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#11149265 - 10/06/15 08:09 PM Binoculars
CatfishNate Offline
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Registered: 05/08/11
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Loc: Watauga, TX
What kind of binoculars do you carry in your boat? I need a new pair, mine are messed up.
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#11149317 - 10/06/15 08:32 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
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Cheap. My eyes are so good I don't use them very often. LOL
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#11149321 - 10/06/15 08:33 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
Diel11 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Frisco, TX
If you fish a lot of windy days I would look into the auto stabilizing binoculars. I have a pair of Nikon standard binocs and a pair of Fujinon Techno-Stabis. You would not believe how good the Techno Stabis are. Even in calm days it's a lot easier to see farther. One problem with them, price.

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#11149547 - 10/06/15 10:00 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
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Nikon Monarch's. I like the12x42. Waterproof...even submersible for a second or 2.


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#11149633 - 10/06/15 10:50 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
kerh2o Offline
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Registered: 07/24/15
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Loc: Dallas
Leica Trinovad. Bought 12 years ago. Don't plan on ever buying another pair. Good optics last a lifetime. Still have my grandad's Leicas from the 70's.
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#11149959 - 10/07/15 09:05 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
Nikon 12x50 Action Stab.
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#11150005 - 10/07/15 09:33 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: lenahorse]
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
I keep an old pair of Leupold Wind River 10x50's. They do pretty good if it isn't too rough.

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#11151294 - 10/07/15 09:03 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
NightStalker79 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 165
Loc: Bell County
7 or 8 x 50. The big field of view helps compensate for the boats motion, but a small boat in mild chop (which is north Texas all the time) is just too unstable for a 10x or greater. I will be contrary and say don't spend big dollars for a big brand, the high dollar names get you a sharper and brighter image, which is seldom needed on inland lakes. Tasco or Bushnell are fine. Rubber armored of course.


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#11151444 - 10/07/15 10:52 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
CypertJ Offline
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Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 263
Loc: Canton, Tx
Nikon Pro Staffs. 10x50
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#12050676 - 01/20/17 09:48 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
Brian Lee Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 5
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
By far the best set of binoculars I have ever had was a pair of Steiner's that I lucked into at a garage sale for $10!!! Incredibly clear and sharp optics. I loved the fact that they are always in focus from 0 to infinity. They are expensive but I believe they are worth every pennie.
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#12052150 - 01/21/17 08:28 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
ForkedJames Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 448
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I use a 300mm zoom lens on my canon camera. Take a picture and use optical zoom on camera to see. Then delete the picture if not wanted.
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#12052863 - 01/21/17 06:44 PM Re: Binoculars [Re: CatfishNate]
beltonbill Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 349
I agree with Brian. I have a pair of Steiner's that are always in focus and it sure makes seeing things in a rocking boat a whole lot easier.

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#12053411 - 01/22/17 06:57 AM Re: Binoculars [Re: beltonbill]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 177
Yep I like the focus free ones too.

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