Humminbird® SmartCast® RF45 Advanced Remote Sonar Sensor
The Humminbird® SmartCast® RF45 Advanced Remote Sonar Sensor (RSS) is a replacement sensor for use with the RF15, RF25, or RF35. Simply attach the Remote Sonar Sensor™ to your line and cast for a real-time view of fish, bottom, and underwater structure right where your line is. Or use the Humminbird® SmartCast® Remote Sonar Sensor to preview an area before you fish. Just cast it out, and reel it in for an accurate picture of what's below.
Rated 3 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by chargz nice concept but I have purchased 2 sets of smartcast and 2 more remote sonar sensors in recent years. They are great when new but are not reliable after the first 20 hours of use. Sensors certainly don't last the 500 hours as promised. I complained but company will not send replacement sensors due to short life span. October 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by jbmw002 Battery Was Dead On Arrival The first cast it would work, and then it would not register. I called Hummingbird since there is a slip in the box saying all return go direct to them with their 1-800 number. I called them and told them what was happening, and they agreed that the battery was old. They were kind enough to replace it for me. September 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MysterMatt Good - but be gentle Like the other reviewers, my first sonar, died an early death. It crapped out on me after about the 15th cast. It was on a retrieve and it received a gentle whack against one of the "almost concrete" banks on Lake Mead and then sure enough, it registered nothing. I bought this as a replacement and treated it with kid gloves. I stored it in padded hard shell case (actually for my sunglasses) and was VERY aware when it got close to rocks, brush, banks, etc. Don't just toss it in your box! This seemed to work for about 20+ trips. I lost count of how many casts per trip- after all I was there to fish, then it died. There is a strong chance that the battery went dead. I've had this particular sonar for 2+ years. It's rated for hundreds of hours and not having a definitive "off" switch it's very likely this is the case. It would have been 5 stars if it was more rugged and had the ability to replace the battery. May 24, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eric4055 Poor quality This is a real good idea and very useful product, if you want to reach out from the bank or from the boat while fishing. The recieving unit works well but the bobber keeps quiting all the time. The first bobber only lasted for 7 fishing trips, so I went out and bought another one hoping that the next one would last longer. The second one only lasted for one fishing trip and was a total waste of money or 24 bucks. Save you money until they improve the quality!! April 18, 2010
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Details:According to the instructions this is castable?
How much does it weigh, and what is the suggested line weight?
A:CAUTION: You will increase the possibility of breaking your line if you use light test pound line on your reel. The RSS
is positively buoyant (is buoyant under its own weight plus 0.2 ounces of bait and lead weight.) The maximum amount
of weight for any attachment to the RSS is approximately 0.2 ounces (5.67 grams), and includes the combined
weight of any hook, line, weight, swivel/snap swivel and bait that is attached to the RSS. The RSS itself weighs 1
ounce, and therefore light test line might brea
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A:Yes it is the newer version with some added features. Depending on your display, it will either work exactly the way it did... Or have some added features if you have a newer display.
Details:I have a smartcast RF 20 and losted my RSS.
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A:Yes I use it with my RF 20. The only thing is that you cannot use all of the new features with the RF 20. There are some extra features with the new RF 45 that work with the other newer displays.
A:The Advanced Remote Sonar Sensor (RSS) is a replacement sensor for use with the RF15, RF25, or RF35.
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