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Walleyedan: The way of the future on ice

Everyone is always looking for that next "thing" that is going to make them rich. Speaking of, I haven't heard yet if anybody won the Powerball jackpot that was estimated at $700 million. I have had many ideas over the years as to that new dream ...

Everyone is always looking for that next "thing" that is going to make them rich. Speaking of, I haven't heard yet if anybody won the Powerball jackpot that was estimated at $700 million. I have had many ideas over the years as to that new dream product, but I guess it hasn't been my time yet for that "thing" to hit the market.

As an outdoorsman, I see so many gadgets and gizmo's and this and that-it's enough to almost make your head spin. But every now and then a product comes along that hits it big. And I think I may know what that product of the future is for the ice angler. It's called the K-Drill. And if you have not seen it or heard about it already, you will very soon because it is the real deal.

As a lifetime ice angler, I have used all sorts of methods to cut/chip/get through the ice! I've probably cut more holes than most with the old blue Mora hand auger. In fact, I should probably go back to that so I can get back in shape! But I probably won't, even if it is one of my 2016 resolutions (to get in better shape). I'll probably just keep planking for a while and see what that does for me.

OK, back to the K-Drill. This ice auger/ice drill is the most "cutting edge" product that has hit the market in awhile (in my opinion). I posted an iPhone video on my Walleyedan Facebook page that was taken by my brother-in-law around Christmas and the thing has gone viral. I would have never guessed that a cordless 18-volt Milwaukee drill would be able to cut through ice in the fashion that it does. It's truly impressive. Lightweight, fast cutting, quiet, no gas leaks, versatile-what else does a fisherman want?

Will it hold up when we finally get 2 feet of ice, or are we even going to see 2 feet of ice this year? Yes, I think we will finally get the ice and yes I am pretty convinced this unit will do just fine! I was up on Winnie the other day with two of our guides (Nick and Dustin) and we drilled and drilled and drilled some more! Nick and Dustin were sold and so are many of the other million viewers who have seen the drill cut through the ice. And if we get even more ice than 2 feet and you're tired of switching out batteries, it can be mounted to your gas powerhead from your Eskimo or StrikeMaster. It is truly the way of the future for the ice fisher, especially with early and late ice! I'm heading out now, hope you are too!

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