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Hopper
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 02:14 AM 12/02/05 (CST)
I have just got a few idias and little inventions that I use while ice fishing, that I would not mind passing on. I have allready shared some of them in other threads. I really think that the new kitty litter buckets that are square work nice in my Otter rather than the round ones. Anybody got a cat? smile smiley
Anybody else got any good idias that they could pass on? No idia is too stupid, just look at mine!
I need something to work on till we get some good ice.
Inventions, Dodads, and gizmo's Welcome hear...... What idias you got?


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:18 AM 12/02/05 (CST)
Yep hopper that is what I use as well, they work out really well,. not to high, and they fit perfectly.
I use and ordinary coleman cooler for minnows,
Here is my setup for a light.
Take a collapsable cooler the smaller version, say the 8" X 8"
Inside the cooler I have a inverter, Gel Battery. and 5 ft Extension cord, Light bulb socket with prongs to plug into extension cord and finally a curly florescent bulb,
Convert 12 Converter wires to plug into gel battery with spade connectors (remove Cigaratte lighter adapter)
Plug Extension cord into Inverter
Plug in Light adapter to extension cord
Screw in light bulb
Turn power on Inverter and presto enough light

The curly type florescent bulb (saves on the battery) this set up will usually get me 7 - 9 hours of light.
Heck if you don't need the light then you have a spare for your 67C or your FL8
Works Great, Hey Webdude You need some emtoticons on this site ;-)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:11 AM 12/02/05 (CST)
Good Thread! How about some of you others out there. Got any good ideas?



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Scumfrog
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:25 AM 12/02/05 (CST)
Yea I got one..

Stay home were it's nice and warm. ahahahahahahahahahaha



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:05 PM 12/03/05 (CST)
This one is so simple but maybe some havn't heard of it. On any rope ya use to pull a portable, sled or anything put a chunk of old garden hose over it. Keeps the rope from cuttin into your hand an gloves. Also prevents rope burn as it slides through the garden hose if it moves.

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Hopper
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:38 AM 12/04/05 (CST)
AAAhh HaHH..... I have got an old garden hose that will work perfect! It is the simple things that make things good, Thanks griz.....

Colman cooler for minnows????? HUMMmm........ I got to think about that. That reminds me of an idia someone once told me but I have yet to try.
Here it is; You know the bags you get minnows in at the bait shop? Dont take them out! Just put the bag in a bucket or pail or whatever, and just scoop them out of the bag. This works well if you got diferent types of minnows, as you can keep them separate, and in the same bucket. Save the rubber bands so you could just reseal the bags when you move to a new spot. It also keeps water from sloping all over the sled.

Here is another one; Rattle reals for your portable flip over.
I bought a couple of those MilleLacs wooden rattle reals and bought some extra Otter support rod ends. I mounted the support rod ends to the back bracket of the rattle reals. Now I can clip them on anywhere inside of the shack. I like em on the sides (Out of the way)

AAhh... may not be proper but here goes; a portable pooper! Sarry Webdude : ) But I have seen peaple who need this info!
Take a bucket and line with several plastic bags. Store your paper inside of the lined bucket. When you are finished, take the top plastic bag and close (quickly) : ) and tie. Air out the shack befor you let anyone come within smelling distance. Then the most important peice of advise I could give......... TAKE THE BAG WITH YOU!!! I got my Pooper ready to go at all times........Your wife will love you for it too!

After that last one, I got to go for now! : )
Hopper



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Hopper
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 12:52 AM 12/15/05 (CST)
I am going to reserect this topic again becouse I believe that we all got good idias that can help each of us. and if you are like me.... I LOVE TO TINKER! Please jump in and tell us yours!

One more, then I am going to let this thread go for good, unless we hear from you too.......

Simple, Cooking spray on your auger will keep it from freezing up!
Some use WD40, But I have had better luck with cooking spray.

SEEEE.....Pretty stupid hah! Lets hear em from all you 'Guests' I see that are visiting. I know you got better idias than mine!


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 08:17 AM 12/15/05 (CST)
This is slightly outside ice fishing tips, but it is a good soft water tip. Lot's of folks have trouble with backlashes when learning to use bait casting reels. One really good tip is to stip off a length of line that is just a little farther than you can cast. At that point place a strip of electrical tape over the line on the spool. Now if you backlash on a cast the backlash can only go into the line as far as the tape. This means that any backlash will be shallow on the spool and relatively easy to untangle. After a while you will have the technique down for the reel and not need the tape. However, I sometimes still pull this little trick out of the bag in in tournament situations as an "insurance policy" . Although you rarely backlash after years of fishing a baitcaster--any backlash that costs me 5 minutes to fix may be the difference in a first place finish or fifteenth place finish. Time is precious when on the water.

Good Fishing,

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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:23 AM 12/15/05 (CST)
Great idea about the hose, psegriz!

In a pinch, those MT chew cans work pretty good as a wax worm bait can. I usually crush the wax worm container they come in.
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