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Flip N Fish
« on: Jul 20, 2021, 06:29 PM »
There have been a few threads about the Flip-N-Fish by SportsMax. With an overall length of 44 inches, a width of 21 inches and a closed up height of around 10 inches, it can fit in almost any vehicle. And, mounted on an Otter sled with Hyfax runners, it should withstand a few treks across the frozen stuff.
Now, it's not perfect. The material is weathered and there are a couple of small holes. And it is narrow, bucket seat should work fine. But, at only $20, I couldn't resist. It will join the arsenal of unusual stuff I have. The three Frabill Ice Shuttles(one a rare black one) as well as some nice Bay de Noc Swedish Pimple Poles.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2021, 07:06 PM »
A used Flip-N-Fish was posted in 2005 for $75.00. You did okay on your deal.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2021, 07:59 PM »
Im interested in seeing a pic of a black frabill ice shuttle.i have 2 yellow ones.never seen a black one before unless its the newer model.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #3 on: Jul 20, 2021, 08:49 PM »
A used Flip-N-Fish was posted in 2005 for $75.00. You did okay on your deal.

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Thanks! Not that I really needed it, but for $20?! How could I pass it up!
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2021, 08:50 PM »
 Corndog very nice score on the Flip-N-Fish shelter the Hyfax runners on the sled look lightly used good additional shelter to have when out with younger children. Think I would get claustrophobic in a shelter that narrow.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2021, 08:52 PM »
Im interested in seeing a pic of a black frabill ice shuttle.i have 2 yellow ones.never seen a black one before unless its the newer model.
No problem Dr.. I will snap a few pics in the morning and post them. I think that one was like 20 or 30 bucks. I only use one, the worst of the three, just because I have the room in my loft. And I too had never seen one in that color. Not prior to buying or since.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 2021, 08:55 PM »
Corndog very nice score on the Flip-N-Fish shelter the Hyfax runners on the sled look lightly used good additional shelter to have when out with younger children. think I would get claustrophobic in a shelter that narrow.
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Thanks Steve..yeah, it is tight. And I'm not a short fella..but, I figure one of my buddies who is kinda small would fit in it fine, or..as mentioned..a kid. Pretty sure it could also be set up as a windbreak.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Oh, forgot to mention it weighs in at 11lbs!
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #8 on: Jul 21, 2021, 07:46 AM »
Im interested in seeing a pic of a black frabill ice shuttle.
Hey Dr, here ya go!







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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #9 on: Jul 21, 2021, 07:58 AM »
Nice.never knew frabill made a ice shuttle in black,better looking than the yellow ones.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #10 on: Jul 21, 2021, 01:36 PM »
Yeah, never saw one until this, and have not seen another.
The other two I have are the yellow ones. One I had to do some work on the bottom, the one flaw with these Shuttles was the bottoms. The other yellow one is pretty clean.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #11 on: Jul 21, 2021, 03:12 PM »
Yes.i had to plastic weld the back two corners on both my ice shuttles,then i put skis that i cut down underneath them to protect the corners and it glides 100% better.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #12 on: Jul 21, 2021, 03:56 PM »
I did the same on the back corners of the one I use. The other two are pretty much mint.
The ski idea is a great one.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #13 on: Jul 21, 2021, 07:10 PM »
Sold my Flip-n-Fish in 2010 for
$75. Shoulda kept it. It was funny last time I used it the wind was like 40 mph and the thing was whipping so hard it was boxing my ears.  funny stuff.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #14 on: Jul 21, 2021, 09:10 PM »
Slayerfish, thats funny! I figure the 20 bucks I spent was worth it. Im toying with the idea of making a replacement, insulated, tent for it.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #15 on: Jul 22, 2021, 03:38 PM »
It ain't much but works in a pinch.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #16 on: Jul 22, 2021, 03:47 PM »
It ain't much but works in a pinch.

As long as I have room in my loft, I'll keep going after deals, lol!
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #17 on: Jul 22, 2021, 04:20 PM »
As long as I have room in my loft, I'll keep going after deals, lol!
yup same here.except im out of room for anything.picked up 2 coleman propane lanterns with cases for 5$ today.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #18 on: Jul 22, 2021, 05:32 PM »
yup same here.except im out of room for anything.picked up 2 coleman propane lanterns with cases for 5$ today.

Sweet deal!!
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #19 on: Jul 22, 2021, 05:42 PM »
yup same here.except im out of room for anything.picked up 2 coleman propane lanterns with cases for 5$ today.

You've got too many as it is. You better send me a couple.  ;D

                                    


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« Reply #20 on: Jul 22, 2021, 06:59 PM »
You've got too many as it is. You better send me a couple.  ;D
heres a section of hoard.theres colemans all over in the sheds.this is my easy to access lanterns.lol


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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #21 on: Jul 22, 2021, 07:08 PM »
I feel sorry for your kids :roflmao:

Myself and my brother have flat out told our Dad most of his hoard is going straight into a dumpster whenever he kicks off, because neither of us have the time or space, or desire to deal with it

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #22 on: Jul 22, 2021, 07:30 PM »
I feel sorry for your kids :roflmao:

Myself and my brother have flat out told our Dad most of his hoard is going straight into a dumpster whenever he kicks off, because neither of us have the time or space, or desire to deal with it
my kid knows the value of stuff.shes a 14 year old picker too.some old stuff is worth more than others.perfect example is the old penn reels i bought for 5 to 10$ are now worth 50$.got 150 of them.same with old abu garcia round reels and ive got some rare limited editions.red Coleman 200a lanterns i paid 10$ for are fetching 80 to 100$.guess im a hoarder...but my collection will be worth money and dont pay retail on much of anything.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #23 on: Jul 22, 2021, 07:31 PM »
And yes i dumpster dive too.lol

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #24 on: Jul 22, 2021, 09:25 PM »
heres a section of hoard.theres colemans all over in the sheds.this is my easy to access lanterns.lol

Lol! I see what you mean!
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #25 on: Jul 28, 2021, 03:58 PM »
I have a couple Pflueger 2800 reels with their boxes and everything that came with them. Years ago the owner of a bait shop offered to trade them for new Abu Garcia casting reels. A few years later the 2800s were selling for $215 on the bay auction. I have no idea what they are worth now.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #26 on: Sep 08, 2021, 06:07 AM »
I love my flip-n-fish so light sometimes use it to haul my gear sometimes I close it up even did a overnighter in it.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #27 on: Sep 08, 2021, 07:07 AM »
Awesome!
Such a great design. Especially if there is an adult who wants to introduce a youngster to ice fishing. Light enough for a youth to haul, gives them the feel of being on their own, and, plenty of room.
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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #28 on: Sep 08, 2021, 07:36 AM »
I agree it is a fantastic design. Add a foam pad for the floor. Carry it over sidewalks parking lots then load your gear. No worry when deep snow on ice it will ride up on top of it. I added 1 clam light on front of sled put the other two on a clam litehouse I just sold. Mine still looks like new and I've had it for many years.

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Re: Flip N Fish
« Reply #29 on: Sep 10, 2021, 03:43 AM »
great find!

i had a similar thing happen years ago.  me and wife walked a garage sale and they had a very old fish trap.  i walked on past it. wife said whats that, and i told her.  she asked wasnt i interested?  i said yes but i only have 20 bucks left. figuring it would be more ya know.  she said its 5 bucks. lol  not only that it had an old brass gaff in it.  score! ;D  i still use it today and love it for windy days.  most time i dont flip up though.

cant beat those treasures the kids dont know they have. ;)
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