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#11705774 - 07/05/16 03:55 PM humminbird for the bow.....
Ryno Offline
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Registered: 04/15/04
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Loc: Haslet, TX
I'm in the process of replacing an old lowrance with a humminbird that I can link to the 1198c I have at the console. I'll be using the bow unit for drop shotting and spoon jigging. I'd like to be able to see my lure as i'm jigging.

Thoughts?
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#11705789 - 07/05/16 04:02 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1109
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Helix 12 gps/sonar.

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#11705792 - 07/05/16 04:03 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
Ryno Offline
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Without having to sell off both of my kids to pay for it....lol. I was hoping to keep it under $1000
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#11705856 - 07/05/16 04:30 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
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I have a 898 up front. Works fine. There were some used 1198 on here for sale.

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#11705990 - 07/05/16 05:40 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
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Originally Posted By: Ryno
Without having to sell off both of my kids to pay for it....lol. I was hoping to keep it under $1000


Check with Shut-Up-And-Fish for a Helix 9 SI GPS.
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#11706064 - 07/05/16 06:23 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Helix 10 di/gps. I have yet to find side imaging beneficial to the bow.

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#11706111 - 07/05/16 06:54 PM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Wayne P.]
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: Ryno
Without having to sell off both of my kids to pay for it....lol. I was hoping to keep it under $1000


Check with Shut-Up-And-Fish for a Helix 9 SI GPS.


He is spot on. I Bought two of them to replace HDS gen 2's after I even tried a Garmin. Best Graphs I have ever owned and very user friendly. The folks at Shut-up-and-fish are great folks to deal with. PM me if you want anymore info.

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#11707190 - 07/06/16 10:02 AM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
Ryno Offline
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Registered: 04/15/04
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Loc: Haslet, TX
Thanks guys. I bought my 1198 from Shut Up and Fish. Very happy with that transaction. Good fella.

I just want a unit for the front that I can see my drop shot when vertical jigging. More than likely do not need SI. Just the good definition of 2D sonar so I can pick apart what's below me.

Don't want to pay for features like side imaging on a unit when I won't be using it.
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#11707261 - 07/06/16 10:28 AM Re: humminbird for the bow..... [Re: Ryno]
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 732
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
One thing to consider when looking at the Helix 9 DI. At Universal Mania, I think the price difference was ~$200+ between it and the Helix 10 DI. I was in the camp that for that the 9 would be fine at the bow until I went and looked at them side by side. The detail on the 9 appeared lacking and much lower than the 10. I did some inquiry and the 9 has the same dpi as the 7. Same dpi on larger screen = less detail. I don't switch graphs often, so I coughed up the extra to get the 10 DI with better dpi for the bow. I'll be networking it with a 1199 at the console.

Oh, one other thing. If I do any upgrade on the 10, it will be 360 imaging. After doing some research, that does appear that it would be very useful at the bow.


Edited by JoeFriday (07/06/16 10:30 AM)
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