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Offline Papa Sly

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ice fishing sled
« on: Jun 14, 2021, 06:58 PM »
looking to make a new sled good on both ice and snow that will fit in back of my SUV. Anybody have any creative pictures???
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Offline meandcuznalfy

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Re: ice fishing sled
« Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2021, 08:12 PM »

This is what i did, jet sled jr, fits in the van.

Offline hardwater diehard

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Re: ice fishing sled
« Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2021, 02:50 PM »
X2 on the Jet Sled and a Smitty ..the Jet sleds comes in many sizes of varying lengths and widths .Last season I purchased the Jet Sled XL and added the wear bar kit ...I couldnt be happier it pulls quite well fully loaded ...and with a Smitty even better on the days that require its use ...XL fits in my Xterra just fine. I have an Otter sled which is the same size ...although its a really tough and strong sled is a real pain to pull by hand . Its now the wood sled for days with groups of anglers for fire on the ice ..and is towed by ATV/Snowmobile .
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Offline badger132

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Re: ice fishing sled
« Reply #3 on: Jun 18, 2021, 08:49 AM »
My old sled is made from a Jet Sled Jr. and a plywood box on top to make it the right size to sit on. It was sized to fit in the back of a Pontiac Vibe sideways.
I used framing splices from Home Depot to secure the plywood on top of the sled. I customized it over the years to carry rods, pole holders, my shovel, drill/auger setup, spud for checking thin ice, and of course the Ice Shanty flag. I still use it for early ice, but mainly use a snowmobile with a custom box when the ice is thick enough. I did make a Smitty, but it was more for when the ice is rough, and I am pulling behind a snowmobile. I have punched holes in the sled on rough ice before. The Jet Sled is really too thin for towing at speed.

Offline cwavs1982

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Re: ice fishing sled
« Reply #4 on: Jun 18, 2021, 02:30 PM »
Papa - not sure if you have seen this link on the Iceshanty, but the Sled Modes is one area that I often look to see if I can grab something that another member had thought of.  May give you some good ideas on what you are thinking.
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