IMO, Map chips are way more important than Down Imaging. I use the 2D sonar way more than I have ever used the Down Imaging anyway. Map Chips are a neutralizer that eliminates the learning curve and makes up for lots of time on the water. A lot of tour guys are now adding extra conflicting electronics brands onto their consoles for the sole purpose of having every available digital map at their finger tips. If all you did were fish the same lakes constantly and weren't concerned with getting better and finding new places to fish then I could see where someone might think DI would be more important. I know Sam Rayburn pretty darn well and still use my map chips in conjunction with Side Imaging to find new fishing spots as well as schools of fish every day.
Edited by Clark Reehm (08/31/15 02:23 PM)
Edit Reason: Better clarification