The big St. Paul, MN Ice Fishing Expo

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The big St. Paul, MN Ice Fishing Expo

I think I might have to take this in on Saturday.  Just curious if anybody else is going or who has gone before and wants to add some comments on the event.

http://www.gsevents.com/shows/display.cfm?showid=56

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You would have a good time.  It's a huge show...you will definitely see things related to ice fishing you have never seen before.  Plus it's in a real fun area of St. Paul by the X....lots of bars and restaurants.

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Taking this in over the weekend as well for the first time.  I know some of FM Walleye's unlimited guys say it's worth seeing.  My goal is a deal on a new portable ice house.

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 I went to this a few times when I lived in southern Minnesota.  It has been a few years since I've been there but as long as it hasn't changed too much it is well worth your time.  I have gotten some awesome deals.  

 

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Thanks for posting this! Now I know I will have something to do this weekend when I'm down there!

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I've been there a few times. Lots of stuff to see. Most of it are permanent ice houses. Reeds and Thorns will be there and probably have some deals.

Hail the Bison!
Go Pack Go!

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These shows wore me out over time,worked many booths,they always have some "gotta have"stuff from the latest and greats rods,reels,jiggin spoons and such,I'm sure Genz will have something new goin on.If your looking for deals its best to wait until the last day,vendors need to liquidate and will make good deals for ya.

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Went last year and got my new FL-18 genz pack for $320 and a new set of strikemaster bibs and parka for $190.  Twas an expensive day, at the bars across the street. 


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DirtyMike Said:
Went last year and got my new FL-18 genz pack for $320 and a new set of strikemaster bibs and parka for $190.  Twas an expensive day, at the bars across the street. 

myself and a couple fishing buds purchased ice bibs and jackets from Sportsmans guide and the quality to price ratio is off the chain good!  I have wore mine for three years now and the quality is super. large zippers, lots of pockets, its knock off stuff from the big money gear but the entire suit delivered to my door was just over $100 (jacket and bib included.) insulated knee pads, im sure they have it again this year. suit colors are red/black or blue/black. from a scale of 1 to 10 i give it a 10. I dont give 10's very often on any product.

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update: i see they are $71 each for bib and jacket now and a little different style but they look like very similar qualtiy to what i bought.

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RebelRouser Said:
update: i see they are $71 each for bib and jacket now and a little different style but they look like very similar qualtiy to what i bought.

Were they the Strikemaster brand?