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1 man flip over shack
« on: Aug 15, 2018, 08:31 AM »
I'm in the market for a 1 man flip over shack for this season. I'm Looking for an affordable one that will fit a larger built person. Just looking for opinions, pros, and cons. Have a few lakes I go to with long walks and are only accessible by foot traffic. This isn't a shack I will use all the time so doesn't have to have a lot of features. I'm leaning towards a shappel  1.5.
Anyone have any feedback on these? Thanks in advance!

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #1 on: Aug 15, 2018, 09:12 AM »
I had bought the Kenai Pro a couple seasons ago for hand dragging fishing until ice was good enough for the wheeler to pull my big shack. Well I liked the deep tub, it was wider than most but when I had to pull this thing it was like pulling a 55 gallon drum so I traded it off. I ended up buying a Clam Blazer, super light and pulls like a kids sled, the Blazer isnít as wide but itís a trade off because I can drag it forever with out any effort. A buddy just got a Clam wide one, he had it set up in his garage, looks wide and light but does not seem like itís gonna last. Seems like the construction is really cheap. I looked at the Recon before I bought the Blazer, seemed very narrow.
I didnít look at the Shapelís so I have no input on them.

 I found the less effort/work I put into getting to spots equals more Fishing.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2018, 09:35 AM »

 1 of the guys that fishes with us has a fx150 , letís just say heís tough on his equipment and its holding up after several years , lots of room for a larger guy , ,
 

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2018, 09:39 AM »
Weight wont matter if you're pulling on ice - it'll make a big difference when you're pulling through snow or trails. All of these options have more room than the average 1 man flip. Watch the ice fishing deals thread for them going on sale - the Frabill Recruit was just on sale for less than $250 a few weeks back.


https://www.geteskimo.com/Product/2385/wide1-inferno-flip-style-shelter

https://www.otteroutdoors.com/product/otter-xt-pro-x-over-cottage/

http://www.frabill.com/ice-fishing/ice-shelters/recruit-1250.html
https://fishingsportshow.com/2015/frabill-new-recruit-ice-fishing-shelter/

http://shappell.com/iceshelters/fxseriesflips.html

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/clam/shelters/fish-trap/1-man/legend-xl-thermal.html

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2018, 09:54 AM »
the fx100 is plenty big for larger persons, but if you want more room then the fx200 is the same base tub as the fx150 and same weight so i recommend the fx200 and you can get it in insulated version.

i have some very large friends who use the fx100's. the newest version has beefed up seat support as well. just add a bleacher seat of your liking.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2018, 10:39 AM »
I have an Eskimo Wide one and am very satisfied with it. The seat is great. It's big enough to fish two hole very easily.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #6 on: Aug 15, 2018, 11:03 AM »
Thanks for the great info guys! I will keep my eyes open for some good sale pricing coming up soon.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #7 on: Aug 15, 2018, 12:18 PM »
I have an Eskimo Wide one and am very satisfied with it. The seat is great. It's big enough to fish two hole very easily.
X2!!!  I cut a camera hole "under" my left heal and can easily see and fish 2 more holes in the shanty.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #8 on: Aug 21, 2018, 12:11 PM »
the fx100 is plenty big for larger persons, but if you want more room then the fx200 is the same base tub as the fx150 and same weight so i recommend the fx200 and you can get it in insulated version.

i have some very large friends who use the fx100's. the newest version has beefed up seat support as well. just add a bleacher seat of your liking.

Agree 100%. I originally debated on the fx100 and fx150, and went with the 100 for the weight and price. couple years ago I found a deal on a 150 I couldn't pass up. I liked it for the room but the weight was enough that I stuck with the 100. Ended up buying a fx200 for when I need more room, and sold the 150 for what I paid for it. I'm 6'1 and 250, I'm not saying the 100 is roomy, but I have no problem spending the day in it.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #9 on: Aug 21, 2018, 02:54 PM »
BH2 I have a eskimo sport I found earlier for 35.00 could sell for the same if interested in Madison

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #10 on: Aug 22, 2018, 06:33 AM »
Thanks Old Goat I will consider it, Looks like we are about 4 hours apart tho.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #11 on: Aug 22, 2018, 06:40 AM »
Agree 100%. I originally debated on the fx100 and fx150, and went with the 100 for the weight and price. couple years ago I found a deal on a 150 I couldn't pass up. I liked it for the room but the weight was enough that I stuck with the 100. Ended up buying a fx200 for when I need more room, and sold the 150 for what I paid for it. I'm 6'1 and 250, I'm not saying the 100 is roomy, but I have no problem spending the day in it.

Thanks Graybeard! The FX100 is in the lead right now with me for the same reasons you stated. I have a 2 man flip over now for when I fish with the wife. A light 1 man would be what I'm looking for when its just me I don't need to drag the extra 40 or 50 lbs. around! The FX100 is the lightest and roomiest and pretty cheap also!

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #12 on: Aug 23, 2018, 10:01 AM »
dunhams has best everyday price on the fx100 at around 200$. add their 20% off coupons they offer and your set.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #13 on: Sep 11, 2018, 04:28 PM »
I was in the same boat as you.  I wanted a light sled unit and ended up with the Clam Blazer.  All these sleds are so light that even a small wind gust starts moving the house if you aren't sitting down.  Would be curious which one you decide to go with. 
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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #14 on: Sep 11, 2018, 05:34 PM »
'Affordable' means something different to everyone.  Since you're looking for something that is affordable, what can you afford?  What is your limit?

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #15 on: Sep 11, 2018, 05:47 PM »
I previously owned the Shappell 1.5 Rover ( now called fx 150 ) , but now own the fx 50 windbreak because I am always on the move and rarely sit anyway. Both are durable and lightweight. I have no complaints about either. I won't however buy anything Clam related...just don't like the direction they've gone. JMO
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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #16 on: Sep 11, 2018, 08:09 PM »
dunhams has best everyday price on the fx100 at around 200$. add their 20% off coupons they offer and your set.

Shanties are excluded from the coupons.  :( :( :(

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #17 on: Sep 11, 2018, 09:44 PM »
depends who's working. i have used them on sale priced items and they are not supposed to be honored for that.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #18 on: Sep 11, 2018, 09:53 PM »
X2!!!  I cut a camera hole "under" my left heal and can easily see and fish 2 more holes in the shanty.

Not sure what size you guys are using for holes. I found a 6in auger on a drill to work the best. Fits in the sled, and I can usually get my heater in one corner, the camera in the front middle, camera hole in front right. Then two holes below. With my 3gallon keeper bucket middle back for a pole holder.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #19 on: Oct 10, 2018, 06:51 AM »
'Affordable' means something different to everyone.  Since you're looking for something that is affordable, what can you afford?  What is your limit?
I would say a maximum of $350.00

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #20 on: Oct 10, 2018, 07:55 AM »
If it is me I would get the FX100i.  Should fit your budget and give you the extra money for the hyfax kit for the bottom and cover.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #21 on: Oct 10, 2018, 08:41 AM »
If it is me I would get the FX100i.  Should fit your budget and give you the extra money for the hyfax kit for the bottom and cover.
pretty sure that's what Im getting. Now just waiting for sales! Thanks !

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #22 on: Oct 10, 2018, 01:01 PM »
Sportsman's Guide has it for $242.99 for "buyer's club" members. Get a free 30 day buyer's club trial and use code NEWCLUB for 20% off.
Comes to $194.39+ about $20 in shipping.

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Re: 1 man flip over shack
« Reply #23 on: Oct 10, 2018, 06:10 PM »
Hey everyone,
I went with the Ice Runner Explorer, the newer shacks by KMDA. Very light! And at an affordable price, they also offer a 4-pay plan through Sportmansguide.com  if your budget is really tight.
Although I did swap out the sled. And built my own fixed seating (360 swivel swivel hunting chairon a milk crate).
And added 12v light system.
Took the seat off the stand and mounted it to plywood on a hinge to access crate storage.
Still going to add second seat on opposite side to make a two person.
And the great thing is I can pull out either sear if needed.




 



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