GREAT FOR THE RESTRICTED PURPOSES YOU CAN USE A FISH/DEPTH FINDER FOR FLY FISHING
Michael Montagne "mike montagne", Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: We've been using this Garmin for a couple of years now from our 2-person Scadden cataraft. I studied the technology and understood the limited mission this finder would serve for fly-fishing. That said, and not expecting to spy fish outside the relatively narrow downward view of most "finders," I can report that we're really happy with the Garmin for the limited range of duties a person can expect from a "fish finder" applied to lake fishing situations -- almost entirely...
Summary: The device worked well for a few weeks but developed a connection issue in both the power and transducer connectors. Now it will only power on if hold the power connector firmly in place. Just past the Amazon return period. Will have to pursue the Garmin Warranty. Poor build quality...very disappointed.
Summary: I used the unit one time and it failed. Would not hold my settings. It kept going back to the factory settings. I contacted Garmin and they said the unit was bad. They did a good job and replaced it quickly. Hopefully this one works.
Summary: As with most "fish finders", it's less of a fish finder and more of a depth finder and thermometer. Which is really all you need. I've found nearly every brush pile my lake has, and knowing the water temp tells me everything else I need to know. The trolling motor mount makes it easy for me to use on the jon boat I rent. Just make sure you clamp the ties down hard so it doesn't slide back and hit your prop!
Summary: I purchased this unit as a secondary fish finder. What a surprise, this unit performed better than a finder that costs 3 times as much. This unit is very easy to read, which is what I needed. Great deal for sure.
Summary: Pretty basic set up. Wish it came with a cover for the actual monitor, also would be nice for a few ideas of where to mount the radar receiver. I have a flat bottom John boat and still have not found a good spot to permitly mount to it. Other than that every thing works as expected.