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> Ice Augers ?
Dwayne Parsons
Posted: December 25, 2005 09:45 pm


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Hey , will be picking up an auger next this week , any suggestions are apprecaited , thanks guys , going to give it a few drifts tomorrow for some winter steel , hopefully this temps & rain has opened up some river
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Dan Heculuck
Posted: December 26, 2005 07:02 am


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Hey Nfld!!

I'd like to help both you and me here. I suggest a double-offset 6 inch HT or other high quality, unless you are fishing deep water (beyond 70 feet), in which case I'd say power auger may be better.

For shallow, (i fish mostly panfish) I suggest a hand auger, as (and here's where I'm greedy, for my own personal needs)... as you will reduce noise, and spook less fish.
I've watched some big panfish book it, and be gone for the day, right past me, spooked, and no longer interested in eating, because someone fired up a P.A. right nearby...
As well, with a good, new bladed double offset handled hand auger, I can win a race with a power auger, hands down...

Well, that's all I've got.

SYOT!

TB

p.s. I would not recommend the 4-inch version, for actually fishing out of, I have a 4-inch for my sounder, but never, ever stick a line down there... (a 15 plus crappie does not fit through it without 'ramming', followed by some swearing, and maybe crying. smile.gif )


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Kevin Janitz
Posted: December 26, 2005 10:12 am


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Finbore III
I've got a 6" and it cuts very fast and easy.

Had a Mora 8" and even with 2 guys it sucked!

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Mat Tomm
Posted: December 26, 2005 10:41 am


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i use a chainsaw. husquvarna 365 special (be sure to empty out your bar oil first). makes nice holes as big as you want. noisy tho.




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Dwayne Parsons
Posted: December 26, 2005 04:42 pm


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well it turns out I got a Mora 6 inch after all for x-mas , so I'll spend some money elsewhere , or maybe I should return it if it sucks & upgrade
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Kevin Janitz
Posted: December 26, 2005 10:54 pm


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QUOTE (nfld drifter @ Dec 26 2005, 05:42 PM)
well it turns out I got a Mora 6 inch after all for x-mas , so I'll spend some money elsewhere , or maybe I should return it if it sucks & upgrade

I think its all in the blade shape and handle design.
The Finbore III has curved blades and an offset handle. The offset handle design forces you to just turn the handle, and prevents much of any downward pushing. This allows the blades to do all the work, and those curved blades really cut!

The Mora I had did not have an offset handle, which only allowed cranking with one hand while the other held it steady. Definately not as effective as the offset, and it had the traditional flat blades.

I would recommend switching for the Finbore III for sure.

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