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Anyone going the STP ice show this weekend?

  • tim hurley
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    #2163341

    I’m going Sunday-I have heard that it is harder to get the deep discounts, but you can find good deals on discontinued stuff or new vendors who are trying to get established and even some open water stuff-but yup if you want a Vex. the discount at the show wil not cover addmission parking etc. Fun to see the gadgets, talk to the resort people, and good to see the Reeds stuff because we do not have Reeds here in the metro.

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
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    #2163342

    Granrud will be around down there. Stop in and say hi.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2163343

    Nope not going. Don’t need nuttin.

    But hey Tim, get a picture of you and the swedish bikini team and post it! devil whistling yay jester

    Coletrain27
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    #2163353

    Already spent enough money on ice fishing stuff this year and haven’t even been out yet lol

    B-man
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    #2163356

    Taking the boys tomorrow, it’s been a couple-three years since we’ve been there last

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2163357

    I can’t stand the place. I send a list with a buddy and he gets it for me.

    eyeguy507
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    SE MN
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    #2163364

    its a once every decade event for me. this is the first year in a while, i don’t even know what to get that i could possibly need.

    Eelpoutguy
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    Farmington, Outing
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    #2163390

    Was there last night crowd was average.
    Ended up not buying anything but I went to get sized for the Apex suit that I’ll pick up at cabelas and dam that’s one helluva combo.

    And Glenn, no Swedish bikini team but team Nodak was there and they were some pretty good eye candy.

    I saw James and Pat walking around.

    Oh, and I did stop at the MN-fish booth, made a donation and said I’d like to fish 2 corks in the summer.

    tim hurley
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    #2163407

    ‘Don’t need nuttin’? Kidding lots of people are there to tell you exactly what you need! laugh

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
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    #2163431

    Oh, and I did stop at the MN-fish booth, made a donation and said I’d like to fish 2 corks in the summer.

    When fishing it’s always best to go where the biters are.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2163432

    Was there last night crowd was average.
    Ended up not buying anything but I went to get sized for the Apex suit that I’ll pick up at cabelas and dam that’s one helluva combo.

    And Glenn, no Swedish bikini team but team Nodak was there and they were some pretty good eye candy.

    I saw James and Pat walking around.

    Oh, and I did stop at the MN-fish booth, made a donation and said I’d like to fish 2 corks in the summer.

    pictures????? mrgreen

    B-man
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    #2163476

    Just got home from the show, had a good time with 20,000 of my closest friends jester

    The kids had fun checking out all of the shacks. Ran into Will Roseberg and chatted a bit. Bought some smaller ticket items: a new cover for my Otter Cottage (lost mine last year in 40mph winds), the new Lite-Flite magnetic cover, some jigs, and a 2B rod case to try out (my Eagle Claw one is kinda bulky)

    After admission, parking, beers and bloodys we lost our ass, but that’s the way it usually goes lol

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    tim hurley
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    #2163489

    oh yeah, no way to really save money out there.
    That said my buddy got a very nice filet knife out there at a good price, I’ll try to post the brand, best I have used, sharp, flexible-& dang I guess I have been fileting fish for 5 decades now.

    eyeguy507
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    SE MN
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    #2163496

    Oooooh I found something I need! How much are those magnetic strike flite covers?

    B-man
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    #2163512

    Oooooh I found something I need! How much are those magnetic strike flite covers?

    They list for around $20

    I first saw them in person last week at a small sporting goods shop in Wisconsin, played with it and liked it, but they didn’t have any to sell (only came with a new auger purchase)

    It will be nice not dealing with the stupid little rubber bungee that only lasts two seasons.

    AK Guy
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    #2163518

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>eyeguy507 wrote:</div>
    Oooooh I found something I need! How much are those magnetic strike flite covers?

    They list for around $20

    I first saw them in person last week at a small sporting goods shop in Wisconsin, played with it and liked it, but they didn’t have any to sell (only came with a new auger purchase)

    It will be nice not dealing with the stupid little rubber bungee that only lasts two seasons.

    Do you think they’ll work on other brands of augers?

    chuck100
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    Platteville,Wi.
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    #2163521

    AK i got one for my brothers lite-flite and after looking at it i’d say no. It might fit a lazer but would check it first.

    B-man
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    #2163526

    Yeah I think they’re very specific to the Lite-Flite head.

    If you have another brand take a look into Cold-Snap covers waytogo

    Coletrain27
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    #2163532

    Yeah I think they’re very specific to the Lite-Flite head.

    If you have another brand take a look into Cold-Snap covers waytogo

    I have a cold snap and it’s way better than the stock Strikemaster But it’s still a little bit of a pita to put on at times. Might have check out the new magnetic one

    Mitchell Wagner
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    #2163567

    I purchased general admission tickets online for the show. Does anyone know if you’re required to print the attachment in the email confirmation or will the QR code scanned directly from my phone work fine. Thanks!

    tim hurley
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    #2163572

    Saw the cover at Joes, they said right now they are only available for the 10”

    Eelpoutguy
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    Farmington, Outing
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    #2163576

    the new Lite-Flite magnetic cover

    flame That’s what I forgot to get. flame

    B-man
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    #2163580

    Saw the cover at Joes, they said right now they are only available for the 10”

    Give Reed’s a call, that’s where I got mine (8″)

    vinella
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    #2163582

    Saw the cover at Joes, they said right now they are only available for the 10”

    I got an 8″ from Scheels

    mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
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    #2163600

    Show was good for me. Worked the Ice Defense setups all Friday and Saturday and we sold out of all our product we brought and all of Joes, Reeds, and Marine Generals. Also had 4 resorts from up north set up meetings to outfit their permanent fleets so they don’t have to use so much heat and drill out holes all the time. Hope that pans out.

    Friday was it’s normal slow trickle, Saturday was pretty packed until about 3. Deals were 10-20% depending on the retailer. I picked up a new rod case and a Ceymar baitfeeder. Also forgot about that magnetic auger cover. doah

    EPG and Rodworks stopped by and said hi Friday and it was nice to meet you guys.

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2163651

    How’s the magnet cover going to work when it’s cold and that blade is iced up ? I haven’t seen one yet but I am interested

    mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
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    #2163652

    How’s the magnet cover going to work when it’s cold and that blade is iced up ? I haven’t seen one yet but I am interested

    That’s a good question. Wonder if it works through a little bit of ice or if you have to knock it off before you put it on…

    B-man
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    #2163658

    It has some latching tabs on it too, not just magnetic.

    I’m exited to try it on the ice!

    tim hurley
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    #2163663

    Saw 8” covers at the show -Joe’s dude misspoke

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