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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #40 on: Dec 25, 2008, 07:27 PM »
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #41 on: Dec 25, 2008, 07:31 PM »
Where is everyone getting those clips to mount these rod holders? I have one that I could cut up, but don't have any idea on where to start looking for something like that. Any help?
JJ those are called one hole straps. They also make two hole straps which would be even more secure if you dont mind drilling more holes. Anyway take the rod holder with you to the electrical supply house and check out which one fits best. The smaller ones are made for ground wire support. The larger ones are for mc cable or even conduit support.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #42 on: Jan 03, 2009, 09:27 AM »
I tried my scout yesterday for the first time and did not like the feel i got at all. The seat plain sucks. I was going to give up on it . Instead today I removed the whole seat deal and will use my tried and true camp seat. In doing so i removed 13 lbs. and the seat is just great. A lot more open room to carry items and modify as i go along
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #43 on: Jan 23, 2009, 02:49 PM »
Has anyone ever made a flip down foot stool to keep your feet off the ice, I've been thinking about doing something like that but not sure how or if it would work

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #44 on: Jan 27, 2009, 08:00 AM »
Has anyone ever made a flip down foot stool to keep your feet off the ice, I've been thinking about doing something like that but not sure how or if it would work

I used to slide the seat back (I have the Scout) so my feet would sit on the edge of the tub nice and comfortably.  Now I have a piece of closed-cell foam I just put on the ice.  The foam doubles as a hole cover when I catch a fish I really want to keep from going back down the hole, too.  I guess you could put a piece of rope through the foam to keep it attached if you wanted.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #45 on: Jan 28, 2009, 09:27 AM »
Thanks yesterday was my first day fishing in my scout and I dont think I'll need anything to keep my feet off the ice. I was really surprised at how warm it was in there. I didnt have a heater or a latern and it was 17 outside and the sun was shinning. I also made my own rod holders that are easily removable and a lot cheaper then the ones you buy. I'm very impressed with the scout I moved 5 times in 4 hours and its so easy to just get up and move. The tips on here really helped me out.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #46 on: Jan 29, 2009, 07:37 PM »
Thanks yesterday was my first day fishing in my scout and I dont think I'll need anything to keep my feet off the ice. I was really surprised at how warm it was in there. I didnt have a heater or a latern and it was 17 outside and the sun was shinning. I also made my own rod holders that are easily removable and a lot cheaper then the ones you buy. I'm very impressed with the scout I moved 5 times in 4 hours and its so easy to just get up and move. The tips on here really helped me out.

Papinner, if you don't mind me asking, what did you give for your new scout?  I think I will be driving about 2 hours tomorrow to Michigan to get myself a new Pro.  I can drive about 30min and get a new Scout, but they want $250 for them at Gander, and I can buy the Pro for $299 (also at Gander).  I keep thinking $50 is worth having the extra room.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #47 on: Jan 31, 2009, 11:48 AM »
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #48 on: Feb 01, 2009, 06:34 AM »
Great tips all. As for getting your feet off the ice, I picked up some floor mats made of plastic that have holes all through. Set them on the ice and your feet aren't on the ice and water. When I pack up band the mat on the ice and place it in the bottom and set every thing on top.
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #49 on: Feb 10, 2009, 01:30 PM »


I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #50 on: Feb 12, 2009, 04:34 PM »

I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

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A hinge!!   Brilliant!!   Now I have a project for tomorrow   ;)  I can put the hinge on both the Scout and the Trekker II and just swap the rod holders between the two.   
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #51 on: Feb 13, 2009, 01:29 PM »


I'm glad it helped .  ;)
Just make sure to check the end of the barrels. I found quite a few that looked like they would fit the rod holder shaft perfect only to find the barrels weren't round .. they were kinked almost in a triangle form.

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #52 on: Feb 15, 2009, 10:03 AM »
I transport my Yukon on a hitch hauler on the back of my Durango.  If you put I-bolts on each end of the sled it makes a great tie down anchor point.  Also allows you to bungee your gear on the sled, or tow multiple units at one time (with a wheeler or snowmobile).  The ones I have it cut down so they do not stick so far into the sled.


 

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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #53 on: Feb 15, 2009, 09:55 PM »
I transport my Yukon on a hitch hauler on the back of my Durango.  If you put I-bolts on each end of the sled it makes a great tie down anchor point.  Also allows you to bungee your gear on the sled, or tow multiple units at one time (with a wheeler or snowmobile).  The ones I have it cut down so they do not stick so far into the sled.

I do the same, both my shanties I have replaced the two "rope holes" with heavy duty stainless eyebolts with large stainless fender washers to spread the weight.  On the back I install the same eyebolt, but only a single one and right in the middle to act as a hitch in case I want to pull my Otter sled if I need more gear for gatherings etc.
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #54 on: Feb 18, 2009, 08:48 AM »
I can't take credit for this tip polar bear passed this one on to me but I didn't see it on this thread yet so I thought I would share it.  The idea is having a rod box or just a storage container that is light, durable, cheap, and also drains water away from your gear.  The answer was flower planting containers.  I got mine at wal-mart for $9 dollars.  Polar bear uses multiple sizes that cover the whole sled area.  I just use the long container as a rod holder and scoop transport.  The nice thing about these is the water that comes off the scoop is drained into a pan away from your gear.  I attached the container with 3 screws to make it stay put.

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« Reply #55 on: Feb 20, 2009, 02:24 PM »
OK, I finally did the "hinge thing" for the rod holders today.  Too crappy to fish anyway.   I was afraid I got the wrong size because the hinge was a bit too small for the rod holder leg to fit in it.  Then I had a revelation to drill it out to the exact size I needed.  There was plenty of metal so thinning it was not an issue.  I'm not gonna bother to paint mine.



If you also notice in that picture, I have a nifty rod holder that snaps onto a bucket that I have on the seat rail bracket.  This holder is VERY handy!!


Also, a thing I came up with a few years ago, is how I carry my heater.  The heater I use in this shack is the Coleman EventCat.  It came with a plastic holder, because apparently they are also used in golfcarts.  I mounted that holder on the back of the sled between the seat rail bracket and the tents pole brackets.  This heater NEVER blows out, so once I light it I just keep it running the rest of the day.   This caused a concern when hole hopping, where to put it?  It slips right in this holder and I don't have to worry about burning anything.  When I get ready to fish, out of the holder it comes, and onto the ice where I usually have it.






And this is the stainless eyebolt I was talking about.  This is the one on the back I can use for a hitch, and there are two more on the front where the original line tie hole were in the sled.  I tie those climbing clip things onto the rope, so I can just clip the rope onto the eyebolts.  I use the same rope between the two shanties I have, just clip it onto the one I'm using that day.

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« Reply #56 on: Feb 20, 2009, 08:31 PM »
Can I let you borrow my Pro for a few weeks ::) ::)..... feel free to tinker.... ;)

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« Reply #57 on: Feb 22, 2009, 02:17 PM »
WNYBASS...sweet!

I went to the hardware today to do that.
Of course I get very little time to myself and had the 6yo and 3yo and the hardware was a pitstop before sledding...so of course both kids have to tinkle in full sledding regalia in ACO ::) Than the little one smashes a glass globe replacement light. :-\

The pin on the hand grenade that are my children has been pulled and I see my time is dwindling and I can't find the right size....and than I found these for .99 ;D
I guess it's used to lock a loop into metal cable.


The rod holder was from Gander for 1.99. They were straight but I used the vise to give em an angle ;)

So when we got home...in the time it took my kids to take off their snow gear I had this...


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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #58 on: Aug 09, 2009, 10:31 AM »

I meant to add this a long time ago but better late than never. The electrical clips that hold my rod holder (in the original pics) were constantly bending and I was always tapping them in again and it was annoying.
A few years ago I took apart a hindge and used the piece with the two "barrels"  that hold the pin. I primed, painted and installed with SS hardware. I did try to find a hindge with the closest diameter of the rod holder shaft. I hope this helps.

Doug >))))>

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LoneWolf thanks for another great tip,installed hinges for my rod holders worked great!
 
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Re: ....... Fish Trap Tips ........
« Reply #59 on: Oct 07, 2009, 09:17 AM »
The office binder clips also work very well if you want to hang a rattle reel from the spreader poles.

I'll have to try the clips to hold the canvas on, it sounds like a great idea.


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