The ICE 35 ice fishing flasher features a large 3-color fiber optic display with overlay depth scale.
Humminbird Ice 35 Portable Flasher - The ICE 35 ice fishing flasher features a large 3-color fiber optic display with overlay depth scale that delivers excellent readability. The combination of selectable dual beam transducer and a powerful 800 watts of peak-to-peak power are sure to make this flasher a trusted companion at a great value.
Three color fiber-optic flasher technology
800 watts peak-to-peak power
7 amp-hour battery with charger
Dual beam transducer
So I got this one fishing buddy that is blind in one eye and can't see out of the other, and has a hard time seeing and reading the Lowrance Elite4 that I let him borrow when we go fishing.
I had a vexilar FL-8 back in the day but sold it when I decided to move to the Lowrance Elite units. I always wanted to try the Hummingbird flashers, so I decided to pick up a 35 thinking if I didn't like it my one eyed friend could probably see it a little better and use it.
Well I'm sorry to say I didn't like it, but my buddy sure as heck does!! It's bright three color display works incredibly well in all lighting conditions and he states it is much easier for him to see and read (He's old too). It just doesn't give me as much information as my Lowarance Elite5, yes it's a great flasher, it's quiet and goes all day plus on a single charge. There is nothing wrong with this unit if all you want to do is mark and catch fish.
Great Value Flasher
I'm going into my second ice-fishing season with this flasher. It works as advertised, shows my lure and all fish within the sonar cone, and has superb battery life (I still have at least 3/4 battery capacity after 8-9 hours of fishing).
I've used Marcum and Vexilar flashers, up to and including the high-end Vexilar FLX-28, and I don't regret picking up the Ice 35 at a much lower price. It does basically the same thing, and I see and catch just as many fish as those using pricier units.
The one complaint I do have with the Humminbird flashers is the separate signal and support cables for the transducer. The two cables add complexity to adjusting the cable length, especially with the float attached, and can cause the transducer angle to be slightly off center at times. It's a relatively minor annoyance that requires paying a little more attention to transducer placement, but Humminbird should improve their cable design.