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Years in making, this now classic design has been improved even more by ice fishing legend Dave Genz. Dave has made his "Blue Box" nearly indestructible to last for years of hard use. He then re-sized and balanced the battery storage compartment and built a universal tranducer holder system. The "Blue Box" can also accept the full line of Vexilar accessories like the T-130 or D-130 battery status indicators, flexible night light or even a Dual Beam Ice-ducer transducer. The "Blue Box" fits on top of a five gallon bucket for easy access and handling while fishing.

We stock model FL-8 SE w/19o Ice-ducer. This Genz Pack comes with a 7 amp hour 12 volt battery and charger, transducer and FL-8 SE flasher. It is vexilar model GP0819.

Features of the Fl-8 SE Genz Packs include the following:

  • Transducer support eye-bolt
  • Specially designed base fits on top of five gallon bucket
  • Pre-drilled holes for optional accessories
  • Built-in transducer holder fits all sizes of Ice-Ducers
  • Easy access semi-closed battery compartment
  • Large cable storage compartment
  • Free intructional DVD

The FL-8 SE is the world's most-popular three color flasher. The hallmark of the FL-8 SE is its bright, three color display. It presents bottom contours and types, vegetation, structure, fish, and bait fish in a multiple color display. The colors indicate the signal strength of the return echoes. Strong echoes are displayed as red marks, weak echoes are shown as green, and medium strength echoes are orange. The multiple color display gives you a great advantage over any single color depth sounder. The ability to instantly spot and identify bottom and fish targets have proven to be simply revolutionary to the world of modern day ice fishing.

Effective for both summer and winter use, the FL-8 SE has a built-in Interference Rejection switch as well a six depth range settings that let you fish down to 120 feet. Exclusive interference rejection technology lets you fish side by side with almost any flasher, LCR, LCD or graph with interference-free operation. The eight step adjustable switch lets you knock out interference between you and another depth finder. FL-8 SE anglers can even fish two depth finders in the same ice shelter or boat. It allows you to have two FL-8s close together on a boat or in a fish house without the annoying interference.

A 400-Watt transmitter and an ultra-sensitive receiver back the vivid display. It is easily sensitive enough to read the thermocline and plankton layers. The colors and high sensitivity also make finding changes in bottom content easy. And ice fishermen know the FL-8 SE has become famous for its ability to see small baits at deep depths.

Features of the FL-8 SE flasher include include the following:

  • High Resolution Display - High speed, 525 bit, three color LED display. A backlit depth scale display for easy visibility in low light conditions
  • Three Color Signal Indication - Red indicates a strong signal, orange indicates a medium signal, and green indicates a weak signal
  • Six Depth Scales - 0-20', 0-30', 0-40', 0-60', 0-80', and 0-120'
  • Exclusive Interference Rejection technology - Use the IR circuitry to knock out interference from other, close by electronics. There are 10 different IR settings
  • Power and Sensitivity - Hi Power, 200 kHz, 400 watts peak-to-peak, transmit and ultra sensitive receiver separates targets to as close as 1"
  • Adjustable sensitivity control
  • Weatherproof high impact case

Additional specifications of the FL-8 SE:

  • Power output: 400 watts peak-to-peak (50 watts RMS)
  • Frequency: 200 kHz
  • Current draw: 200 MA
  • Display resolution: 525 segments
  • Power consumption: 275 MA at 12V DC
  • Unit dimensions: 4.4" high x 6" wide x 2.5" deep
  • Unit weight: 1.1 pound
  • Manufacturer's warranty: 2 year


Review Summary
(11 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (2), Avid Angler (2)
Durable (5)
Easy To Use (4)
Screen Resolution/Clarity (3)
Reliable Performance (3)
Easy to Use (3)
Best Uses
Ice Fishing (7)

Customer Reviews
Ann Arbor Mi
 Vexy power
Pros: Target separation, Durable, A
Comments: This can show the separation of my split shot at a #16 treble hook in 40 ft of water. I'm pleased with the unit so far
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use
Cons: a little noisy
Best Uses: deeper water
Comments: This FL8 Genz pack is really all anyone needs for ice fishing. As you can see, there are tons of options on the market, but for the price and the functionality of this unit, you should not pass this up. It's like your favorite pair of old boots; not the flashiest or newest tech, but they don't let you down. It does hum a bit louder than other brands, and is not the best in water depths less than 10 feet, but really shines in anything deeper. I can see a 1/200 ounce jig in 30 feet of water, and that is key for flashers.
 Vexilar FL-8
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Screen Resolution/Clarity, Reliable Performance
Comments: one of the best fishing guides ever!
United States
 Great Flasher
Comments: The FL8 has been a great tool for Lake Trout fishing! The unit has been reliable and is sensitive enough to provide real time feedback of lure location and fish reaction while jigging. I would recommend this product to all serious trout and pan fisherman.
 catch more fish
Pros: Easy to Use
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: works great you know if fish are around easy to use
Iron Mountain, MI
 Vexilar FL-8 SE Genz Pack review
Pros: Easy to Use
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: My Son received this as a Christmas gift. Used it once so far, very easy to use and easy to learn how to read. My Son used it ice fishing in a hole 3 feet from the hole I was fishing in without a flasher. We were using the same bait, he caught three times more fish than I did. He could tell where his bait was relative to the fish, I couldn't. We will be purchasing another Vexilar soon.
flaxville m.t
Pros: Sonar Performance, Screen Size, Reliable Performance, Screen Resolution/Clarity
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: This is a must to get more fish ice fishing.If you really want to bang more fish you need to get got the 8 and give it a 100 on performance.Watch the fish come in make the fishing alot more fun.And this is what it's all about.PLEASE TAKE A KID FISHING.
Upstate Iceman
Avid Angler
 Great Unit
Pros: Screen Resolution/Clarity, Reliable Performance, Sonar Performance, Easy to Use
Best Uses: Freshwater, Ice Fishing
Comments: Very easy to set up and use, Long battery life, lightweight and VERY dependable
Avid Angler
Love this flasher
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: Great flasher for the price. Just cannot ice fish without this ever again. So simple to use and easy to read. The DVD that comes with the unit is informative and contains all the operating information needed.
colorado springs, co
Vexilar FL-8 SE Genz Pack
Pros: Great Design, Easy To Use, Durable
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: I do alot of ice fishing and love this little flasher, its not very fancy, but it works great. Its simple to use, and can pick up jigs that are too small for any other flasher that I've owned. And priced well. I like it alot more than other flashers that I have bought for alot more money.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
Comments: great
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