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This season’s Top 5 Ice Fishing Power Augers

by In-Fisherman   |  November 11th, 2011 7

Your Best Friend

Never have power augers been so reliable and so efficient. The In-Fisherman staff puts them all through the paces each season, from the StrikeMasters we’ve used to shoot Ice Fishing Guide TV, to the stock of various Jiffy models the editorial team uses to shoot so much field photography. We also use Eskimos and we’ve had a pet Nils Master here that has hundreds of hours on it. Plus, we helped HT Enterprises field test their new lineup of Velocity Edge augers.

As is the case with sonar options, staff members could argue for hours about the various merits of augers from different companies. Overall, bottom line—you can’t buy a bad auger these days. But you can buy something that fits your style and the way you fish. So we’re noting select options from each company—including what’s new—and then leaving it to you to do the rest of the comparative shopping. As we said, today you really can’t go wrong—and if something does, each company has people ready to get you back into the field pronto.

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As you’ll see in this gear gallery, there’s no shortage of auger options for you to consider. Good luck and choose well—if you’re like us, you’re going to spend a lot of quality time with one of your new best friends.


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  • Richard

    If its not a Jiffy its not a Ice Auger.

  • andres

    good night that price has the eskimo augers where the store

  • Mike

    My dad bought a new jiffy pro stx and i bought a new eskimo shark z71 on the first week of january 2013. The eskimo drilled 5 holes to the jiffys 4. Much more power with the eskimo and it was a 10" compared to an 8" on the jiffy. Jiffy did improve by getting rid of the tecumseh engines.

  • Brandon

    The jiffy can't even compare itself to an Eskimo. My brother has a jiffy and it always has problems. Hands downing will drill 4 holes to his two

  • Dominick Nole

    You guys didn't try a nils usa.Not even in the same league!!!!!!!!!!!

  • steve

    eskimo handle is very brittle, will shatter if dropped or even less. mine just exploded drilling its third hole. its cast aluminum or white meta or some fancy junk. looks nice but not strong at all.

  • steve

    the eskimo was powerful though, maybe too powerful considering the torque is what broke the handle

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