cost plus but not free if I remember correctly. Clayton mentioned how much he paid for his Raingear up at the lodge.

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Exciting new gear, Striker Climate bibs and jacket!


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Old 02-03-2023, 11:46 AM
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Whats got me excited is this newer Ion Gen 3 electric ice auger . I heard it only weights 18 pounds for a 10 inch cutter and has a reverse switch so you don't have to scoop as much . Can any one confirm if that really works so you don't have to scoop ? Just might have to run out and buy one today !
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Old 02-03-2023, 11:53 AM
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Most, if not all, electric augers have a reverse. It does help but youíll still want to clear your hole out with a scoop if you want it completely clear. For checking depths it works fine by itself.
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Old 02-03-2023, 08:01 PM
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Iíve had this out once. So far so good. It is lite,and nice to handle. This is the 8Ē.


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Old 02-03-2023, 08:37 PM
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so is worth getting an electric over a gas unit . Do they cut faster also
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Old 02-04-2023, 06:08 AM
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so is worth getting an electric over a gas unit . Do they cut faster also
There is no variable speed on the trigger. So it's instant full power. With the new blades it is fast cutting holes. I'm keeping track how many inches it will cut on one charge. 100 inches so far. Strickmaster advertises it will cut 1100 inches in 1 charge.
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:16 AM
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The new ION Alphas are the only augers with variable speed switchesÖI never use the feature. Yes they cut faster than gas. Just get one. You wonít be disappointed.
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:21 AM
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There is no variable speed on the trigger. So it's instant full power. With the new blades it is fast cutting holes. I'm keeping track how many inches it will cut on one charge. 100 inches so far. Strickmaster advertises it will cut 1100 inches in 1 charge.
I have had the Strikemaster 24V for 2 years now. Best I have ever got on one charge is right around 500Ē.
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:35 AM
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Thanks for the info John.
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the info guys . I think electric is the way of the future ,just like the electric drills and impact guns in the trades. Not many people use air tools any more .
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