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What is the best ice shelter?
« on: Nov 11, 2008, 06:53 PM »
I'm thinking about purchasing a shelter and i want to get the best for the least.
I want one for myself and mostly my 2 kids.
I saw an Eskimo quickfish 3 man for $200.00.
This seems decent.
any ideas?

 

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2008, 07:12 PM »
i'm looking at a 2 person flip over myself, mainly for the convenice of the sled, my father and my fishing buddy both have suitcase models that are awkward to say the least to pull across the ice. i'm really interested in the guide by clam, or trekker by frabill.  Waiting till the local stores putout floor models before i commit to a purchase.  i'm also going to check out cabelas and ct-outfitters as well, both within 30 minutes of me.

I want a 2 person shelter because my wife has shown a real interest in fishing this year(she bought her own license) and i would like to keep the momentum rolling.  She's not much of a winter person, but a shelter would certainly help to get her on the ice. 

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2008, 07:17 PM »
I agree jeep.
Keep everyone comfortable and have a good time.
This way we can fish longer and more often. ;D

 

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2008, 07:29 PM »
I agree jeep.
Keep everyone comfortable and have a good time.
This way we can fish longer and more often. ;D
OH no cracka we need to start bldg. one we have till feb.

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2008, 08:10 PM »
i got one of the shapell 4000's a few years back. its nice but you MUST have a pickup to transport it, too big to fit in the back of most SUV's. one of the nice things about it is it has ski's built into the bottom that pop down. theres a bucket holder molded to the bottom of it as well. think i payed a little over 300 for it. pretty happy with it to this point. the only problem was there was no pre-fab holes drilled for anchors (and they dont disclose it in the paper work)

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2008, 08:12 PM »
Time to use that old bean and think of where to put them Eric!!!

When you gonna go get some bait with me?
If fishing was work I'd never be sick!


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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 11, 2008, 08:23 PM »
it wasent an issue of finding a spot to drill the holes it was an issue of bringing it out for an all nighter in rediculious wind 2 hrs after it was delivered. long story short i snuggled with my auger and bait bucket all night so the thing wouldnt fly away everytime i went to check a hole. As for the bait thing i'll keep ya posted, looking for a job before i hunt too hard for bait.

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2008, 08:25 PM »
I heard you might have a new job at the Sweets today. Is that true? If so good for you.
If fishing was work I'd never be sick!


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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2008, 06:24 AM »
OH no cracka we need to start bldg. one we have till feb.
Larry , i actually just got  a small trailer that would be perfect for a shelter.We could tow it to champ.
let me know if you want to build something.  :tipup:

 

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2008, 06:57 AM »
the cheapest setup i have seen is a guy with 3 2x4x8 and a tarp. he made triangle into the wind and attaches the tarp. he sat inside out of wind and in the sun. it was toasty.

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2008, 07:07 AM »
Larry , i actually just got  a small trailer that would be perfect for a shelter.We could tow it to champ.
let me know if you want to build something.  :tipup:
whenever your ready

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2008, 07:55 AM »
I have a shappell 4000 - it works well and the 2 large windows are nice. A little heavy to pull through deep snow though. - Porter

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2008, 09:03 AM »
whenever your ready
It is at my shop. I'll take a pic so you can start thinking.

 

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2008, 09:08 AM »
I have a very simple answer - One you've built yourself!  If you build it yourself you know it is the way you want it!

My 2 cents worth...

David
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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2008, 10:07 AM »
i'm looking at a 2 person flip over myself, mainly for the convenice of the sled, my father and my fishing buddy both have suitcase models that are awkward to say the least to pull across the ice. i'm really interested in the guide by clam, or trekker by frabill.  Waiting till the local stores putout floor models before i commit to a purchase.  i'm also going to check out cabelas and ct-outfitters as well, both within 30 minutes of me.

I want a 2 person shelter because my wife has shown a real interest in fishing this year(she bought her own license) and i would like to keep the momentum rolling.  She's not much of a winter person, but a shelter would certainly help to get her on the ice. 
cabelas has them out on the floor already setup

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2008, 11:48 AM »
Go Ghetto






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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2008, 02:46 PM »
thats what i'm talking about Capt.!!!!

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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 12, 2008, 04:02 PM »
I think that you got a flag up over to the right...
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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 12, 2008, 04:21 PM »
I think that you got a flag up over to the right...

Good eye my friend.
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Re: What is the best ice shelter?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 12, 2008, 04:23 PM »
 :tipup: flaaaaaaaagg
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