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JNotte

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Shanty ideas
« on: Dec 15, 2013, 04:14 PM »
I was wondering if anybody has a preference for a shanty? I have been in a mild debate with a family member on a hard side shanty vs a portable. Any thoughts?

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2013, 04:25 PM »
I love my portable.  I have a buddy heater that heats it up great and I'm not stuck in one spot.  Also cost.  I got mine for $160 at Killzone.  http://www.killzonehunting.com/fishing-gear/killzone-igloo-xl-ice-fishing-shelter.html

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #2 on: Dec 15, 2013, 05:19 PM »
shappell 4000
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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #3 on: Dec 15, 2013, 05:39 PM »
Soft is more portable and better for hopping around different waters

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2013, 05:40 PM »
I bought the two man Otter Pro Thermal and I can tell you this is an awesome shanty. Bucket seats that are so comfortable, so warm with just a little Buddy heater on low, yesterday was 5 above on Lake Carmi and I was in a short sleave. No condensation at all.

Folds up very easy...3 minutes your packed up and moving.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #5 on: Dec 15, 2013, 06:28 PM »
Thanks for the ideas. Just have to find the right one now.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #6 on: Dec 15, 2013, 07:11 PM »
I had one of the fold up and pull out ones but If you fish Champlain or a windy spot in general I wouldn't recommend it. It was awesome when I used it except for a windy day on Champlain. I was out in Shoreham on Champlain when the wind blew the wall in and the metal nub almost hit the back of my head! I was fortunate it didn't and the force of the wind doing that also broke one of the bars. I plan on getting one of the portable one man shanties but the fold up and pullout ones I'll never buy again.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #7 on: Dec 15, 2013, 07:14 PM »
Do you jig mostly or do you usually set out tip-ups?  I almost always set out tip ups, and once I set up, I rarely move much.  If you only jig I would go with a Genz setup Clam.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #8 on: Dec 15, 2013, 07:54 PM »
I usually like to setup tipups and fish in one spot for the day. That's a good consideration on the wind. I had never heard of one breaking like that. I would love to have a hard sided shanty but, they can be such a pain to get out and taking off the ice. After watching a truck go thru at Whites bay last year I have little desire to go down that route.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2013, 04:57 AM »
I have a pop up eskimo that holds up to 3 people comfortably and I love using that

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2013, 05:46 AM »
ive been using a portable clam two person flip over, for the past couple years. not much heavier than dragging my jet sled and only takes a few minutes to set up. get home from fishing I can pull it out of the back of the pickup and bring it inside when done.
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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2013, 05:52 AM »
       Josh,
 I have a Clam Command Post.It is 6 x 12 and is great.I prefer a non portable but when it comes time to get it off nobody is around.The only thing about the portable hub shanties is wind.Doesn't matter how much you anchor it.The hubs collapse at 20 mph winds.On Champlain where i fish most you usually can get where the wind isn't to bad so therefore i love my shanty.Anytime you are welcome to check mine out.Dave

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #12 on: Dec 16, 2013, 10:45 AM »
I would def go with a portable with a mr heater if you are staying in one spot!

They make an attachment for a cordless drill to set anchors, really slick! Tie it down right and the hubs WILL NOT collapse...at least in the Shappell...Love it!

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #13 on: Dec 16, 2013, 10:55 AM »
I would def go with a portable with a mr heater if you are staying in one spot!
Tie it down right and the hubs WILL NOT collapse...

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #14 on: Dec 16, 2013, 11:25 AM »
A friend of mine and I built a hard sided shanty a couple years back and fished out of it for 2-3 years.  It was fun but you are kinda stuck to that spot.  I'm probably going to be buying a portable this year at some point.

This was a neat idea and shanty build though I found on ice shanty in another state.
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=260682.0

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #15 on: Dec 16, 2013, 01:24 PM »
I have hard side shanty, Shappell Ice House 6000 and an Eskimo Quick Flip 1.  All three have there advantages and disadvantages. The hard sided Shanties allow you to keep some of your less valuable equipment in the Shanty. And if conditions are favorable drier and warmer. Some years I have spent as much time blocking and digging out as Fishing, to try and prevent the shanty from freezing in. Also you will need some assistance setting and removing the shanty from the ice. The Shappell pop up shanty is easy to open and close but needs to be secured to the ice. This can take about 10 min., depending on conditions. Also wind can collapse the side walls if not anchored. The Flip shanty requires no set up time at all, as it just collapses onto its own sled, and all your equipment stays in the shanty. It really depends how mobile you want to be. As a rule I use the flip shanty the most followed by the Shappell. I haven't put the hard shanty out the past two years.
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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #16 on: Dec 16, 2013, 02:49 PM »
I fish out of both, I have a frabil recon for a portable  which works great it's an older one and still holding up good.
Don't buy them new unless you have to, check craigslist there are usually good deals on them.
People use them once or twice and then sell them. (Off season is best)
The screw anchors are a must,with the drill adapter.

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #17 on: Dec 16, 2013, 04:25 PM »
I have an eskimo Fatfish that I am happy with. its big and I keep it hot inside, wind can be a problem with the hubs collapsing but as long as you anchor properly they wont collapse. portability is very nice,but I would like a home base shanty some day
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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #18 on: Dec 16, 2013, 05:29 PM »
I had a 15 yr frabill 2-3 man shelter that was good all around for tip up fishing.
It is easy to set up, heat, fishes 2 men very well and in a pinch can fit 3 but
Champlain wind bent the aluminum poles and doing more jigging now. i just
purchased a clam scout (1man) with expanded base. I like the portability and
should be good for running and gunning.  I await delivery. 

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Re: Shanty ideas
« Reply #19 on: Dec 16, 2013, 05:39 PM »
I have both a pop up and a bulky hardside, this year I decided to find a happy medium and built a portable (wheeled) hardside. Built it on an 8x8 trailer, with doors to drive an atv in, and a fold up bed. it is light enough to take out early (7ish inches of ice), but warm and comfortable for overnights. We took it out this weekend on carmi on 7 inches of ice, pulled out with the atv (unstudded tires no chains) and it pulled out fine. It was warm with the buddy set to low and plenty of space to fish with two adults and 2 kids. I think the value in pop ups and pull overs is in that they are great on 4-6 inches of ice, but the period of the season where ice is that level is short, having solid walls is great the rest of the time. Best thing about a hardside is customization. We installed spotlights on the 4 outside walls with a light switch that is nxt to the bed, great at night all you have to do is flip the switch and u can see all your tip ups.

 

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