Over the course of this season were there any new products that you used and liked (or hated), and did you learn any new helpful tips/tricks? Here's my list: 1) This was my first season using a flasher. The adjustable zoom on my Marcum LX-3 is great for when the fish are suspended. I don't think that I'd ever go ice fishing without a flasher again. 2) My ice jig box came open in my coat pocket... what a mess that was! I bought a fly box that is lined with high density foam. It has a better clasp than my jig box, and could never accidentally pop open. Even if it did, the jigs are all stuck in the foam, so it wouldn't make a mess. 3) The little plastic cup my spikes came in opened up in my pocket... what a mess that was! I bought a couple StrikeMaster Bait Pucks... no more worries. 4) The high E-string from a guitar, a plastic bead, and a little orange paint can be made into a nice spring bobber. The bigger loop is easy to thread, and hardly ever freezes up, unlike the coiled springs. I can post a picture of it if anyone wants to see. I am going to try to figure out a better way to mount it next season, and will also use some Nitinol wire, which will basically never kink. 5) Waterproof, windproof mittens kept my hands warmer than ever. 6) If you're not catching fish try a different color or move somewhere else. Eventually you will find what they what or find some more active fish. Also, don't be afraid to fish away from the crowd. 7) There are a lot of board members who are very knowledgeable and willing to help when you have questions!