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MadisonBoats 03-06-2009 11:11 AM

Interesting GPS Device
 
Fellas, this should technically be in some other topic. However, I thought it would be super beneficial to post it in the [TN Trout Streams & Tailwaters].

I think this device would be a great tool to map out fishing adventures both on water and land. You can go on to your Google Earth and add notations and pictures. There are several different devices on theirs site.

I just thought this one is very cool that it interfaces with GoogleEarth, plus it is fairly affordable at around $150.

http://www.gearthstore.com/products/...k/details.html

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/for...&pictureid=126
http://www.gearthstore.com/products/...tick/pics.html

waterwolf 03-06-2009 01:57 PM

Most of the places I trout fish are so short that it would be completely worthless for me. That combined with the fact that I know every rock, tree, and ledge in both tailwaters I fish. Just something else to fight with.

Flat Fly n 03-06-2009 02:34 PM

Waterwolf,
Agree. I thought that what your brain was for.....remembering rocks, logs, cuts, shelfs, shoals on tailwaters.

Kinda like remembering that log between the second and third shoal at Peach Orchard.....

waterwolf 03-06-2009 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Flat Fly n (Post 64126)
Waterwolf,
Agree. I thought that what your brain was for.....remembering rocks, logs, cuts, shelfs, shoals on tailwaters.

Kinda like remembering that log between the second and third shoal at Peach Orchard.....

Or the giant coral head at the bottom of coldwater, right in the middle of the chute which loves to rip chunks of fiberglass off of your boat.

I guess if you trip, step off, or slip on something enough times it gets burned into your memory:biggrin:

MadisonBoats 03-06-2009 08:37 PM

Yes, with this thing you can tag all of those spots and share the maps and spots with friends on the internet...

Mocs123 03-07-2009 11:36 AM

I tried a GPS a few years ago and was very disappointed. It was heavy, ate batteries, I never needed on a trail, and rarely worked under tree cover, but I know they have gotten better (but not lighter!). If you get one make sure to get one of the newer "high sensitivity" receivers or you will never get signal under tree cover or in a river gorge. I believe these are desinated by a "x" in the name of Garmin recievers. I have a backpacking buddy that has a Garmin Colorado (I am not sure which one) with the new high sinsitivity reciever and he has gotten satalites in Linville Gorge which probably means you can get signal about anywhere.

For day trips (where you don't have to worry about battaries or weight) I can see where one would be very benificial for marking spots that you wanted to go back and fish later (sometimes, I couldn't find a spot again I wanted to fish) especially if some time has passed between trips.

MadisonBoats 03-11-2009 11:24 AM

Thanks for your thoughts guys! I was interested in how you would perceive that trackstick. I bought a few hundred for a boat company in Europe and they were used for boat test drive gifts. I found it to be a very fun device.

However, I am a gadget guy and I like to study every aspect of the sport. So, I bought this GPS this week to assist me.

Oregon 400i puts freshwater fun at your fingertips. This next-generation handheld features a rugged, touchscreen along with preloaded U.S. Inland Lakes, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot, picture viewer and more. Even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between similar units.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=161&pID=14906#

Plus, I have to get better at marking those rocks. Uh, the rock pile below Peach Orchard got me a month ago fellas... see my previous posts...

Thanks for your input...


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