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Offline kenP

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Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:04:52 AM »
Finally looking into upgrading my 30 year old Vexilar FL8 and am seriously considering this Garmin Panoptix.  (I know that it is a lot of money but if it lasts half as long as my FL8, it is not so bad per year).  Anyway, I am not seeing much discussion on the forum about it - am I just missing the topic somewhere or has it really not been discussed?  If any of you have one, one thing I am interested in is whether I will still be able to watch a maggot dropped in the hole sink to the bottom like I can with my Vexilar.

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Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 09:27:37 AM »

 Sorry I can not help but there are many Videos on them you can watch , but they are the big buzz this year

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 10:27:37 AM »
Your the first to mention it here as far as I know. Check those videos. They don't have a long track record in that segment of the industry. Vex and Marcum do. JMO
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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »
Yup, very interesting technology.  There are a couple of very good youtube videos that show what you are looking for. This one, in particular, seems good; not a Garmin person selling.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23dc3DC3c5U&t=50s
  Like said, they are the big buzz this year.  My inclination would be to wait and see what happens with it, or the technology.
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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 03:36:46 PM »

The way I see it will really only benefit the people who are already catching fish with the ability to stay on them ,  if you have an understanding of your prey is a big one in my book , then it’s lure selection and presentation , some ice tourneys have already banned them
But it is cool technology,

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 04:36:22 PM »
................................., some ice tourneys have already banned them
But it is cool technology,

LOL - fear of those that have $$$$ to spend.  Oh! Oh! He can "see" the fish down there, that's not "fair"!

The way I see it, it gives the operator the ability to "see" the direction the fish is/are headed.  So,ya, you could follow a school of fish around, maybe.

I like a graph just fine.
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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 01:05:10 AM »

 Your right Phil but it won’t make better fisherman but they  will know where they are , I got a peek at 1 last year in action in the land of the big eyes

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 11:10:19 AM »
Your right Phil but it won’t make better fisherman but they  will know where they are , I got a peek at 1 last year in action in the land of the big eyes

Could you pick out individual fish on the bottom Fred? Crap, just what I need, another 20 pound weight to haul around.  :?  ;)

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 04:54:55 PM »

We knew which direction the big eyes were coming from , far as glued the the bottom there is no advantage that I can see over my graphs ,but it can shoot out to help keep you on fish , ,

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 05:55:54 PM »
One more toy for the wish list.

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 08:04:41 AM »

Let me know how it works out for ya , I’ll keep plugging away with my old outta date stuff , besides I’m technology challenged any way 🧐

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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 09:28:06 AM »
Let me know how it works out for ya , I’ll keep plugging away with my old outta date stuff , besides I’m technology challenged any way 🧐

Yup, old stuff!  Not much use anymore - pass it over this way.  8)  I like the videos I see on the panoptics, but I need to see it first hand and experience it, live.
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Re: Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle
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