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Title: Inventions
Post by: Bean on Jan 05, 2005, 05:52 PM
P Gottshall asked us to add an "inventions" board. So please post your inventions by replying to this post. It is set as a "sticky" so it will stay at the top of the "equipment" forum.
Title: Re: Invention
Post by: P Gottshall on Jan 05, 2005, 06:08 PM
Bean,

I guess I'll be your first post-er.  This should be fun!  I've seen so many excellent ideas; it'll be great to accumulate them here!

If anyone notes an idea they feel should be archived here, please post a message!

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Transducer Arm - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=20765.msg182100#msg182100 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=20765.msg182100#msg182100)

Ice Sled (Don't have to bend over) - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=20984.msg184615#msg184615 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=20984.msg184615#msg184615)


Homemade Gaff - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=7617.msg65050#msg65050 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=7617.msg65050#msg65050)

Homemade Minnow Trap - http://www.boyslife.org/workshop/minnows.pdf (http://www.boyslife.org/workshop/minnows.pdf)
Homemade Minnow Trap - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18518.msg156947#msg156947 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18518.msg156947#msg156947)

Pocket-Sized Bait Container - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18666.msg158580#msg158580 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18666.msg158580#msg158580)

Cars-Starter Auger - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17750.msg152926#msg152926 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17750.msg152926#msg152926)
Car-Starter Auger - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17919.45;topicseen (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17919.45;topicseen)

Trash Bag Tip - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18159.msg152893#msg152893 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18159.msg152893#msg152893)

Keeping Holes Open - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4294.msg144862#msg144862 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4294.msg144862#msg144862)
Keeping Holes Open - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4294.msg153916#msg153916 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4294.msg153916#msg153916)

Auger Storage - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.msg114063#msg114063 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.msg114063#msg114063)

PVC fish-attractors (deathstars) - http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=2238&highlight=killer (http://www.crappie.com/gr8vb3/showthread.php?t=2238&highlight=killer)

Homemade Genz Box - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9642.msg139430#msg139430 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9642.msg139430#msg139430)

Float non-Vexilar transducer - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15330.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15330.0)
Hang non-Vexilar transducer - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9642.msg133928#msg133928 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9642.msg133928#msg133928)

Ice Anchor - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15331.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15331.0)
Ice Anchor - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17802.msg149726#msg149726 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17802.msg149726#msg149726)

Make a Dropper rig - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15329.msg126981#msg126981 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15329.msg126981#msg126981)
Make a Dropper rig - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=16037.msg133651#msg133651 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=16037.msg133651#msg133651)

Button Spring-bobberhttp://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17573.msg162835#msg162835 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17573.msg162835#msg162835)
Guitar-String "Adjustable" Spring Bobbers http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17729.msg148665#msg148665 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17729.msg148665#msg148665)
Make cheap slip-bobbers - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15420.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15420.0)
Make cheap slip-bobbers - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4911.msg47090#msg47090 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4911.msg47090#msg47090)

Chum bag http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=19014.msg162634#msg162634 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=19014.msg162634#msg162634)
Chum bucket http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14809.msg128064#msg128064 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14809.msg128064#msg128064)

Tip-up Bucket-organizer - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=7397.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=7397.0)

Paul's really cool UL whip-up design: http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=16435.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=16435.0)
Rod Holder / Tip-Down / Windlass - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15813.msg131662#msg131662 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15813.msg131662#msg131662)
Excellent Rod Holder - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14548.msg119881#msg119881 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14548.msg119881#msg119881)

Steelie Slammers - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15048.msg141167#msg141167 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15048.msg141167#msg141167)
Steelie Slammers - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15048.msg124237#msg124237 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15048.msg124237#msg124237)
Steelie Slammers - In-Fisherman Design - http://hometown.aol.com/slamcoinc/whipup.html (http://hometown.aol.com/slamcoinc/whipup.html)

Tip-Down - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=21909.msg195332#msg195332 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=21909.msg195332#msg195332)
Tip-Down - CrappieGuy's - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18760.msg159782#msg159782 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=18760.msg159782#msg159782)
Tip-Down - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=10858.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=10858.0)

Tip-Up - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=11083.msg93531#msg93531 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=11083.msg93531#msg93531)
Tip-Up - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3463.msg27459#msg27459 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3463.msg27459#msg27459)

Tip-Up Flag "Flag" - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4283.msg38207#msg38207 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=4283.msg38207#msg38207)
Tip-Up Flag "Arm"- http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3463.msg103294#msg103294 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3463.msg103294#msg103294)

Wind tip-up - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15279.msg132625#msg132625 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15279.msg132625#msg132625)

Ice-rod storage - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=11470.msg94958#msg94958 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=11470.msg94958#msg94958)]

Minnow Setup - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17416.msg149145#msg149145 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17416.msg149145#msg149145)]
Minnow Setup- http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13562.msg120186#msg120186 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13562.msg120186#msg120186)]

5gallon bucket modís - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3645.msg28688#msg28688 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=3645.msg28688#msg28688)]

chum - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14809.msg125067#msg125067 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14809.msg125067#msg125067)]

Vexilar sun-shield - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=5592.msg51636#msg51636 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=5592.msg51636#msg51636)]

Auger Storage on sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15404.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=15404.0)

Sled tow-bar - http://www.iceteamforums.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001056 (http://www.iceteamforums.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001056)

Ice Sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=8714.msg168921#msg168921 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=8714.msg168921#msg168921)
Ice Sled - http://hometown.aol.com/martyg7162/ (http://hometown.aol.com/martyg7162/)]
Ice Sled - http://members.infinitecom.com/craymond/icefishingsled.html (http://members.infinitecom.com/craymond/icefishingsled.html)]
Ice Sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.msg84391#msg84391 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.msg84391#msg84391)]
Ice Sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.30 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.30)]
Ice Sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.msg88226#msg88226 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=9894.msg88226#msg88226)]
Ice Sled - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13515.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13515.0)]

Portable mods - http://www.mattjohnsonoutdoors.com/mod2.html (http://www.mattjohnsonoutdoors.com/mod2.html)]
Portable mods - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.msg128232#msg128232 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.msg128232#msg128232)]
Portable mods - http://www.iceteamforums.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000142#000000 (http://www.iceteamforums.com/cgi-local/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000142#000000)]
Portable mods - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14164.0)]
Portable mods - http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81287&highlight=fish+trap+mods (http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81287&highlight=fish+trap+mods)]

Permanent Shacks - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14565.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=14565.0)]
Permanent Shacks - http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13903.msg110819#msg110819 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=13903.msg110819#msg110819)]


Have fun!
Paul
Title: SAVE THE 12 HOUR WARMERS
Post by: GILLCRAZY on Jan 10, 2005, 09:17 PM
Buy the big 12 hour handwarmers. I do. They're alot warmer then the little guys. When done for the day and still hours left I put them in a ziplock baggy, seal to a corner, suck the air out and close.  Good until the next time.  I date them with a pen on the back so I know how old they are.  More heat and saves money ??? :o 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IceShantyMan on Jan 11, 2005, 02:49 PM
just my own designed sled so i guess it's an invention and it's on this link along with my bobhouse and quad

mar t

http://hometown.aol.com/martyg7162/  (http://hometown.aol.com/martyg7162/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Jan 11, 2005, 07:50 PM
Shantyman,

I added your link to the post.

Thanks,
Paul
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Jan 11, 2005, 07:55 PM
Gill,

That's a good idea.  I'd post that in the main forum if I were you!

Paul
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Little Brown Dog on Jan 18, 2005, 09:05 AM
Here is a smelt rig I made up to hook on one of the poles of my portable.  Also works for perch and crappie.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv92%2FGreenmtnboykin%2FSmeltingrig.jpg&hash=3fed0a992131aa8e94a60260b527aa16)

Just a bent coat hanger with an old tip-up line spool.  The spool slides to the right to lower the line.  Then slides left and the end of the wire goes in the holes on the spool to keep it from moving.  I put a stopper on the pole to keep the whole thing from sliding down.  Caught a few perch with it this weekend.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Jan 19, 2005, 06:51 PM
Cool!

Paul
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: adipose on Jan 19, 2005, 08:53 PM
Oh i have tons of inventions that i will share with you at some time.we have a portable home built shack that has a 3/4 inch plywood floor.to make it slide very easy we laid 2x4 along the bottom laying flat.then we cut 4inch plastic pipe(the white stuff for underground)in half lengthways.we stretched the pipe over the 2x4s and screwwed them on to the side of the 2x4.it slides so well that we have to shore the sides to stop it from blowing away.works awesome for pulling by hand as requires vertually no labour at all.bye for now!!!!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ice fishNH on Jan 25, 2005, 07:23 AM
Just wanted to show the contraption I came up with this fall for smelting out of the shanty.  I rigged up a pvc stand/platform for my smelt jig sticks to lay across the tops of the holes.  Once I drop the lines down in the hole, all I have to do is pick up the pvc stand and lift it up and down periodically to jig all of the lines at the same time.  I have used it a few times already with some limited success (only 2 smelt so far), but should work great once the smelt are in the area.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv280%2Fkdkraft%2F100_1680.jpg&hash=8718bff2a830f1535e6b2d8d899be192)
Oh - the green glow is my optronics fish light that is down the hole also.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 01, 2005, 12:45 AM
I started some "your favorite home made fishin gadget" threads here last year. You guys have some great info that I will be reading for the next couple of days here!

Thanks,
-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Feb 01, 2005, 10:05 PM
Reel,

Could you point me to your old thread?

Thx,
Paul
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 01, 2005, 10:56 PM
Paul,

You got the best of the ones I recall from last year here at the beginning of the topic you set up.

I received a message from Scott today that the archived previous posts and topics will be back up and running sometime soon. (I tried to access them this morning and could not get them to open). I will do some looking around then and see what I can find. As I recall, we can thank RGFIXIT for the best gadgets.

Nice job accumulating all the invention and homemade gadget info!!! (Do you actually find some time to fish, what with all those nice drawings . . .)  ;)

-Reelcharacter

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 01, 2005, 11:09 PM
I posted this invention inquiry somewhere in the Tip Up section, where it likely will be "lost" forever from sight. Please post any information or experience you have with homemade pager set ups. I have pasted my earlier inquiry below:

I have been searching the board before posting this as a new topic, and finally, here it is.

I wondered if anyone had tried to make their own set of Tip Up alarms and pocket pager. I figured with pagers going the way of the Edsel and 45 albums, (with the popularity and new technology of cell phones), that reclaimed pagers could be easy to obtain. Thought Radio Shack might have the other gizmos for attaching to the Tip Ups. Did not know where to begin in selecting the Tip Up parts needed and then there is the frequency thing between the Tip Up unit and the Pager.

Figured with my luck and technological "ability" I would end up with a unit tha worked fine, but went off every time someone hit their garage door opener or hit the automatic starter on their cars.

So, can you try to help me out with some ideas or instructions???   

Thanks,
-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: eman on Feb 14, 2005, 03:42 PM
How about tip-ups that shoot off bottle rockets when a fish strikes.  Buya
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 14, 2005, 10:10 PM
How about tip-ups that shoot off bottle rockets when a fish strikes.  Buya

A little over the top . . .
. . . was thinking of something a little more subtle   :)

-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fredoo on Mar 12, 2005, 10:28 AM
This thread is on Willow Branch Tipups

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=23328.0
Title: pour your own leaches.......really
Post by: adipose on Mar 19, 2005, 09:56 AM
I tried this and it works great.take a tube of silicone that may be half full or less(depending on how many leaches you want to make).
-pull out the round plug that forces the silicone out the end.its inside the tube and is pushed by your gun.you may want to cut the tube short to get at this better.
-now find some acrylic paint(black or brown,depending on your area)craft paint works fine.using a stick etc.,mix a small amount of paint into the silicone untill you develope the correct color you wish for.mix well work quickly!
-replace the plug and insert the tube into your gun.
-be sure to cut the tip large enough to make the correct size of leach.a large tip hole seems needed for a leach.
-now squeeze out as many leaches onto a wax paper as you want,let them dry and go fishin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Mar 27, 2005, 09:39 PM
Well here is #6,it is my proto type model.I am planning on marketing these after i improve on the design a little.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv333%2Fstumper1300%2Fclosed.jpg&hash=3e98d36f044fed437073c35232e8dc1b)

folded for transport

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv333%2Fstumper1300%2Fupside2.jpg&hash=b710818dd21d24a6ad2c66fcc4b316be)

side view

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv333%2Fstumper1300%2Fupback.jpg&hash=249164526fc23750efe929e385a6afae)

rear view.

set up it is 4'x 5' and 6 ' 2'' tall,it mounts to the hitch and rack.this will also go on the back of my jeep just great.prototype is a little heavy but i can take care of that useing different materials.let me know what yah think.


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: duckmn56 on Mar 27, 2005, 10:55 PM
 :o   i would say that looks great if you wouldnt have thought of it i would have definitly liked to market it u shoul db able to make lots of money if you get a hold of the right people
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Mar 28, 2005, 08:14 AM
I will be showing it to the cabelas corperate buyers.

stump
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: adipose on Mar 28, 2005, 10:59 PM
there is a very similar invention ive seen that has two skis under one end.a person then tows the unit onto the ice and tips the unit up and pulls the two ends apart.the fabric is then between the two ends.very nice job stump!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Mar 29, 2005, 08:14 AM
Nice job Stump.You have impressed us (and most of us Shanty types are not too easy to impress . . .  :)
Keep us updated on how you impress the corporate types at Cabelas.
-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Apr 02, 2005, 08:11 PM
Anyone no of any companys that i could get a 4' x 5' by 14 inch deep plastic tub made?need to trim this up alittle before i show it to corperate.


stump
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Apr 06, 2005, 01:24 PM
I don't know about custom manufacturers, but the following (you have likely already thought of) come to mind:

Rubbermaid agricultural stock tank
Kiddy wading pool
Heavy poly stapled in a wood frame you could make to any size you want

Keep us posted . . .

-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: shwung79 on Apr 11, 2005, 08:51 PM
any update yet?  Good luck
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Apr 11, 2005, 09:59 PM
Heard about a company and emailed them yesterday.havent heard back yet.


stump
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Apr 15, 2005, 12:58 PM
Finally getting somewere.so far so good.i will let yah know when i know more.


stump
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Ice_Hole on Nov 04, 2005, 03:13 PM
I'm new to the forum and just ran across this post.  I thought I would share a new invention that my wife's uncle created. 

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.augereaser.com%2Fimages%2Finaction_noframe.jpg&hash=9ac33159a6ddf7b9261f68c91587d466)
You can drill a hole with one hand.

I would like to know what you all think about it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NorthwoodsIce on Nov 05, 2005, 10:36 AM
I see that it has been done before but i like the design the guy came up with, i mean if you can build it why not.  Sometimes it is fun to just use your own brain and figure things out, rather than opening the wallet and spending.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: billditrite on Nov 05, 2005, 03:05 PM
i wasnt trying to belittle his invention at all. was just pointing out it was available for those who might like it. im all about making things myself and saving money  ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Ice_Hole on Nov 05, 2005, 06:19 PM
Mac and billditrite -  I did not take your comments to be negative at all.  I really do appreciate the feedback.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: trapperdirk on Nov 05, 2005, 06:30 PM
Well I think both these auger holders are ingenious inventions and I would like to have either one but just don't have the bucks to spare but slick they are . ;) Sure would save my back and arms when the ice gets thick and I'm drilling for numerous people many holes .

              TD
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NorthwoodsIce on Nov 05, 2005, 10:35 PM
Didn't mean to ruffle feathers, must have read the post the wrong way.  I will keep my stick on the ice from now on.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: billditrite on Nov 05, 2005, 11:53 PM
  I will keep my stick on the ice from now on.

i can see myself with one on my atv soon!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Haywood on Nov 07, 2005, 08:08 AM
Minnow bucket

I took an 18" piece of 5" diameter PVC, put a cap and weight on one end and a screw cap on the other end, drilled a bunch of 1/8th in holes on the top 1/2 and hooked a 3 foot rope to the top, that I tie off to the fish house.  You put your minnows in and drop it down a hole and it keeps them alive a lot longer than any other method I have used.  When you leave the lake, you simply pull it up and drop it into a 5 gallon bucket. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: water walker on Nov 07, 2005, 09:53 AM
If I had one of them, I wouldn't have to put my drink down to drill my holes. :thumbsup:  I like it alot.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mnfishman on Nov 10, 2005, 08:52 AM
Here are a couple of tips that I have.


Minnow storage:
Take a old pickle jar and punch a bunch of holes in the top.  Then put an eye bolt in the top.  When you auger your holes in the shanty go outside and auger one as close to one of the corner holes as you can.  Take a scrap piece of wood and tie on about 6-8' of light rope and also tie the other end on the pickle jar.  Drop the pickle jar down the hole outside and take a streached out coat hanger and hook the rope from the inside of the shanty.  When you are done fishing for the day pour your minnows into the pickle jar and drop the jar down the hole.  When you come back out to fish you reauger your holes in the shanty and hook the rope with your coat hanger.  No more worries about keeping your minnows alive at home and they are aclimated to the colder water on the lake as well.  When you decide to move your shanty just cut the rope and move.

Inexpensive lighting in a portable:
I own a Eskimo QuickFlip II that comes with the fold down bench.  I went to the local hardware store and bought myself two of those clear interior trailer lights that have the switch in them.  I mounted each light to the under side of my bench with some alum flat stock.  I sat on the bench and marked the spot so that the light would shine between my legs when I sat on the bench.  I then wired them with some 18ga speaker wire.  I bought some large battery clips and I attached them to the end of the wire.  I have enough wire so that I can connect the clips to my trucks battery or for early ice I haul out my battery from my lawn tractor.  The only bad thing is there isn't a lot of light overhead but there is a lot over the holes.  I may buy another light and just attach it to a hook so that I can hang it over head if I wanted to.  Most of the time when I am by myself there is enough light from one light to see everything that I need.  This also works great at night when I am augering the holes or setting up the portable in the dark.  I think I got less than $10 in the whole deal.

I would post a picture but my shanty is still put away for the year.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Nov 16, 2005, 10:04 PM
MNfisherman and MN_burbot, great ideas,feel free to start a thread for each of your inventions.That way they will get more exposure.Just click on "start new topic" in the inventions area. Welcome to the shanty!!


stump
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Rotney72 on Nov 26, 2005, 12:03 PM
This Is A Good way to have your inventions seen ..and stolen...and im not talking about Iceshanty guys...anyone on the net can copy this and get it patented ,if you know what i mean...not to be a party pooper...i really do think these inventions are that good.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Nov 27, 2005, 09:51 AM
This Is A Good way to have your inventions seen ..and stolen...and im not talking about Iceshanty guys...anyone on the net can copy this and get it patented ,if you know what i mean...not to be a party pooper...i really do think these inventions are that good.


I know what yah mean ::)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: amazinmoose on Nov 29, 2005, 01:24 PM
any thouths on ice cleats??  how to convert boots??  i was thinking screws.. but them would break..  maybe bolts with nuts..  sharpned??   -moose
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: arctic1 on Nov 29, 2005, 06:09 PM
we just use sheet meatal screws in the lugs of our boots. Cheap to replaceeasy to install. Wife don't much like it when you forget to take them off when i come in the house though.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bean on Nov 29, 2005, 07:23 PM
any thouths on ice cleats??  how to convert boots??  i was thinking screws.. but them would break..  maybe bolts with nuts..  sharpned??   -moose

Below is a picture of RGfixit's boots. He put hex head screws in a few years ago. I put them in my sorels last year and they worked great. I used stainless steel hex heads that were (i think) 3/8" long.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2Ficeboots.jpg&hash=7d5833616ace168f9299ace5d655f47e)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Hard_H2O on Nov 30, 2005, 08:40 AM
I ran a broomball team years ago. I work in a manufacturing plant and a lot of the guys had never played before. There were only a few of us with broomball shoes. One of the new guys was extremely maneuverable on the ice for someone who just started and didn't own the shoes. After the first game one of the guys on our team clued me in that Brad had screwed 10-32 socket head cap screws into the bottom of his boots. That explained the rooster tail he was throwing as he ran.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Big_Buck_Hunter on Dec 30, 2005, 02:58 PM
Somebody in the Ontario CA area had this nifty invention to keep us from losing our ice fishing rods.  I might have to make a few.

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=29237.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=29237.0)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hollis on Jan 10, 2006, 05:14 PM
Big Buck,..What I use is just a top from a 5 gal pail and a snap clip with a similar strong line attached.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: amazinmoose on Jan 10, 2006, 05:15 PM
i feel like a fool. but here goes...   how does that cut ice???  -moose
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pontiac787 on Jan 10, 2006, 06:57 PM
i feel like a fool. but here goes...   how does that cut ice???  -moose

It looks like that is the power head.  You would attach an auger blade to it as you would with a gas auger.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pimpmypike on Jan 10, 2006, 07:53 PM
looks like he used an auto steering wheel for handles.wow what an invention!hats off to adipose.I would guestimate that the auger slides onto that exposed shaft that apears to be driven by the belt/pulley system up above.wow
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: red_eyes on Jan 17, 2006, 04:19 PM
hand warmer/stove I read in one of my fishing books years ago, seems like a good idear. Take a coffee can, put a roll of tp in it and fill 1/2 way with alcohol, let it soak then light the tp, to put it out put a pie pan or something similar over it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: papare on Jan 18, 2006, 01:52 PM
does anyone have minnow trap plans? the link for the boy scout soda bottle trap is no good.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: perchpunk22 on Feb 19, 2006, 01:40 PM
hey stumper i was looking at the shanty that you made... that is the coolest thing, it could really seel well.  i was wondering, i am trying to make my own portable for myself and i wanted to know what kind of material you used and where i could find some. thanks.
-perchpunk-
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: perchpunk22 on Feb 19, 2006, 03:45 PM
oops i meant sell*
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: cSpike on Mar 02, 2006, 12:05 PM
OK here is a time saver. I transport my auger in two pieces. It sucked trying to put it together on cold days. So I now use a bolt longer than the orignal. I drill a clearance hole thru the nut so the bolt slides thru easy. I then wrap tape on the nut so the nut doesn't fall out of the recess where it fits (like a press fit). Once the bolt is thru the shafts and the nut I use a hitch pin to keep it from falling out (drill a hole thru the bolt at 90 degrees to its axis size for a small hitch pin). You can assemble and disassmble an auger in seconds. If you need a pic I'll take one and post.

Not sure its an invention but it sure beats screwing the auger together. I also made a nice stand for the powerhead out of wood. Two 2X6 laid side by side. Screw a third 2X6 in the middle of the other two on top of them. (like a pyramid) In the top 2x6 I drill a hole large enough to accept the augers powerhead shaft. Two screw eyes below the handles and a couple of bungies and walla. The power head stays verticle (which in my case helps with easy starting) nice way to transport without leaking or spilling fuel.
Spike

had to fix some spelling mistakes
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Thestanimal on Mar 08, 2006, 11:30 AM
CAPT Spike,

You have a photo of the stand you made?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: cSpike on Mar 12, 2006, 09:51 AM
CAPT Spike,

You have a photo of the stand you made?

OK here they are, sorry for the delay.
Note: stand is now made from (1) 2X10 not (2) 2X6's layed side by side. I needed to remake due to fuel contamination on the wood and didn't have 2X6's long enough. So I made from a single 2X10. A little more tippy but does the job.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmermaidchartersfishing.com%2Fimages%2Fauger_changes.jpg&hash=ffc0459a9539c017e4077d9ff7daf80a)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmermaidchartersfishing.com%2Fimages%2Fpowerhead_transport.jpg&hash=f704ce9b3b1c66f055ced65ed860101b)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmermaidchartersfishing.com%2Fimages%2Fquick_connect.jpg&hash=9210a58fc1e6d394b8ce890c10ffe1c5)

Spike
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Thestanimal on Mar 13, 2006, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the visual
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: yoopermjm on May 01, 2006, 04:26 PM
I made a siren tip-up with my son for the science fair.  Bought a big switch and a siren at Radio Shack, mounted it on the end of the tip up by the flag with a bent piece of aluminum and took an old broken smoke alarm apart for the piece of plastic that holds a 9 volt battery.  When the flag goes up it triggers the switch and she screams like a banshee.  Only problem is that the siren I got is almost TOO loud!   No more missing the flag while in the shack however. :)

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Hollywood703 on Dec 11, 2006, 02:28 PM
i use old smoke detectors, i take out the smoke sensor, and just use the flag as the circuit connector.......cheap. ......and already pre-wired for the most part
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BUSCHLITE on Dec 29, 2006, 01:28 PM
my jig pole and tip-up storage.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi145.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr229%2Fmattrazink%2F100_0527.jpg&hash=7169ba8df600ceedc9e96f98d95d686c)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nhurianek on Jan 02, 2007, 11:28 AM
Nice idea on the rod storage, I mighty try something like that but with a small bungee attached to keep the pole in.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pikeie on Jan 04, 2007, 02:52 PM
heres my version of a perch tip-down. it works very good to, i will usally set this up when im fishing whitefish and the jig for the witeies in a hole nerby.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv302%2Fpikeie%2Ftipdown.jpg%3Ft%3D1167940288&hash=6374e4d9f19675675ab347218ba6e895)

it is just a old bottom bouncer of walleyes, stretched out and the affixied to some sort of a shaft. hockey sticks work, in this one i used a 1" wide by 1/2" thick piece of pine.

i painted the tip yellow then put a glow paint over top.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv302%2Fpikeie%2Ftipdown2.jpg%3Ft%3D1167940315&hash=8eff3b9c4c60b7c11ca327b82cf2322e)

and yes i no i need to fishing grouting the tile in my fishin room lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BUSCHLITE on Jan 08, 2007, 11:18 AM
Nice idea on the rod storage, I mighty try something like that but with a small bungee attached to keep the pole in.


I just used rubber bands around the pvc, works pretty good, If ya look real close at the pic You can see them.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Sike-1 on Nov 26, 2007, 10:52 PM
Heres A Rod Tip Down I Made Last Season. Caught Some Huge Pike On It.

Side Profile:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2026%2F2068033810_e076647fd3_m.jpg&hash=848274d9d8b43e9bea51b7d7ac34d849)

Front Profile:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2018%2F2068035158_2d74bbea66_m.jpg&hash=21f0055ee81d6e397751931bd2329682)

Rod Holder:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2327%2F2067240331_e593d933c6_m.jpg&hash=f239361f3256004d52d9156e5bb9157e)

Flag Tripper ( On Ice, Use Split Ring Between Pipe Cleaner And Wood, Free Floating On Line):
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2190%2F2067241049_d83532548e_m.jpg&hash=f876941a126d19f0f0bac631e37fcaf8)

Tripped:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2045%2F2067241817_0824b859ae_m.jpg&hash=661e2f9accfdcb3f18beb55db7f47f33)


This Set Up Works Flawlessly For How Cheesy It Looks. When The Fish Hits, It Pulls the Split Ring Forward, Removing The Pipe Cleaner From The Drilled Hole, Sending The Flag Flying! Drag Is Set Semi Light, So Fish Can Take Line With Ease.

Once Fish Is Landed, Hold The Split Ring Between Fingers, Drop Lure, Then Reset.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SeaDog1 on Jan 08, 2008, 07:46 PM
Fish attractor/chum ball

Get a small, about 18 inch long, mini gang troll (Mini colorado or willow leaf blades). If it comes with a rudder take it off.
Attach a 2 or 3 inch stainless steel mesh tea ball to the bottom of the troll. (Tea ball is the type to brew loose tea leaves and found at your local cooking store). Oh! replace the single wire rings on the ball with split rings or you'll loose the ball when jigging it.
Run a small diameter wire or line thru the bottom hinge on the ball and below that (about 2-3 inches) hang a small weight.
Add your favorite fishing scent mixed with oatmeal into the ball and lightly reset the locking arm.
Send the rig down one hole and jig it up and down (bouncing the weight on the bottom helps also) to make the blades fluter and make the ball scent the hole. Fish another hole about 8-10 away or put the rig in the middle of a set of tip-ups.
At any depth you see fish on your finder you can release the chum mix by giving a sharpe tug on the rig to open the ball at that depth.



Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tazman7 on Jan 13, 2008, 10:30 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl65%2Fsprtslvr785%2Fmysled.jpg&hash=0807258623ab5156b69834b8ccf03de3)


 Here is my homemade sled. I will post a pic once the paint is dry and everything is loaded down.

 The hooks on the side are with I am going to hang my auger from and then the shanty fits in between the poles coming up and I made a box to fit ontop of that to hold all of my poles, bait, and other goodies.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tazman7 on Jan 13, 2008, 10:37 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl65%2Fsprtslvr785%2Floaded.jpg&hash=ca6d70178c39cd371e3f8bfae0274efa)

Here it is somewhat loaded but still needing the finishing touches..
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 4cator on Jan 13, 2008, 11:52 PM
Nice sled
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Mar 22, 2008, 03:20 PM
skimmer, gaff, old gaff/ skimmer(on bucket-too dangerous)and measuring stick.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F015_15-1-1.jpg&hash=07ac4f5bf52688ca19991c93782ecd86)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F015_15-2.jpg&hash=d53467fb91f0c58535b346e85b3d2688)
tip-up/ fish carrier and hole cover for deadsticking.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F014_14-2.jpg&hash=d20b97a8a7e63936cb1f8cbcedb109e9)
deadstick rod holder that sets hook i made in 1998. before i saw the slammer years later.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F013_13-2-2.jpg&hash=1950359e31473cf81b4f5bbd61b288f7)
rod holder for deadsticking that doesn't count as a tip-up. and broken down.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F010_10-1.jpg&hash=bb85f4dbde965b26e8502c08114531b1)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F011_11-1.jpg&hash=903932a5f9bcee3f1ee1ed04d71c2c12)
 ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 22, 2008, 03:32 PM
Pooley I want to check out your Slammeresk set up.... I have had a slammer for two seasons and I think I'm calling it a Skunkker now  >:(
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Mar 22, 2008, 03:56 PM
either one works great, and cost a few buck to make, unless you have a source for the PVC and cement. ;D
Title: Re: Invention
Post by: pascoag icefisher on Mar 30, 2008, 06:30 AM
thanks for all the great ideas.
 :tipup: :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Aug 17, 2008, 06:18 PM
This is my recent creation...
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2Ffishtrapsled006.jpg&hash=d4e6a9a80df064fca43e6750fce0b8af)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2Ffishtrapsled014.jpg&hash=5d60e99bc4471f3937f1ed6642780fb4)

Cool sled Taz ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 09, 2008, 09:35 PM
glow paint on bobbers and rod tips.  portable shack zipper handle
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jayswimmer09 on Sep 10, 2008, 07:42 PM
you got yourself some nice homemade sleds out there guys!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Trooper Bri on Sep 10, 2008, 08:18 PM
More of a modification than invention really, but worth posting. Homemade tip-up lights. Inspired while doing some reorganizing at work.

Take one Polar Original Tip-up, add one Ford keyless entry fob, a mercury hood switch for a remote car starter, and toss in a blue LED and some thin wire.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi393.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp15%2FTrooper-Bri%2FElectricTipup.jpg%3Ft%3D1230157492&hash=b5e7fab70c34d36db4ba2df3c3d94ecd)

The LED is at the tip of the mast, with the wire running down to the mercury switch, which is zip tied to the top of the spring. Below that is the Ford remote secured to the tip-up body. I modified the traces only use the lock button (my power switch), battery, and leads out to the mrecury switch and led. I didn't make just one either, i wound up with 5 or 6 of them.

I did use them once. They worked pretty good if you had them aimed back at you. And no problem distiguishing them from a friend's red clip-ons. Obviously a little prep work involved, and zip-tying something to the lock button to turn them on was a bit crude. But it was one of those weird projects that i had to do. Beats staring at the TV any day !
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jayswimmer09 on Sep 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
wered you get the mercury switch
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: miket. on Sep 10, 2008, 08:20 PM
thats a great idea trooper bri.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Trooper Bri on Sep 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
Thanks Mike ! I got another bigger, goofier project coming soon, ;)

Jay, i work at a facility that installs remote starters. It's a switch we mount to the hood that prevents anyone from remotely starting the car with the hood up. We order them by the 100's from a supplier in NH i think. Check with a local installer, they'll probably sell you some for a buck or two each.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jayswimmer09 on Sep 11, 2008, 07:37 PM
thanx! thats one heck of a creation
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Sep 11, 2008, 07:42 PM
Trooper that's one hwck of a tip-up. Cudos!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Trooper Bri on Sep 12, 2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks mud. They're in a plastic bag in a drawer somewhere. Want a couple ?  ;D

When CT Outfitters switches over to winter inventory, i'm going to get clip on jingle bells and regular lights like a normal person.  :tipup:

I still got the bug to put those same LED's you picked up last week in my Recon. That's an October or November project after i finish another ice fishing project currently underway.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Sep 12, 2008, 04:17 PM
Heck with that on tipup light. Get a strobing LED. You'd see that out of the way back corner of the eye. ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Sep 12, 2008, 04:21 PM
Geezzz! Now I gotta pick up some lithium batteries, some micro switches and order some strobing LEDs.  Will this madness every end. ::) ::)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Sep 12, 2008, 05:21 PM
I hope not ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: miket. on Sep 12, 2008, 09:59 PM
when you finish mud, show some pics. i like that idea. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 13, 2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks Mike ! I got another bigger, goofier project coming soon, ;)

Jay, i work at a facility that installs remote starters. It's a switch we mount to the hood that prevents anyone from remotely starting the car with the hood up. We order them by the 100's from a supplier in NH i think. Check with a local installer, they'll probably sell you some for a buck or two each.



so you liberated those switches, huh

nice tipup, whats the new project?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Sep 13, 2008, 05:53 PM
I should start pm ing trooper. I'm sure he would know how to put lojack on my shanty.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Sep 14, 2008, 09:23 AM
http://www.dewaltmobilelock.com/main.asp (http://www.dewaltmobilelock.com/main.asp)
 ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Trooper Bri on Sep 14, 2008, 09:58 AM
"I should start pm ing trooper. I'm sure he would know how to put lojack on my shanty."

That's actually one thing we don't install. But what else you want ?
Keyless entry w/ alarm ? Audio, vis, nav? How about rear obstacle sensors mounted all around the shack so nobody can sneak up on ya ? ;)

The current project uberfish is a cheap one man shanty that attaches to a Jet Sled. Lovingly named Frahillbilly 2. ;D Goes perfect with my hillbilly tipup lights.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 14, 2008, 10:12 PM
frahillbilly 2 sounds real convenient. just the right size.  how far along are you?

mudnfun-  ive had a shacks worth of gear stolen before,  the only thing i would be thinking of would be, where did he get that.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Trooper Bri on Sep 16, 2008, 05:02 PM
I'm pretty much done with it uber. I've got a few little detail things to do, but if it magically froze tonight, i could use it tomorrow. I'm no stranger to posting the occasional project online, so i'll have the project posted in the shanty forum in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 26, 2008, 04:25 PM
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    the ice anchor                       this isnt an original invention but i didnt know where to put it
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Polar on Sep 26, 2008, 05:06 PM
Uberfish,Don't you need a hook at one end to put a rope on to get anchor back thru the hole?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 26, 2008, 05:35 PM
there's a 1/4in. straight rod welded on the inside of one of the ends. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Polar on Sep 26, 2008, 07:29 PM
there's a 1/4in. straight rod welded on the inside of one of the ends. 

That would work too. Nice job on the welds.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: uberfish on Sep 27, 2008, 07:56 AM
thanks.  if you ever need anything welded, thats able to be shipped.  let me know and ill do it for free.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pikeking on Oct 04, 2008, 12:51 PM
My bait trap, holds big bait and lots of it.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi104.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm170%2Fbobbydaddy8%2FPicture080.jpg&hash=22ea05563c3458164a3c8f8b797cb356)
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Made out of 5gal. water jug and mesh laundry bag.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Oct 04, 2008, 03:07 PM
Nice trap pikeking! And scoop!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Oct 04, 2008, 04:46 PM
Nice trap pikeking!    I might have to copy that !!  I have a cpl of those water containers laying around..
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: GotEmHooked on Oct 09, 2008, 11:30 PM
I'm new to traping as well as the site, but look to make me one of these to save some money....any helpful hints out there for a beginner trapper?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: newfish on Oct 31, 2008, 06:45 AM
 detachable runners for deep snow (pics)
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when snow gets deep or slushy it is difficult to pull fish trap guide by hand so i made runners which can be used when needed.these are not permanently attached. No drilling holes in tub. I bent 3/4 inch Emt elect conduit using blue tool shown on floor.2 ten foot lengths and 2 couplings, weight 8lbs. tubing kinda snaps in below plastic lip which cloth is attached to and above rope holes.A nice tight fit but will also bungi strap it for safe transport across deep snow and slush.

measurements for bending: Take a 10 foot lendth of 3/4 inch emt conduit at mark it at the half way point (5 feet). Then from that centerpoint, mark it 2feet 4inches in both directions, we will call these two points blue.Then go back to the centerpoint and measure 3 foot 10inches in both directions mark these two points Red.
1)Set the "Star" on the conduit bender on one of the blue points and bend to 90 degrees. (L shape )
2) now set Star on other blue point and bend 90 degrees tward first bend now it is a (U shape).The part between 2 blue points will be part touching ice when done.
3)Now lay it flat on floor and set star on one of the red points, bend it up off the floor so that end is 90 degrees off floor. straight up
4) now set star on tool on other red point and bend end up to 90 degrees now it looks like a u with 90 degreebends that face straight up.
5)you are now half done bending,take another 10 foot length mark and bend the same
6)Take both conduits and connect with screw together type couplings. see photo top of page, you are done.
size = 4' 8" long, 1'10" high, 3'10"wide..... cost $16 bucks.....sturdy= I sat in trap while on runners and I weigh 230 lbs
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=1fc334ce66ece7f0d6030dc658153aed)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Nov 02, 2008, 08:05 AM
detachable runners for deep snow (pics)
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when snow gets deep or slushy it is difficult to pull fish trap guide by hand so i made runners which can be used when needed.these are not permanently attached. No drilling holes in tub. I bent 3/4 inch Emt elect conduit using blue tool shown on floor.2 ten foot lengths and 2 couplings, weight 8lbs. tubing kinda snaps in below plastic lip which cloth is attached to and above rope holes.A nice tight fit but will also bungi strap it for safe transport across deep snow and slush.

measurements for bending: Take a 10 foot lendth of 3/4 inch emt conduit at mark it at the half way point (5 feet). Then from that centerpoint, mark it 2feet 4inches in both directions, we will call these two points blue.Then go back to the centerpoint and measure 3 foot 10inches in both directions mark these two points Red.
1)Set the "Star" on the conduit bender on one of the blue points and bend to 90 degrees. (L shape )
2) now set Star on other blue point and bend 90 degrees tward first bend now it is a (U shape).The part between 2 blue points will be part touching ice when done.
3)Now lay it flat on floor and set star on one of the red points, bend it up off the floor so that end is 90 degrees off floor. straight up
4) now set star on tool on other red point and bend end up to 90 degrees now it looks like a u with 90 degreebends that face straight up.
5)you are now half done bending,take another 10 foot length mark and bend the same
6)Take both conduits and connect with screw together type couplings. see photo top of page, you are done.
size = 4' 8" long, 1'10" high, 3'10"wide..... cost $16 bucks.....sturdy= I sat in trap while on runners and I weigh 230 lbs
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Can't see the pic? Like to see it, it sounds similar to what I have made but mine is a permanent sled type.
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: newfish on Nov 03, 2008, 06:52 AM
detachable runners for deep snow (pics)
______________________ __________________
 

when snow gets deep or slushy it is difficult to pull fish trap guide by hand so i made runners which can be used when needed.these are not permanently attached. No drilling holes in tub. I bent 3/4 inch Emt elect conduit using blue tool shown on floor.2 ten foot lengths and 2 couplings, weight 8lbs. tubing kinda snaps in below plastic lip which cloth is attached to and above rope holes.A nice tight fit but will also bungi strap it for safe transport across deep snow and slush.

measurements for bending: Take a 10 foot lendth of 3/4 inch emt conduit at mark it at the half way point (5 feet). Then from that centerpoint, mark it 2feet 4inches in both directions, we will call these two points blue.Then go back to the centerpoint and measure 3 foot 10inches in both directions mark these two points Red.
1)Set the "Star" on the conduit bender on one of the blue points and bend to 90 degrees. (L shape )
2) now set Star on other blue point and bend 90 degrees tward first bend now it is a (U shape).The part between 2 blue points will be part touching ice when done.
3)Now lay it flat on floor and set star on one of the red points, bend it up off the floor so that end is 90 degrees off floor. straight up
4) now set star on tool on other red point and bend end up to 90 degrees now it looks like a u with 90 degreebends that face straight up.
5)you are now half done bending,take another 10 foot length mark and bend the same
6)Take both conduits and connect with screw together type couplings. see photo top of page, you are done.
size = 4' 8" long, 1'10" high, 3'10"wide..... cost $16 bucks.....sturdy= I sat in trap while on runners and I weigh 230 lbs
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here is pics ...I hope.                                        http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2271.JPGhttp://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2270.JPGWh
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Nov 03, 2008, 03:56 PM
here is pics ...I hope.                                        http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2271.JPGhttp://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2270.JPGWh


Try this.....    http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2271.JPG (http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2271.JPG)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Nov 03, 2008, 04:03 PM
Looks Good.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: teacup13 on Nov 04, 2008, 07:01 AM
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 7 plus larry on Nov 06, 2008, 06:11 AM
youve got some great ideas guys
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Nov 06, 2008, 06:29 AM
Beautiful sled! Keep me posted on how it holds up, if it does I'M BUILDING ONE!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Nov 11, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I used pvc to make a tow hitch for my atv this way it will not keep sliding into the rear end of my atv.Also my dad made a hitch out of stainless for the atv.


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jdisci on Nov 11, 2008, 01:34 PM
Nice idea to keep the shanty from bumping into the atv. But maybe conduit would have been a better choice. The pvc might crack in the cold , JMO.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Nov 11, 2008, 01:41 PM
PVC will work just fine. My old neighbor used that set up long enough he wore out the rope and had to replace it. Never had any problems with the PVC
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Nov 16, 2008, 05:57 PM
One thing I may have to do is make it so I can detach it from the sled. I have tripped over it a couple of times now in my garage. I am thinking maybe a couple of clips maybe.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Nov 16, 2008, 07:43 PM
One thing I may have to do is make it so I can detach it from the sled. I have tripped over it a couple of times now in my garage. I am thinking maybe a couple of clips maybe.

Eye bolts on the sled and a couple snap clips.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Nov 16, 2008, 08:04 PM
Good Thought. Thanks Stumper
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Nov 16, 2008, 09:10 PM
Make sure you use lock nuts on the eyebolts.  ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainedog on Nov 16, 2008, 09:46 PM
Very good instructions.  I think I could make one.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Nov 28, 2008, 11:48 AM
   I make around 5 of these with an 8' 1/2" dowel and a 2x4x8' split in half.
You'll also need a trigger which I've used spinnerbait wire so its easy to bend on the ice if I need softer or harder bite detection. Remember to set Your drag loose but not too loose. I like this rig due to Our barbless law in Manitoba as its harder to spit the hook with steady pressure on. A longer rod also helps with this. As for rods, they have to be bendy from ultra light to medium. The rod holder itself can also be altered and changed. I have used pvc with a band clamp to a 1/4" steel rod or the metal spiral rod holders will work fine. The amount of bend in Your rod determines the hardness of the strike but not how light of bite, that is determined by how the trigger is set. My aquarium fish 2" cichlids set it off so it does go sensitive. I have also made it without the support brace across the front but find it a bit less stable.

   Anyways for those who don't want to spend a lot but deal with finicky fish like brookies and perch You may like this.

Approximate time for 1 rig 2 hours plus dry time. 5 rigs 3-4 hours plus dry time.

Main board (I use a 27" rod You can expand for bigger rods) 24"l x 3"w x 5/8" (1 1/2" divided by 2 - sawcut)
Front uprights 6" x 3" x 5/8" cut atleast 3/4" slot 2-3" from the top allowing you a few setting holes.
I used a bolt 1/4" on this one but have switched to wire on new ones.
2" pvc pipe or metal rod holder, (2 - 5" uprights at the back are now holes for the rod holder, more compact
1 - 2" x 3" back under brace
1 - 12" front under brace. A wingnut will help to fold it up.
4 - 1" wood screws
2 - 2" wood screws
1/2" dowel I used 12" but test your rod for proper length.
metal pin for trigger. finishing nails will work, I ran heavier wire from a spinnerbait through a hole and bent it then tied it on with waxed dental floss.
 You can add a front V on the trigger bar or just notch out 3/8" - 1/2" for your line to sit in. Wax this part and your trigger pin each time you go out to advoid freeze up.

I've also added a hinge to the front upright so it all folds up better. I'm sure it can be bettered but it's cheap and it works.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fphotos-ak-snc1%2Fv702%2F129%2F47%2F873540276%2Fn873540276_4891760_3539.jpg&hash=704071423e8ae60c39bb330ad78a7a0d)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Jaybobbie on Nov 29, 2008, 09:01 PM
This isn't really an invention, but its a really good way to get more out of a regular fishing rod that gets broken during the summer.

I took a piece of 1 inch dowel that was about a foot long and drilled a hole in one end that was just a bit bigger than the piece of rod. Then I used some two part epoxy to glue the rod into the dowel. Next i drove two finish nails into the dowel to make a tripod to hold the rod out of the snow. Finally, I screwed an ice fishing reel to the top of the dowel and added a spring bobber. I haven't gotten to try it yet but I am hoping it works well

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Dec 07, 2008, 05:47 AM
Oxquo,
Could you post a closeup of the trigger mechanism? I like  your idea. I've been wanting to play with a couple traps like this. Just having trouble visualizing a trigger.

Thanks,
RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bellybuster on Dec 07, 2008, 09:43 AM
Oxquo....same here, would love some detail on your trigger mech
thanks
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Xpressman on Dec 15, 2008, 09:39 AM
This isn't really an invention, but its a really good way to get more out of a regular fishing rod that gets broken during the summer.

I took a piece of 1 inch dowel that was about a foot long and drilled a hole in one end that was just a bit bigger than the piece of rod. Then I used some two part epoxy to glue the rod into the dowel. Next i drove two finish nails into the dowel to make a tripod to hold the rod out of the snow. Finally, I screwed an ice fishing reel to the top of the dowel and added a spring bobber. I haven't gotten to try it yet but I am hoping it works well

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk194/bosjbos/rod001.jpg)

I think this is a great conversion!  I don't use my scooley's anymore but I might if they were rigged like that. Thanks for the tip, that would work great when fishing in shallow water!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Melbs7 on Dec 15, 2008, 07:23 PM
Oxquo.... I would also like some more close-ups.... especially, like everyone else, pics of the trigger mechanism. If you could either post them here, or e-mail them to me at [email protected]

Thanks!!
Dave
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: princecraft on Dec 16, 2008, 08:41 AM
(http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2271.JPG)

(http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/500/medium/100_2270.JPG)

Did you make this with 1/2 in. conduit or 3/4 in. conduit?  And is it pretty sturdy with a fully loaded shack?  I really like this idea if it would work with a fully loaded shack. I would guess that I would probably have about 60 lbs of additional weight.   I have the same shack as you do.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: moonbeam on Dec 16, 2008, 11:17 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi266.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii254%2Frivyrrat%2F100_1820.jpg&hash=5b40e6d69817261cd2372411901b2101)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi266.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii254%2Frivyrrat%2F100_1822.jpg&hash=654afabcc533eb06600a12c8221efda4)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi266.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii254%2Frivyrrat%2F100_1824.jpg&hash=4148c7e531c8a466072d1c49f60d2497)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi266.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii254%2Frivyrrat%2F100_1823.jpg&hash=99bf459fb59590f1fbd56059fbb01c7b) 1 1/4 " x 6" PVC. 30degree slice
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: brokenline on Dec 16, 2008, 01:53 PM
i made a gas auger out of a old 2 stroke tiller and am currently working on a generator from a leaf blower. will post some pics.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Dec 17, 2008, 08:39 AM
Oxquo.... I would also like some more close-ups.... especially, like everyone else, pics of the trigger mechanism. If you could either post them here, or e-mail them to me at [email protected]

Thanks!!
Dave
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fphotos-ak-snc1%2Fv1207%2F129%2F47%2F873540276%2Fn873540276_5124945_1436.jpg&hash=5df11155d7c5f44b8c8155f78419c85b)this is the arm for my ultra light, the arms for the mediums are a lot longer and since I painted all My rigs black, I just taped this one together for a more visible picture. Epoxy works great though. The end is a coated coat hanger the trigger is metal which I wax. I angle drill the arm and the trigger is V shaped, hope it helps sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Dec 17, 2008, 08:45 AM
Here is the newest, It is a wind jigger and I have vanes for it that slide over the arms for more jigging. Out here though the plastic on the arms make it jig way too hard. the vanes are 3x3 corrugated plastic, they slip on and I insert round toothpicks to hold them on. For walleye, I set these up backwards, rod tip facing the wind and set the hook 3-4" from the bottom. When the wind hits the front it causes the rapala to smash the sand below like a minnow trying to shake gill flukes, looks awesome and creates a great cloud below to be investigated.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fphotos-ak-snc1%2Fv1207%2F129%2F47%2F873540276%2Fn873540276_5124957_2928.jpg&hash=4d1b7cfa178a95b0195c3534f3911b10)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bellybuster on Dec 19, 2008, 07:00 AM
thanks Oxquo......however.... ...I'm still not gettin it, I shall continue being a pain in the ass ;)

you wouldn't happen to have a pic of it rigged ready to go where you can see how it is all set up??
no worries if too much trouble
Thanks, I sure would love to build one but all my previous attempts have failed and your design looks good
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bellybuster on Dec 19, 2008, 07:29 AM
OK I think I get it now. The wire/nail you have out the side tied on with floss is the actual holder for the rod end??(rod just sits behind it under tension????) The hole thru the side of the dowel is attached to the upright?
   What about the loop of wire you have on the end of the dowel?
Thanks
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bret on Dec 19, 2008, 07:32 AM
(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/rivyrrat/100_1820.jpg)(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/rivyrrat/100_1822.jpg)(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/rivyrrat/100_1824.jpg)(http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/rivyrrat/100_1823.jpg) 1 1/4 " x 6" PVC. 30degree slice

Moonbeam, great idea! I saw your post last year and just made mine out of thin walled pvc.  I modified mine by cutting a portion of the top of the pvc off...shaping it as a tray or cradle to lay the handle of the rod in.  Makes it easier to get the rod in and out.  Nice light weight rod holders!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Dec 19, 2008, 07:45 AM
moonbeam, great idea! I'm making mine today, thanks.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: moonbeam on Dec 19, 2008, 09:09 AM
Moonbeam, great idea! I saw your post last year and just made mine out of thin walled pvc.  I modified mine by cutting a portion of the top of the pvc off...shaping it as a tray or cradle to lay the handle of the rod in.  Makes it easier to get the rod in and out.  Nice light weight rod holders!!Good idea. Think I'll modify too!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Dec 19, 2008, 09:55 AM
thanks Oxquo......however.... ...I'm still not gettin it, I shall continue being a pain in the ass ;)

you wouldn't happen to have a pic of it rigged ready to go where you can see how it is all set up??
no worries if too much trouble
Thanks, I sure would love to build one but all my previous attempts have failed and your design looks good
Right away for you, hopefully the black allows You to see. I'll do the medium rod it may show better.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Dec 19, 2008, 10:06 AM
hope this helps, on the mediums I don't use the cross piece at the end since they are pike only, also I pull out about 3' of line from between the first and second eyes which I'll lightly hook around a snow clump so they can run before setting the hook on themselves tried a bobber but it annoyed Me while reeling in a fish.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fphotos-ak-snc1%2Fv1207%2F129%2F47%2F873540276%2Fn873540276_5142287_1984.jpg&hash=58b890d1ae5d6ccd9c1014c5e7d0995c) and side view (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fphotos-ak-snc1%2Fv1207%2F129%2F47%2F873540276%2Fn873540276_5142288_2337.jpg&hash=f5183b3a5807d6138de3bb2686b8ed9f) waxing or even salmon liver oil usually keeps everything loose even the line in the hole. the wire that goes through the eye should be bendable so You can set up for a more sensitive bite. Personally, I found ultra lights the best and with pike I just hand bomb them up also the longer a rod, the more it seems to hold tight to the fish. As for a flag? You can hear these pop from a good distance. What I do like about them is that My son who is two just runs over, grabs the rod and starts to walk with it. He will learn to set the hook but it's hard teaching someone who cant speak yet.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Dec 19, 2008, 10:16 AM
ok, i guess i'll post 'pooleys lip ripper'.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F026_26.jpg&hash=2075e88307df2a351eb9062ddea9f900)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F037_37.jpg&hash=d9632483e5f55e84bb94eaffea6a9aef)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F035_35.jpg&hash=3d1d2dd8b44a8c710212a3ff5fb3ca94)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F034_34.jpg&hash=6b9e49bc66accf54241c95bf7c62b74d)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F031_31.jpg&hash=1d4d692fcfa98969ff8eff15f1a3c1cd)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F032_32.jpg&hash=162225e645c19ad36dbed618f35b5da2)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F028_28.jpg&hash=99ff6894c44516811c82e6ea81eee445)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F030_30.jpg&hash=be7a41fe9a028747c84eb187e1f12c76)
it was made for a 30" rod. the rod gets pulled down, and the line moves the trip wire out of the way. the mini bungee plays the fish while you run to the rod.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bellybuster on Dec 19, 2008, 12:44 PM
thanks Oxquo, really do appeciate your efforts. We're being snowed in as I type, I may have some time on my hands to toss one togeher
Thanks again
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Dec 20, 2008, 08:59 PM
   No problem, I'm sure it can be built better. I would say on average I end up fishing about 1 out of every 3 contraptions I make. I built a summer version of the same rig for when I fish floating rigs for walleye. I just used 1/4" threaded rod and bolt the main part to the rod lifting the whole thing as high as I need, I use a wire rod holder behind it to hold the rod. It works well but if You add too much weight, the hook set is lessened. I am interviewing a Game warden for a monthly newsletter, He's a neighbor as well. As for His thoughts on My rigs, it just makes him laugh that I'd waste so much time hahaha. One thing He did point out though is that the spring loaded reel I ordered for another rig would be considered illegal in his opinion. It's called a Yo-yo reel. Though it is not a spring loaded hook, He says that because it doesn't allow the fish a readily escape it would likely not be tolerated. As for the Slammer and Automatic fisherman, He said that because the contraption is neither spring loaded nor a device that prevents a fishes escape it would not be banned. He also gave me some great bait advice. In Saskatchewan anyways, using even small game fish for bait even if You caught them is illegal. He did tell me that parts of fish were okay but they count against your limit, when I asked if I could use pike backs for bait, He said that's fine unless You have more than Your limit of them.. We had a great question and answer period and it won't be the last. I never even thought of it but pickled pike is also considered fish in possession, I smiled as he looked at My jars. Fortunately I have eaten My way down to two jars before He saw them. It would have been embarassing to invite a warden over and have Him bust You over tea. He suggested I use suckers next year, since there is no limit. Oh and suckers here are illegal to harvest for bait, but sucker bellies or eyes are fine and they have no limit.

   Anyways his suggestion, If You think it's illegal ask a warden.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 06, 2009, 05:03 PM
Pooley...There's no duct tape...how's that thang gonna wurk ???

I've been playing with this concept....almost there....I'll post when I get it down.

RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Jan 06, 2009, 05:33 PM
Pooley...There's no duct tape...how's that thang gonna wurk ???

I've been playing with this concept....almost there....I'll post when I get it down.

RG
if you look close, the 4th picture, there is gaff tape on the rod holder, but i don't remember why. :P
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Tainterslayer on Jan 10, 2009, 08:54 PM
How about a metal sleeve you keep down your fishing hole in your permanent shack. It has heating elements in it, just plug it into your vexilar for about 1 minute. Before you know it, the ice has melted enough to push the block down and out of the way. I have the problem of a stinky auger giving me a headache.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oleike on Jan 18, 2009, 06:59 PM
I too have troubles with fumes from a gas auger..so..i got brave and built my own 12v auger. I converted a 12v subaru car starter. Hooks up to truck batt. ..works awesome!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv359%2Froonie%2Fresizedauger6.jpg&hash=4e5cba40140136aab3607c54433afb5f)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Jan 20, 2009, 08:16 PM
i know there are more inventions out there! let's see them!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Jan 21, 2009, 10:17 AM
Ok here is mine.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi544.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh354%2Fupstatebass2%2FIMG_0034-1.jpg&hash=7a234ccfe91a0f53af57d3fd9ac1cb0c)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi544.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh354%2Fupstatebass2%2FIMG_0035-1.jpg&hash=1a9209b1364f0e1455c5e4c03830e183)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BigWilly on Feb 10, 2009, 10:06 PM
This Is A Good way to have your inventions seen ..and stolen...and im not talking about Iceshanty guys...anyone on the net can copy this and get it patented ,if you know what i mean...not to be a party pooper...i really do think these inventions are that good.

Just to be clear on the patent issue and speaking from experience with the patent office (US and Canada) technically its about public disclosure.  If an idea is beeing talked about in a public forum prior to applying for the patent then it can't be patented as the idea has already been disclosed to the public.  So, even if the individual that came up with the idea posted about it before they they applied for the patent and the patent office found out about it they likely would refuse the patent.

Doug
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rlowery on Mar 10, 2009, 09:56 PM
upstate bass, i love the design. how difficult was it to find the angle on the trigger? also, what length rod did you use.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Mar 22, 2009, 09:25 AM
I got lucky and got the trigger right the first time. It seems like just above or a little ahead of the pivot works good. I use the wire from an old spinnerbait for the trigger. That is a 30'' HT rod, work very well. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Piggyn on Aug 30, 2009, 10:58 PM
Lowrance Ice Machine Piggyn Pack (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=117808.0)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: andercee on Oct 21, 2009, 08:36 PM
This isn't really an invention but one thing I did was paint the handle on my skimmer every other 1" so I can use it as a ruler.  (One inch of black, then one inch of green, etc.)  Inch wide masking tape makes it real easy.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bean on Oct 22, 2009, 05:26 AM
I did something similar with my skimmers. I printed out a ruler, cut it to proper size with scissors, then taped it to the handle. So now I flip over the skimmer and hook the metal hook of the skimmer to the underside of the ice so I can read how thick the ice is. But usually I know with my nils hand auger that each half turn equals 1/2" of ice removed. So if it takes me 10 turns, the ice is around 5" thick.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Joe Fehr on Nov 14, 2009, 03:33 PM
Ok here is mine.(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh354/upstatebass2/IMG_0034-1.jpg)(http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh354/upstatebass2/IMG_0035-1.jpg)

i would have sent a PM but I don't think I have permission yet but would you be willing to share with a guy the dimansions of your Auto Fisherman. So far I think I like your design th ebest.

If anyone else would be interested in sharing dimensions etc tthat would be great also.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Walleye64 on Nov 26, 2009, 03:58 PM
I made 10 of these for $20.00
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi46.tinypic.com%2Fo89yzn.jpg&hash=2c993458f33196e78bea86b2362ef458) 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IceHaus on Dec 03, 2009, 07:29 PM
Started ice fishing a few years ago. My buddy has a FL-8 Ultimate. I liked it, but didn't like the pricetag and they were also hard to find around here at the time. So, I bought a Genz pack and added the features from the Ultimate that I liked.

First, I added a battery charge indicator. Then, I cut, sanded and painted a piece of plexi to fit into the area above the battery. I inserted the switch and three brass bolts for terminals. One terminal is common, one is always on, and the other is switched. The battery indicator is also on the switch so it isn't always draining my battery.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2688%2F4156087015_a7b1facbb1.jpg&hash=1d3351afc4cdd749a3c9e05f88767aa9)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2800%2F4156849844_0319dc3b72.jpg&hash=ada5fb55fb763411fb2066adc1e5d945)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2710%2F4156851180_f9cb077062.jpg&hash=ad242d4f239b0129ea6b83db0b30db7c)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Dec 03, 2009, 07:34 PM
That is sweet!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Dec 07, 2009, 08:17 AM
I needed more room inside my bucket, so I made these rod holders. 1" plastic pipe straps, and some velcro. Cost....$3.00!! Nothing fancy but gets the job done. Smitty
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2F100_0960.jpg%3Ft%3D1260195409&hash=e9a45a475f7a60558d1136264370e163)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IceHaus on Dec 07, 2009, 12:06 PM
Quote
Nothing fancy but gets the job done.

That's my definition of the best kind of invention.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: danakaiggy on Dec 13, 2009, 11:29 AM
does anybody have a use or an idea for these
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi69.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fi53%2Fdanakaiggy%2Fcake_box_100_with_label_300x300.jpg&hash=a73c2fddb8ec99351e1208028925202f)

if so let me know i have alot of them

right now we use them from everything from scooping dog food to using them to store kids toys lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: WHITETAIL111 on Dec 14, 2009, 09:40 PM
does anybody have a use or an idea for these
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/danakaiggy/cake_box_100_with_label_300x300.jpg)

if so let me know i have alot of them

right now we use them from everything from scooping dog food to using them to store kids toys lol

How about using them to store CD's. :P   ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainehazmt on Dec 17, 2009, 06:30 PM
store fishing line in them
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Nor Easter on Dec 18, 2009, 07:56 AM
Quote from: Mainehazmt
store fishing line in them

Spool does not fit the spindle. You just made me waste 15 seconds of my time!  >:(

 ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: danakaiggy on Dec 18, 2009, 11:30 AM
the spindles break off easy (i just did great idea)  thank you
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: akjw7 on Dec 31, 2009, 11:05 AM
I made sliding 'blackout' covers for my windows in my hardside - this is just for small windows, but perfect for a darkhouse, able to see out if you want or have light for setting up, but when you want it dark just slide the covers closed

materials = some of that hardboard (like pegboard type material, but without the holes) and some 1x

basically I made a cover for the window out of the hardboard - then a 3 sided frame for that out of 1x  shimmed with some smaller pieces of hardboard to create a channel for the cover to slide in

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi24.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc37%2Fakwormy%2Fwindowcover1.jpg&hash=53d3dbad6fd605c0a58703ae7dc39e71)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi24.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc37%2Fakwormy%2Fwindowcover2-1.jpg&hash=16c377358b95d593d6bb3c34fe28d623)
Title: lip ripper
Post by: GarSlayer on Jan 05, 2010, 02:14 AM
Made this after seeing a few of the homemade slammers took about 2 hours to build. Only had it out one time caught two nice bass on it one of them while showing a few ppl how it worked. Rigged up with 30lb power pro and a leader with two red trebles with blades. sry if pics to big first time posting them

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi742.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx64%2Fjbaardseth%2FSANY0284.jpg&hash=a9a197df2b45c60bedd97a9f2aaa6b4e)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi742.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx64%2Fjbaardseth%2FSANY0285.jpg&hash=d34ff9e504e1533ae9ecf76d278951a6)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Jan 05, 2010, 09:00 AM
Hi " GarSlayer".. Morn.

Glad it works well...  I have the Same size  ( Length ) Fishing Rod.

Just a couple of Questions  though... Does it take much pressure to lift the eye off of the Hook,
( I tend to fish for  Pike , Eye's and hope to try trout)
 and did it  take you many tries figure out the length of the hook. Man it looks like once the
 fish kicks that off the eye it must whip that rod high and Fast .  :)

 regards.....  Take Care

AltaIce   
Title: Re: lip ripper
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 05, 2010, 10:26 AM
Made this after seeing a few of the homemade slammers took about 2 hours to build. Only had it out one time caught two nice bass on it one of them while showing a few ppl how it worked. Rigged up with 30lb power pro and a leader with two red trebles with blades. sry if pics to big first time posting them

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/jbaardseth/SANY0284.jpg)
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/jbaardseth/SANY0285.jpg)
I was really unhappy with the Slammers I bought and have spent a lot of time in R&D redesigning the triggers.  Mine looks some thing like that but slightly different.
I will be revealing to Pooley and company later this year.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fischer on Jan 05, 2010, 11:39 AM
I finally came up with something similiar. 5' rod, the base has a 35mm hole drilled at an angle. The catch is a piece of #9 wire bent roughly parallel to the ice at the end, and screwed to the platform with a screw and washer. the foot swivels out for stability and back inline for storage. It's about 40" long.
 
The trick is the parabolic curve created. When downward pull on the line lowers the eye below the wire, the force of the curve kicks the end out and up. Bending the wire up or down changes the curve and requires more or less pull to trip it. It trips pretty easy if I want, for smaller bites, or harder for pike. I crimped the end with vise grips to put some cross ridges on it so I can lip the eye on it more easily. Each one is custom made for the rod I'm going to use on it.
  the line goes straight down the hole from the top eye, and I use bells for a signal.


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.blu.livefilestore.com%2Fy1ps5Oh5ByPZParHGjHnatZMG4m7wOwTKfRUGksQDxqSfbvtaGWr2Nh5Bm7tjUoGseHDCuOhCQQ1J9-Nwj2e8mtHg%2F100_2556.jpg&hash=f71d3aa737af36618da6220f24fe6ca2)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainehazmt on Jan 05, 2010, 06:25 PM
after looking at these slammers I think it be great for perch  lol   bet ya could fling em a long way   lol  eagles could catch em in the air!   lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IcenEyes on Jan 12, 2010, 05:47 AM
I modified the Slammers that I built a couple years ago. I didn't like the Keychain release because it wouldn't allow the line to pass threw. I made a trip/trigger for mine that I modeled after my automatic fisherman that I can take off for Storage. Works great, Line passes freely.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi241.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff64%2Ficefish444%2F100_3249.jpg&hash=ce10d2491d2a8bc602dd366a2a4414f6)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi241.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff64%2Ficefish444%2F100_3252.jpg&hash=9398ed2b1cf8fac3cf42e6b7f9586d81)
I also found a new use for all those extra worm containers!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 12, 2010, 10:31 AM
I modified the Slammers that I built a couple years ago. I didn't like the Keychain release because it wouldn't allow the line to pass threw. I made a trip/trigger for mine that I modeled after my automatic fisherman that I can take off for Storage. Works great, Line passes freely.
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff64/icefish444/100_3249.jpg)
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff64/icefish444/100_3252.jpg)
I also found a new use for all those extra worm containers!

Do tell
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IcenEyes on Jan 12, 2010, 08:05 PM
JC, Look in the first picture.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 13, 2010, 03:50 PM
I see the container on the ice.... Am I missing some thing??
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Jan 13, 2010, 04:41 PM
I see the container on the ice.... Am I missing some thing??

I could be wrong, But it looks like it is attached to the line...And it might be possible that a slight wind would give a jigging effect...   Of course this is all an assumption on my part..
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 14, 2010, 05:37 PM
I see that now Beever.... I have used a hair clip on a dead stick for bait movement ;)  But not like IcenEyes
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IcenEyes on Jan 14, 2010, 07:53 PM
It does seem to keep the bait moving slightly Beever. I use them more for a Bite Indicator, In Wyoming you always have a breeze ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 19, 2010, 09:22 AM
How does the slam board come down if it is hard wired?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IcenEyes on Jan 20, 2010, 12:20 PM
JC,
Gravity. The wire as a slight bow to it. when the pressure of the pole is released it falls back.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
It looks like hanger wire in the pics.  Is it?  Did not think it (hanger wire) would be that flexible.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IcenEyes on Jan 20, 2010, 12:37 PM
It's just standard Tie Wire. The rod tip pulls away from the wire but it still allows a slight bow in the wire. You could probably use coat hanger. The reason for the Bow is so it doesn't rest against the eye hook when it trips.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Jan 25, 2010, 09:54 AM
Here's a tripod I made, cheap and easy.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2F100b1090.jpg%3Ft%3D1264434259&hash=57b0d33a5f9c4e190c1c32427e3ff458)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2F100_1046.jpg%3Ft%3D1264434823&hash=b6a98922ee6e570965704eb88cf0f984)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Jan 25, 2010, 07:07 PM
Great Idea "smitty0312"..

Looks like it can hold the line dead center over the Hole... Very good idea.. and it can keep the extra line up out of the snow around the hole..

I like it  :)

Title: Re: lip ripper
Post by: stanollie on Feb 22, 2010, 12:06 PM
Made this after seeing a few of the homemade slammers took about 2 hours to build. Only had it out one time caught two nice bass on it one of them while showing a few ppl how it worked. Rigged up with 30lb power pro and a leader with two red trebles with blades. sry if pics to big first time posting them

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/jbaardseth/SANY0284.jpg)
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/jbaardseth/SANY0285.jpg)

I thought I'd try making one also. Caught some nice pickerel on it when my regular tipups were getting cut off.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi829.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz218%2Fgreatmooselake%2FRipper.jpg&hash=4ba41012b2a97f2cc2799b66a633591b)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi829.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz218%2Fgreatmooselake%2FRipper2.jpg&hash=3a72c740a33c02c1b2ee17f84f15abab)
Looking forward to trying it again.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stanollie on Feb 22, 2010, 12:26 PM
With all the talk about tipdowns, I wondered if you could make one with a jigging rod. Maybe this is just a rod holder, but it's balanced very well and made with a few parts from HD. You can glue just some of the joints on the pvc so it will fold flat for storage.


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi829.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz218%2Fgreatmooselake%2FRod-Tipdown.jpg&hash=33f79857fffb9f90d99035921e6272c1)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi829.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fzz218%2Fgreatmooselake%2FRod-Tipdown2.jpg&hash=b3f579da4c56da0c7ecf69b63d17dcf8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 01, 2010, 08:40 AM
Nice design....Way better than the commercial Slammer.  I like the "rod Holder" also.  Just need to add the hole cover insulator.  Great pics!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Greg2ha on Mar 08, 2010, 01:35 PM
This is a gas auger mount I made.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2FPicture007.jpg&hash=86fccd203f24c0dfd3e5f10b5044f630)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2FPicture007.jpg&hash=86fccd203f24c0dfd3e5f10b5044f630)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2FPicture005.jpg&hash=ec56f713802d54e24131fa088a65d3a4)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 08, 2010, 07:34 PM
Looks Good Greg2ha


 Keeps it up out of the way.. and off the floor, great idea.
 

   8)


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Wiener on Mar 08, 2010, 09:31 PM
Wow, that's pretty heavy.

I just used a couple of large ladder hooks to keep mine off the floor.

Works good and only cost a couple of $.


Wiener
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 09, 2010, 08:54 AM
I like the rod holder also off to the right... Looks like you paid attention in metal shop!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Greg2ha on Mar 09, 2010, 09:16 AM
First of all I'm a welder by trade. So I am always looking of ways to make something before I buy it. The auger
mount was all made fro 1/8 steel. The rod rack which I plan on taking some pics of is made from scrap aluminum
that was fender material for front discharge cement trucks. I will post some picks soon.
Greg
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 09, 2010, 09:21 AM
It's probably all scrap for you anyway .... so there is no out of pocket money to make the stuff.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Greg2ha on Mar 09, 2010, 09:46 AM
Yes that's exactly how I look at it. That's why I always tell my friends and family if they have an idea try to make yourself first.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 09, 2010, 10:22 AM
Yes that's exactly how I look at it. That's why I always tell my friends and family if they have an idea try to make yourself first.
...........       ..............          .............       .............   .............. .............. ..............   .............  .............   ............    .........

Hi Greg

 I agree with you 100%... at times there is nothing wrong if one has to buy something for what ever reason.. but if one has the time, materials, and patience to try and make it themselves.  Why not try... for me I see it 10 fold.... it gets me away from the T.V.  ....lol.. and gives me relaxing kinda mind thinking experience to design something from the start and make it work at the end project... and ALSO it is a huge plus for my wife... it gets me out of her hair and she see's that when I can do this ... it does relax me as as I (we all) build stuff ... for a short time one does not think about the outside world,,, work,,, stress etc.. Just what you are trying to succeed with the invention or build at that time.

Good on you and others for enjoying this time to make things and also sharing your builds and Ideas with us All..
 i thank you all..

 Take care

 AltaIce
 

   8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Mar 09, 2010, 04:43 PM
This is my second version a little heavier for pike .  Works well.


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi544.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh354%2Fupstatebass2%2FHPIM0836.jpg&hash=e3a0ea7cef2354be827252fb2ffccc56)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Greg2ha on Mar 09, 2010, 05:16 PM
Awesome! I bet that has a mean hook set! ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 10, 2010, 10:51 AM
Wicked arch  Upstate bass2

Your right Gregha2..   The  Pike won't know what hit em.  WHAM !!!

Hey upstate.... How does the blue looking string ( or wire ) release? ( or is that a spring? )
 ((( Awesome Pic from the Future... Being that far ahead.... is that a shot from the Moon's surface? ... Just wondering.LOL)))
 
8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Mar 10, 2010, 11:25 AM
That blue thing is a laser release , that's what we use in 2098. ;D ;D ;D ;D   Actually they are elastic bands that pull the release arm back when a fish strikes. The rod is a 4' 6'' Shakespeare prius all fiberglass rod , you can bend it in a circle and only cost $10. The reel has 20# power pro braid (no stretch) and will set the hook through a pike's jawbone!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 10, 2010, 12:34 PM
That blue thing is a laser release , that's what we use in 2098. ;D ;D ;D ;D   Actually they are elastic bands that pull the release arm back when a fish strikes. The rod is a 4' 6'' Shakespeare prius all fiberglass rod , you can bend it in a circle and only cost $10. The reel has 20# power pro braid (no stretch) and will set the hook through a pike's jawbone!!!

...
Ahhhhhh yes...... the Good Old " Laser release" ... I had forgot we have not invented it yet!!...LOL ((until 2032 ))

Did not think of Elastic Bands.... Good idea and it makes sense, big time... Yes, I was wondering how long the rod was , cause All mine are about 32" long.. and I'm trying to think about making a slammer for them as well.. 

Does it take much of a pull to release it from it's hook?
 
Like I said , the Pike won't know what hit em...

   8)


 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 10, 2010, 12:50 PM
That blue thing is a laser release , that's what we use in 2098. ;D ;D ;D ;D   Actually they are elastic bands that pull the release arm back when a fish strikes. The rod is a 4' 6'' Shakespeare prius all fiberglass rod , you can bend it in a circle and only cost $10. The reel has 20# power pro braid (no stretch) and will set the hook through a pike's jawbone!!!

 I have been casually looking for this kind of rod... where have you been getting them?  10.00$ sounds like a deal.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Greg2ha on Mar 10, 2010, 01:51 PM
Here's a couple that are more open water related. First is a outboard-trolling motor stand.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2Fdownsized_0310001356.jpg&hash=be9ddc30d616c4eae588d60141b77435)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2Fdownsized_0310001357.jpg&hash=a5dab0eaf0ef53176e6ab60e408fbca6)
Second is a rack to dry my waders on it is all alumunim so it won't hurt to get wet and won't leave spots on my waders.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2Fdownsized_0310001323.jpg&hash=4b9a2c287e84875ed20a5fef25e68562)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi560.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss44%2Fgreg2ha%2F03100013252.jpg&hash=f74573284b0ccdd96274771763dc6b21)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Mar 10, 2010, 03:16 PM
I have been casually looking for this kind of rod... where have you been getting them?  10.00$ sounds like a deal.

I got the rod at Thruway sporting goods in Walden ny 2 years ago. Was looking for a one piece uglystick this size but this works well. I can bend the wire that holds the rod tip and make it trip very easy , even a large pike shiner can trip it if I set it light.

http://66.231.15.155/detail.cfm?PassProdId=4224    Found the rod here cheaper.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Mar 10, 2010, 03:35 PM
First of all I'm a welder by trade. So I am always looking of ways to make something before I buy it. The auger
mount was all made fro 1/8 steel. The rod rack which I plan on taking some pics of is made from scrap aluminum
that was fender material for front discharge cement trucks. I will post some picks soon.
Greg

I would need a auger mount that strong for my jiffy model 30,  that thing weighs a ton!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Mar 10, 2010, 08:41 PM

I got the rod at Thruway sporting goods in Walden ny 2 years ago. Was looking for a one piece uglystick this size but this works well. I can bend the wire that holds the rod tip and make it trip very easy , even a large pike shiner can trip it if I set it light.

http://66.231.15.155/detail.cfm?PassProdId=4224    Found the rod here cheaper.
ugly stik has 4' 8" and 5' one piece rods, i own both. ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 11, 2010, 05:49 AM
http://66.231.15.155/detail.cfm?PassProdId=4224 (http://66.231.15.155/detail.cfm?PassProdId=4224)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JustOsmo on Mar 29, 2010, 10:14 PM
Removable Tild Sled Bait Bucket Holder

Wooden Lip Screwed on Back, Rubber Bungy Cord cut in half and screwed on the sides, 1 screw Screwed on the tip lid that the bucket uses to hook on for added support (see next picture).
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg716.imageshack.us%2Fimg716%2F6052%2F32910itsmurder001.jpg&hash=92caeac79abed676890ebb6f7e13382b)

This is the purpose of the screw on the top of the sled lid. The Bucket handle latches onto the sled to support the weight of the water that the bungy cord can't handle (which it can handle but it feels safer)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg52.imageshack.us%2Fimg52%2F7310%2F32910itsmurder004.jpg&hash=a787598b9ccfa2cf0ff2aceb2d332f39)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg532.imageshack.us%2Fimg532%2F6966%2F32910itsmurder007.jpg&hash=fe315f1c97e29dcd7642a683eb0f7ea2)

Then you use a bungy cord and a milk crate like this. It rests on the wood lip you install and uses the bungy to stay on securely.
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Other Pictures
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 30, 2010, 07:47 AM
Morn JustOsmo

I like your sled, "Love the sleds Mascot"  ;D .

 What if you were to use the same wood you have there and make up a kinda  " L" shape shelf with cut corner to corner sides to give it some more support then screw the heck out of it to the end of the unit right where the plastic box is sitting now.. and then you would have the shelf ( or support) fixed to the unit and the box will sit in it and could be removed easy and you also could put way more stuff in it , if you had to.
Know what I mean??    It would be a easy drawing to show Ya.. and also it would not be that much more weight and if you hit a large pump the box may have less chance of jumping off the little wooden lip.

Do you have the inside of the sled divided up with sections? ( to keep some things in place)
Also like the Skies a lot, I bet  it will pull very easy.. ( Man i would put so much stuff in there... LOL..) I'm a pack rat..LOL

 Good job Osmo
I look forward to seeing more pics of it.

AltaIce
 8)


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JustOsmo on Mar 30, 2010, 08:04 AM
No its not divided up because if I divided it up I'd lose the space I need. It fits everything inside it currently. (hand auger, tackle box, spoon, gas tanks, 20 tilts, food, TP, etc etc).

The ski's do work well but there is a design flaw in them that I am fixing this offseason. The method used to connect them to the box created a point of contact that digs intot he ice. That will be fixed before next season.

If you would liek to draw up your idea for me I would consider trying it out. This bait bucket holder was made during the week in between trips on the fly so it does have its flaws.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mealworm on Mar 30, 2010, 08:17 AM
nice sled osmo,i have 1 of similar design (that i never use since i bought my clam scout)but i bolted the milk crate to the sled,i do like your bungee idea,just be careful when its real cold those crates become very brittle, i'v broken a few
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JustOsmo on Mar 30, 2010, 08:38 AM
nice sled osmo,i have 1 of similar design (that i never use since i bought my clam scout)but i bolted the milk crate to the sled,i do like your bungee idea,just be careful when its real cold those crates become very brittle, i'v broken a few

The bungy is a must because I need it to detach. I dont have a truck so the sled needs to fit in the back of a car. Its already to big for most cars though.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Mar 30, 2010, 11:17 AM
The bungy is a must because I need it to detach. I dont have a truck so the sled needs to fit in the back of a car. Its already to big for most cars though.
..........................   ................

I never thought that you would be as same as me and not have the truck thing.. LOL.. Ya I understand.. room or lack of it is important.

  The Shelf I was thinking about would not work as i had it fixed to the box.    What if you  were to some how make a flat bottom board that was fixed to a HINGE at the bottom that could be lift up against the back of the box when in storage or in the Car.. Know what I mean?

Then when you want to use it.. just lower it down and have it so it stays in place and you can put the plastic milk crate and bucket on it..

  Ya I hear Ya, we Have all summer now to work on our sleds.. You have it under control.. hope you do not think I over stepped any boundaries , just thought I could help.. the drawing ( design) I had in mind would not work for a small area in the back of a car.

 What about counter sinking your holes on your skies and then use " Carriage bolts" , that way they get drawn up into the ski and have the round head, so it would not dig into the ice.
 8)


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: LilBadger on Mar 30, 2010, 10:34 PM
I  made a gear sled very similar to this this year, and that milk crate thing is a great idea.  But do you have any trouble with it trying to tip or slide out when the bucket is full of water?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JustOsmo on Mar 31, 2010, 06:22 AM
I  made a gear sled very similar to this this year, and that milk crate thing is a great idea.  But do you have any trouble with it trying to tip or slide out when the bucket is full of water?

Nope. The Buggy Cord keeps it quite secure and the bucket handle latches onto the top of the sled and mades it very secure. It never moves at all tbh.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Nam 69 on Apr 01, 2010, 06:34 PM
Nice job, one of my sleds was 3 milk crates wire tied together and skis uner the thing. It made things lots lighter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Hollywood703 on Sep 08, 2010, 07:15 AM
Dont have any pictures yet but will get some up when i get my stuff out pre-season. I use 10" Frabil Polar tipups and I mounted pieces of some smoke detectors in the little tackle box and rigged upa circuit so the alarm goes off when flag goes up. Pretty easy to make. Works great for places where not a lot of others fish as not to annoy people. I can sit in my shanty all day (if I want) without looking all the time for flags....Just have a circuit wire on flag pole.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainehazmt on Sep 08, 2010, 11:10 AM
low budget sled:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthereifixedit.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F04%2F129157338660856127.jpg&hash=c1b3035e470ddf22f742db93507a4c0c)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: CMMahy on Sep 08, 2010, 12:23 PM
Can it do a pop a wheelie?  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Steellord2 on Sep 19, 2010, 10:28 AM
Nice job, one of my sleds was 3 milk crates wire tied together and skis uner the thing. It made things lots lighter
here is a pic of my sled made from milk crates.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw87%2FSteellords-Maille-Designs%2FHomebuilt%2520Ice%2520Sled%2F100_4058.jpg&hash=40a7ca4adb05bdd7dd875ccd024b05dc)

It's a good sled, but it has a few flaws that will be corrected before this season starts.
Here's a pic of the sled loaded up with all my gear.
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pikeking on Sep 19, 2010, 07:15 PM
That's a good idea, but how will it pull in a foot of snow? Just thinking of the crates being so low to the ground and all. This is what I did to my jet sled to make life a bit easier. This season it will be pulled behind my sled!!!
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi104.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm170%2Fbobbydaddy8%2FPicture315.jpg&hash=567b2a177f04084d1c35353125ce53ba)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Steellord2 on Sep 19, 2010, 09:36 PM
That's a good idea, but how will it pull in a foot of snow? Just thinking of the crates being so low to the ground and all. This is what I did to my jet sled to make life a bit easier. This season it will be pulled behind my sled!!!
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/bobbydaddy8/Picture315.jpg)

Well I mentioned that it had some flaws that will be fixed this season. That is one of them. Someone on another board suggested stapling a roll-up sled across the bottom and it will ride over the snow and keep the crates from getting loaded with snow.  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainedog on Sep 20, 2010, 09:19 PM

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Skis and an old Thule roof rack, and my DX3000 of course.  This pulls very easily.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bellybuster on Sep 21, 2010, 11:33 AM
brilliant idea using the roof rack
   funny thing...most of us can probably afford to just buy a store bought whatever but we still insist on the DIY approach
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jasond37 on Sep 23, 2010, 02:47 AM
brilliant idea using the roof rack
   funny thing...most of us can probably afford to just buy a store bought whatever but we still insist on the DIY approach

That's the best part!  I've been thinking and thinking of what to build for my sled.  Just completed it the other day, and I'm not quite satisfied.  I think it looked better on paper.  I guess it's back to the drawing board....

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: onebadc20 on Sep 23, 2010, 03:58 AM
brilliant idea using the roof rack
   funny thing...most of us can probably afford to just buy a store bought whatever but we still insist on the DIY approach

If I can buy it for $100 I'll spend $150 to build it myself.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fin-n-feather on Sep 25, 2010, 07:11 PM
If I can buy it for $100 I'll spend $150 to build it myself.
Ain't that the truth!!!!! Fin
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: afwrestler1986 on Oct 05, 2010, 03:04 PM
If I can buy it for $100 I'll spend $150 to build it myself.
With me its more like " They want a $100 for that? I could make my own for way less" Then after it is complete I have atleast 50% more into it than if I were to buy it outright. Always have the stuff you HAVE to add to it.  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IceBalls on Oct 11, 2010, 11:40 PM
NEED SOME JET SLED ADVICE.....  To raise my Jet Sled up off the snow, I mounted it to snow skis by attaching four (4) wood blocks 2" x 4"
 x 6" High to the four corners of the sled.  It pulls fine on a flat surface (ice or snow) but sways from side to side and will turn over on un-even snow or going up / down a hill.
How can I stabilize that side to side sway??
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Oct 12, 2010, 05:36 AM
Hi " IceBalls"
G'Day
Are you saying that it is Top Heavy?

Do you think you need a wider base. ( funny my first thought was one of the trucks that a guy sees where someone has the big tires on it and has the huge body lift kit  ( so the cab is 20 feet in the air) on it but if you look real close his rear differential is not much higher than a regular 4X4. But it looks Top heavy.

What about removable out side runners?

And do you pull it with a rope or do you have a solid fixed handle to pull it with? ( for better control)

Question = You said you raised your Jet sled up off the snow... right... Why? was it hard to pull.
With my Otter 2 Mini Ice sled ( which pulled ok considering what i wanted to load it up with at the time ( Pack rat here)
I kept it low,.... BUT I put on those  ( can't remember name of material) white Plastic sliders on. and a solid handle and it pulls like a dream.. and I pile even ore stuff on it now.

Have Ya got any pics?

AltaIce      .       8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: michianafisherman on Oct 12, 2010, 06:11 AM
NEED SOME JET SLED ADVICE.....  To raise my Jet Sled up off the snow, I mounted it to snow skis by attaching four (4) wood blocks 2" x 4"
 x 6" High to the four corners of the sled.  It pulls fine on a flat surface (ice or snow) but sways from side to side and will turn over on un-even snow or going up / down a hill.
How can I stabilize that side to side sway??
I don't know why you raised it. It is made to drag on the snow. I would say you are loading it wrong. Keep the heavier items in the back and it will pull better. If you still want to have it raised, you will need to spread out the skis at least six inches on each side.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Oct 12, 2010, 06:43 AM
I don't know why you raised it. It is made to drag on the snow. I would say you are loading it wrong. Keep the heavier items in the back and it will pull better. If you still want to have it raised, you will need to spread out the skis at least six inches on each side.
...

Well said " michianafisherman"

I agree  :)


 8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icepack on Nov 22, 2010, 09:55 AM
I made this on Saturday.

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Nov 22, 2010, 09:29 PM
I made a....Sorry i dont really know the name in english(I'm french!)..but it's for made the angle less below the ice because for big muskys and pikes..they often wins because below it's a 90į angle of sharp ice...

I made this model,, but it take a lot of our energy....

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Next time, when i found an old motorized auger..this one's gonna be my project, with retractable blades..

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My last shanty...I sold it because it was not unmountable(take too much space..)

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This is my future project if i keep the snow mobile..if it's not i've got another ideas.. ;)

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I gonna see about it..



Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Nov 22, 2010, 09:56 PM
Very well done steven.

Is the "trou de 1" threaded to mate with the shaft to bring the triple blade up with force?

 Or do you have a different design?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Nov 22, 2010, 10:10 PM
The triple's gonna be mounted on a motor,,so forget about the first design!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Nov 23, 2010, 04:49 AM
I made this on Saturday.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3994/055kw.jpg)
................................................
Hey "icepack"
Hope all is well Sir.

I like your slammer. Your wood work is awesome.
( I bet it works like a charm eh? We will have to test it.)

   8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Hollywood703 on Nov 26, 2010, 04:42 PM
I don't know why you raised it. It is made to drag on the snow. I would say you are loading it wrong. Keep the heavier items in the back and it will pull better. If you still want to have it raised, you will need to spread out the skis at least six inches on each side.

I have a jet sled also and when in deep snow with the current weight I have in It, it is Very difficult to pull with any amount of snow as it doesnt ride on top and drags (and yes its loaded with as much weight to rear.....and i dont have other transportation on ice to pull it with. I was considering something to help keep it above the snow but removable for normal use.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SPADED on Nov 26, 2010, 10:17 PM
some cool stuff in here guys keep it coming! any new handmade jigs or rods? homemade shacks?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Steellord2 on Dec 02, 2010, 04:24 PM
That's a good idea, but how will it pull in a foot of snow? Just thinking of the crates being so low to the ground and all. This is what I did to my jet sled to make life a bit easier. This season it will be pulled behind my sled!!!
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/bobbydaddy8/Picture315.jpg)

Well the original design proved to work well except for the fact that when pulled in the snow the milkcrates got loaded up with snow. So this year I addressed that problem. Here is a pic of the original design.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw87%2FSteellords-Maille-Designs%2FHomebuilt%2520Ice%2520Sled%2F100_4058.jpg&hash=40a7ca4adb05bdd7dd875ccd024b05dc)
And here are some shots of the sled with the improvements.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw87%2FSteellords-Maille-Designs%2FHomebuilt%2520Ice%2520Sled%2F100_4983.jpg&hash=4f22f3ffe8ee79116d82d7279ab676df)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw87%2FSteellords-Maille-Designs%2FHomebuilt%2520Ice%2520Sled%2F100_4985.jpg&hash=9d22018b5d010f8924ed72af3849b2ea)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Steellord2 on Dec 08, 2010, 11:21 AM
Okay, I'm sure you have all seen the hooks that Frabill sells for portable shanties. The piece of bent wire on a velcro strap that they sell at 6 bucks for two pack. Well I thought to myself why buy it when I can make it.
What do you think?.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi174.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw87%2FSteellords-Maille-Designs%2FIce%2520Fishing%2520Gear%2Fshantyhook.jpg&hash=8264216c9f14c5d7a2a3faaf6fa61d36)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 08, 2010, 11:28 AM
That'll work just fine.
Life would not be as easy, without velcro and duct(gorilla) tape.
Pop rivets are handy to have around also.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: michianafisherman on Dec 08, 2010, 12:35 PM
Okay, I'm sure you have all seen the hooks that Frabill sells for portable shanties. The piece of bent wire on a velcro strap that they sell at 6 bucks for two pack. Well I thought to myself why buy it when I can make it.
What do you think?.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w87/Steellords-Maille-Designs/Ice%20Fishing%20Gear/shantyhook.jpg)
I would have bent the wire around the other in place of the weld. The way it is now I think it will open up and fail. Depends on how you use them though.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Dec 08, 2010, 01:06 PM
I made this on Saturday.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3994/055kw.jpg)

SWEET... is this your prototype or is it finished design?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icepike on Dec 08, 2010, 01:14 PM
Who was the one who had the invention he was real hush hush on? I lost where that thread went as I was following it. I think it was like Prodict X or something?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Steellord2 on Dec 08, 2010, 02:06 PM
SWEET... is this your prototype or is it finished design?

prototype. first shot at making it. I like the idea of bending the wire around itself.  ??? Why didn"t I think of that!
I still have plenty of 9 ga. galvanized to make another.  :clap:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icepack on Dec 08, 2010, 10:05 PM
SWEET... is this your prototype or is it finished design?

 I didn't have the cleats installed on the underside in order to take the pic, other than that shes good to go.

  Fish on
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Dec 09, 2010, 12:27 PM
What action/ length rod you useing?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icepack on Dec 09, 2010, 09:24 PM
24" medium
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SISIF on Dec 10, 2010, 05:17 PM
I want to make one of those hook-set things, strictly for big fish, out of this guy-

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi57.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg217%2F300RUMGUN%2FIMG_0440.jpg&hash=27426a984ee6cbb35ffa2e3b4cc37dcc)

That's 50lb braid, and that rod can pretty much bend down and touch the reel.  ;D

I have a number of those bells I'll attach to it as well. It'll most likely be outside of the hut while I'm fishing inside.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Dec 13, 2010, 04:29 PM
nice old rod..... pretty stiff action on it I would think....
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SPADED on Dec 13, 2010, 10:16 PM
is that thing a jerry rigged car antenna ? lol never seen that before
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Dec 14, 2010, 09:09 PM
came up with a new rod holder! folds down flat a lot easier to handle
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishingpictures.com%2Fdata%2F531%2Fmedium%2F100_20241.jpg&hash=19f1677e9f667b1fb4b9429bd543f4f3)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishingpictures.com%2Fdata%2F531%2Fmedium%2F100_20251.jpg&hash=dce152f776e913e5905c5b9fb3b56d80)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myfishingpictures.com%2Fdata%2F531%2Fmedium%2F100_20261.jpg&hash=1921b742aba27caca9e2f26fb7d5ffbe)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Dec 14, 2010, 10:05 PM
came up with a new rod holder! folds down flat a lot easier to handle

Looks good....
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Dec 15, 2010, 12:22 AM
Looks good....
thanks. This one is made out of pine. Might make the next one out of oak.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Dec 15, 2010, 01:29 PM
Anyone ever make a rod bag/carrier?  ???
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Dec 15, 2010, 04:31 PM
I got this one for short rods from a wall-mart....

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff115%2Fstevenpev%2Ftruc5.gif&hash=33b0356d7ec356a9d99b484b25e45122)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mricefish on Dec 18, 2010, 10:45 AM
some great minds out there, good ideas guys and thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nissannutzsx on Dec 22, 2010, 10:10 PM
Here's an underwater camera aimer I made out of an old round tipup. Took about 5 minutes to make. I robbed an anchor cleat off of my boat, and screwed it on to my old tipup body, drilled 2 holes and tied an old boot lace to use for a handle to turn it. Drop the camera down to the desired depth, put the aimer down on hole and lace cable through the cleat, and turn unit until you see your bait. You could use plywood or bucket lid with a slot cut into center,also. I also painted marks at every foot of the cam cord so I know what depth I'm at. Works Great. Sure beats using your fingers to twist the cord.
  (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2Fcamturner-1.jpg&hash=0643314076f6c697f97fd9b5f5be656d)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Dec 24, 2010, 10:32 PM
Nice.  I'm going to have to borrow that one for my camera
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: newincudahy on Dec 26, 2010, 01:07 AM
Here's something I put together to keep the camera from drifting. The pole does telescope. Easy to detach.  Perfect for jigging the bottom.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh6.ggpht.com%2F_pHw1u_06V98%2FTPMMnOB6SsI%2FAAAAAAAAAzo%2FwApQDxjnMzI%2Fs512%2Fstick4%2520130.jpg&hash=3735f66a0b0daf24903125237b22a91e)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Dec 26, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hi " newincudahy"

Wow!! Nice set up.. great idea.

AltaIce

    8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Dec 26, 2010, 08:06 PM
I made this tripod out of simple items you can buy for a few dollars, simply clamp the legs to the brackets screwed to the center piece, breaks down for portabilty in your bucket. Foam ball for the stopper. Smitty
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2FIceFishing%2F010.jpg%3Ft%3D1293415504&hash=74ef363bf503520d7520107eee5fab52)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2FIceFishing%2F008.jpg%3Ft%3D1293415578&hash=df1c8071a524a5d5ce45dc7ad4ba5638)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainehazmt on Dec 28, 2010, 09:00 AM
Here's something I put together to keep the camera from drifting. The pole does telescope. Easy to detach.  Perfect for jigging the bottom.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_pHw1u_06V98/TPMMnOB6SsI/AAAAAAAAAzo/wApQDxjnMzI/s512/stick4%20130.jpg)

ahh  looks like a great way to hide new gear in the wife's view  camouflaged with plants     lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: newincudahy on Dec 28, 2010, 07:54 PM
Yup! ::)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Cedar2RTO on Dec 29, 2010, 05:39 AM
I know I've seen on iceshanty somewhere of things guys have made for their flashers.....just don't remember where. I'm lookin for ideas on what I can use to make a case or carrier for my Hummingbird ICE35 so I don't have to set it in the snow and ice anymore
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Dec 31, 2010, 06:46 AM
Made these ice picks yesterday. Wood dowl for insert, 2 bycycle grips, old telephone cord, 2 nails......make em' your own! There is every style of grips out there for your taste.....the possibilities are endless! And might save your life! Smitty
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2FIceFishing%2FIceFishing12-19-2010008-1.jpg%3Ft%3D1293799536&hash=48a208ef2e5fd6928db39fbad826d4d7)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: geothefisher on Jan 02, 2011, 10:38 AM
Once again smitty, another great home made option!  Very nice job!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rumdrinker on Jan 05, 2011, 08:11 PM
Great inventions...I need to get drinking some beer and get my welder out so I can get going on some projects!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Zorros shack on Jan 05, 2011, 08:13 PM
Oooooooohhhhh thats a lot of cool stuff!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: downunder on Jan 13, 2011, 01:04 PM
No Pics, but best rod bag is my kids old baseball bag. Heavy duty with zipper pockets for storage.Sholder strap and can hold up to 7 rods.Longest 36".I slide some old golf bag tubes over the ends so they dont tangle.Keeps the tips from breaking on my perch rods.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smelty on Jan 13, 2011, 02:46 PM
Has anybody ever tried to make a spring loaded rattle reel something simillar to the yo-yo reels that would automatically set the hook if you happened to not be paying attention or were really sleeping hard or were just passed out ?

Bob
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Iceman421 on Jan 13, 2011, 04:22 PM
I got this one for short rods from a wall-mart....

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff115/stevenpev/truc5.gif)

That is awesome right there! Talk about being mobile.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Jan 13, 2011, 05:49 PM
Also like those rods support..my friend did that! very light(let them fixed to the rod when we got a fish!) and easy to carry!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff115%2Fstevenpev%2Fdanrack1.jpg&hash=d77f96f536af2c35eff4f0e4c2695ad6)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff115%2Fstevenpev%2Fjuillet2010%2Fbatiscan8jan05.jpg&hash=9ac2bde8edeefccfba3310930994bbaa)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Awe Toe Set on Jan 13, 2011, 06:09 PM
My "Awe Toe Set".  Used it for the first time today and caught an 18" Rainbow. :icefish:



(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1123.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl552%2FAweToeSet%2F2011-01-11113328.jpg&hash=3ae742375ea5c74d7e197236c90ed2fb)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1123.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl552%2FAweToeSet%2F2011-01-11113348.jpg&hash=0a5734395a8367e89f86fb4a4054e5b2)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1123.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl552%2FAweToeSet%2F2011-01-13083759.jpg&hash=ac71ecca352e7254985de8cbd69ca25c)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1123.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl552%2FAweToeSet%2F2011-01-13092457.jpg&hash=9bcad22341df0238a078a39527a920ce)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Wild Turk on Jan 13, 2011, 09:14 PM
Cusk Boards = http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=135472.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=135472.0)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: dani on Jan 16, 2011, 12:08 PM
Would someone please invent a good cover for nils 8" blades. I've tried bungy cords,whole earth magnets and more and still frustrated! Cut myself again today so that's what prompted me to again look for yet another solution that everyone else is asking for. Thanks Dani  ???
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kivva king on Jan 16, 2011, 02:38 PM
i bought an 8" strikemaster cover, put the earth magnets in that and it works great!!!
The cover is just the right size for the nils!!!!  Good luck    KK
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Jan 16, 2011, 03:57 PM
Would someone please invent a good cover for nils 8" blades. I've tried bungy cords,whole earth magnets and more and still frustrated! Cut myself again today so that's what prompted me to again look for yet another solution that everyone else is asking for. Thanks Dani  ???

Why don't making two little hole in the drill(dont think that would change something during utilisation) and add two metal peices that goes each side the previous place for the rubber bender,,and hold it with two bender this way!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi240.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff115%2Fstevenpev%2Fjuillet2010%2Fdrill1.jpg&hash=86aaf10a0abc2f0c94fc1ac4e22be529)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: andercee on Jan 16, 2011, 05:29 PM
Why don't making two little hole in the drill(dont think that would change something during utilisation) and add two metal peices that goes each side the previous place for the rubber bender,,and hold it with two bender this way!

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff115/stevenpev/juillet2010/drill1.jpg)



I just figured out how to put it on correctly and then marked the auger and cover with a permanent maker.  Aligns perfect every time.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Jan 16, 2011, 07:19 PM
Good!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: dani on Jan 17, 2011, 06:35 AM
Yes kivva king I'm going to order a strikemaster cover today and do the magnet setup and hope it stays on for those long 4 wheeler rides to the honey holes. A pic or two may help me out. Thanks guys for the inventions. Dani
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beerbellybob106 on Jan 20, 2011, 08:25 AM
i love these threads so many great ideas
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 24, 2011, 12:55 PM
Anybody ever attach a swiveled chair to a 5 gallon bucket?

Thinking about redesigning the fold-up chairs that came with my Clam Nanook and installing the unit on a 5 gallon bucket.  (The weight of both chair frames is very prohibitive...just trying to figure a way to lighten the load, but still have a nice ice fishing chair.

Another option towards reducing weight is to built the seat frame exactly as originally designed, but with square-tubed aluminum instead to square-tubed steel.

I'm open for ideas, mods, etc.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Feb 02, 2011, 09:49 PM
The updated alteration to My very cheap flippy jigger lure.
Tools needed
swivel,
3 links of cheap .35 a foot silver chain
2 clips
1 treble
2 beads if you like
1 duo-loc snap.

Beer caps, or You could take some tin snips along and a sharp nail and make em as You drink em.

Most of this stuff comes from collecting old pickerel rigs off shorelines

I did a quick video of it in action in a glass since I don't have and underwater cam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VVKY7G_DY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VVKY7G_DY)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: monkeyman2269 on Feb 02, 2011, 10:17 PM
lol what u catch on the beer caps
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Feb 04, 2011, 03:56 PM
2 pike on the bud one yesterday missed a few but the bite was pretty light. Basically it's the same as the ones I made with spinner blades, minus the eyes. They are nice and light and seem to give plenty of action. To Us they are beer caps, to fish, they are just wounded prey I suppose. I find the spinner blades with 3d eyes seem more effective but DIYers could alter it from here. Using split rings rather than duo-loc snaps works too. To Me it's just a good feeling to catch on something I make, guess that's why I fly fish in the softwater season.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 04, 2011, 04:03 PM
The updated alteration to My very cheap flippy jigger lure.
Tools needed
swivel,
3 links of cheap .35 a foot silver chain
2 clips
1 treble
2 beads if you like
1 duo-loc snap.

Beer caps, or You could take some tin snips along and a sharp nail and make em as You drink em.

Most of this stuff comes from collecting old pickerel rigs off shorelines

I did a quick video of it in action in a glass since I don't have and underwater cam.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150377353040277 (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150377353040277)


Have you unlocked this link yet and/or do you plan to?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Feb 04, 2011, 04:09 PM
The vid has been posted and changed up top. I have turned the blades backwards in the vid as it seemed to get much more action and moved the glow beads above the blades, somehow it looked cooler to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VVKY7G_DY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VVKY7G_DY)
Now I'm gonna remount all of My 3D eyes to the other side.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Feb 05, 2011, 12:00 PM
I think you need to find another body of water, there doesnt seem to be any fish in that one.   ;D ;D ;D    (You do get extra credit for changing lures and trying it anyway.)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: oxquo on Feb 07, 2011, 01:23 AM
I think you need to find another body of water, there doesnt seem to be any fish in that one.   ;D ;D ;D    (You do get extra credit for changing lures and trying it anyway.)
Just goes to show that I'd rather fish in an empty beer glass than work in an office with a view any day lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Feb 07, 2011, 05:03 AM
I'm with ya buddy!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 12, 2011, 06:17 PM
ox

I like thhe looks of the jigger lure! keep us posted how you do with it (once you get it out in a little bigger body of water . . .  :)

-Reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 12, 2011, 06:26 PM
Seems like the 5 gallon bucket (if it holds up to bouncin around in the Clam) is the better solution. With the right attachment detail you can store stuff in a bucket. Don't know how you can store stuff in a frame . . .

-Reelcharacter


Anybody ever attach a swiveled chair to a 5 gallon bucket?

Thinking about redesigning the fold-up chairs that came with my Clam Nanook and installing the unit on a 5 gallon bucket.  (The weight of both chair frames is very prohibitive...just trying to figure a way to lighten the load, but still have a nice ice fishing chair.

Another option towards reducing weight is to built the seat frame exactly as originally designed, but with square-tubed aluminum instead to square-tubed steel.

I'm open for ideas, mods, etc.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 12, 2011, 06:49 PM
HEY Awe Toe -

A couple questions from someone who has not seen a set up quite like this one before. What type of wire is used for the trigger? What does the slip bobber do on the line between the eyelets? Do you set the drag light so line can spool out with a little resistance??

I assume this is considered a "tip up" so you can use 5 of these per person?

-Reelcharacter


My "Awe Toe Set".  Used it for the first time today and caught an 18" Rainbow. :icefish:



(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/AweToeSet/2011-01-11113328.jpg)
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/AweToeSet/2011-01-11113348.jpg)
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/AweToeSet/2011-01-13083759.jpg)
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/AweToeSet/2011-01-13092457.jpg)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Feb 12, 2011, 07:01 PM
Greeeaaat idea on the ice picks Smitty!

I know I am getting a little off track with my topic of inventions, but your safety gear got me thinking about using your invention. Hopefully it is not something anyone ever has to do, but I found a great link and video that illustrate how to use 'em.

Stay dry!

- Reelcharacter

Made these ice picks yesterday. Wood dowel for insert, 2 bicycle grips, old telephone cord, 2 nails......make em' your own! There is every style of grips out there for your taste.....the possibilities are endless! And might save your life! Smitty
(http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr75/smitty0312/IceFishing/IceFishing12-19-2010008-1.jpg?t=1293799536)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Awe Toe Set on Feb 12, 2011, 09:00 PM
Quote
HEY Awe Toe -

A couple questions from someone who has not seen a set up quite like this one before. What type of wire is used for the trigger? What does the slip bobber do on the line between the eyelets? Do you set the drag light so line can spool out with a little resistance??

I assume this is considered a "tip up" so you can use 5 of these per person?


In the picture I used a piece of 3/32 copper, but the copper is too soft, will bend too easy.  My final version I am using 3/32 stainless. Harder to bend the stainless, but much more durable in the sled.  The slip bobber is so you can leave some slack in the line so that the fish can take it a bit before it actually trips.  It is also useful when using minnows as to not get false sets.  I just set my drag like I would for what ever line I am using.  I usually use 6# or 8# fluorocarbon.  In Wisconsin we can only fish with three lines, with one hook on each line, or a maximum of three hooks total, other than artificial baits such and rapalas and other commercial baits with more than one hook per bait is counted as one.  Hope that makes sense to you.     :icefish:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pipeboy98 on Mar 11, 2011, 11:41 AM
you guys have taught, inspired and entertained me throughout this entire thread!!  this was awesome!  just thought i would show you my little bit of tinkering this year!  this is my hand made 6" cordless ice auger.  made from parts ordered on ebay...for $100.  i already had the 2 batteries and the old style lazer without the removable handle.   enjoy!
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=192868.0 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=192868.0)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jbird68 on Nov 04, 2011, 02:29 AM
Anybody ever attach a swiveled chair to a 5 gallon bucket?

Thinking about redesigning the fold-up chairs that came with my Clam Nanook and installing the unit on a 5 gallon bucket.  (The weight of both chair frames is very prohibitive...just trying to figure a way to lighten the load, but still have a nice ice fishing chair.

Another option towards reducing weight is to built the seat frame exactly as originally designed, but with square-tubed aluminum instead to square-tubed steel.

I'm open for ideas, mods, etc.

Initially I mounted a swivel seat to the lid on a bucket. But it was too tall and I didn't have any headroom in my one-man shanty. I ended up mounting the seat with the swivel on top of an Igloo cooler. The height is right but I want to make more room in my sled to store stuff. I might be making a bench seat to mount the swivel seat to and be able to use the space under the bench for storage.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Grumpyoldman on Nov 04, 2011, 04:15 AM
I gotta mark this thread so I can read it later.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 05, 2011, 07:07 PM
HEY Awe Toe -

A couple questions from someone who has not seen a set up quite like this one before. What type of wire is used for the trigger? What does the slip bobber do on the line between the eyelets? Do you set the drag light so line can spool out with a little resistance??

I assume this is considered a "tip up" so you can use 5 of these per person?

-Reelcharacter


I made a very similar trigger out of a paperclip a few years ago.  It works great. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rlvb on Nov 11, 2011, 08:34 PM

I made a very similar trigger out of a paperclip a few years ago.  It works great.
yeah,i copied yours and yes it sure does work.It sure is something to be right there and watch that thing set the hook and pole bending to the hole.Thanks for the idea.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 12, 2011, 09:17 AM
No problem.  I often wondered if anyone used it.  I tie mine to the rod holder with string, and set in a hole next to where Im jigging.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ryno on Nov 19, 2011, 04:57 PM
I came up with mod for my auger.  The flighting on augers is some what sharp and can be hard on shelters, bags and about any equipment it rides against.  So....I bought some door trim that goes along the edge to prevent door dings, and wrapped the flighting edge from top to bottom.  It fit perfectly and looks good.  It will also protect the edge of the flighting from dings which should help prevent rust.  The plastic trim has some adhesive so its adhered pretty well.  The plastic is pretty hard and slick so shouldn't cause any binding in the hole...if anything it should help reduce any binding.  Now if we can just some ice so I can try it out.
 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi637.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu96%2Frynolueck%2Fphotobucket-3805-1321742064711.jpg&hash=ac627c874bf46bc4f08c30ef2eaaa469)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: houndogger on Nov 19, 2011, 05:11 PM
Thats a dandy idea!

Dogger
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ryno on Nov 19, 2011, 05:17 PM
Thats a dandy idea!

Dogger

I probably should have patented it...lol.  its cheap too, bought 25 feet of it off ebay for under 20bucks shipped.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: andercee on Nov 27, 2011, 05:54 PM
I came up with mod for my auger.  The flighting on augers is some what sharp and can be hard on shelters, bags and about any equipment it rides against.  So....I bought some door trim that goes along the edge to prevent door dings, and wrapped the flighting edge from top to bottom.  It fit perfectly and looks good.  It will also protect the edge of the flighting from dings which should help prevent rust.  The plastic trim has some adhesive so its adhered pretty well.  The plastic is pretty hard and slick so shouldn't cause any binding in the hole...if anything it should help reduce any binding.  Now if we can just some ice so I can try it out.
 (http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/rynolueck/photobucket-3805-1321742064711.jpg)

Let us know how that holds up after drilling a few holes. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 1fastz28 on Dec 02, 2011, 01:03 PM
I would like to know how well that holds up too. I have been looking for something like this. I just didn't know if it would stay on when drilling.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pipeboy98 on Dec 02, 2011, 11:36 PM
you know you might have something there...i was at the st. paul ice fishing show and strikemasters newest flutes on their augers are like a neoprene plasticy type stuff...very flexable and saves on weight too!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Dec 03, 2011, 06:49 AM
Wally World has something similar for door edges in the automotive area.  Heat it up for flexibility before putting it on.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nodakbassmaster on Dec 05, 2011, 09:26 PM
Well, it's nto really an invention but to protect my rods I bought a cheap Hard sided Bow case (one that doesn't have arrow storage in one side, just egg crate type foam in the top and bottom) and use that to store and transport my rods in. Wasn't very expensive (relatively), works fantastic and would take a lot to get damge through it. A hard sided gun case would work too.

Anything that looks like this inside would be sufficient....

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.cabelas.com%2Fis%2Fimage%2Fcabelas%2Fs7_290555_288_alt01_01%3Frgn%3D0%2C0%2C2000%2C820%26amp%3Bscl%3D5.2631578947368425%26amp%3Bfmt%3Djpeg%26amp%3Bid%3D1a4mYfQr18y8iu1D_HGmi_&hash=3e7a40d2261f5f9b4faca1c8ed0d29d5)

or

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.cabelas.com%2Fis%2Fimage%2Fcabelas%2Fs7_226648_090_01%3Frgn%3D0%2C0%2C2000%2C779%26amp%3Bscl%3D5.2631578947368425%26amp%3Bfmt%3Djpeg%26amp%3Bid%3D3t1mr9XziHjoVkWimjzCoQ&hash=b18c7d16a131f2a643d4c08bf38313a5)

 :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Osage on Dec 07, 2011, 01:37 PM
Staggered onto the inventions post,I read every post with excitement like a kid on Christmas day.Im glad there are other folks that have the same sickness as I,(Ratherbuilditthanbuyit).As soon as I figure out how to post photos ,I'll share a few of mine.In the mean time I hope more inventions will be posted ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Dec 07, 2011, 08:33 PM
I think i could put that link here..it's more this place...it was something interresting to do because i want it to fit on the back of my Rio5 so it has to have max 4' by 3' closed!

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=189111.0
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Grumpyoldman on Dec 08, 2011, 03:52 PM
I'm sure it's been done, but it's very effective. It's a piece of old hickory ax handle added to the sled rope.  Takes the bite of rope off your hands.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1188.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz409%2Fuserintervention%2F101_0983.jpg&hash=c4e34517e0374fa727ab2889a629df4d)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Dec 09, 2011, 11:54 AM
I like that. Might have to make me one.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Grumpyoldman on Dec 11, 2011, 02:08 PM
I took an old edger and copied the Mille Lacs Ice Chipper design and attached it to a six ft. long hiking stick.  It rips through ice and is very light. 
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1188.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz409%2Fuserintervention%2F101_0989.jpg&hash=8aad441c54a21bed08d120a8b01701bf)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1188.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz409%2Fuserintervention%2F101_0991.jpg&hash=143605419e78a1d9fe70894226847e4a)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 11, 2011, 02:51 PM
That looks deadly GOM
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Grumpyoldman on Dec 12, 2011, 03:49 AM
That looks deadly GOM
It is deadly.  It will also slice right through the rear of my sled and through the seat of my car.  I gotta make a cover for that blade. 
       
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Velcro on Dec 12, 2011, 07:41 AM
Nice, looks like something to fight polar bears with. :D

I've heard of some people using old tennis balls as covers, not sure if that would cover it well enough.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lightningz on Dec 12, 2011, 06:23 PM
It looks like you might be doing some Whaling with that harpoon you got there. Nice job I'm sure it does the trick.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Dec 13, 2011, 11:18 AM
It looks like you might be doing some Whaling with that harpoon you got there. Nice job I'm sure it does the trick.
just missing the barb ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Dec 14, 2011, 03:18 PM
i used a 6 inch piece of PVC for the handle.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj218%2Fpooley_photos%2F010_10-1.jpg&hash=bb85f4dbde965b26e8502c08114531b1)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainehazmt on Dec 23, 2011, 09:56 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.weeville.com%2Frewinder.jpg&hash=a3a6c0bf95b934f3c8827ce0b9c0f3d6)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Dec 23, 2011, 10:52 AM
Ha ha.  The funny thing is that someone wouldn't make and sell it, if someone wasn't willing to buy it!

Bet it even came with directions
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 23, 2011, 11:20 AM
(http://www.weeville.com/rewinder.jpg)
:woot: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Too funny Hazzy, Gotta keep this one at the top of the page.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Dec 23, 2011, 02:10 PM
i got one of those Hazzy. works great! ::)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Lobes on Dec 24, 2011, 08:02 AM
Just make sure you get one of the real good quality ones (probably make in China). Mine only rewinds them part way so they only play the commercials now ...

                                              :tipup:
NBG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Dec 24, 2011, 09:04 AM
Just make sure you get one of the real good quality ones (probably make in China). Mine only rewinds them part way so they only play the commercials now ...

                                              :tipup:
NBG

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: thesleddinfisher on Dec 26, 2011, 09:02 PM
box I built to carry/protect my new cam

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi768.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx326%2Fsabre255%2FPhone%2520pics%2F2011-12-26081954.jpg&hash=3584380916ea8f986e6117f23e02a81f)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi768.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx326%2Fsabre255%2FPhone%2520pics%2F2011-12-26082005.jpg&hash=54633f5691b0164b43277fb9ef31b3cb)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi768.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx326%2Fsabre255%2FPhone%2520pics%2F2011-12-26083517.jpg&hash=937c88b089307fa0dad11915342025cb)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stevek on Dec 26, 2011, 10:15 PM

Next time, when i found an old motorized auger..this one's gonna be my project, with retractable blades..

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8324/aaa222.gif)

I described this exact idea to someone last year, having never seen this thread before. You are clearly a brilliant man  ;D. Great idea, hope you make it work well and make a bunch of money off it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 27, 2011, 12:02 AM
Flaring the bottom of the hole sure helps the stubborn fish find their way out onto the ice.  ;)2
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 02, 2012, 04:00 PM
Any new lip ripper designs?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: steven girard on Jan 03, 2012, 12:04 AM
[quote author=stevek I described this exact idea to someone last year, having never seen this thread before. You are clearly a brilliant man  ;D. Great idea, hope you make it work well and make a bunch of money off it.
[/quote]

1 tube 3 blades, 3 blades pusher and the pusher assembly..joint on a mower motor(drive whit synthetic oil) that's it.. i've made one  but manual with only one blade  ..it was efficient but to mutch trouble because you got to set it all with a part of floor with bearing..it was working ,,but to mutch troubles! the reason that i think to build that thing..is,,one day,,i was trying to adjust the deep of mi little rapala pilky(now they call that a Rapala jigging) with a Polar underwater reel tip-up..it was a shame to adjust it to 2-3 inches over the bottom, and, suddently..a beast..just took it and run...just try to figure..that the little part that supposed to retain the flag..run so fast that it look like a peice of 2 dolar in metal here...and forget the fact that i got dacron 60lbs on it..the beast just run away with all my braid and cut it like it was 2lbs....so that sharp ice under the hole does the cutting job...So..that's why, if i'm going again to try for those bigs musky..i'm gonna fix that thing before...I got all here,,but too mutch busy!  The record of this lake was  a 57''...the head pass on the hole but not the body..we haved to enlarge the hole with an ax(very carefully) so that lake got some *****s with a lot of power easily able to cut many fishing lines if the ice got to mutch cutting edge under! :-\
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: stumper on Jan 03, 2012, 09:55 AM
Not sure they make them anymore,  but they sell an attachment for your auger that does the same thing.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bushyjr on Jan 03, 2012, 09:39 PM
I came up with mod for my auger.  The flighting on augers is some what sharp and can be hard on shelters, bags and about any equipment it rides against.  So....I bought some door trim that goes along the edge to prevent door dings, and wrapped the flighting edge from top to bottom.  It fit perfectly and looks good.  It will also protect the edge of the flighting from dings which should help prevent rust.  The plastic trim has some adhesive so its adhered pretty well.  The plastic is pretty hard and slick so shouldn't cause any binding in the hole...if anything it should help reduce any binding.  Now if we can just some ice so I can try it out.
 (http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/rynolueck/photobucket-3805-1321742064711.jpg)
Have u tried it yet did it work and stay on
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ryno on Jan 04, 2012, 02:47 AM
Have u tried it yet did it work and stay on
works great.  I have drilled some crooked holes as well with no problems with binding.  Unfortunately our ice is bout shot right now and the thickest I have had the pleasure of being on was 7-8".  The adhesive seems to be very strong.  I would recommend cleaning the edge with alcohol or a paint thinner prior to adhering to make sure you get a clean surface.  I have a bag that I haul my auger around in but will definitely prevent excessive wear in it.  I may even buy another chunk and give my friends that travel with.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Duneman101 on Jan 04, 2012, 10:07 AM
I have been eyeing the jaw jacker and auto fisherman for quite some time now, but i didn't really like the price so i had everything but the trigger figured out, came here and found some inspiration...  i think it looks pretty good, i'll be putting it to use this saturday...  with this length it works perfect for my 24" medium action and 24" ultra light, i figure the medium for trout lakes and the ultra for perch.  i made three different triggers last night and figured out the longer the trigger the lighter the pull.  i filled the cross braces with silicon and sand for some added weight.  let me know what you think.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi626.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt349%2FDuneman101%2Flipper.jpg&hash=ce9e5cfba054c6273c925614747aa135)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi626.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt349%2FDuneman101%2Flipper2.jpg&hash=046958b8631abe0228a9a71bef1d7a3f)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi626.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt349%2FDuneman101%2Flippertrigger.jpg&hash=9b31c39a352fc9459a2beba282a4d752)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hearn on Jan 04, 2012, 01:26 PM
I have been eyeing the jaw jacker and auto fisherman for quite some time now, but i didn't really like the price so i had everything but the trigger figured out, came here and found some inspiration...  i think it looks pretty good, i'll be putting it to use this saturday...  with this length it works perfect for my 24" medium action and 24" ultra light, i figure the medium for trout lakes and the ultra for perch.  i made three different triggers last night and figured out the longer the trigger the lighter the pull.  i filled the cross braces with silicon and sand for some added weight.  let me know what you think.

[IMG]http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lipper.jpg[img]

[IMG]http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lipper2.jpg[img]

[IMG]http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lippertrigger.jpg[img]

Duneman that looks frickin' awesome!  What kind of rod is that?  Been looking for something just like that ...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Duneman101 on Jan 04, 2012, 02:44 PM
Duneman that looks frickin' awesome!  What kind of rod is that?  Been looking for something just like that ...

It's a 24' medium action...  i'll see if i can get a brand or more specific info when i get home. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Jan 04, 2012, 03:02 PM
I have been eyeing the jaw jacker and auto fisherman for quite some time now, but i didn't really like the price so i had everything but the trigger figured out, came here and found some inspiration...  i think it looks pretty good, i'll be putting it to use this saturday...  with this length it works perfect for my 24" medium action and 24" ultra light, i figure the medium for trout lakes and the ultra for perch.  i made three different triggers last night and figured out the longer the trigger the lighter the pull.  i filled the cross braces with silicon and sand for some added weight.  let me know what you think.


I like it.. Let us know how it works for ya...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beerbellybob106 on Jan 04, 2012, 03:02 PM
that rod is a HT enterprise ice blues rod i have several of them and they are great rods
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: UP jigstick on Jan 04, 2012, 03:35 PM
that rod is a HT enterprise ice blues rod i have several of them and they are great rods

Yup! They are among my favorites.  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: upstate bass2 on Jan 04, 2012, 03:44 PM
Used the same rod in 30'' for my first hookset rod holder. then I moved up to a 4' 6'' rod for the next one I made for pike. That one is dangerous!!!!!! I changed the trigger on the big one to match the small one , it works better.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi544.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh354%2Fupstatebass2%2FIMG_0034.jpg&hash=0596052e4406ec009abaef7ba2251f4c)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi544.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh354%2Fupstatebass2%2FHPIM0836.jpg&hash=e3a0ea7cef2354be827252fb2ffccc56)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 04, 2012, 04:55 PM
I like all the variations on the triggers. Keep up the inventin Boys!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nodakbassmaster on Jan 04, 2012, 06:05 PM
My contribution...

If your like me and hate winding line on tip-ups, especially if you have more than one to do, build yourself something like this to help... it works great to hold the spool for putting line on reels too!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy119%2Fnodakbassmaster%2F2012-01-03_18-52-49_491.jpg&hash=dc43b31af9284a2b91256a414b6b5624)

for tip-ups, I use the socket with the slot ($0.25 @ pawn shop and dremeled the slot) over the "paddle" at the top (that the flag goes under) to wind the line on.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 05, 2012, 04:56 PM
My contribution...

If your like me and hate winding line on tip-ups, especially if you have more than one to do, build yourself something like this to help... it works great to hold the spool for putting line on reels too!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/nodakbassmaster/2012-01-03_18-52-49_491.jpg)

for tip-ups, I use the socket with the slot ($0.25 @ pawn shop and dremeled the slot) over the "paddle" at the top (that the flag goes under) to wind the line on.
But what do you do with all your spare time you save?    ;)  nice!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nodakbassmaster on Jan 05, 2012, 07:18 PM
But what do you do with all your spare time you save?    ;)  nice!

Read IS posts!  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 06, 2012, 08:08 AM
Maybe you could start a spoolin service. But that would take time away from IS.....  ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rlvb on Jan 10, 2012, 10:31 PM
Here's an invention i made to secure my camara cable.Clamp it in to secure it and rotate it to find your lure. Works great.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz362%2Frlvb%2FDSC03185.jpg&hash=39665e50455f4a1b5a9a12ddf901df61)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 11, 2012, 01:48 PM
Pac man and Benny have officially stolen my lip-ripper idea and kick sled!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Jan 11, 2012, 01:56 PM
i just made 4 more of my 'lip rippers' for the gang. should be about 10 of them on the lake when we all go this year! ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 11, 2012, 04:15 PM
And when will that be?????
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Jan 11, 2012, 07:28 PM
soon i hope. dang warm weather! :P
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ih772 on Jan 13, 2012, 08:29 PM
Windy day mod for your flip-up shanty.

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120435

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan-sportsman.com%2Fphotopost%2Fdata%2F539%2Ftrap_mod4_internal.jpg&hash=909f73a1b755d5b2452089f74d26f035)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan-sportsman.com%2Fphotopost%2Fdata%2F539%2Ftrap_mod2_external.jpg&hash=f5365070dcf8f76271ddcffdc0900a99)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigan-sportsman.com%2Fphotopost%2Fdata%2F539%2Ftrap_mod1_external.jpg&hash=d060d6753ef98ee1be9b27f15e27d418)

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nodakbassmaster on Jan 13, 2012, 08:59 PM
Good frickin idea! I had been toying with the thought that I wanted a couple more poles to tighten things up to my liking, now I see a much easier way to do it!  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: newincudahy on Jan 15, 2012, 10:23 AM
Nice Mod 772!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 16, 2012, 04:58 PM
Oh no ... My wifes not gonna like you...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: downriverbob on Jan 19, 2012, 01:36 PM
I haven't looked back at all the ideas but, a few years back i got tired of the large spilt shots I was using on tip-ups falling of when I was winding the line up.  I started to use a snap weight that I could take off and on when needed.  It is easier to wind the line up and store.


                           BOB
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 19, 2012, 02:26 PM
Interesting Bob... Any pictures or hyper-links?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bigbuck326 on Jan 25, 2012, 06:57 PM
Sometime I fished on after dusk on ice fishing for crappie and bluegill and have struggled to find on my lure go down the hole  :%$#!: Later my brainstorm got it  and finally my Idea  u:) and also great walk on ice to find some holes and other ways too.   Order 6 inches LED waterproof Flexible cost 1.88 dollars on EBay
here is Pictures
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi264.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii163%2Fbigbuck326%2F20120125_184719.jpg&hash=4687578a3b2843afe3330e10dc3f5f83)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi264.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii163%2Fbigbuck326%2F20120125_184624.jpg&hash=21e6152bfd7d31c75bde75307e12cf31)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi264.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii163%2Fbigbuck326%2F20120125_184517.jpg&hash=d7ea54378a518bceea6ca40e79a30699)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 25, 2012, 07:34 PM
some great idea's on this site. i enjoy making my own inventions. thougtht i would make up some jiggin rod holders out of some aluminum i had laying around. debated on pvc but i'm pretty rough on things and wanted something to hold up for years to come. the base is 1/2" aluminum conduit bent in a vise and the rod holder is out of 1" conduit. welded them up and painted them green to stand out so the snowmobiels won't run them over, and i won't forget them when i'm packing up in the dark.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0686.jpg&hash=17566156d37ddc1247084b50d2b051c4)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0687.jpg&hash=b85461d0768036d4fe8f05e491810d1c)

gonna try them out this weekend  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: reelcharacter on Jan 29, 2012, 11:59 AM
Been a while since I have been on - some great new ideas and inventions guys!

- reelcharacter
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Jan 29, 2012, 06:19 PM
So Hick,  How did it go?  I like the fact you can pick up the whole sha-bang when you get a bite and not have to fumble to remove it from the holder.....
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 29, 2012, 06:25 PM
they worked great, just wish we would have caught more. usualy the holder stays on the ice when is set the hook. the diameter of the holder is large enough to lift the rod out and forward to set the hook. all and all worked great.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NEW222 on Feb 03, 2012, 10:16 PM
Hey there hick.  Very nice and good looking.  I will have to find some material and try one.  Looks great and also looks like they don't take up a lot of realestate.
Title: home made Ice hopper
Post by: Bryan in iowa on Feb 04, 2012, 06:38 PM
Had few beers other night and built this rod / vex holder .(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotobucket&hash=63a8c403f48b215fc3ff30200716cf82)
Title: retry pic
Post by: Bryan in iowa on Feb 04, 2012, 06:42 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F%5BIMG%5Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fi1075.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw435%2FBryangalde%2Ficehoppertotes003.jpg&hash=7410d8cf62a7483e157ce272c96ba287)[/img]
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bryan in iowa on Feb 04, 2012, 09:39 PM
one more try (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1075.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw435%2FBryangalde%2Ficehoppertotes002.jpg&hash=a0544b0e56b542735e30c547155550e9)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bryan in iowa on Feb 04, 2012, 09:41 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1075.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fw435%2FBryangalde%2Ficehoppertotes001.jpg&hash=e65b81ea5799068bf23b284504542a52)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Feb 06, 2012, 05:34 PM
Do you need a license to fly that thing?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Feb 06, 2012, 05:58 PM
are those shelf supports? can they be removed? I made mine out of flat aluminum...works but was expensive!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Bryan in iowa on Feb 06, 2012, 07:13 PM
Yep , shelf brackets from menards. $1.30 each .  Bolted on with wingnuts . Got 1by1 wood stick screwed in bottom to hold battery in place .
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Feb 08, 2012, 12:13 PM
i used 2" insulation foam cut to the size of the bucket bottom to hold the battery. Light and holds it in really snug
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: outlaw5oo on Feb 10, 2012, 11:33 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1268.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj577%2Foutlaw5oo%2Fphoto.jpg&hash=b6b15bda725288878fc9a3abc82bbf24) not a invention but my take on the mino life cooler for about $16 haven't used it yet but I will for sure this weekend
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Quantrel on Feb 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
Some really nice inventions guys!
Maybe we can run the IPO here eh  :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pipeboy98 on Feb 10, 2012, 12:36 PM
(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj577/outlaw5oo/photo.jpg) not a invention but my take on the mino life cooler for about $16 haven't used it yet but I will for sure this weekend

i've often thought about doing that myself....how much was the aerator??
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: outlaw5oo on Feb 10, 2012, 12:56 PM
It was $13 I think. It's the best aerator Walmart had plus it's a sealed unit. I cut a small slice on the cooler to fit the clip on the aerator and a small hole for a tight fit on the air line just under the lid.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pipeboy98 on Feb 10, 2012, 01:40 PM
does it take 2 d's and how long do they last??
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: outlaw5oo on Feb 10, 2012, 02:23 PM
Package says 2 ds for 52 hours so realistically 30 hours in the cold
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ima-icehole on Feb 13, 2012, 11:31 AM
I finally finished my hook setter it turned out great.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs395%2Fima-icehole%2Fhooksetter2.jpg&hash=773c55d0ae94268b061a6e478b7c03ef)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ima-icehole on Feb 13, 2012, 11:36 AM
another pic.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs395%2Fima-icehole%2Fhooksetter1.jpg&hash=4e0b277821f4340fea3e28563255fafa)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ima-icehole on Feb 13, 2012, 11:39 AM
one more(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1049.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs395%2Fima-icehole%2Fhooksetter3.jpg&hash=17ea5e5a96bf5498cb7a5782830daa3a)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Feb 13, 2012, 11:43 AM
nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Feb 14, 2012, 07:50 AM
I finally finished my hook setter it turned out great.(http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s395/ima-icehole/hooksetter2.jpg)

Mind me asking. What does the tip of the pole attach to and how is it triggered? That isn't too clear for me.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Feb 14, 2012, 03:27 PM
Mind me asking. What does the tip of the pole attach to and how is it triggered? That isn't too clear for me.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it is a paper clip held onto the dowel with black tape.  The line goes through the notch in the dowel.. when a fish takes line, the dowel is pulled down releasing the paper clip from the rod eye..
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Feb 14, 2012, 03:54 PM
Saw these for sale on ebay. Were they yours?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Booppr on Feb 17, 2012, 01:39 AM
Mc Donnalds straw spring bobber. First thing you do is cut a straw in half
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Then at one end of a half, measure aprox. 1/4 inch from the end and cut with scissors across the yellow stripe up to the edges of the red stripe. Then on the other side of the half cut through the red line up to the edges if the yellow line. Those  cuts make the "eye" of the string bobber.

()_)_____. ()_)______

Cut down the edge of each color to make the shaft of the spring bobber

Once you have done this you should have two spring bobbers, one mostly red and one mostly yellow and two pieces of white straw walls

Tape the spring bobber to the tip of your pole and catch more fish than you ever thought POSSIBLE!!!

Just made some myself and can't wait to try them out.

The shorter they are the less sensitive they are.

They may not be a "go too" piece of equipment, but for one that jus broke or a buddy that never used them it could make or break the trip
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Feb 17, 2012, 12:01 PM
Hey Booppr,

Post a picture... Green technology of re-purposing trash is all the rage now... ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Feb 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
Hey Guys!  No ice in 50degree Illinois, so I've not been on the site this year.  Spending time in the shop instead of on the ice.  >:(

Anyway, I am very impressed with the ideas posted here, and am very very glad to see this thread has continued since I was first involved with it in 2005!  What is it they say, ice is the mother of invention?

I am most impressed how everyone is willing to share their best ideas!  Keep it up; I love seeing ideas that get my mind spinning!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Gottshall on Feb 18, 2012, 12:04 PM
ps - tulips are up!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Booppr on Feb 20, 2012, 07:41 AM
Was out on the ice this weekend, didn't check anything this weekend. Once I get home I will try and post some pics up.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jimmyclaude on Mar 04, 2012, 01:40 PM
I have been trying a trigger like this that is made from a 6" piece of wire. I showed it to prchslyr just last week. needs some more tweeking but worked well. caught a few perch and pickerel on it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ryno on Sep 08, 2012, 07:27 PM
I came up with mod for my auger.  The flighting on augers is some what sharp and can be hard on shelters, bags and about any equipment it rides against.  So....I bought some door trim that goes along the edge to prevent door dings, and wrapped the flighting edge from top to bottom.  It fit perfectly and looks good.  It will also protect the edge of the flighting from dings which should help prevent rust.  The plastic trim has some adhesive so its adhered pretty well.  The plastic is pretty hard and slick so shouldn't cause any binding in the hole...if anything it should help reduce any binding.  Now if we can just some ice so I can try it out.
 (http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/rynolueck/photobucket-3805-1321742064711.jpg)

Well after a relatively short ice season last year the edging held up very well...actually looks new still.  Also after 6 months of sitting around the edging hasnt moved and still is adhered securely.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: TrackerG on Nov 16, 2012, 09:51 AM
I posted this under equipment...seems more appropriate here.......So..there doesnt seem to be a tool for Eskimo ice anchors and I know they dont work in the Clam anchor tool. I found this unacceptable. I decided to fabricate one.  I used an old propane weed burner end, cut a couple slots in it, welded a spark plug sock to the end, dipped it in that rubber stuff for tools (plasti-dip) and waalaah...It can be screwed in using a speed wrench (3/8" drive) or I am using the crank for leveling jacks on my camper. depending on the socket that you use. I havent tried it in ice yet but it works in a block of wood and I am confident it will work fine in ice. With an adapter...it can be used with a cordless drill.
I have made 4 of these.....yes...I have 3 friends..lol and they tell me I should patent this idea but I just wanted a tool to save my wrists from screwing these anchors into the ice.
http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0721.jpg (http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0721.jpg)
http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0722.jpg (http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0722.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jbird68 on Nov 16, 2012, 04:46 PM
I posted this under equipment...seems more appropriate here.......So..there doesnt seem to be a tool for Eskimo ice anchors and I know they dont work in the Clam anchor tool. I found this unacceptable. I decided to fabricate one.  I used an old propane weed burner end, cut a couple slots in it, welded a spark plug sock to the end, dipped it in that rubber stuff for tools (plasti-dip) and waalaah...It can be screwed in using a speed wrench (3/8" drive) or I am using the crank for leveling jacks on my camper. depending on the socket that you use. I havent tried it in ice yet but it works in a block of wood and I am confident it will work fine in ice. With an adapter...it can be used with a cordless drill.
I have made 4 of these.....yes...I have 3 friends..lol and they tell me I should patent this idea but I just wanted a tool to save my wrists from screwing these anchors into the ice.
http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0721.jpg (http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0721.jpg)
http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0722.jpg (http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/IMAG0722.jpg)

I need one for my quick fish II.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 16, 2012, 04:48 PM
That looks really nice. Did you put a notch on the ice screw itself so the holder doesn't slip off while you're trying to screw it in? 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: TrackerG on Nov 17, 2012, 11:08 AM
actually..friction from the rubber coating kind of holds the ice anchor in place in the tool.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 17, 2012, 02:04 PM
Nicely done
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mud_n_fun on Nov 17, 2012, 04:50 PM
I am going the other route. I don't mind bringing a cordless drill along. But $15.00 a set for anchors seems to much. I bought the Clam anchor tool and am making my own anchors. I still need to add hooks to them but I think I will have $15.00 into 3 sets when I am done.


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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 17, 2012, 05:31 PM
I have ice screws for anchoring my portable, but for my big tents, I pack my cordless drill, a 3/8 inch drill, and 3/8 inch 6 inch lags to drive in with a socket.  With the big tents Im bringing all kinds of crap anyway, a cordless is a minor thing to pack out.

Like the anchors tho
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SPADED on Nov 17, 2012, 07:32 PM
those anchors look sweet , great job!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pikeking on Nov 18, 2012, 08:21 PM
10" Stainless scoop. Cleans the hole in one scoop and also serves as a good scoop to clean out the wood stove in the shanty...
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi104.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm170%2Fbobbydaddy8%2FPicture081.jpg&hash=e69665b91aba22386e7628913444752b)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SPADED on Nov 18, 2012, 09:23 PM
TIL (today i learned) that pikeking has tiny hands!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 19, 2012, 04:22 AM
But he carries a big scoop!!    lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Nov 19, 2012, 06:14 AM
How does she feel about your big scoop?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Dec 22, 2012, 04:35 PM
still one of the best threads!! @)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fish-kabob on Dec 28, 2012, 10:48 PM
here is some you can do with a circle jig a router and or a jig saw . take a look at the few i came up with. it could be a 
rod rack with fish finder  spot and or a place to thorw your crappie or even hold you lantren and drink  you deside.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1283.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa555%2F313rhino%2Ftheperfectbucket001_zps019e27c9.jpg&hash=3a2bf45b5f83661b97301cf7994727ac)


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bucket seat:


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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nissannutzsx on Jan 04, 2013, 08:18 PM
Last year, I bought a Nimrod cordless drill adapter for my new Strike Master Mora 8" auger. The first time I tried it, it jumped around on the ice, and took a slice out of my boot and almost my big toe :o. Since there was hardly any ice last year, I modified my old hand auger by welding a large 3/4" auger drill bit centered on the bottom. I had to grind a little off the inside of the blades to clear the bit, and since my old auger's handle screws into the auger, I cut the handle off and welded the nimrod to the part that screws into the auger. I will be adding a piece of allthread through the nimrod's hole, and coat it with that rubber tool handle coating, so I don't lose it down the hole. I'm hoping to try it sunday.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2FIMG_1366.jpg&hash=d7e25d979139b16212a5d75ef4a3db5c)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2FIMG_1368.jpg&hash=630c9234390d3afa98a7dc7d806768fc)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2FIMG_1367.jpg&hash=e4e9e3b09328434ee7acd991fdb413f8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 04, 2013, 09:10 PM
I am guessing you don't have a cover for that thing?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nissannutzsx on Jan 04, 2013, 09:18 PM
Nope, I haven't figured that out yet ;D. That should be fun making one.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 04, 2013, 09:21 PM
I refuse to break trail for the bearer of THAT preloaded weapon.       :woot:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nissannutzsx on Jan 04, 2013, 09:33 PM
I hope to have all 10 toes after this weekend! lol.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Boss on Jan 04, 2013, 11:06 PM
boredom got the best of me, so i cut off the old spool and mocked up my fly reel on my HT Windlass tipup

everything seems to work well as i hoped, it ttrips the flag as well as the original spool, and the drag is wayyyyy better then that silly plastic wingnut (obviously) the line pulls a lot smoother off the spool.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi27.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc164%2Fjefffrizzle2001%2FIMG_20130104_225954_zps30b53914.jpg&hash=0f054a07243a2d264deee64fbc7ffa3e)

the reel is a heavier so it will take a bit of fine tuning with the springs and maybe an added weight (if needed) but i dont think much will need to be done

the only issue is how low the reel sits, it rubs on the arm as seen in the pic below.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi27.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc164%2Fjefffrizzle2001%2FIMG_20130104_230004_zps27c64780.jpg&hash=d1c7c810d12dd13373c5fe0ea7114634)

i will probably put a 1/4" thick piece of wood underneath to mount it on, and raise it slightly. and/or grind the 2 square edges so that theyre round and not obstructing the movement.

when complete i will mount it permanently with some screws or bolts/nuts instead of the tape
 
still a work in progress, but so far so good
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 05, 2013, 07:23 AM
Looks good. I would just round out those corners also. Looks like only about 1/8" needs to go.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nicjohnsrud on Jan 08, 2013, 09:10 PM
Not much of an invention... but it's our camera holder. Just a slit in a 1x4 pine board, and a clip from an old gps bolted to it to hold the wire.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1273.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy417%2Fnicjohnsrud%2FDSCN1812_zps3ab5a3c3.jpg&hash=4829226c209995c62dd80eb45666aa5e)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: nissannutzsx on Jan 08, 2013, 10:35 PM
Tried my frankenstein auger today. It worked pretty good, drilled about 6 holes with it, but my Hitachi batteries are crappy. The drill bit worked good, but I think I'll cut it off and weld a new shorter 1/2"-5/8" bit on because you use a good bit of juice untill you get to the blades. My cake pan hole blocker worked great, hope my mom doesn't notice it missing (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2FIMG_1382_zps035ddb4a.jpg&hash=48c66a3dda01a3c6113070efb14cee1a);D.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi894.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac150%2Fnissannutzsx%2Fice%2520fishing%2520pics%2FIMG_1377_zps37a30b05.jpg&hash=57ee1e61a644c35f462145e90772b363)I figured out a simple cover for the bit/blades. Drilled a hole in the old blade cover for bit, and cut a heater hose to fit over bit. Crude, but effective.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: psturdevant on Jan 08, 2013, 10:52 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1283.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa555%2Fpsturdevant%2Fphoto23_zps2dab2682.jpg&hash=a3e1248a2bc6a77409d43f1b0b56d62c)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1283.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa555%2Fpsturdevant%2Fphoto43_zpsc617b7ba-1_zps720551ba.jpg&hash=0ecacb4878acdce3a139ffc03289d522)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1283.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa555%2Fpsturdevant%2Fphoto13_zpsc41765dd-1_zps611bd63d.jpg&hash=ed2d859ca8bddd4a27787d63ea83f2ed)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1283.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa555%2Fpsturdevant%2Fphoto33_zpsd35907b1.jpg&hash=dc79be9a248d7e2224c8f1aa934a0449)

This is a little slammer, auto fisher..... walleye wacker, fish catching unit that I rigged up tonight with a little different trigger mechanism than I have seen on other units.  Hoping this style trigger could not have as much slack in the line.  Dry runs in the garage it seems to work pretty good, hopefully all the ice doesn't melt around here before I can use it. 

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smokey308 on Jan 13, 2013, 09:39 PM
Not sure what I was doing but looking at some of the other pics on here I attempted to build. I just used things i found laying around the garage. We will see if it works next weekend



(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi892.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac130%2FSmokey308%2FDSCF3067_zps218fcf99.jpg&hash=7a7ad59b04c71d21b92c4e58999aada0)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi892.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac130%2FSmokey308%2FDSCF3065_zpsa66b67a7.jpg&hash=afcf68c6b7148d6a89774f2b0dcf01bb)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi892.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac130%2FSmokey308%2FDSCF3063_zpsfc90dd53.jpg&hash=3611ff2bbdd9322e3afa8e18043d265e)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi892.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac130%2FSmokey308%2FDSCF3062_zps7e5aa16d.jpg&hash=250e5143783c1bc1f9901313d263dd1d)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hawk01 on Jan 22, 2013, 08:44 AM
I built these Jig Rod holders for my Vex using coolant flex hose and PVC. No more laying my rods on the ice and I have an extra rods right there set up for different presentations. The Flex hose can be moved where ever is convenient and is pretty rigid.

I made a bunch

Feedback welcome

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac277/hawk01_bucket/rrodholder_zpsb5fd9262.png[/img]](https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi907.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac277%2Fhawk01_bucket%2Frrodholder_zpsb5fd9262.png&hash=40ba3a7f1d7e2595654697aba46b8338) (http://[IMG)
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac277/hawk01_bucket/rodholder2_zpsf13ef380.png[/img]](https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi907.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac277%2Fhawk01_bucket%2Frodholder2_zpsf13ef380.png&hash=8a31aef8fb8860e59f331f675d57af35) (http://[IMG)
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac277/hawk01_bucket/rodholder3_zps50fc719f.png[/img]](https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi907.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac277%2Fhawk01_bucket%2Frodholder3_zps50fc719f.png&hash=bb8ef63cfd5d3ff3b5c383ba0512a053) (http://[IMG)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Jan 22, 2013, 09:44 AM
you should put a reel notch into that. i use the flex hose for brewing and a strong bite could and would tilt the holder down
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi545.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh365%2Flpspaete%2Fmegabbs-imagedisplay_zps8ea6f3b9.jpg&hash=1d3cc41c1e329d57b9bb8ebe61350d5d)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hawk01 on Jan 22, 2013, 10:14 AM
I guess we could, I was not using them for deadsticking, just to keep my rods off the ice and have a few set up with different presentations for jigging so I can grab them quick. They are plenty sturdy for that.

Thanks I may try your suggestion.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Woodland on Jan 22, 2013, 10:45 AM
Dont get me wrong i love this rod holder. where did you get your flex hose? mcmaster? how did you attach the hose to the pvc and the wing nut? is that 1/2 or 3/4?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: william bennett on Jan 22, 2013, 08:30 PM
yea i want to know too. i would love to make one for my vex holder too
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hawk01 on Jan 23, 2013, 04:14 AM
You can get the hose here http://www.modularhose.com/Loc-Line-12-System/12-hose/51801 (http://www.modularhose.com/Loc-Line-12-System/12-hose/51801), I used 1/2".   1/4" carriage bolt PVC to Flex hose, 5/16 stove bolt Loc-line to vex. Plastic 5/16 wing nut from local Hdwr store.



Hawk
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: d4ng3r3ux on Jan 23, 2013, 06:16 PM
Looks like a good flex hose for aquarium use
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SPADED on Jan 23, 2013, 07:02 PM
Hawk those look sweet! i couldnt believe they want 20 bucks each for those at fleet
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SkiSoloII on Jan 26, 2013, 08:57 AM
Not much of an invention... but it's our camera holder. Just a slit in a 1x4 pine board, and a clip from an old gps bolted to it to hold the wire.

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/nicjohnsrud/DSCN1812_zps3ab5a3c3.jpg)

I like it! It's just what I've been looking for for my new mini camera!

Dave
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: WI_Dave on Jan 28, 2013, 09:53 AM
Went fishing with a buddy of mine this weekend and he had a sled I never seen before when I inquired he told me it was this


http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/concrete-cement-masonry/accessories/super-tub/p-1480926-c-5642.htm

It was slanted in the front even though it doesnt look like it in pics and pulled real well. Just added a couple i-bolts and a rope.  Thought I'd share a cheap sled idea here.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ih772 on Feb 12, 2013, 05:51 PM
Wind Jigging Tip-up.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi551.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii475%2FMichiganicefishing%2FJigging%2520tipup%2F100_6530.jpg&hash=0cd8a2eb8cb377cac1f5f926de461298)

Build Instructions.
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=414308 (http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=414308)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Feb 12, 2013, 06:19 PM
Nice job. I like it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Feb 12, 2013, 07:41 PM
That will work.

     WS
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 13, 2013, 01:26 PM
Not a major innovation but I'm making a ice scooper that has a folding extension handle. The longer handle is nice, no bending down. When folded it's not as clumsy storing.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Feb 13, 2013, 01:31 PM
Not a major innovation but I'm making a ice scooper that has a folding extension handle. The longer handle is nice, no bending down. When folded it's not as clumsy storing.

Thats not a bad idea. I am 6'6" and it sucks when you have to bend down to clean out all the holes when setting up. Post a pic when done if you could.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 13, 2013, 01:49 PM
Windy day mod for your flip-up shanty.

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120435

(http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/539/trap_mod4_internal.jpg)

(http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/539/trap_mod2_external.jpg)

(http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/539/trap_mod1_external.jpg)

Could you just use a 45 fitting where you bend the pvc? Would be easier.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 13, 2013, 02:59 PM
I have been eyeing the jaw jacker and auto fisherman for quite some time now, but i didn't really like the price so i had everything but the trigger figured out, came here and found some inspiration...  i think it looks pretty good, i'll be putting it to use this saturday...  with this length it works perfect for my 24" medium action and 24" ultra light, i figure the medium for trout lakes and the ultra for perch.  i made three different triggers last night and figured out the longer the trigger the lighter the pull.  i filled the cross braces with silicon and sand for some added weight.  let me know what you think.

(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lipper.jpg)

(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lipper2.jpg)

(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/Duneman101/lippertrigger.jpg)


How do you keep from loosing the trigger? It looks like it would fall off.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tomturkey on Feb 13, 2013, 06:36 PM
Could you just use a 45 fitting where you bend the pvc? Would be easier.

You probably could but would make a weak point. If you have a buddy heater it is real easy to warm the pipe up enough to get the pipe to bend. it does not have to be that hot to allow it to bend. If you have a gas stove you could warm it up over a burner enough to get it to bend.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 13, 2013, 09:55 PM
Glue the 45 to the pipes and it  wouldn't be weak.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2013, 08:20 AM
I made a few different hook setters.
This year I have been trying to go smaller and lighter with my gear the setters just took up too much room and weighed allot. So this is what I decided to do. this works with any small rod holder. Tie a Black string to the rod holder and use this handy little wire. the line guide is a push pin I heated the pin pulled it out and heated the wire and slid it on. When it sets off it falls to the ice clear of your line and rod. I have used it several times now and love it on a windy day it will wag in the wind and work the bait I'm going to put a bell on so its loud hitting the ice. I put my name and add. on all my rod holders so I can count them as traps.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG00616-20130213-1656_zpsf691aeea.jpg&hash=a71bbc4bc5de19c48f7916a596036074)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 14, 2013, 10:21 AM
Can you take a closeup pic of the end of the trigger?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 14, 2013, 10:25 AM
Thats not a bad idea. I am 6'6" and it sucks when you have to bend down to clean out all the holes when setting up. Post a pic when done if you could.

Telescopic would be even better.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: prospector on Feb 14, 2013, 10:38 AM
Can you take a closeup pic of the end of the trigger?
x2 Nice job!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2013, 10:40 AM
Can you take a closeup pic of the end of the trigger?
Here is the best I have until i get home all it is is a push pin tack from a bulletin board.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG00617-20130213-1656_zpsc7a57209.jpg&hash=2fe746cf9f044e5031ebb941ed0c266c)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: prospector on Feb 14, 2013, 11:58 AM
Thanks, great idea on the tack. No more pic needed after knowing what you used. Thanks!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2013, 12:50 PM
I like them so far they take up no space. Use a dark colored string so you can see it a ways off.
I made it so the length of the string is adjustable for different rods and hooking power.
I just made 12 of them for people I fish with they have been driving me nuts.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinnut on Feb 14, 2013, 12:52 PM
How does the line attach to the tack?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2013, 12:57 PM
Just set it between the 2 lips the weight of the jig holds it there I have had it in wind gusts of 20mph so far no problems.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2013, 06:49 PM
My hook setter light 2.0 video

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2Fth_VID00041-20130214-1712_zps30728b2c.jpg&hash=d620ab7145cfe9ea458ac4ee0c467436) (http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e98/jallyn968/?action=view&current=VID00041-20130214-1712_zps30728b2c.mp4)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Feb 15, 2013, 06:55 AM
Video didn't play.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 15, 2013, 07:31 AM
I don't know this is my first attempt to post a video.

http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e98/jallyn968/?action=view&current=VID00041-20130214-1712_zps30728b2c.mp4


<embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FVID00041-20130214-1712_zps30728b2c.mp4">
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Feb 15, 2013, 10:32 AM
Still not working.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: psturdevant on Feb 15, 2013, 12:12 PM
Put it on you tube and link it.  I think that's the easiest way. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: beeverfishing on Feb 15, 2013, 05:19 PM
Video works for me...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Gambler on Feb 15, 2013, 07:32 PM
works for me too!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 15, 2013, 09:45 PM
Cool it works, how do you guys like my alarm system ;D
Everyone looks when a can hit the ice...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Feb 16, 2013, 04:28 AM
Looks like a good rig!

            WS
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Feb 16, 2013, 08:29 AM
Cool it works, how do you guys like my alarm system ;D
Everyone looks when a can hit the ice...

nice job! remember, your alarm makes it count as a tip-up.  :-\
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ih772 on Feb 27, 2013, 12:40 PM
Could you just use a 45 fitting where you bend the pvc? Would be easier.
A 45 has way too much bend in it for the length of pipe needed for the spreader to work well.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Sep 01, 2013, 08:18 AM
Anyone working on the next innovation?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Sep 28, 2013, 09:00 AM
Would my ATV Pole Holder qualify? I made it out of a piece of Decking and PVC. The bungees hold the rods tight and the PVC has 2 screws holding each piece down.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2489_zpsf5954f52.jpg&hash=74aba7fca51dea67361c0178403731aa) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2489_zpsf5954f52.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2491_zps076a2d42.jpg&hash=00dc73dd8f660896feecc15ccfec3439) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2491_zps076a2d42.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Oct 02, 2013, 02:50 PM
Yeah, that counts!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BIGCREW on Nov 04, 2013, 07:30 PM
I made a rod rack for my quad I found that you must cover the reels up or the dust will ruin your line and screw up the reel we used to use plastic bags from the grocery store,we damaged to many rods with that set up and switched to a piece of pvc pipe with threaded caps bunge corded to the back rack
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Nov 17, 2013, 11:28 AM
Anyone working on the next innovation?

  Hey Bart, Good Day.

  Hope you and yours had a excellent summer.  Have a few minor thoughts for a couple of ideas. But nothing in stone as of yet.  How about you?
Any thing on the imaginary innovation burner?? Any thoughts on what we can build? 

  AltaIce    @)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Nov 17, 2013, 12:46 PM
How about a time machine so we can go back to the beginning of winter to fish it all again?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: bart on Nov 17, 2013, 01:28 PM
AltaIce, other than a minor setback, can't wait to hit the ice again! I only had a couple of mods for the sled, but don't think they will be coming about this season. Hope all is well on your end...

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: one last cast on Nov 19, 2013, 11:35 AM
Anyone working on the next innovation?
Bart this may be a good one for people with bad backs or knees less stress on the body from bending or squating down. Here is my latest creation. Skimmer extension.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl71%2Frorobxb%2Ficescoop3_zpsddd4be41.jpg&hash=0bf7125364d668da96a1ec8a9f6ded77)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl71%2Frorobxb%2Ficescoop2_zpsbf6df20e.jpg&hash=ed6ec5faabfd6bbb45363f23b1f58f00)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi93.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl71%2Frorobxb%2Ficescoop1_zps8a4fa1f2.jpg&hash=7ae078df11e922e1cb58213df15f94c2)
one ice scoop with aluminum handle, one piece of 1/2inch pvc with female end still attached cut to same lenght as ice scoop(mine was 19 1/4" long), and one 1/4'' x 2" wide D-lock ring. This was stuff I had laying around in the garage, due to a possible pinched nerve in my back I started thinking of way's to help my mobility on the ice. Enjoy!   -OLC
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Rebelss on Nov 19, 2013, 11:47 AM
I have one of these, it extends out to 36". I took and painted a white ring around the handle in 1' increments...after drilling your hole, just put it down until it catches bottom of the ice, tells you how thick the ice is.  ;)

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10845547&camp=CSE:GooglePLA:10845547:8915483:TACKLE-&gsidynamic=GooglePLA-_-TACKLE-_-TACKLE-_-SKU-8915483
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AK ice fisher on Nov 21, 2013, 11:08 PM
Hi guys, Ed Mooney here from Auger Tow Enterprises Ice Auger Carriers.  Here is a YouTube link for our ice auger carrier http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkVBAvIjJ_w&feature=c4-feed-u  our website is auger-tow.com.  Please free to contact us through private message on here or through the website.  I am happy to answer any questions you have  :)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: jchunter on Nov 21, 2013, 11:31 PM
Bart this may be a good one for people with bad backs or knees less stress on the body from bending or squating down. Here is my latest creation. Skimmer extension.
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/rorobxb/icescoop3_zpsddd4be41.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/rorobxb/icescoop2_zpsbf6df20e.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/rorobxb/icescoop1_zps8a4fa1f2.jpg)
one ice scoop with aluminum handle, one piece of 1/2inch pvc with female end still attached cut to same lenght as ice scoop(mine was 19 1/4" long), and one 1/4'' x 2" wide D-lock ring. This was stuff I had laying around in the garage, due to a possible pinched nerve in my back I started thinking of way's to help my mobility on the ice. Enjoy!   -OLC

I've seen guys near me on local lakes use something like this for hole hopping with long rods. What they use is a golf club shaft with the head part cut off and then tape on a light weight skimmer. It seems really nice plus the rubber grip already on the club shaft is good for gripping. They also use it to help get there fish out of the hole. They don't kneel down on the ice at all, just walk up to a hole fish it for a bit then on to the next hole. I want to make one myself but need a cheap golf club first.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AK ice fisher on Nov 21, 2013, 11:38 PM
Hi guys, Ed Mooney here from Auger Tow Enterprises Ice Auger Carriers.  Here is a YouTube link for our ice auger carrier http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkVBAvIjJ_w&feature=c4-feed-u  our website is auger-tow.com.  Please free to contact us through private message on here or through the website.  I am happy to answer any questions you have 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: d4ng3r3ux on Nov 23, 2013, 05:46 PM
If you want people to see your video make it available for mobile users also!!!

Hi guys, Ed Mooney here from Auger Tow Enterprises Ice Auger Carriers.  Here is a YouTube link for our ice auger carrier http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkVBAvIjJ_w&feature=c4-feed-u  our website is auger-tow.com.  Please free to contact us through private message on here or through the website.  I am happy to answer any questions you have
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: osiris on Nov 29, 2013, 06:31 AM
I've seen guys near me on local lakes use something like this for hole hopping with long rods. What they use is a golf club shaft with the head part cut off and then tape on a light weight skimmer. It seems really nice plus the rubber grip already on the club shaft is good for gripping. They also use it to help get there fish out of the hole. They don't kneel down on the ice at all, just walk up to a hole fish it for a bit then on to the next hole. I want to make one myself but need a cheap golf club first.

check these out they work great in shacks off the ice http://thefishelevator.com/ ive got a few
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Nov 29, 2013, 09:32 AM
Boy I don't know. Looks like a tangled up mess with the line going around it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: trkyhunter on Nov 30, 2013, 10:45 AM
Well, it's nto really an invention but to protect my rods I bought a cheap Hard sided Bow case (one that doesn't have arrow storage in one side, just egg crate type foam in the top and bottom) and use that to store and transport my rods in. Wasn't very expensive (relatively), works fantastic and would take a lot to get damge through it. A hard sided gun case would work too.

Anything that looks like this inside would be sufficient....

(http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_290555_288_alt01_01?rgn=0,0,2000,820&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=1a4mYfQr18y8iu1D_HGmi_)

or

I use a similar thing for a few rods. I use a hard side arrow case. Cheap and keeps the tips intact.

(http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_226648_090_01?rgn=0,0,2000,779&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=3t1mr9XziHjoVkWimjzCoQ)

 :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Dec 06, 2013, 04:54 PM
I made this for my underwater camera, kinda resembles the compass.......but this won't turn......I use a foam ball on camera cord as my stopper(the foam ball floats if I drop it in hole)... it is 10" in diameter to cover my 8" hole, the legs are 1" pipe straps with a screw thru them to "bite" the ice and keep it from moving, made from white oak with 3 coats of spar urethane on it.......what I like about this set-up is that it sits low and I can step over it....with a tripod, the legs stick out and can be a tripping hazard and is hard to step over.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2F2013-12-06163058_zps35e0e9c8.jpg&hash=324807218c8cc7f6559f614af71d2175) (http://s471.photobucket.com/user/smitty0312/media/2013-12-06163058_zps35e0e9c8.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi471.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr75%2Fsmitty0312%2F2013-12-06163110_zps7bb31067.jpg&hash=4b9b86f00ad0356b3f4366391a267389) (http://s471.photobucket.com/user/smitty0312/media/2013-12-06163110_zps7bb31067.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hoosierdad on Dec 06, 2013, 10:41 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Dec 07, 2013, 08:29 AM
I made this for my underwater camera, kinda resembles the compass.......but this won't turn......I use a foam ball on camera cord as my stopper(the foam ball floats if I drop it in hole)... it is 10" in diameter to cover my 8" hole, the legs are 1" pipe straps with a screw thru them to "bite" the ice and keep it from moving, made from white oak with 3 coats of spar urethane on it.......what I like about this set-up is that it sits low and I can step over it....with a tripod, the legs stick out and can be a tripping hazard and is hard to step over.

  Morning "Smitty0312"

  Your a Genius.  As soon as you mentioned the tripping hazard, I thought of myself trying to move around the inside of my crowded  ice tent and trying to keep my balance and lift my leg high enough to clear the height.  My friend you are on to something here. Also keeping in mind the wind factor when it is used outside from tipping over. Even if it is just used as a flat platform to place anything on it, to keep something out of the snow, (Tackle Box etc).  Holy moly, you invented the Ice Fishing Coffee TableÖ LOL .. Awesome idea and great craftsmanship.   

   Have a great weekend, with Tight Lines through out this hard water season.

   AltaIce    @)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Gnatter on Dec 11, 2013, 02:00 AM
What length rods do you guys (and gals) use for your tie-downs? I have never used them before but I want to make a couple. I guess it is trial and error to find the correct bend in the rod. I'm guessing the species of fins you are after has a bearing on that too!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icerookie5212 on Jan 03, 2014, 08:54 AM
I've seen many good inventions on here. Here is a new rod design that is pretty cool!

http://www.cnycustomrods.com/new-revolution-series
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 07, 2014, 09:26 PM
So while I was fishing the other day I wondered why there wasn't a heated ice fishing pole using hand warmers inside the handle. Turns out Genz had one in 2005 but it mustn't have done well because I can't find them for sale.

So I made my own poor man's disposable model using simple supplies anyone has. You need: one empty toilet paper roll, duct tape and two hand warmers.

Take your TP roll and wrap it with duct tape. Cut it down the center and overlap 1/4" (that worked on all my poles you might have to make it tighter or looser for yours). Tape down the seam. Hold the hand warmers on top and bottom of the handle of the pole with one hand and screw/wiggle twist the roll over the two hand warmers until they are covered. That's it. It's warm as can be.

Of course I took it one step farther and sewed a black elastic cover that snugged it all down. How long do hand warmers last, 8 to 10 hours?

If anyone makes one let me know how it works for you.

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 07, 2014, 09:57 PM
Rod case made of aluminum coil stock.

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1545813_241426099359103_589957855_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: maddogg on Jan 08, 2014, 11:54 AM
I've seen many good inventions on here. Here is a new rod design that is pretty cool!

http://www.cnycustomrods.com/new-revolution-series

Looks like you have to turn the reel backwards.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icerookie5212 on Jan 09, 2014, 03:43 PM
The reel is turned around, but the nice thing about a fly reel or straight line reel us that you can reverse the bearing around and change the direction it is reeled. Therefore, you'd still be reeling in the direction you're used to.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 21, 2014, 05:53 PM
Shanty light;
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F1-21-2014%2FDSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg&hash=c9ac23d5dda7d4bc7184ad634c20c163) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/1-21-2014/DSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg.html)

RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tomturkey on Jan 21, 2014, 05:58 PM
Shanty light;
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F1-21-2014%2FDSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg&hash=c9ac23d5dda7d4bc7184ad634c20c163) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/1-21-2014/DSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg.html)

RG

With a little modification those broom holders could be made to hold a piece of pvc or other platic tubing for a rod holder that could be hooked on a flip shanty poles or what ever.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 22, 2014, 02:43 AM
Yup ;D

RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Jan 22, 2014, 11:35 AM
Shanty light;
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv15%2Fbrfixit%2F1-21-2014%2FDSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg&hash=c9ac23d5dda7d4bc7184ad634c20c163) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/brfixit/media/1-21-2014/DSC01539_zps236203ca.jpg.html)

RG

Love the idea!! Smitty
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 22, 2014, 11:45 AM
Love the idea!! Smitty
I was thinking of you the other day. Built a sled for my Commando. Thanks for contributing such a great idea to our site. It's interesting how it's evolved isn't it?

RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 22, 2014, 02:04 PM
Playing around today and made this tip Down.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2637_zps8b49a66d.jpg&hash=f06df49a1ee02bffbfc7ea0d2fe76117) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2637_zps8b49a66d.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2638_zps397b60bc.jpg&hash=af91e959d9bcc821a01cdeefa29af828) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2638_zps397b60bc.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2639_zpsdfe3d401.jpg&hash=1314696f6442b5d7b11f4771daa16773) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2639_zpsdfe3d401.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1196.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa414%2Flefty2053%2F100_2640_zps75563f1d.jpg&hash=3c9d96796820675371297f9035f7f425) (http://s1196.photobucket.com/user/lefty2053/media/100_2640_zps75563f1d.jpg.html)

1x2's A few screws,bolts and nuts. Then one Conduit clamp from the hardware. I cut down a 7" long bolt to use as the pivot.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 22, 2014, 05:25 PM
Great stuff Lefty. Good way to keep the brain pan busy :thumbsup:

RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 22, 2014, 07:11 PM
Great stuff Lefty. Good way to keep the brain pan busy :thumbsup:

RG
I was just bored today. Tomorrow I will be fishing. Supposed to snow but only a little.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Jan 24, 2014, 12:23 PM
Great job Lefty...pretty cool... Smitty
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: rgfixit on Jan 24, 2014, 06:18 PM
It's only an ice fishing invention if you actually take it ice fishing and use it ;D

GO FISH!


RG
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 24, 2014, 07:46 PM
Can't go now until Monday. Will try out my new rod holders.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 26, 2014, 08:21 AM
Show us a picture of it in use.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: prospector on Jan 30, 2014, 10:45 AM
Nice job Lefty. Looks great!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ICEFISH66 on Feb 05, 2014, 05:19 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: doublehaul on Feb 06, 2014, 07:23 PM
Not exactly ground breaking technology here....but I built a fillet station in my garage. I love to have a meal or two of panfish and eyes.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi222.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd148%2Fdoublehaul406%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FG0291205_zpse27fd278.jpg&hash=2b772731cf2215f28c3c890c06b41425) (http://s222.photobucket.com/user/doublehaul406/media/Mobile%20Uploads/G0291205_zpse27fd278.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FairIce on Feb 06, 2014, 09:52 PM
Cool ideas folks... Has anybody had a chance to try them out?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BackCountry Kyle on Feb 06, 2014, 11:32 PM
I like the backsplash... What did you seal the seems with dh?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: doublehaul on Feb 07, 2014, 12:04 AM
I like the backsplash... What did you seal the seems with dh?

Plexiglass sealed with 100% silicone attached at the studs with self tappers w/rubber washers. If the silicone wears off over years of use I can just scrape it out and re-caulk it as needed.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BackCountry Kyle on Feb 07, 2014, 01:53 PM
Same sealant as the table?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Capt J on Feb 07, 2014, 08:51 PM
AWESOME cleaning station Kyle!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BackCountry Kyle on Feb 08, 2014, 09:43 AM
not mine DH's but I totally agree  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Capt J on Feb 09, 2014, 02:46 PM
OOPs my bad
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: doublehaul on Feb 10, 2014, 09:34 AM
Same sealant as the table?

Used the same silicone to seal seams between sink/table and also between the cut pieces of cutting board.
Title: Homemade Tip Up Lights
Post by: kb on Feb 12, 2014, 05:16 AM
Homemade Tip Up Lights

Materials
Wire (free)
Tilt switches (ebay .30-.50 cents a piece)
Soldering iron or wire wrap tool
Mini Christmas lights (who doesnt have a tangled mass of these waiting to get thrown out?)
Wire connecters (You could also spin and tin if you want)
Electrical tape
9 volt battery connecters (Radio Shack 5/$3)
9 volt battery
Large and small binder clips
Small tie-wraps


If you setup in the dark for the morning bite, or fish into the night for the evening/night bite, these might help you out.  I put reflective tape on my flags and uprights, but that only works when you shine a flashlight at them.   I did this on the cheap with stuff I had lying around. 
I got my tilt switches from ebay, they arent very expensive.  I used the roller bearing style as the mercury in glass didnít seem durable or a good idea.  The wire I got from digging around the base of telephone poles where its used in cross boxes, and 9 volt battery snap connecters from Radio Shack.

First spin the wire to both sides of the tilt switch.   This is going to go onto the flag spring.  I have the large cross stick tipups, and the spring steel isnt very strong so I only used enough wire to go half way up.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FSwitch_zps996bbdc8.jpg&hash=a8f3d223da1618a9f3e98d62ae39796f) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/Switch_zps996bbdc8.jpg.html)

I then wrapped the bearing in electrical tape, trimmed it, and sealed the ends with the hot soldering iron.  You can also use heat shrink or liquid electrical tape.  Attach the small binder clip with a small tie-wrap.
 
Here is the fun part.  There are different mini lights on the market.  Some will handle the voltage with a single bulb, others will not.  You just need to test them out to see what you have.  If you put one bulb onto the battery, and its really bright, then you will need to use more than one bulb.  For the bulbs here I had to use three bulbs.  I like the three bulbs as it is more noticeable.  The single bulb is nice as I could put the lights on the flag spring as its not too heavy to prevent the flag from going up, and has a higher light.
Splice one end of the lightís wire at your desired length (I used about 12 inches) to one wire coming from the tilt switch, the other end of the lights wire to a wire leading to the 9 volt snap connecter.  The other wire off the snap connecter to the wire off the tilt switch.  Now you should have something like this:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2710_zps50b148b6.jpg&hash=66230d3af43174d71cb5dabd7dd5d977) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2710_zps50b148b6.jpg.html)

Test before you wrap things up.  Sometimes the wire connectors donít bite thru the insulation on the mini lights, so you may have to strip them first or crimp them extra hard to make solid contact.  I wrapped all my splices with electrical tape to protect them.  Heat shrink tubing or liquid electrical tape would work too.  Attach the larger binder clip via tie-wrap or tape.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2712_zps353d26af.jpg&hash=54014b267dcd7c8c1a9db27c56889514) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2712_zps353d26af.jpg.html)

Here is your finished result:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2711_zps97120071.jpg&hash=3ddba2c60892faa966fef806b172b9b1) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2711_zps97120071.jpg.html)

Large binder clip on the TU upright:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2716_zpscde5b3db.jpg&hash=f4df45c1db1f1740c104581ed3f3deb1) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2716_zpscde5b3db.jpg.html)

Small on the flag spring:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2717_zpsc44b631e.jpg&hash=3a8bc6b27d5d1147ef93544bb7fae001) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2717_zpsc44b631e.jpg.html)

Looks like this:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FIMG_2715_zps1f9f5fdc.jpg&hash=7013b41a3ca5f26a685bf0de95dc8502) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/IMG_2715_zps1f9f5fdc.jpg.html)

For the single bulb, I put the bulb at the top with the tilt switch just under it.  It makes for a cleaner design, but puts more weight on the flag spring.

Off the Tip up:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2FSingle_zps9b773a1c.jpg&hash=9c2d5e586480c4364c63cf801499a5ba) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/Single_zps9b773a1c.jpg.html)

Light on the spring:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2Fsingleontipup_zpsdbef533d.jpg&hash=5da25da46d13584aee03246ef4eb6346) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/singleontipup_zpsdbef533d.jpg.html)

Lights on the upright:

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FTip%2520Up%2520lights%2Ftripleontipup_zpsdd95590e.jpg&hash=47b56c880bc78d279e17102c3dd379da) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Tip%20Up%20lights/tripleontipup_zpsdd95590e.jpg.html)

Its not pretty, but it works and is easily serviceable if you needed.  Ive been using mine for years.  I hang the battery off the upright to keep it out of the ice and snow.  The 9 volt battery will keep the lights going all night, and isnt affected by the cold enough to matter. 

All totaled it probably costs under $5 to make one of these, if you had to buy most of the components.  Most of the stuff I just had lying around, and just ran me a couple bucks.

Hope you find it useful.
Title: My Lantern Bucket and Handwarmer Seat
Post by: kb on Feb 13, 2014, 11:50 AM
Here is my lantern bucket  I use it for night fishing, and on cold days for warming my hands.
 
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2692_zpsf0dee207.jpg&hash=f573733f40fea48ebc6dd02584b24064) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2692_zpsf0dee207.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2691_zpse0ece940.jpg&hash=eeb1c12238588e79c5d02f0f5a7766f3) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2691_zpse0ece940.jpg.html)

I lined the interior with flashing to reflect the heat off the plastic, and light out the front.  I had to put a support in the front for strength as it was listing forward as I sat on it.  The sides of the Ďwindowí are reinforced by wood strips for the same reason.  Im only 200 pounds, so your build may vary.

 I cut the top off a second bucket and bolted it into another bucket to give it added height for comfort  (long legs).  The lantern sits in the bottom of the bucket, surrounded by a cut out bottom of yet another bucket for stability to prevent it from sliding around.  It is raised up to surround the fuel  tank.  (I had lots of buckets sitting around).  As you can see the top is Ďhungí off a clip to prevent lantern tip overs.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2693_zps2b505347.jpg&hash=dcc3b1dc382cfb09aa5acd18e9b36c9f) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2693_zps2b505347.jpg.html)

The seat consists of a rectangular piece of plywood with the corners rounded off, and 2X3ís cut and attached to sit inside the top of the bucket, and lock it in place.    I covered the bottom with flashing to prevent burning.  Between the 2X3ís, I placed another piece of flashing to channel the heat out to warm my hands over.  The extended wood shelf/seat is also a nice place to put things down while retying. 
 
 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2696_zpsa5f5c757.jpg&hash=ae60b7d258c4cafc651512eb4adf9bc6) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2696_zpsa5f5c757.jpg.html)

 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2694_zps95915a6e.jpg&hash=bdf690101e1eed10c3445722e51312f7) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2694_zps95915a6e.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2695_zps4ab39128.jpg&hash=051bb40e7099211275b69e2e4b436a47) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2695_zps4ab39128.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi225.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd30%2FKb211%2FIce%2520Fishing%2FLantern%2520Bucket%2FIMG_2701_zps143fe4c8.jpg&hash=ddef50f81431cef508c403446ab2f0b9) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Kb211/media/Ice%20Fishing/Lantern%20Bucket/IMG_2701_zps143fe4c8.jpg.html)

The only changes I made to the Coleman lantern is that I removed the glass dome, and replaced it with a screen (off Amazon).  I did this should any water splash on the glass, it would shatter. 

Itís a little heavy because of the wood, and ugly, but its works.   There are a few things that I would change, but most of them are just refinement issues.

If you build one, please let me know how it turns out.  Im always looking to improve things.

Thanks
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Feb 13, 2014, 12:31 PM
Now that is slick. Looks like it took a little thinking. As long as it works for you then who cares if it is ugly. I am sure you will come up with other mods to make it better.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Feb 13, 2014, 12:45 PM
The next version will be prettier.  But its warm, and Im happy.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Feb 13, 2014, 06:42 PM
@KB....I like your proto-type! I can tell it does the intended job well....These are the things that make some people rich....Good Job.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Capt J on Feb 14, 2014, 09:24 PM
super cool
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Uncle Al on Feb 28, 2014, 06:04 PM
KB, I used something similar to that years ago using a wood box with runners, had the lantern in the front with a glass window for the light to shine out onto the ice. The rest  of the box was used to hold my rods and sit on while I was fishing. I still have it somewhere I'll look for it and try to get a pic.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Feb 28, 2014, 06:10 PM
I was looking to get a lantern box, but just built this in the meantime to keep me warm this winter. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kc_ on Mar 15, 2014, 06:43 PM
my latest project, I have 11.00 dollars invested

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_1347_zps3ae7c909.jpg&hash=9147a64d1357d126155a21947056a9b9) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/ljc2tall/media/IMG_1347_zps3ae7c909.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_1348_zpsd3af4dc6.jpg&hash=4d13f514ca82984f5141308e9d8ee335) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/ljc2tall/media/IMG_1348_zpsd3af4dc6.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_1354_zpsefc4291c.jpg&hash=14a96a75fa15e5e904120e3f42b35691) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/ljc2tall/media/IMG_1354_zpsefc4291c.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1142.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn617%2Fljc2tall%2FIMG_1350_zps98b66777.jpg&hash=9c77ff473cfdda450715233349471f69) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/ljc2tall/media/IMG_1350_zps98b66777.jpg.html)

kc
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pike4some on Mar 15, 2014, 06:56 PM
Now your thinkin. Great work. looks great
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Allfishinnocatchin on Mar 20, 2014, 08:26 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1375.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag471%2Fuj7895%2F1BC2A618-04BA-4467-A26E-AE7F4AA6294D_zpsgdiyc34t.jpg&hash=4386506c3012815622bd5cac02700674) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/uj7895/media/1BC2A618-04BA-4467-A26E-AE7F4AA6294D_zpsgdiyc34t.jpg.html)

The stand I made. I like having the tip up flag because sometimes I have 250 yards between my poles, and when a laker has 150' of line down a hole it's sure nice to wind it back up with a reel, plus you get to play the fish. The only down side is these things haul terribly in your sled. I carry 4 of them. They are the unruly children of the gear in the sled. They tangle up in every thing in the sled. Or some how manage to fall off silently right after you do your look back, so that you don't notice until you have to walk back 50 yards to pick it up.

The pole I made out of a broken long pole. It's bowed because there was a 5lb brown on it, first day out no less.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Allfishinnocatchin on Mar 20, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Title: Re: Homemade Tip Up Lights
Post by: fish-kabob on Aug 04, 2014, 10:33 PM
Homemade Tip Up Lights

Hope you find it useful.


this is a great idea don't get me wrong just a different take on it.  not sure if my idea will work for light flags.  but it is very similar to your get some bike tire light the kind that flicker as you pedal that kids use on their bike tires  like lighted valve caps.  seen a gentlemen using them on his bell wile fishing up north for walleye. mite be easier to do then you think.  just get some rubber valve stems like for a car  and attach a snap swivels threw the valve stem and screw the light on to the valve stem. then attach to tip up or even epoxy the valve stem threw center of valve stem  of a round flag post then as it flips up it creates motion triggering the lights. hope this helps got to order some for me soon too...
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Sep 16, 2014, 08:06 PM
Here is a shelf that I built to fit in my QuickFlip. I made it 7.5" wide so it will hold the sidewall out and stop it from flapping in the wind. It is very sturdy, I can put my full thermos, gloves and spare rod on it and it does not tilt at all. Works better than I expected for such a simple design.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfA_zpsa2aac0a2.jpg%3Ft%3D1410915570&hash=3a28808c61b2dfa8837434eb6a36e668)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: wolffpack08 on Sep 24, 2014, 08:38 PM
Here is a shelf that I built to fit in my QuickFlip. I made it 7.5" wide so it will hold the sidewall out and stop it from flapping in the wind. It is very sturdy, I can put my full thermos, gloves and spare rod on it and it does not tilt at all. Works better than I expected for such a simple design.

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/Dr_Yardcare/Fishing/QuickFlipShelfA_zpsa2aac0a2.jpg?t=1410915570)
Does the front of the board hold the back side up?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BIGCREW on Sep 24, 2014, 08:49 PM
It looks to me that the angle of the rear pole is what keeps it in place
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Sep 24, 2014, 09:31 PM
The combination of the two poles going through the 1" & 2" boards are what keeps the shelf level...it is important to have the pole holes tight so the shelf does not wobble on the poles.

Here are some better pictures of the shelf installed. You can see in the last picture how it holds the outside of the tent wall out and tight to allow for more room inside and to stop the material from flapping in the wind.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfE_zpsa00615ae.jpg&hash=2b9f1ec7c974dc7de315bf8e4b626b27)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfC_zpse8a67f53.jpg&hash=80cc18a496ff3321d6d62ea6f3a31a02)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FQuickFlipShelfF_zpsbe24e57e.jpg&hash=dbe91f718fb3ea7587d02af3f6dd5061)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Baetis62 on Sep 24, 2014, 11:08 PM
The combination of the two poles going through the 1" & 2" boards are what keeps the shelf level...it is important to have the pole holes tight so the shelf does not wobble on the poles.

Here are some better pictures of the shelf installed. You can see in the last picture how it holds the outside of the tent wall out and tight to allow for more room inside and to stop the material from flapping in the wind.

(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/Dr_Yardcare/Fishing/QuickFlipShelfE_zpsa00615ae.jpg)
(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/Dr_Yardcare/Fishing/QuickFlipShelfC_zpse8a67f53.jpg)
(http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/Dr_Yardcare/Fishing/QuickFlipShelfF_zpsbe24e57e.jpg)

Great design... Many situations call for a little "real estate"when there's precious little available.  Phone, camera brew, for some folks here in CO a big fattie (gave it up years ago), lunch, next jig, last jig, puck on and on.  Nicely done!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JimQ on Sep 25, 2014, 08:48 AM
Great shelf!  I'm gonna have to make me a couple before the season gets going!

I've seen the smaller ones they sell commercially but I like your design better.

Good work! 

 :tipup:

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Sep 25, 2014, 11:59 AM
Great shelf!  I'm gonna have to make me a couple before the season gets going!

I've seen the smaller ones they sell commercially but I like your design better.

Good work! 

 :tipup:

Yes Jim, I have looked at the commercial ones as well (Side Baiters) and have read reports that the rubber straps that are used to hold them in place are very poor quality and break often. I do not want to own something that is always in need of repair. Also the commercial ones do not hold the side of the tent outwards like my design does, and they are only about 1/2 the size.

For anyone concerned about the shelf rubbing on the tent wall....I don't think it will be an issue because its not  tight, but if I find it becomes an issue my plan is to attach a strip of foam water pipe insulation to the shelf.

I used was a piece of 1" x 8" & a piece of 2" x 4" to make the shelf.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: matzilla on Nov 19, 2014, 10:27 PM
My diy jaw jacker: http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=294726.0
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Nov 20, 2014, 08:06 AM
Good work, they work pretty well.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: IDbasser on Nov 20, 2014, 12:30 PM
I made my own version of one a couple years ago too.  they are nice for shallow water trout fishing.  Not sure when the official jaw jacker came out to store shelves, but my friends have using homemade versions for years.  When the rod goes off, the upright board falls back and makes a slap that you can hear.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi260.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fii10%2FIDbasser_photo%2F2012-12-14_edit_zps4bdaa28d.jpg&hash=843a0c558bf934b08b4e47b24f6eb748) (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/IDbasser_photo/media/2012-12-14_edit_zps4bdaa28d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BrianB on Dec 01, 2014, 12:48 PM
Hope this is the right place to show what I started with and progressed to.

Im a huge fan of the Fin Bore 3.  IMO The best hand auger produced. Ya we can argue that til the cows come home.LOL

Im also walker and the least amount of weight I have to drag the better. Making my day go easy means no manual drilling . Bad shoulder. Ya sucks getting old. ::) I also dont want to be dealing with a gas jobber that wont start when I get out there.

So a quick and dirty design at first,lead to tweaking and I came up with the following last fall.

I just let the blades do their job. No forcing the auger down.

At the end of the season,I recorded the following with a 6 inch auger.

10-20 inches of ice,I would get 15-18 holes per battery.

One outing on Simcoe, I got 10 holes through 36 inches of ice. Like I say,let the blades do the work.

The first video, Im using an old drill. Bought a new one and it made a world of difference.

It,s your basic 18 volt cordless with the XRP batteries.

IMO, the trick to battery life is having the drill in the number 2 position.  I also keep my batteries in an insulated lunch bag with those disposable hand warmers. One of the 12 hour ones will do just fine.

So here is what I started with,and then the extension ones I ended up with.

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(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1234.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff417%2Fbrianb64%2Ficefishing%25202013-14%2F007_zpsc2c2b221.jpg&hash=f942eb48a531efcc149fa1c7e06f1a6f) (http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/brianb64/media/icefishing%202013-14/007_zpsc2c2b221.jpg.html)

Trial run ( not sure how to post videos here)





Then I started to make the extension type

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(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1234.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff417%2Fbrianb64%2Ficefishing%25202013-14%2F003_zps3a299d57.jpg&hash=94ec36f7f6941895952614f6b0b4957e) (http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/brianb64/media/icefishing%202013-14/003_zps3a299d57.jpg.html)

Hope you like.









Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Meyette on Dec 01, 2014, 03:43 PM
looks great should work fine
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Dec 15, 2014, 07:48 PM
Here is a picture of a gaff that took all of 3 minutes to make out of an old paint roller.

Its nice and short for use in the flip over.


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi797.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy253%2FDr_Yardcare%2FFishing%2FGaff_zpsb6623ec7.jpg&hash=ea95eaf206761c59a279233ae5261242)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Dec 15, 2014, 10:12 PM
Neat idea, Should work good.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Dec 16, 2014, 09:24 AM
Nice gaff........great idea from a normal household piece laying around in garage collecting dust.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Cotacatchers on Dec 16, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Rod rack installed behind seat in Kenai
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: hoosierdad on Dec 16, 2014, 09:33 PM
great job!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: madeinmichigan on Dec 30, 2014, 09:03 PM
Here is a picture of a gaff that took all of 3 minutes to make out of an old paint roller.

Its nice and short for use in the flip over.


nice gaff have you tried it out yet? How strong is it when pulling up a big fish? I
 have a few of these laying around in my garage. I think i might make one this weekend. Nice thing is you can even hook a pole to it to make it longer so you don't have you stick your hand in the cold water.
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: FrostBack on Jan 01, 2015, 12:12 AM
nice gaff have you tried it out yet? How strong is it when pulling up a big fish? I
 have a few of these laying around in my garage. I think i might make one this weekend. Nice thing is you can even hook a pole to it to make it longer so you don't have you stick your hand in the cold water.

I have not used it yet this year, as I have not had time to get out onto the ice yet, but I did use it last season. It works great in the flipover and is plenty strong enough for any fish I target. I like it best for the toothy criters and it allows me not to have to lift on the rod and hook.

You are correct .....you could screw a handle into the roller handle and have a nice extension for it.
Title: Re: Inventions "fish-n-buddy" auto set
Post by: David Sawyer on Jan 27, 2015, 10:35 AM
I came up with this one, if you look at my other posts you will see how well it's been hammering the walleye this year!

So far I've taken pictures, blueprints etc. and mailed them sealed to myself to prove I designed the idea. I am currently in process of the patent search and patent pending verification.

I would really like to find a sponsor, such as cabelas, frabill or somebody who might be interested in mass production and getting them on the shelves!

Anyone with advice in the matter would be greatly appreciated

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi166.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu107%2Fdavidsawyer%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG950354_zpsf37c537e.jpg&hash=6c9e7a5496579c93ff44fe9d84f578e2) (http://s166.photobucket.com/user/davidsawyer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG950354_zpsf37c537e.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi166.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu107%2Fdavidsawyer%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG950357_zpse6622d88.jpg&hash=6b7a7cfe88e1feef7400e097bb624f94) (http://s166.photobucket.com/user/davidsawyer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG950357_zpse6622d88.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi166.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu107%2Fdavidsawyer%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2FIMG950364_zps16c0c400.jpg&hash=dcd5627ece0f5b8b6641f248240d505d) (http://s166.photobucket.com/user/davidsawyer/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG950364_zps16c0c400.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2015, 11:17 AM
I came up with this one, if you look at my other posts you will see how well it's been hammering the walleye this year!

So far I've taken pictures, blueprints etc. and mailed them sealed to myself to prove I designed the idea. I am currently in process of the patent search and patent pending verification.

I would really like to find a sponsor, such as cabelas, frabill or somebody who might be interested in mass production and getting them on the shelves!

Anyone with advice in the matter would be greatly appreciated

Cool
That looks allot like the ones I make but different.


http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=17919.440
post 442
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Jan 27, 2015, 03:11 PM
That's exactly like mine, only different.  ;D.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2015, 03:50 PM
That's exactly like mine, only different.  ;D.

This has been around for a long time my grandfather had something like it for eel and cat fishing soft water.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NHHARDWATER on Jan 29, 2015, 12:13 PM
Here is my latest and "greatest" DIY project. (I have my frugal New England heritage to thank for this napkin drawn design) Its a Knock off of the Jawjacker style rigs.
Made from stuff I had hoarded over the years: (2) 12'' lengts of oak flooring, 1.5" copper pipe, 1" square aluminum stock, misc hardware.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1015.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf272%2Faaronnoyes%2F0123152355a_zpswgyfax0s.jpg&hash=75539d3bb97601f5a76f3dcef5fa4cfd)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1015.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf272%2Faaronnoyes%2F0123152357_zpscrs5igsv.jpg&hash=6811ee90a1fa6f4f8b382d091ed39681)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1015.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf272%2Faaronnoyes%2F0123152358_zpsae73dgn7.jpg&hash=17642c7cf8ee9a3c644f71640c0efbe7)
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 29, 2015, 05:29 PM
     Upgrading ~ Customizing Schooly Reels from Plastic to Stainless Steel Mounting.


The center plastic pin for the reel can part/break by too much tension on the knurled 'drag-tension-nut'.

To remedy this with a wonderful up grade, begin by removing this plastic reel mount and line eyelet.

At the hardware store, get the bushing to fit the reel hub first, then select a bolt diameter and length to facilitate the space for washers, reel hub and wing nut. Be certain all parts are stainless steel.

Drill through the handle in a direction you prefer, and make it a slightly under sized hole. Just a little thread grip is nice.

Install the bolt  with a nylock nut (on the reel side).

Then at least 3 stainless flat washers and a bushing  for the reel hub center hole, a few more stainless flat washers, one of which can be a 'spring washer, topped off with a wing nut.

Shorten the wings if need be.

Shorten the excess bolt length, with a nut on there to clean up the threads after cutting.

That bushing for the reel center hole should be less in length than the distance thought the reel hub, helps with a fine tuned drag.

When ready for final assembly, lube all contact points with your favorite.

With that plastic mount removed, as Kevin23 related : Install a single foot line guide, in it's place.

This results in a very dependable and fine adjustable drag for a schooly reel.     ;)2
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 29, 2015, 11:38 PM
Here is my latest and "greatest" DIY project. (I have my frugal New England heritage to thank for this napkin drawn design) Its a Knock off of the Jawjacker style rigs.
Made from stuff I had hoarded over the years: (2) 12'' lengts of oak flooring, 1.5" copper pipe, 1" square aluminum stock, misc hardware.

They are nice I hope your selling them to your bait shop @)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Feb 02, 2015, 07:20 AM
All great stuff guys!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: sjord89 on Feb 04, 2015, 05:03 PM
so i rigged a couple laker rods out of old poles that i had because i couldnt find a laker rod that i liked. also made a tandem for my sled out of a $5 cement mixing tub for hauling my grill and cooler

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: prospector on Feb 04, 2015, 08:03 PM
Great idea on the mason tray! My strike lite will now have a caboose when needed.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: michianafisherman on Feb 05, 2015, 05:03 AM

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[/quote]

I don't hook sleds together this way! If they stick to the ice, or if I put some kids in them, the sled could pull apart and break.

Run a length of rope, from the front to the back of your first sled, then hook on the second. In this way the load is being pulled by the rope, and not the strength of the plastic sled.
Then you can haul however much you want without the risk of breaking the plastic in the cold.

I would also cut some pieces of PVC pipe and put your rope through it. It keeps thing a little better when you go to stop.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NHHARDWATER on Feb 05, 2015, 08:49 AM
First off, please excuse the mess in the background. It was a flurry of parts, tools and sawdust during this build.
I posted this in the "SLED MODS" thread as well, but thought in might go better in the "INVENTIONS" thread, as I designed this thing from scratch.
Here is my new "Modular" sled. The black side panels, front bait bucket and back tray/rod holder is removable with one thumb screw one each sidewall of the sled, for example If I want to fish, say a 2 line limit lake (here in NH) when I will be only jigging, I can take my tipup panel off for the day quickly. also all of the panels, including the rod holder/tackle tray on the back can be removed and stored inside the "tub" of the sled.
I started with a large inventory tote from a manufacturer that recently went out of business. From there I fabricated the brackets and "lift kit" from aluminum, laid thin sheet steel under the belly and rolled it up front, and the rest is repurposed materials I had left over in my shop (1/2" plywood, pvc, hardware, latches and hinges, etc). It drags super slick. The tray on back fits my clam shell tackle boxes so they are at the ready when I need to change up lures quickly. EVERYTHING I need is in one container now. No more digging through multiple bags, bins and Milk crates to find what I need, no more' "Damnitt, I left that back in my other bag!" I utilized the Frabill bucket insert to use as a bait container (cuz I dont really NEED to carry around a 5 gal. bucket for 2 doz minnows, eh?
Oh, and the HT bucket clamp-on rod holder was modified to screw (with the 1/4-20 t-nut insert in the cover) onto  the cover of the sled, and can still be adjusted to any angle, and holds solid too. This was a project I am proud of, (and happy to see done, cuz I had WAAAAY too much time onto it lol)
Anyway, enjoy...
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: sjord89 on Feb 05, 2015, 08:52 AM
good tip but the small one probably wont have more than 10lbs in it so im not worried
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: sjord89 on Feb 05, 2015, 08:54 AM
that sled is awesome! i would buy one of them lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Smelty88 on Mar 05, 2015, 07:17 AM
some really cool stuff.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Westsloper on Dec 03, 2015, 10:14 PM
Battery cover for my drill.
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I had some neoprene lying around so I decided to make a insulated battery cover. I figure it might extend the battery life a little.

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: appleye on Dec 04, 2015, 12:02 AM
Add a hand warmer while out on the ice!  ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Westsloper on Dec 04, 2015, 12:07 AM
Add a hand warmer while out on the ice!  ;)

I thought about that, I think I will give it a shot.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 02, 2016, 06:51 PM
Still waiting for ice in NY so since my hut is set up in the garage I played around the other day and noticed I need some hooks to hold things, I like a old towel handy to dry my hands or wipe slime off etc. so I came up with this
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 I used 1" PVC pipe split just shy of center, then cut 2 notches in it 1- 1 1/2" long. Use a heat gun to warm it up and bend it with pliers. Hold it with one hand and spray water on it so it will set it in place. It snaps on my poles but I used some black electrical tape to make sure it stays put. Have my scoop off the ice now also. Keep it facing inward so when you fold up tent it will lay down nicely and wont cause any damage. I left my towel on the hook and plan to do so after watching it all fold up nice. Hope some one can use this in their hut. Now where is the ice?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Fisher Kat on Jan 02, 2016, 07:28 PM
Really clever!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: TNT5859 on Jan 02, 2016, 07:36 PM
Great idea.. Is that a guide?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Joe Wayne on Jan 12, 2016, 07:21 PM
Just got done making 6 Ice Anchors for my Clam Bigfoot.
I plan on taking my drill out instead of hand screwing.
The shack comes with straps already attached at each tie-down point so all I have to do is clip on the carabiner.
This should make the process much faster.

6" FastenMaster TimberLOK Heavy Duty Wood Screws
1/2" Rubber Insulated Wire/Cable/Pipe Fasteners
3 1/8" Carabiner

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: AltaIce on Jan 13, 2016, 10:03 AM
Interesting idea Joe.

 Thanks for sharing it.  Love the idea of using the Drill.

 Tight Line... Be Safe.

Folks, there are some excellent Inventions on this thread.... Cool !

       AltaIce
   
          @)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Johnsonarcher on Jan 13, 2016, 02:33 PM
Just got done making 6 Ice Anchors for my Clam Bigfoot.
I plan on taking my drill out instead of hand screwing.
The shack comes with straps already attached at each tie-down point so all I have to do is clip on the carabiner.
This should make the process much faster.

6" FastenMaster TimberLOK Heavy Duty Wood Screws
1/2" Rubber Insulated Wire/Cable/Pipe Fasteners
3 1/8" Carabiner

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Let us know how these work, I tried lag screws a couple years ago and they wouldn't cut through the ice for crap.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 13, 2016, 03:12 PM
It's really too bad they can't use more of the material of the screw body on the flighting and separate that with more space between each.

As it is, the blunt tip makes it very difficult start into the ice.

The bulky body cracks the ice.

Even with a pilot hole made with a drill bit, clogs with ice shavings.   

However, Eskimo got the anchor  RIGHT.       ;)2 :flex:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 13, 2016, 03:51 PM
Grinding a small notch in the tip, like a self tapping sheet metal screw, may help. Or you could heat them up, then drive it home. That is if they don't already work?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Lavman on Jan 14, 2016, 06:34 AM
Let us know how these work, I tried lag screws a couple years ago and they wouldn't cut through the ice for crap.

Same here, I actually tried the expensive Simpson Titen HD screws too, no dice.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Fishrmn on Jan 14, 2016, 12:05 PM
However, Eskimo got the anchor  RIGHT.       ;)2 :flex:

And they make an adapter that fits either a 5/16" deep socket, or a drill chuck.  I use a speed driver with the deep socket.  Had to scrape the powder coat paint off to get it to fit in the socket.  No pilot hole.  No problem.



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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishfighter on Jan 14, 2016, 12:28 PM
How about using them to store CD's. :P   ;D
Store a roll of toilet paper in there, keeps it dry, clean, and uncrushed.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 14, 2016, 01:31 PM
Store a roll of toilet paper in there, keeps it dry, clean, and uncrushed.

Wow, dug up from page 8.      :woot:

To aid in understanding, here's a look.      ;)2 :bow:

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishfighter on Jan 14, 2016, 02:40 PM
Yeah, I was bored this morning and was going back through each page looking for new ideas.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 14, 2016, 02:42 PM
Good plan FF, it retreads our education for inspiration.     :woot: :clap:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Whytie on Jan 14, 2016, 04:13 PM
bagel holder  ;D
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Wow, dug up from page 8.      :woot:

To aid in understanding, here's a look.      ;)2 :bow:

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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Joe Wayne on Jan 14, 2016, 06:10 PM
Let us know how these work, I tried lag screws a couple years ago and they wouldn't cut through the ice for crap.

So I took one out today to test for you guys. (No need for the shack today since it was 47 degrees out) They drove through the ice perfectly. No issues at all. Drove it in, drove it out. Even drove it back into the same hole with no issues. I'll re-test again on Sunday when temps drop to -8 for the high.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Lavman on Jan 15, 2016, 06:37 AM
To further the discussion on the ice anchors: I have a Frabil HQ hub shack, came with Frabil ice anchors. I made an anchor driver out of a spark plug socket (took angle grinder and ground full depth slot into socket) that mates up to my cordless drill via a socket adapter to spin the anchors in. I may have spun it in too fast (heated up) and too far because when I went to remove the anchor I broke the loop end off, the threaded end was frozen hard into the ice. Lesson learned not to bury the anchor so deep.

I thought the Titen HD screws would have more shear strength and be less likely to break but I couldn't get them to bite. Maybe I should try again.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kb on Jan 15, 2016, 09:32 AM
I use large eye screws for anchors.  I cut a small notch in the tip (like a self tapping sheet metal screw) with a Dremel tool.  I usually pre-drill a hole first just to make it easier, but they do go in without the hole.  Ill just stick a screwdriver or something else into the eye to screw it in or out.  You just have to make sure the ones you buy have a sharp tip, some are blunt.  I dont use anchors too much, only when Im packing a tent and extras for the wife and guests. 

I got a good deal on some used ice screws on Ebay.  They are used by ice climbers for an anchor point when they are climbing.  They go in by hand, unscrew easily, and hold really good.  Just look for used ones, new are expensive....
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Johnsonarcher on Jan 15, 2016, 10:12 AM
Those ice screws that mountain climbers use are expensive, but I bet they work well.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 15, 2016, 11:42 AM
Anyone use these in their Tent?
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/04/22/coffee-can-heater/
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 15, 2016, 12:03 PM
Good plan, Lefty.

Thanks.    ;)2           Best read all the comments.

I up graded to 91% alcohol. A little more bang for the buck.

Bad thing is, spill it and you're toast.   
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 16, 2016, 06:34 AM
Good plan, Lefty.

Thanks.    ;)2           Best read all the comments.

I up graded to 91% alcohol. A little more bang for the buck.

Bad thing is, spill it and you're toast.   
Yea it would be me knocking the darn thing over. I can't keep a drink in the tent with me unless I want to lap it up from the ice.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: RockyMtn.Royster on Feb 01, 2016, 04:30 PM
As an experiment, I connected 2 pro-view transducers in parallel (using male/female connectors I found on e-bay to make a y cable), to my fl18.

 It works great!! I drill 2 holes close enough to each  other  (4-5 feet) so that two people as long as they can both see the screen can share the same vex.

 As long as you keep track of your own jig it's not confusing at all. I didn't even have to turn up the gain.  I also made an extension cable that allows me to drop one transducer 10 ft away, works like a early warning system.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tomturkey on Feb 01, 2016, 07:33 PM
Anyone use these in their Tent?
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/04/22/coffee-can-heater/
[/quote

We burned alcohol in saw dust way back when I started ice fishing. We used metal coffee cans that had a metal lid. Put the lid back on and the fire would go out. My first seat was an 8 oz. wood Pepsi case that was a box that had sides the height of the bottles. Decided that was to low so I bought a 16 oz. case for 28 cents. I still have that fish box to this day. My Coleman lantern will fit in the box.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Coldfish98 on Feb 01, 2016, 08:45 PM
Here's my 5 gallon mod. I made this for hole hopping efficiency. I can carry this bucket in one hand and my nils in the other and easily travel around an area with all I need. The rod and scoop holders are 1 1/2 inch pvc bolted on with stainless hardware. The bag on front holds my jigs and waxworms. This makes everything really easy to access. Multiple pliers are mounted on the sides, all in an arms reach. I never need to stand up or even turn around to get to almost anything I need. I keep different presentations on the rods so I can switch up quick to trigger bites depending on the situation (what else do you expect from a bass guy). The inside holds extra gloves, hats, tackle, rope and anything else I might need. So far, it's forked really well. Fishing is faster and easier.
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Lavman on Feb 02, 2016, 02:13 PM
Coldfish: I like your set up, looks pretty complete. Where do you keep your catch? Do you carry a second bucket to keep the fish you caught in?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Coldfish98 on Feb 02, 2016, 10:31 PM
Coldfish: I like your set up, looks pretty complete. Where do you keep your catch? Do you carry a second bucket to keep the fish you caught in?
Thanks, it's worked pretty well. I'm not the type who keeps a ton of really any species. Much more of a recreational angler (also comes from being mainly a bass guy) but normally I throw them on the ice and gather them up when the bite slows in another bucket. I could also carry a smaller bucket (I have a couple nice little ones that would work perfectly, maybe 1 or 2 gallon) inside of the 5 gallon so I could just put them in their. Or, I could build a divider up the  middle and use one side for storage and one side for fish. I haven't encountered a situation where I needed that yet (ice in NY has been pathetic) but it's certainly worth looking into.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Feb 12, 2016, 12:39 PM
A new invention this year.
Non-Lethal Gaff.
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: pooley on Mar 23, 2016, 05:49 PM
I bought this bucket and use it for a flag bucket. it has:
small bucket for a few bait
hooks, split shot, swivels, and leader material under the bucket
tape measure
pliers, and other hook removers
split ring pliers/ braid cutter
hookout
jaw spreader
scent remover bar
sounder
hook sharpener
scale
Hemostats
Perch eye remover
Disgorger
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Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: papadarv on May 05, 2016, 07:30 AM
My latest invention I call the BiDi EyePan. Itís a wireless compass/panner for my Vexilar FP100 Fish Phone underwater camera. It has a 2 button wireless remote controller to rotate the camera remotely, much like those used to control my Minn kota trolling motor.

The picture is one of my patent drawings showing the various parts of the unit. Itís a prototype I built to test and make sure the thing works. The video with sound demonstrates the unit in operation. (Click the link below the drawing)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi358.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Foo27%2Fdarvbethke%2FBiDi002.jpg&hash=6937a27d6d586631734a3352800b4292) (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/darvbethke/media/BiDi002.jpg.html)

http://vid358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/darvbethke/BiDiEyePan%20A1sm.mp4

This idea started after my Ottertail MN trip in Feb. The 6 people on the trip constantly wanted me to rotate the camera to their jig/bait as each had the camera image on their smart phones. It was a pain in the neck to constantly get up and manually turn the camera compass.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mr.clean on May 06, 2016, 03:01 AM
Papadarv good luck getting a patent I think your invention will have a market waiting among ice fishing anglers.
Steve
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: dangle on May 06, 2016, 06:32 AM
this is a fun thread to read
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: tomturkey on May 06, 2016, 06:35 AM
Papa  That is a real neat invention. Good luck on getting it patented.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: papadarv on May 06, 2016, 02:30 PM
Filing a patent has gotten a bit simpler and easier in the past years. Its called a Provisional Patent enacted into law in 1994 with revisions as late as Dec 2010. In effect the provisional application is a legal document filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), that establishes an early filing date. The application requires all parts of a non-provisional application except for the "Claims". A good invention is documented with drawings and very detail description of the idea excluding specific design. The more information, the greater the protection. Its good for 12 months at which time you need to do the non-provisional with claims to have a completed patent. The cost is much less $260.00 for provisional if you do the work yourself. The whole idea behind this patent is to test the market before spending the $3k to $10k for a patent attorney and final filing. Your entitled to include the words "Patent Pending" on all your patent work and products sold. (See Clams Drill Plate or Vexilars FishPhone and SonarPhone. These all have "Patent Pending" printed on the product package.) Many inventions do not go to the non-provisional expensive patent as after a year as the high margins gained from being first start to fall off. If you buy somethin and see "Patent Pending" printed on the package this is the reason.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: chilly-willy on Jul 11, 2016, 10:45 PM
does anybody have a use or an idea for these
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/danakaiggy/cake_box_100_with_label_300x300.jpg)

if so let me know i have alot of them

right now we use them from everything from scooping dog food to using them to store kids toys lol

get some pool noodles cut them to fit the spindle store your pike leaders on the pool noodles.. or even smelt leaders 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: sra61 on Dec 21, 2016, 03:42 PM
I made this cleaning board for my ATV a couple of years ago. I don't have to take a table now. It's just the right height so I don't have to bend over too.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1224.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee363%2Fsra61%2FATV%2F2013-02-06_16-38-25_290.jpg&hash=e3c8a88bc6bd41cd57daef18b496255c) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/sra61/media/ATV/2013-02-06_16-38-25_290.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1224.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee363%2Fsra61%2FATV%2F2013-02-06_16-38-02_721.jpg&hash=bb3f02634476566cadcc9d16be954bda) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/sra61/media/ATV/2013-02-06_16-38-02_721.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: metalbender on Dec 21, 2016, 03:54 PM
How does the camera panner differ from the Aqua Vu mo pod?    Mine works great, priced reasonable.  Will you be able to market it for less than current products?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 21, 2016, 04:33 PM
How does the camera panner differ from the Aqua Vu mo pod?    Mine works great, priced reasonable.  Will you be able to market it for less than current products?
May be best to PM the person you're addressing.    ;)2

A little help: Go to their post, click on their screen name, click "Send PM", type your message and send.    :bow:

A sure way to wake 'em up. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: metalbender on Dec 21, 2016, 06:42 PM
Shouldn't be too hard to figure out. A question pertaining to a camera panning device invented, still on the same page.  So it's a post from last spring, not like it was dragged up from a couple of years ago.  Hats off to someone who can build their own electronic stuff.  I didn't invent the track sled either, just built my version of what was already out there.  Cheers, I'm a rookie and occasionally suffer from crusty senior syndrome.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 21, 2016, 07:26 PM
Shouldn't be too hard to figure out. A question pertaining to a camera panning device invented, still on the same page.  So it's a post from last spring, not like it was dragged up from a couple of years ago.  Hats off to someone who can build their own electronic stuff.  I didn't invent the track sled either, just built my version of what was already out there.  Cheers, I'm a rookie and occasionally suffer from crusty senior syndrome.
Extremely sorry to have intruded on you, Sir.    Only trying to help get your question answered.

Good luck on the ice.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishEH on Dec 25, 2016, 02:19 PM
Made a bucket light! I figure it will be good inside the shanty to see my line around the hole. Also, if I get a flag at night I can just grab the bucket with my pliers and bait in it and have light at the hole.
LED strip lights and an extra switch I had laying around.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20161221_195422_zpsuzqu6es5.jpg&hash=bd3bd082919f7063daeb70b0b1556386) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20161221_195422_zpsuzqu6es5.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20161221_195428_zps0vb5sni2.jpg&hash=0c8488079e3498973ef5144afde43187) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20161221_195428_zps0vb5sni2.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20161221_195452_zpsbzbkojxz.jpg&hash=2c10b5b622999ee911e51bd641f725c2) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20161221_195452_zpsbzbkojxz.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20161221_195512_zpsleu0p7mv.jpg&hash=333cb1585205f8910705df4a8f985e8e) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20161221_195512_zpsleu0p7mv.jpg.html)

Right now I'm running them off a Milwaukee M18 battery.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20161221_195651_zpsqpfsgwm8.jpg&hash=55371b8c30fc085e9223d6ee76bd7729) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20161221_195651_zpsqpfsgwm8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 25, 2016, 03:06 PM
Good thinkin' fishEH  and very well done.  Thanks for sharing, Sir   ;)2

Could you possibly be coerced into showing your pride by completing your profile with a location?    ???
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: NYSporty on Dec 25, 2016, 08:28 PM
Good thinkin' fishEH  and very well done.  Thanks for sharing, Sir   ;)2

Could you possibly be coerced into showing your pride by completing your profile with a location?    ???

2X where are we going to see you running around with this bucket lol.
That's a good idea for the night bite guys running tipups. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jan 04, 2017, 04:08 AM
Made a bucket light! I figure it will be good inside the shanty to see my line around the hole. Also, if I get a flag at night I can just grab the bucket with my pliers and bait in it and have light at the hole.
LED strip lights and an extra switch I had laying around.

Very nice job! :bow:

           WS
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: BackCountry Kyle on Jan 06, 2017, 10:12 AM
bucket and table are both awesome!! thanks to you guys for sharing  :tipup:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishEH on Feb 02, 2017, 10:29 PM
Finally had a chance to try it out.  Couldnt9be happier with it. Had two flags (with lights) go up tonight.  I had already placed the minnow bucket inside the 5 gallon bucket along with some pliers and jaw spreaders. When the flag popped I just grabbed the bucket,  flipped the switch to turn on the lights, and ran over there.
This pic is when I drilled the hole.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20170202_182259_zps179rxfev.jpg&hash=e970d1706545688e1972d5be6d9baac3) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20170202_182259_zps179rxfev.jpg.html)

And this is a crappie I got on a tip up. No flash on the camera needed.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv622%2FfishEH%2FIce%2520Fishing%2F20170202_185202_zpsefeif3sc.jpg&hash=73d192b867651e9e71679d202745e1ca) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/fishEH/media/Ice%20Fishing/20170202_185202_zpsefeif3sc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 02, 2017, 11:10 PM
Proofed and pass !     Even enough light for a good clear photo.      :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 03, 2017, 07:21 AM
Nice job on the bucket, good tool to have!  ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: CLUTCHfan on Feb 17, 2017, 06:08 AM
$4.50 AquaVu Micro reel system.
1- 1/4-20x1" stainless bolt
1- 1/4-20 nut
1- 1/4-20 nylock nut
2- 1/4" nylon washers
1- 6-32x1.5" philips head bolt
1- #6 nylock nut
1- #6 nylon sleeve/spacer 1/4"Dx1/4"L
1- #6 nylon sleeve/spacer 3/8"Dx3/4"L
1- 4" thin wall pvc cap.

*Edit - The bolts, nylock nuts, and regular nut are all stainless.

Tack welded the regular nut onto the bolt head in two places so I could still get a wrench on it. Cut the cap down to 1 1/4"high. Drilled a hole in the center of the cap to fit the 1/4-20 bolt. put a nylon washer on the bolt, put it through the outside of the cap, added another washer to the inside of the cap, tightened down the nylock nut so the bolt can spin but without being too loose/ sloppy. Drilled a hole in the side of the cap to put the camera wire through. Opened the lanyard hole by the power button with a drill bit to fit the 6-32 bolt. Put the bolt in, followed by the small spacer, large spacer, and the nylock nut. Tightened down so the larger spacer can still spin. Took all the camera wire off the spool on the back of the camera, unplugged the wire from the camera, ran through the hole in the side of the cap, plugged back in. Tighten the 1/4-20 bolt (that's attached to the whole cap assembly) into the bipod/tripod/attachment nut on the back of the spool.

Instead of holding the camera, and turning a reel to wind the cord up, you hold onto the pvc cap and turn the camera to let the wire in and out (up and down). Been using it this whole season with no problems. No moving parts to twist up the camera wire, can still use a flex attachment to hold the camera by screwing it into the nut welded on the bolt head. It's not fancy, but costs approx $145.50 less than the available retail reel system. Took less than an hour total to make.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170216_131130.jpg&hash=7ea174d061f8cc13924bb5a73674afbc) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_131130.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170216_131111.jpg&hash=3781323b57c32c083f2705d9d849148e) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_131111.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170216_131056.jpg&hash=1650b22c0dd620a67a66ae52af898c9e) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_131056.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170216_131111.jpg&hash=3781323b57c32c083f2705d9d849148e) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_131111.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170216_131037.jpg&hash=7970114c7b4e2fdb2c40f9d9d4f988e3) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170216_131037.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi154.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fs267%2FCLUTCHfan13084%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fth_20170211_165416.jpg&hash=7d7a9bac0cd8d7416ef069c1fdf4cb2a) (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/CLUTCHfan13084/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170211_165416.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Fisher Kat on Feb 17, 2017, 11:48 AM
That's pretty cool!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: papadarv on May 12, 2017, 09:16 AM
Posted a remote camera panner with my vexilar fish phone last May. Although vexilar camera works OK decided to build a camera that was not quite so cumbersome to use and improve picture quality. Liked the wireless and remote ideas but cable unwind when camera deployed took a bit of time, desired better color and resolution.
My camera with 100 ft cable is on a 4" reel which also contains the electronics and power to remote connect to a 7" wireless monitor. Also have wifi to connect to smartphones and tablet. Added a flasher running on my tablet housed in a Husky bag


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on May 14, 2017, 05:46 PM
Made this mostly for S & G but should at least stop the line from freezing to the ice.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/33068809253/in/dateposted-public/
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: HardH20Fishin on Aug 04, 2017, 09:40 PM
Re-post

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FW2VYsNQ.jpg%3F1&hash=394fedb682334382b6112e40250c021c)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Icebushwack21 on Nov 01, 2017, 11:55 PM
I actually created my very own LED Boat Catcher, before I create this I have questions in mind,
What makes LED lights better suited for my vessel?
What LED light color is best for fishing?
Will the LED lights help me attract bait fish around my boat?
So I ordered LED lights on this site. Might as well share it https://www.sompor.com/ (https://www.sompor.com/) then place it in front of my boat. It's color blue then make sure that my bait is near the light and guess what it works well but the problem is I need to go out every night to catch fish and that's insane. haha
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Nov 02, 2017, 12:20 AM
Welcome Icebushwack21.  Always nice to see another creator.    ;)2

What would you require for inspiration to update your profile with a location?    ???
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Icebushwack21 on Nov 02, 2017, 12:32 AM
Nope everytime I edit my profile this error appears
"Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later." ???
Sorry.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Nov 02, 2017, 02:04 AM
Nope everytime I edit my profile this error appears
"Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later." ???
Sorry.

   Yup!    Som Ting Wong.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Icebushwack21 on Nov 02, 2017, 02:15 AM
Now it's working. Thank you. I just delete cache and cookies. I don't know that it works. Lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Nov 02, 2017, 10:57 AM
Now it's working. Thank you. I just delete cache and cookies. I don't know that it works. Lol

Well done. You got it.

Beautimus !       Nice to have another 'puter geek on board.       ;)2 :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: prospector on Nov 05, 2017, 12:26 AM
Now I can pump up my ATV tires with the same batteries I use to drill holes.
(https://i.imgur.com/FLqAAaSl.jpg)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Dec 22, 2017, 08:46 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1375.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag471%2Fuj7895%2F1BC2A618-04BA-4467-A26E-AE7F4AA6294D_zpsgdiyc34t.jpg&hash=4386506c3012815622bd5cac02700674) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/uj7895/media/1BC2A618-04BA-4467-A26E-AE7F4AA6294D_zpsgdiyc34t.jpg.html)

The stand I made. I like having the tip up flag because sometimes I have 250 yards between my poles, and when a laker has 150' of line down a hole it's sure nice to wind it back up with a reel, plus you get to play the fish. The only down side is these things haul terribly in your sled. I carry 4 of them. They are the unruly children of the gear in the sled. They tangle up in every thing in the sled. Or some how manage to fall off silently right after you do your look back, so that you don't notice until you have to walk back 50 yards to pick it up.

The pole I made out of a broken long pole. It's bowed because there was a 5lb brown on it, first day out no less.

How does the flag get tripped?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 22, 2017, 09:33 PM
How does the flag get tripped?
The line is put under part of the rotating piece. It appears to have white thread wound on it right above the front legs. That part only turns 90 degrees and is the flag release.
The end nearest the camera (or us) is cut at an angle at the flag pole release point. The flag goes under on this side ~ the line, the far side.
I have more if you have any doubt.    ;)2

Same idea as The Ice Rigger.

See it here:    Click this (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/ht-ice-rigger-15henucrggrxxxxxxfic/15henucrggrxxxxxxfic?camp=CSE:DSG_pg46199_ecom_PLA_452&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5Omxlpqf2AIVgSOBCh1BAAOpEAQYAyABEgJfDPD_BwE)

Tom
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: timr35 on Dec 31, 2017, 09:53 AM
Not as innovative as some of the ideas on here but, worth its weight in gold for keep phone out of the hole and holding my beer !
(https://s13.postimg.cc/5qym7pl3n/2016_54.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5qym7pl3n/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/7viz8sug3/2016_53.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7viz8sug3/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Dec 31, 2017, 11:45 AM
Not to nitpick, but a nice rack like that deserves a better beer!!! ;D ;)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: timr35 on Dec 31, 2017, 12:06 PM
Not to nitpick, but a nice rack like that deserves a better beer!!! ;D ;)
Lmao....any suggestions?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: esox_xtm on Dec 31, 2017, 12:13 PM
Not to nitpick, but a nice rack like that deserves a better beer!!! ;D ;)

Lmao....any suggestions?

I started here and worked my way back up. I was expecting something a little different.  ::)  :whistle:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Dec 31, 2017, 12:35 PM
Lmao....any suggestions?


Creemore!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: timr35 on Dec 31, 2017, 12:44 PM

Creemore!!
OK ill give you that one !
Usually there is a good assortment in the hut ,
Like to try new beers, They all taste great in the hut my the wood stove !
(https://s13.postimg.cc/sm63o7vw3/2017_17.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sm63o7vw3/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: timr35 on Dec 31, 2017, 12:50 PM

(https://s13.postimg.cc/w71z73kwj/2016_100.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w71z73kwj/)
Knew i drank a creemore one day!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Jan 02, 2018, 09:12 AM
Lemme know when I can join you and I'll bring the beer!! ;D
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: timr35 on Jan 02, 2018, 02:49 PM
Lemme know when I can join you and I'll bring the beer!! ;D
Just drilled 12 holes on the weekend on the lake i usually put my hut, and only found 6" of ice.
6 inches of fluffy snow is keeping the lake from making any more ice.
Not enough for my liking, need at least 10". its a big hut .
estimate it weighs 1000lbs.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: chilly-willy on Jan 03, 2018, 03:26 AM
This is not winter related..  kinda is but any how here is a pier cart I am working on..  thought I would share with people what it looks like..  so far have rod holders mounted and the theft protection almost done..  the theft protection is that metal strap across above reel .. to prevent lift and run stikes while at pier wile back is turned... but I am sure some one will want this on their ice shanty mods most of all when in the back of a truck?? Or similar snowmobile etc?? You would have to remove reel and steel rod /reel ... making more complication now for thefts  to happen.. . I fabbed the holders to the hand truck also fabled the rod lock.. etc oUT of steel from hardware store .. also got a milk crate that attaches to front and hold gear .. also planing some sort of tackle box for the cart along with the magnetic tool holder bar on front of milk crate .. still in planning stages  but visualization is what I though it would be.. still have to weld a hinge to the rod lock and add a hole were the pad lock goes.. any how enjoy the picture..



(https://i.imgur.com/1C5mTGk.jpg)

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 03, 2018, 04:49 AM
Now all you need a smitty sled to pull it out on the snow.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: P Meyette on Jan 03, 2018, 11:23 AM
looks good chilly should work great out on the piers
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 09, 2018, 06:21 PM
marcum flashers are square. They fit inside tidy cat cat litter bucket. I cut a different bucket down, pop riveted it on, added some insulation so i have room for an extra battery and bait. Toss a hand warmer in and I'm set.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/m32gzydi3/IMG_20180108_153353_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m32gzydi3/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/epn30klm3/IMG_20180108_153537_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/epn30klm3/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 09, 2018, 06:48 PM
Don't mean anything by this but,It looks like a mop bucket.  Please paint it another color.  :roflmao: :roflmao:

Other than the color I like it.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 09, 2018, 08:03 PM
The wife didn't like it either. Thought about spraying it or maybe fishing stickers. As long as it keeps my battery and bait from freezing I'm good.


I could always paint it silver.😀
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 32footsteps on Jan 11, 2018, 12:29 PM
Tidy cat buckets are great. Battery is inside, USB and 12v accessory outlets on the front. Green and white LED lights just above the outlets. Camera mounted by way of a RAM mount. Rod and skimmer holders bolted to the sides. The mandatory beer holder. Top of lid has a sunken in cup for a transducer caddy and a cup with a screw on lid for transporting a few minnows when hole hopping.
(https://s10.postimg.cc/f7mc1bged/75_EF638_B-6088-4_FF1-89_B1-4_CFA0528_D3_E1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f7mc1bged/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/gmnwq5rt1/CDDCA44_C-71_F4-40_FE-8_FDF-82_C3_B73_CF6_CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gmnwq5rt1/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 11, 2018, 01:14 PM
Sweet! That takes it to another level. Makes mine look like a.... mop bucket! Lol


Leds, usbs, 12 volt power supply... You did a great job!


Looks like i have some work to do.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 13, 2018, 08:17 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/m5yc9t1yz/IMG_20180113_201522_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m5yc9t1yz/)
Added a belt pouch i had. Made it nicer. Pop riveted that bad boy on.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Fishingixxer on Jan 13, 2018, 09:58 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/m5yc9t1yz/IMG_20180113_201522_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m5yc9t1yz/)
Added a belt pouch i had. Made it nicer. Pop riveted that bad boy on.

That's a really good idea!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 14, 2018, 07:24 AM
Yard sales. Lol. Got a frabil speedshack cub hut at a sale this year. Looks like a discontinued model but it is sooooo easy to put up. I have no idea why they stopped making it.




(https://s17.postimg.cc/s8fmb1bsr/Frabill_3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s8fmb1bsr/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: $ignmoney on Jan 14, 2018, 03:29 PM
I have a terrible time with rod cases, tried the soft and broke rod tips. Got a hard wood one and it's a huge pain for me in the hut. So I'm trying a bucket holder now.  4 kitty litter buckets pop riveted together to get it high enough. Glued  1" x 3" long pvc to the bottom peace of sheet pvc to hold the rods. Haven't used it yet but I think it should work out better. Plan on using it in the hut as a small table to set things on
(https://s10.postimg.cc/yude50txx/IMG_20180114_161400604.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/52gbpumk5/IMG_20180114_161408112.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ima-icehole on Jan 14, 2018, 05:08 PM

(https://s13.postimg.cc/dp7d8r5sz/20180114_163741.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dp7d8r5sz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8112hwjgz/20180114_163817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8112hwjgz/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: ima-icehole on Jan 14, 2018, 05:09 PM

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8112hwjgz/20180114_163817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8112hwjgz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/dp7d8r5sz/20180114_163741.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dp7d8r5sz/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 14, 2018, 05:40 PM
(https://s13.postimg.cc/dp7d8r5sz/20180114_163741.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dp7d8r5sz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8112hwjgz/20180114_163817.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8112hwjgz/)

We're watching, if you have something to say.

What do we see?    ???    ;)2
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: doneinne on Jan 15, 2018, 03:03 AM
You can remove the painted labels on the cat litter containers using MEK. Methyl Ethel Keytone.  Make to use it cautiously in a well vented place.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: mbart on Jan 15, 2018, 05:43 AM
 kitty litter, hole hopping bucket
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ieua45yqz/017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ieua45yqz/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 15, 2018, 08:23 AM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/qsdr46cff/1213102228a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qsdr46cff/)


This is a case i made out of aluminum coil stock. I lined it with a woven nylon coated fabric covered foam i found. I can fit six poles in it. The drawback is length.  I got a new pole for walleye that's too long. I don't put my tackle box in it anymore, too many jigs!
(https://s17.postimg.cc/psng8fmyz/IMG_20180115_083045_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/psng8fmyz/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/smqllwk0b/IMG_20180115_083005_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/smqllwk0b/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 32footsteps on Jan 15, 2018, 05:17 PM
Sweet! That takes it to another level. Makes mine look like a.... mop bucket! Lol


Leds, usbs, 12 volt power supply... You did a great job!


Looks like i have some work to do.

You mentioned everything except the beer holder...that’s the key part of it!

Here’s my other contraption I threw together. Not sure if I’ve posted this on IS but guys are nuts about power boxes. I needed something a bit more dynamic and that’s where The kitty litter bucket accomplished that task....however....I had a single DIN Bluetooth marine radio with built in speakers and some extra batteries.

So...threw it into an ammo box, USB, 12v accessory outlet, USB outlets, stereo, AM/FM antenna, LED lights and a RAM ball for my camera. Bolts as external charging posts. These are switched so it’s not “live” all the time but can be used for anything I have that has alligator clips. The only thing I had to get was the antenna. $8 for that so that’s what I essentially have stuck into the thing.

This is more of a maple syrup cooking appliance that I’ll use on the ice. We don’t have electricity in our sugar shack and this box gives us a radio, phone charging station, and portable lights beyond just a flash light.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ayvh1vpgb/354464_FE-178_A-4_DDE-_B87_F-_AB98_F2_EDD399.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ayvh1vpgb/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Jan 15, 2018, 05:25 PM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/qsdr46cff/1213102228a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qsdr46cff/)


This is a case i made out of aluminum coil stock. I lined it with a woven nylon coated fabric covered foam i found. I can fit six poles in it. The drawback is length.  I got a new pole for walleye that's too long. I don't put my tackle box in it anymore, too many jigs!
(https://s17.postimg.cc/psng8fmyz/IMG_20180115_083045_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/psng8fmyz/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/smqllwk0b/IMG_20180115_083005_hdr.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/smqllwk0b/)
Wow---you made that? that's some serious DIY skills!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 06:08 AM
Thanks! I have also made a couple of huts. The first was made to fit in the back seat of a 90s buick regal. Lol. I used tubular aluminum from lawn chairs and a nylon tent. Wasn't pretty and was very small but it kept us warm. Don't even think about standing up.😂


(https://s17.postimg.cc/cg874t92j/0216101319a_2010-02-16_T19_19_19.000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cg874t92j/)

The step kid grew a bit bigger so i made a second one.
One guy said the blue one looked like a factory model. I love making stuff.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/qzfc6c4t7/hut3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qzfc6c4t7/)

You can stand up in this one.my brother calls me and says his boss is getting rid of some old school extendable tent poles, do i want them?  :o No tent, but who needs that? Lol. A sheet of chipboard a tarp and a couple of garage sale zippers later!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 16, 2018, 06:24 AM
Thanks! I have also made a couple of huts. The first was made to fit in a 90s buick regal. Lol. I used tubular aluminum from lawn chairs and a nylon tent. Wasn't pretty and was very small but it kept us warm. Don't even think about standing up.😂


(https://s17.postimg.cc/cg874t92j/0216101319a_2010-02-16_T19_19_19.000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cg874t92j/)

The step kid grew a bit bigger so i made a second one.
One guy said the blue one looked like a factory model. I love making stuff.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/qzfc6c4t7/hut3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qzfc6c4t7/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/l8n6crqxf/left_thumbs_up.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l8n6crqxf/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 07:42 AM
Quote
I had a single DIN Bluetooth marine radio with built in speakers and some extra batteries.

So...threw it into an ammo box, USB, 12v accessory outlet, USB outlets, stereo, AM/FM antenna, LED lights and a RAM ball for my camera. Bolts as external charging posts. These are switched so itís not ďliveĒ all the time but can be used for anything I have that has alligator clips. The only thing I had to get was the antenna. $8 for that so thatís what I essentially have stuck into the thing.

This is more of a maple syrup cooking appliance that Iíll use on the ice. We donít have electricity in our sugar shack and this box gives us a radio, phone charging station, and portable lights beyond just a flash light.

.
Nice job! Rocking on the ice! I like the idea of the usb. I have a ryobi radio that has one in the side. Hmmmm... Wish i had more knowledge about electronics
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 08:46 AM
Here is another thing I made. A push button/sliding extendable ice skimmer. Looked on the net this year and someone is selling them! 😀 when collapsed  it fits in my litter bucket on top of my marcum.

I'm trying to make things lighter and more compact. One is collapsed.





(https://s17.postimg.cc/9z5mpbtqj/IMG_20180116_083904.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9z5mpbtqj/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 09:17 AM
Got this at a yard sale for a couple of bucks. Ever seen one? If your back gets sore these little guys can be a life saver. Folds up. Fits on a 5 gallon bucket. You can lean back pretty good.  I have detailed plans with measurements if anyone is interested.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/vryc96e7v/IMG_20180116_091230.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vryc96e7v/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/nmgab1d4b/IMG_20180116_091256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nmgab1d4b/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/6lxe2dn8b/IMG_20180116_091353.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6lxe2dn8b/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 16, 2018, 09:22 AM
Pretty cool gillinator, I would call it the Throne!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 09:56 AM
Whoever designed that was a smart cookie! It works great! Of course i have made my own version made from a backpack frame! THAT ONE is the throne. 😁Lol. I have had bad back problems and ice fishing is never easy. But if i have my way....


(https://s17.postimg.cc/kxlhl9fff/chair.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kxlhl9fff/)

I also have a newer version made of aluminum tubing. my back is much better.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 10:10 AM
Ok, I'll stop hogging the forum. I'm just showing the best of what I've made. Not much left. New folding seat for a square litter bucket made of lawn chair aluminum tubing. The lightest of all. 1/4" plywood seat and foam back.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/nhh4f5smz/IMG_20180116_100956.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nhh4f5smz/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/bsd4r7h3v/IMG_20180116_100756.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bsd4r7h3v/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/uxge0z3hn/IMG_20180116_100846.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uxge0z3hn/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 32footsteps on Jan 16, 2018, 05:14 PM
Nice job! Rocking on the ice! I like the idea of the usb. I have a ryobi radio that has one in the side. Hmmmm... Wish i had more knowledge about electronics

12v stuff is pretty straightforward but Iíll admit that Iím very comfortable working with circuits. Many guys are not and abhor the idea of putting a new plug on an extension cord.

I rigged up a security system for a permanent shack awhile back. All 12v, motion sensors with a ďdisarmĒ switch on the outside so you donít trip it yourself. If you forget this or if you break into the thing horns will sound and you have 15 seconds to get the heck out of there or youíll have a dozen Roman Candles fires right at your head. Just a couple of breadboards with circuits on timers. Fun stuff! 

I did this to my boat...color changing LEDs on the inside and some on the outside that can be synced to strobe, change color, and fade with music. It looks like a UFO when they are all going. When everything is added up...color changing lights, single color white lights in compartments, etc. I have just shy of 300ft of LEDs on a 17ft boat.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/bjxxkavaj/1_D5_CE2_BD-_CA3_C-4_C0_F-8_AB7-_FB5586971_ACF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bjxxkavaj/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/e19orjcm3/40_CEDEDD-_C619-4779-_A0_F8-1_C10178177_D5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e19orjcm3/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/tmr0bibpn/A3_DFD6_BB-470_D-45_CE-8_BB4-7252_F1_C819_C4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tmr0bibpn/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 16, 2018, 05:41 PM
I bet you can see that from the space station.😁
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 32footsteps on Jan 16, 2018, 11:05 PM
I bet you can see that from the space station.😁

That was sort of the idea behind the lights I put on the outside of the hull. I do a fair amount of fishing for muskies at night and used to do two or three 24 hour marathon trips each season on my "home" lake. I'd be in the boat for 24 hours, fish hard, sneak a nap in here and there, and it would be a great way to get a pattern locked in for the month that followed.

On one of those outings over Memorial Day weekend it was time for a nap at 3am. Temps were in the low 40's and regardless of that I'd never encounter another boat after 11pm or so. I pulled right up tight to a bunch of cat tails, made sure my bow and stern lights were on and dozed off. 20 minutes later a boat without lights on comes roaring by within 15 feet of me. A few days later I hopped on Amazon and ordered a bunch of lights to run down the sides of my boat. What began as a safety feature for when I'm snoozing turned into a strange obsession. I was the first one around that area with lights like that on a boat. Now they are more and more common. I had planned to rewire my entire boat anyway so it seemed like a good idea to add the extra lights at that time.

...and yes, you can see it from a distance. I've been told by friends that when I fire them up they have been able to spot me from a few miles away. 
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 17, 2018, 06:41 AM
What a way to wake up from a nap! Bet that scared the blank out of you.



So does your ice hut look like club 54? (Remember that disco joint?) 😀


Saaaay, would a disco ball attract crappie? Lol

Frabil disco ball. Hey, if it worked I'd buy one!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: doublehaul on Jan 19, 2018, 04:41 PM
Put a rod rack mod on my ATV. Going to work slick.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/qvx06i3nv/6_F3609_CC-1_EF2-4_FFD-_B572-_FFCC1_F6_C18_B7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qvx06i3nv/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: JJBat150 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:17 PM
Got this at a yard sale for a couple of bucks. Ever seen one? If your back gets sore these little guys can be a life saver. Folds up. Fits on a 5 gallon bucket. You can lean back pretty good.  I have detailed plans with measurements if anyone is interested.


Interested in the plans.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 20, 2018, 08:27 AM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/cg1b96lx7/chair_seat_top_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cg1b96lx7/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/qz8ganrxn/chair_seat_side_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qz8ganrxn/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/eyn09dmxn/seat_back_rear_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/eyn09dmxn/)


I hope that gives you enough info. If you need any more let me know.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/sfjysa7jv/seat_back_front_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sfjysa7jv/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/cu2n8g5x7/chair_seat_-_bottom_view.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cu2n8g5x7/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/tuljh9vuz/hinge_screw.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tuljh9vuz/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: SirCranksalot on Jan 20, 2018, 08:42 AM
(https://s13.postimg.cc/l8n6crqxf/left_thumbs_up.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l8n6crqxf/)

Wow   looks like you would need a pretty good sewing machine and skills to match to make that!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 20, 2018, 08:51 AM
I wish. Sewing the zippers was a trick. all i had was a regular sewing machine, lots of hand sewing too. I used to work for a company that did theater curtains. Just one job among many i had as a commercial carpenter.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gofishin on Jan 22, 2018, 02:14 PM
Gillinator, would like to see how you did the floor in the blue shack if possible. Was wondering how you attached the poles and the tarp along the bottom. Have my Dads old canvas one (looks about the same size as yours) and the floor is in need of some repairs, so looking for ideas. Thanks
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 23, 2018, 07:06 AM
(https://s17.postimg.cc/s123fgpqz/0106111222a_2011-01-06_T18_23_07.000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s123fgpqz/)

i made the hinge assembly out of galvanized steel, some kind of joist hanger from lowes. fastened to the floor with drywall screws. But there is a board on the other side. Your choice of fastener depends on what you are making the floor out of. I like pop rivets with washers for thinner  plywood or plastic.

(https://s17.postimg.cc/u5mggm497/0106111204a_2011-01-06_T18_04_52.000.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u5mggm497/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/z49yv6icr/0106111242b_2011-01-06_T18_42_55.000_kindlephoto-79503413.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z49yv6icr/)


 On the blue hut i got strips of wood 1/4" thick by 1 1/2" by 4'.  I tacked the tarp in place on the side of the bottom then laid the strip down the whole edge. Then i nailed the strip down. Virtually no chance of it tearing there.





What kind of floor is it? I made the blue hut's floor out of chipboard. Bad choice. Should have used painted plywood. I considered an old truck bed liner but couldn't find one for free.😁

Describe it or post a pic. Maybe I can make a suggestion.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gofishin on Jan 23, 2018, 06:12 PM
Thanks Gillinator, It was made with 1/4" plywood (painted) and pieces of 1x3 as backing/bracing, but it's done over thirty years of service so it's time for some updates.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 23, 2018, 09:51 PM
1/4" is nice and light. A couple of coats of paint and it should work. I think long rivets for any pole hinges or the like would be best. My small hut has a 1/4" plywood floor.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: icebucketjohn on Jan 24, 2018, 04:50 PM
Flip Shanty STOGIE HOLDER:




(https://s18.postimg.cc/ruxfsvno5/Flip_Shanty_Stogie_Holder_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ruxfsvno5/)



(https://s18.postimg.cc/6mjrb2yt1/Flip_Shanty_Stogie_Holder_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6mjrb2yt1/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 28, 2018, 06:51 PM
This is the last update to my ice bucket chair.

 I hinged the padded seat and fastened the back directly to the bucket with pop rivets. It is extendable with a push button lock. Pull straight up on the foam back/aluminum tubing and it moves up the slide assembly and the bottom locks in because of the shape of said slide and the push button locks automatically. Push the button in and  use pressure to get it back down again. When it does reach the bottom of the slide, the shape of the foam back wedges it snug. When it is extended out, the aluminum tube back leans back at  just the right angle. That part was tough. It took a few times to get it right.

It's lighter and one less thing to carry/bungie down on the sled.

I think this could be one of the better things I've made.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/m8agl7223/IMG_20180128_182453.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m8agl7223/)(https://s17.postimg.cc/7p3bjt3sb/IMG_20180128_182540_burst_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7p3bjt3sb/)(https://s17.postimg.cc/8em3w6jrf/IMG_20180128_182617.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8em3w6jrf/)(https://s17.postimg.cc/m8agl8k2j/IMG_20180128_182647.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m8agl8k2j/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 4x4Dad on Jan 28, 2018, 11:44 PM
Here is an idea I've been thinking of trying in the future for a homemade flip-up portable shelter . I have a UTV cover I bought for my SXS . It's made of heavy condura type material for $50.00 . My UTV is 8 ft. long by 60 inches wide by 6' 2" tall . The cover has 2 vent holes near the top to release condensation . If you can picture this cover draped over the UTV all the way to the ground with a elastic hem on the bottom , it certainly should make an excellent cover for a homemade flip-up portable shelter . Now with that thought in mind , they now make 4 seater UTVs that are 10 to 12 feet long and 6 feet wide ! If anyone succeeds in creating a shelter out of one of these covers before I do , please post up your creation .
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 29, 2018, 06:05 AM

(https://s13.postimg.cc/mou6rz683/left_thumbs_up.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mou6rz683/)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 29, 2018, 06:35 AM
That cover sounds better than the old canvas, the nylon tent i used or the tarp. I wonder how long it will last? I know the boys motorcycle cover cracked after being in the weather one year.

But it has to be waaaay better than a tarp. I wished i would have thought of that before I made the blue hut.


Interesting, you can buy that cordura fabric by the yard. This could be a big step forward for my projects. A step toward factory quality. Thank you sir!

Kind of pricey by the yard! But $50 for your cover is economical. Hell, that sounds great. I need to handle it though. See if I can sew it. Off to the motorcycle shop!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 29, 2018, 08:12 AM
Cordura makes at least a dozen kinds of fabric, many for the military.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 4x4Dad on Feb 16, 2018, 10:59 PM
That cover sounds better than the old canvas, the nylon tent i used or the tarp. I wonder how long it will last? I know the boys motorcycle cover cracked after being in the weather one year.

But it has to be waaaay better than a tarp. I wished i would have thought of that before I made the blue hut.


Interesting, you can buy that cordura fabric by the yard. This could be a big step forward for my projects. A step toward factory quality. Thank you sir!

Kind of pricey by the yard! But $50 for your cover is economical. Hell, that sounds great. I need to handle it though. See if I can sew it. Off to the motorcycle shop!

Your welcome . If you do use one , please post pictures . It'll save me a major headache ...  :wacko:
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:13 AM
 I have 3 shelters now. On second thought i probably won't make another.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Nov 21, 2018, 07:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/cgKwQry6/received-301909360654962.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cgKwQry6)

I put one of my extendable backs on a round bucket. It works good. I added a strip of teflon cutting board so the fabric would survive the sliding motion.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 32footsteps on Dec 05, 2018, 10:47 PM
Threw together a new hole hopping bucket. This is the third one. I think I have all of the quirky things I didnít like about my two previous build eliminated with this one....but Iíll probably get bored and build a new one next fall.

I wasnít satisfied with the balance of the other ones so I began there by moving some things around. Added a 5.5mm jack on the side for plugging in shack lights or a green underwater light I have. Moved transducer mount forward. Moved beer holder to the left side. For comparison last yearís version and this yearís version are pictured.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qz0Q31PW/2043-C8-D6-3-BA2-43-EE-B830-952-D4895-AF4-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qz0Q31PW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QHbmkpsC/DB7475-DE-0-F8-D-4229-88-AD-358-BD7-F2-E862.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QHbmkpsC)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: 4x4Dad on Dec 05, 2018, 11:15 PM
Those are pretty slick 32footsteps ! Very nice setup .
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: TickleStick on Jan 13, 2019, 07:30 PM
Took the Helix 7 off my boat and added the ice transducer and a glow cup and its been excellent.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/32858458908_e981311653_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: gillinator1 on Jan 18, 2019, 07:15 PM
Looks nice.
Title: Perch Eye Remover
Post by: badger132 on Jan 31, 2019, 04:58 PM
Perch eyes are a known great bait- you can dig them out with a knife, or pop them out with your thumb, but this is messy and often pop the eye, making it less juicy and attractive. This tool makes it simple and pretty clean.

Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 31, 2019, 07:29 PM
Pretty slick. Eye will have to make me one. LOL
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: CO_Dinky on Feb 05, 2019, 01:18 AM
I made an adjustable auger extension / drill adapter for under $10.

LINK TO THREAD (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=365217.0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/H8DNbZy8/IMG-7657.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8DNbZy8)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: geo315 on Feb 21, 2019, 11:37 AM
Took the Helix 7 off my boat and added the ice transducer and a glow cup and its been excellent.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/32858458908_e981311653_c.jpg)
Nice.  How do you protect it? Geo.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Feb 21, 2019, 12:27 PM
When my brother was getting his MSEE in the '80s, he made an automatic fisherman for a class project. At the time, he had to make the wire wrap boards, and as you can guess it was huge! He had a stepper motor to raise and lower the line, a limit switch on an eyelet to check for tension, and the last guide was mounted on a piezo sensor to detect a bite. You could set the height from the bottom, and specify a jigging pattern. The thing would lower until there was no tension, and raise the programmed amount, and start to jig. When the piezo sensor detected a bite, it reeled up and sounded an alarm. It ran from a car battery. The whole thing was programmed in assembly language.
I think it is out in my dad's barn- will try and get a picture, It looks like a prop for a Frankenstein movie.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Mainedog on Oct 08, 2019, 10:33 PM
Not really an invention, but I build them (and sell them).

(https://i.postimg.cc/R6dp313T/IMG-20190919-194827427.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R6dp313T)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: dearjimschmidt on Jan 01, 2020, 08:42 PM
Here is my first power box build for my pop up hub and sled.  It has an Ice Jager glow cup, LED flashlight/floor light, dual USBs, cigarette lighter port, 3 accessory terminals, charging terminal.  The glow light fits inside when not in use.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fkg8H6hs/20200101-212256.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fkg8H6hs)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1gfkrMrJ/20200101-212308.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1gfkrMrJ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/1g2LC6WP/20200101-212319.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1g2LC6WP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0zWgShDz/20200101-212327.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zWgShDz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rK92VDpC/20200101-212340.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rK92VDpC)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jDd0LRwV/20200101-212347.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDd0LRwV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7f4yr3qZ/20200101-212410.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7f4yr3qZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YGFTJ9VF/20200101-212422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YGFTJ9VF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJz29m5D/20200101-212455.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJz29m5D)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CnGTf1s0/20200101-212615.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CnGTf1s0)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: river_scum on Jan 18, 2020, 10:20 AM
nice work.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 08, 2021, 12:04 PM
I adapted my Garmin 73sv ice kit to use my Ridgid tool batteries. The Garmin can take the 20V that the batteries supply, and several others have used it that ways for a while, so I decided to risk it. The electrical mod is based on a Ridgid USB charger I got from Direct Tools for $10 on sale. I opened it, removed the guts, and soldered wires to the + and - long enough to reach out the hole. Crimped on spade connectors, and shoved them into the females that connected to the SLA battery. I made a holder for the battery bracket out of scrap-1 piece to fit in the battery compartment, and piece of plywood to hold the bracket- there is a hole for a belt clip I used to bolt it in.
Saved me 3.5 lb, and I can fish all day on a 4 AH battery. Can carry a spare that works for both the auger and the Garmin.
Update: By reducing my screen brightness to 60%, I can go all day on a 2AH battery. I am very happy with the weight savings, and the tool batteries recharge a lot faster then the SLA with the Garmin charger.

(https://i.postimg.cc/cK1c5z0J/IMG-9805.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cK1c5z0J)

(https://i.postimg.cc/68f0cKsS/IMG-9806.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68f0cKsS)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xX25LCZM/IMG-9807.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xX25LCZM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7CBNvNZn/IMG-9808.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CBNvNZn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xcHgkH69/IMG-9809.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xcHgkH69)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 08, 2021, 12:19 PM
Nice badger132. I might have to try that for my Showdown Troller.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: appleye on Jan 08, 2021, 12:26 PM
I tried to convert an older Lowrance and it was to much juice would not run. I'm close to a new one hope it will run on higher voltage. No convert though I was going with about the same way.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 08, 2021, 02:48 PM
Nice badger132. I might have to try that for my Showdown Troller.

Why would you use 18V? Get 6 rechargeable AA and charge them up, good for 2-1/2 days of fishing. I have 2 of the Marcums- 1 with the soft pack, and I always wonder why I don't get rid of the SLA battery and use AA's in that one too. You can put tackle where the battery used to be.

The Garmin 73 is a power hog- especially with the big backlit screen. It needs 80WH to go all day.

By my calculation, the Marcum  Showdown uses 5.5 WH per day of fishing That 9AH SLA should go 20 days of fishing without recharge.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: lefty2053 on Jan 08, 2021, 03:28 PM
I am using an 8Ah battery now for the troller. It doesn't last anywhere near 3 full days of fishing. Only reason I am using it that way is I don't need the battery for the boat fish finder right now.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinator on Jan 08, 2021, 03:46 PM
Why would you use 18V? Get 6 rechargeable AA and charge them up, good for 2-1/2 days of fishing. I have 2 of the Marcums- 1 with the soft pack, and I always wonder why I don't get rid of the SLA battery and use AA's in that one too. You can put tackle where the battery used to be.

The Garmin 73 is a power hog- especially with the big backlit screen. It needs 80WH to go all day.

By my calculation, the Marcum  Showdown uses 5.5 WH per day of fishing That 9AH SLA should go 20 days of fishing without recharge.
No idea how much power it draws but my showdown performs way better connected to a 12v opposed to the 9v from the 6 a.a.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 08, 2021, 04:02 PM
No idea how much power it draws but my showdown performs way better connected to a 12v opposed to the 9v from the 6 a.a.
Interesting! I have 1 each way, and never noticed a difference. Do you use backlight or the screen heater feature?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinator on Jan 08, 2021, 11:23 PM
Interesting! I have 1 each way, and never noticed a difference. Do you use backlight or the screen heater feature?
Not often. I mainly fish shallow water and with the a.a. I have problems seeing my jigs. No problems with 12v. It's also one of the original showdown trollers. Pretty old and slightly abused.
Title: Re: Perch Eye Remover
Post by: kb on Jan 10, 2021, 07:46 AM
Perch eyes are a known great bait- you can dig them out with a knife, or pop them out with your thumb, but this is messy and often pop the eye, making it less juicy and attractive. This tool makes it simple and pretty clean.



Iíve used a paper clip for years.  I hang it off the zipper on my jacket.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 10, 2021, 09:56 AM
Not often. I mainly fish shallow water and with the a.a. I have problems seeing my jigs. No problems with 12v. It's also one of the original showdown trollers. Pretty old and slightly abused.
Well, a tool battery will make a big difference in that showdown weight- the SLA it comes with must be almost 90% of the total weight.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: DANMAN on Jan 14, 2021, 08:37 AM
Here is an idea I've been thinking of trying in the future for a homemade flip-up portable shelter . I have a UTV cover I bought for my SXS . It's made of heavy condura type material for $50.00 . My UTV is 8 ft. long by 60 inches wide by 6' 2" tall . The cover has 2 vent holes near the top to release condensation . If you can picture this cover draped over the UTV all the way to the ground with a elastic hem on the bottom , it certainly should make an excellent cover for a homemade flip-up portable shelter . Now with that thought in mind , they now make 4 seater UTVs that are 10 to 12 feet long and 6 feet wide ! If anyone succeeds in creating a shelter out of one of these covers before I do , please post up your creation .

Built one 35 years ago.    i could not afford a 149.00 fish trap at that time

bent plywood.  copper pipe.  army duck canvas


(https://i.postimg.cc/LYZc8v3F/01-B2-F973-44-B7-47-E2-B373-0-A9-FCEEAF1-C2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYZc8v3F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvwCz7cg/05505-B85-6-BC7-4-DBA-8495-941-A4-D42-A9-C4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvwCz7cg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kBykG2KG/1-CF72290-93-A6-4399-8-A9-D-C15-FADC3294-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBykG2KG)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Jan 14, 2021, 08:56 AM
Interesting! I have 1 each way, and never noticed a difference. Do you use backlight or the screen heater feature?
my first troller 2.0 was sluggish and jig hard to see and didnt perform good with aa batteries either.works great with a 12v sla battery tho.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: Brian A on Jan 14, 2021, 04:14 PM
Built one 35 years ago.    i could not afford a 149.00 fish trap at that time

bent plywood.  copper pipe.  army duck canvas


(https://i.postimg.cc/LYZc8v3F/01-B2-F973-44-B7-47-E2-B373-0-A9-FCEEAF1-C2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LYZc8v3F)

(https://i.postimg.cc/MvwCz7cg/05505-B85-6-BC7-4-DBA-8495-941-A4-D42-A9-C4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/MvwCz7cg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kBykG2KG/1-CF72290-93-A6-4399-8-A9-D-C15-FADC3294-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBykG2KG)

VERY cool!!!
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: kc_ on Jan 14, 2021, 05:25 PM
I did the same thing back in the early 80's.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: smitty0312 on Jan 24, 2021, 09:55 AM
DANMAN.....That is simply awesome....2 thumbs up....A+ for my grade.....tight lines
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 24, 2021, 11:53 AM
How am I just learning about this now?

https://chillnreel.com


Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: fishinator on Jan 24, 2021, 12:14 PM
How am I just learning about this now?

https://chillnreel.com
Probably because it's kind of pointless. Just throw a spool of line in your pocket.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: maddogg on Jan 25, 2021, 10:25 AM
Probably because it's kind of pointless. Just throw a spool of line in your pocket.

What about your beer?
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: badger132 on Jan 25, 2021, 10:52 AM
How am I just learning about this now?

https://chillnreel.com

I think this has a fatal flaw for ice fishing: You would need to spill your beer to let your bait down the hole.

 >:(
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: maddogg on Jan 25, 2021, 11:38 AM
I think this has a fatal flaw for ice fishing: You would need to spill your beer to let your bait down the hole.

 >:(

Make your own tape a schooley reel on the kooze.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: river_scum on Jan 25, 2021, 03:50 PM
fish could take you beer away! no thanks. lol
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: slipperybob on Jan 29, 2021, 01:53 AM
I've been fishing a soup can or beverage can since I was a wee little boy.  Used to toss that with a bobber and sinker for pan fishing at the local park.

I even did the stick with the eye screws on the ends to ice fish as that was more like better than hand jigging and the line wrapping around the can was more efficient.

I have no plans to go back to using rusty cans.  LOL.
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: A man called horse on Feb 28, 2021, 06:55 PM
Not an invention, just my typical repurposing. Need a holder for Power bait, Gulp, etc. Chop off 2Ē from any partial or empty caulk tube. Wonít affect a partial tube, will still function in a caulk gun. Screw it to a convenient base. Perfect diameter.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nC4ZtBGz/0-C62-EA58-A91-A-41-A9-AF13-0-C3-C99-EB99-CD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nC4ZtBGz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJnZFBXp/B3-FD3-FD8-DF6-F-423-C-A60-F-02-D4-B3643-A4-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJnZFBXp)
Title: Re: Inventions
Post by: river_scum on Mar 02, 2021, 06:12 AM
this came out of a thread about tip ups.  it got me rethinking my rigger release for huge baits on tip ups.  the simple bent wire is what i came up with.  its electric fencewire if that matters?  fairly stiff stuff.  take just a few min. to make and install yourself!  after a couple of other designs i ended with this one.  tested it with large gills and a 10" bass for bait.  no false flags at all.  there is another unexpected added bonus to this rig.  it seemed to set the hook rite in the lip(using trebles hook) on every fish caught!!!!!!  havent decided if this is good or bad. i also havent played with hook placement in the baits or quick strike rigging.  make one and test it for yourself.

the bit bait holder,


(https://i.postimg.cc/1f2hKt2b/IMG-3203.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1f2hKt2b)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xkVwWZ0R/IMG-3202.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xkVwWZ0R)

a short vid also here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbryf7wK-8w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbryf7wK-8w)

the square nut has nothing to do with the rig.  it was just a replacement laying around.  bend wire loop and put under original spool nut.