Which Flasher Do I Buy?

OK, so you have decided to buy a Vexilar flasher. But which system do you buy? First, there is the unit, some offer a deep range version. Then there are three styles of transducers to choose from. And, in that, there are 4 transducer beam types to choose from. And do you want just the unit or the complete portable system for ice fishing or boat use? The choices can get a bit overwhelming.

To get the system you really need, you have to ask yourself two questions. One, what kind of fishing do you do most often? And two, what kind of mounting requirements do you have? With these questions answered, you can choose the proper unit, transducer, cone angle, and mounting method.

 

 

Model

FL-8se

FL-10

FL-12

FL-18

FL-20

FLX-28

Type

Gimbal

In-Dash

Gimbal

Gimbal

Gimbal

Gimbal

Use

Open Water or Ice Fishing

Open Water

Open Water or Ice Fishing

Open Water or Ice Fishing

Open Water or Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Only

Flat Screen

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Power

400 Watts

400 Watts

400 Watts

400 Watts

400 Watts

400 Watts

(Variable Pulse Width)

kHz

200

200

200

200

200

200

Ranges

Six
20′ Min
120′ Max*

Three
20′ Min
200′ Max

Five
20′ Min
200′ Max

Five
20′ Min
200′ Max*

Five
20′ Min
300′ Max

Five + AUTO
10′ Min
300′ Max

Digital Depth

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

I.R.

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

LP Mode

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zoom

No

No

No

6′ Auto Zoom

6′ Bottom Lock

6′ & 12′ Auto Zoom

6′ & 12′ Auto Zoom

Weed Mode

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Demo Mode

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Night Mode

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Ice System Option

Genz Pack

Pro Pack II

Ultra Pack

No

Genz Pack

Pro Pack II

Ultra Pack

Genz Pack

Pro Pack II

Ultra Pack

Genz Pack

Pro Pack II

Ultra Pack

Pro Pack II

Ultra Pack

Low Battery Warning

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes