Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
riverwalker

Showdown fishfinder??? Whatta crock

Recommended Posts

riverwalker

Has anyone had any trouble with theirs? I got one Friday and took it to the forest lake tour and it was all scrambled from interference....So much for 10 levels of reduction....completely messed up the workings of the unit...would read 236ft, 2.8...59...etc... Then took it to a small lake on the way home to test it with zero interference and by a solo marcum unit.....I could not even get my jig on the thing...tried every setting imaginable...Could see fish, but had to have the gain all the way up....Maybe I have a bad unit, but has anyone else had any problems with theirs...I am just going to return it and go with a vex or marcum.....I give up on this showdown thing....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
murfdog13

sorry to hear that man. Thanks for the report though i was strongly considering picking one up till now. I think ill just stick with my gut and go with the fl 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockman

to see what they can do for you.I don't have a Showdown, so I am not versed as to any issues with this unit. Many here at FM.com have posted that Aqua Vu's customer service is top notch, so I would call them first,or email them.

Understand that with hundreds of flashers/locators putting out signals in such a confined area,interference is going to be an issue with most electronics.There have been other threads addressing flasher usage at contests, if you want more info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
riverwalker

Well in my efforts to email and call the nature vision people, who still have yet to return my call, or email, which they said they would in the order it was received, or whatever the answering machine lady said.."I am not bashing them in any way"..I guess my message is still in limbo. Or unless they are the only people besides the state and feds who actually got today as a holiday..wish i was one...lol....anyways..my ADD kicked in and I couldn't wait any longer. So I went and returned it where I bought it and the guys were great as they always are. So I saw a nice little vexilar fl-8-slt under the glass in their shop and found it a new home. Thanks to the guys who helped me out with my little showdown problem. I will be by to get some bait tomorrow before I go try it out....And to the question of interference I have firmly believed that I just got a faulty one that had a bad "ducer" on it. It happens....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Borch

At those events just about every unit is jumbled. When I was at gull I had a little interference but all the Vexs and others were scrambled.

Not a situation that I would judge most unit's performance on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockman

Exactly. I had to shut my flasher down at the Brainerd contest(Gull). No reason to keep it on with all the interference.But I am not going to chuck my Vex in the trash because of it,either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rockman

 Originally Posted By: riverwalker
Or unless they are the only people besides the state and feds who actually got today as a holiday..wish i was one...lol

Yep, I wasn't going to complain at all for getting paid to be at home yesterday. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
riverwalker

Well it's now Wednesday night and yet no email or call back from the nature vision people. Well since it doesn't matter now anyways, it still would have been nice to hear from a company that you invested a couple hundred dollars into. But oh well, its gone and I tried out the vex yesterday and got fish. Guess it was a good day.

"Not a situation that I would judge most unit's performance on."

Wasn't trying for a great situation at the tourney, but the conditions were perfect for the trial at the lake on the way home....Really thought it was going to be a good product...still bummed by it....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stellarfisher

I think that your subject line was right on these units. Nature Vision had a model last year that was nearly the exact same called the VPG, I work retail and nearly every unit was returned. They changed the name this year, and I heard that they were still a pile of [PoorWordUsage]. The Nature Vision customer service is very good however, its nice to have a company like that based in Minnesota.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bturck

My son purchased a Genz Stik from a local store and when he got home he realized one of the screws on the reel was missing. He called the store and was told that they did not have another in stock. I called Nature Vision and it did take two days for them to return my call. After explaining the situation and my only request was could they send the missing screw they said they would send the entire reel, brand new. The new reel arrived two days later, postage paid. She also told me that even though this is a Genz endorsed product it is made in China. Thats why they couldn't send just the screw, they didn have any. Not knockiing the Genz products, I have several and they are good rods. Too bad though about your experiance with the electronics. Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this