View Full Version : Shopping is in the air

11-26-2009, 11:36 AM
I searched for similar threads, but couldn't find one. So I apologize if this has already been discussed in length........

My wife is looking for things that she can get for me for Christmas. Well there isn't much that I really need, but a GPS system (ex.Garmin, Tom Tom) for my truck could come in handy. There has been more times than I like to admit that when looking for that new fishing spot I've gotten turned around and wasn't sure if I was where I thought I should be. Ha ha you noticed that I never said "lost".

So anyway, I'm asking you guys if you you have one that you would recommend for fly fishing. I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just something that helps me get around when I'm in places I'm not familiar and help me find streams/rivers.

Have you found one that has the names of the roads in GSMNP?

Have you found one that does a pretty good job labeling to streams and rivers accurately?

Or please let me know if you have one that does a very poor job and I should avoid.

Thanks guys!!

11-27-2009, 09:48 AM

The Garmin 60CSx is a very nice unit IMHO. I have been using one as a forester for nearly 3 years, very accurate, color display, you can buy them with topo maps already loaded, they have a removable storage chip that store data, so you can swap those out as well. I use this unit to layout timber sales and dowload the data into a GIS program. I have a Vista for personal use, but if I were to buy a new unit for myself I would buy the 60CSx. It has a larger screen and obtains satellites better than the Vista. I think you can get this unit for around $300, they were closer to $400 when they first came out a few years ago.