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Flasher or Sonar?
Flasher [ 59 ]  [33.91%]
Sonar [ 115 ]  [66.09%]
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tjames
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 02:07 pm


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Currently using a sonar, but see lots of anglers use flashers. Wondering everyones personal preference through the ice.

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sabmgb
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 02:41 pm


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my unit has a flasher mode, I personally don't like it though. I personally like the screen that shows the fish mark scroll by with a split screen with a zoom .

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 03:00 pm


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I like my flasher for most applications but a graph is better for lakers and whities in my opinion.

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porkpie
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 04:17 pm


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I used a flasher for quite a while and they work really well. I've since gone to a graph for the ability to have a flasher option if I want it, so I can use standard sonar for the graph history aspect and most importantly the navionics option.

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Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 05:17 pm


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Tomatoe, tomato. Either one will work, the important thing is that the person running it can properly “read” what’s being shown to them. Personally, I like sonar more through the ice, but did have a flasher on my first bassboat and once you figure it out, it can show a fair bit.

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fish hawk
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 05:20 pm


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I’m an old school and I like to be that way,
I have a Vexilar FL-20 for many years and I like it.
I love the bottom 6 ft zoom on it and three different angles on transducer.
Trouble free for many years!

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Knuguy
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm


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Do not like flashers at all. Have no intention of staring at a screen all day. a graph allows me to enjoy the scenery and look at the screen frequently but not consistently.

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fish hawk
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 06:24 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Nov 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm)
Do not like flashers at all. Have no intention of staring at a screen all day. a graph allows me to enjoy the scenery and look at the screen frequently but not consistently.


I don’t stare at my flasher all day at all…..LOL….



The colours are telling me if the fish are nearby or not. If its green ….. the fish is not under my transducer, but nearby.
If its orange or red…..The fish is at my lure, and then I pay attention.
And with the zoom I can tell where the fish are, coming or going.
Very easy to use.

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Chevy
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 06:39 pm


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QUOTE (fish hawk @ Nov 20, 2018 - 05:20 pm)
I’m an old school and I like to be that way,
I have a Vexilar FL-20 for many years and I like it.
I love the bottom 6 ft zoom on it and three different angles on transducer.
Trouble free for many years!

I voted flasher... I also love the bottom zoom.

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longfish
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 07:03 pm


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I voted sonar....I have both.

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Knuguy
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 07:59 pm


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QUOTE (fish hawk @ Nov 20, 2018 - 07:24 pm)
QUOTE (Knuguy @ Nov 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm)
Do not like flashers at all. Have no intention of staring at a screen all day. a graph allows me to enjoy the scenery and look at the screen frequently but not consistently.


I don’t stare at my flasher all day at all…..LOL….



The colours are telling me if the fish are nearby or not. If its green ….. the fish is not under my transducer, but nearby.
If its orange or red…..The fish is at my lure, and then I pay attention.
And with the zoom I can tell where the fish are, coming or going.
Very easy to use.

To each his own!! Those blinking lights mesmerize me.

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4d277
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 08:13 pm


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Hate to see u when u turn on your turn blinkers

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Newburg007
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 09:12 pm


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I use both,..... separately.
Flasher = pan fish, shallow.
Sonar = Trout/Whities, deep.

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BlackCrowe13
Posted on Nov 20, 2018 - 11:32 pm


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After trying both, I have to vote for the sonar. Main thing I like is the ability to see even a few seconds of history on the fish movement, as well as my lures.

Flashers are cool, but the sonata of today take the cake IMO.

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OutdoorDave
Posted on Nov 21, 2018 - 07:00 am


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I've always used a flasher when using electronics myself, but I'm starting to lean towards sonar for more accuracy. From what I understand flashers have quick response time, but the cone sets bottom on the first thing it senses. So if you are sitting on top of a ledge or big rock or any other variance in depth, you may not be sensing the action right off the bottom, where as a sonar will show you the whole structure of the bottom.

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