Home Made Ice Sled

Flip: The flip style ice shanty is the most popular style out on the ice. These models are built on a sled base, which holds all your gear while you travel and contains one to four seats for you and your friends. Just like a tent, you simply extend the poles and pop up the structure. Most models let you choose whether you want to have the structure fully open on the warmer days, zip the tent up on those really cold days, or set up half-way like a wind break.

They also come with anchors, so you don’t have to worry about your shelter blowing about. The main benefit of this hut style is that you can set up or collapse it for travel so quickly and easily, which allows you to easily move around a large fishing area, while also keeping you protected and insulated from the elements.

MA Machine View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Forum Threads 2008 Catch and Continue Finalist Join Date Feb 2008 Location Lincoln Posts 6,599 Thanks 3,382 Thanked 4,138 Times in 1,834 Posts Originally Posted by playin4funami MA Machine, now that you have had a chance to use your sled what changes would you have made ? I picked up some fancy german racing ski's for 4 bucks and will do the build this summer.

I have a couple soft cushion boat seats that I'm planning to mount at front and back on swivels on a wooden storage box that I plan to build for each end. Any other afterthought design ideas you have that would make it better? width? lenth? To tell you the truth I have not added one thing to the sled and used it all season. I really like everything about it. I did not have to add a auger rack since the auger sits on top and stays with just a bungie cord. It's a pain to drag on bare ground but on the ice and snow it is awesome, very little drag. It is easy to unload and load, in fact, I loaded it up the other day by myself with my auger strapped on top in addition to a cooler and my electronics bag. I've seen a bunch of homemade sleds on the ice this year. Every one of them looked better than a plastic tub sled. Post what you end up with. I'm going to build another one and may try another design when I get another set of ski's. The only 2 things keeping me from going pro are skill and luck.

Readers, I got to wondering about you, as inventive a group of outdoor enthusiasts as I know. Surely, you too have found ways to increase your ice-fishing pleasure by adding a few homey touches to your shanties – his and hers ice augers, a little wood stove, a cribbage board shaped like a northern. Why not invite other readers in for a look? We're not necessarily looking for fancy touches, just good times and fun ideas – more of the Red Green approach than the Martha Stewart touch, if you get our drift. We'll bet that many shanties have an air conditioner and an icemaker.

Point out the unusual feature or features If the shanty contains an unusual device of your own making, show us that feature and please take close-up photos so we can clearly see what you are describing. Show us the comforts of your icy home If you've found a way to make the shanty especially comfortable, show us in words and well-lit photos. Packing it in Compact storage is always an issue in a shanty. Perhaps you've devised a storage idea that others could incorporate. If you've found a neat way to store rods, clean fish, get a signal from your tip-ups or other idea, we'd like to hear about it.

Show us the gang If your story hinges on the antics of a few diehard anglers, try and get them in the picture. If they stumbled upon any fish in the story, show them too if you have them. Take several slides or photos We prefer slides if you can forward them. Quality prints work okay too, but we can't enlarge them very much and the colors are often less brilliant than from slide film. Digital photos are almost always too small for our use. Please consider slides if you can shoot them. Send submissions to: Shanty Stories, Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 by June 30, 2001. Entries will be returned in January 2002. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your story, photos and artwork returned at the end of the project.


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