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#6121419 - 01/11/18 09:45 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 1158
Loc: AK
I have both a hub and an otter flip over. The flip overs rock!!!!

Hubs have frequent pole failures. And the wind catches them like a kite! Almost lost mine trying to setup on tuesday. Sure u can ice screw with a drill. Reality is drill batteries die quickly in the cold!!! I was chasing lakers tuesday withthe hub. Wind blew hard enough it busted the straps!!!

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#6121439 - 01/11/18 10:01 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
ToTheWoods Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
Posts: 587
Loc: St. Croix County, Wisconsin
I have had my frabill flip over style for around 12 or better years. Day one I singed the material with the lantern. The fabric has not seperated at all since. After a few years I too could see thins spots in the fabric. This has in no way hindered the performance of the shack at all. If you really need to you can get a replacement. One thing did years ago is sprayed the outside with 3M scotchguard. Help repel water and such. Also as you said remove the tent when being stored in the winter. Try and lay it out without a bunch of folds in as well and this will help as well.

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#6121440 - 01/11/18 10:02 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20671
Loc: Minnesota
Hunted deer in Alabama once ...the Landowner absolutely did not believe we drove trucks on the lakes here. I'd still call frabill ant talk to them... can't hurt.
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#6121909 - 01/11/18 06:30 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Tradbow1]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
I have both a hub and an otter flip over. The flip overs rock!!!!

Hubs have frequent pole failures. And the wind catches them like a kite! Almost lost mine trying to setup on tuesday. Sure u can ice screw with a drill. Reality is drill batteries die quickly in the cold!!! I was chasing lakers tuesday withthe hub. Wind blew hard enough it busted the straps!!!


I had to put my hip boots on ,to read this....:)
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#6122028 - 01/11/18 07:51 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Tradbow1]
TrapperJohn97 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Michigan

Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
I have both a hub and an otter flip over. The flip overs rock!!!!

Hubs have frequent pole failures. And the wind catches them like a kite! Almost lost mine trying to setup on tuesday. Sure u can ice screw with a drill. Reality is drill batteries die quickly in the cold!!! I was chasing lakers tuesday withthe hub. Wind blew hard enough it busted the straps!!!



I agree with him, I had a killzone hub style before I bought the flip over, the hub was ok, but it was a pain, couldn't fish in the wind, poles broke, where with the flip over I can fish in any weather, and it has been more durable than the killzone

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#6122125 - 01/11/18 08:52 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn97

Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
I have both a hub and an otter flip over. The flip overs rock!!!!

Hubs have frequent pole failures. And the wind catches them like a kite! Almost lost mine trying to setup on tuesday. Sure u can ice screw with a drill. Reality is drill batteries die quickly in the cold!!! I was chasing lakers tuesday withthe hub. Wind blew hard enough it busted the straps!!!



I agree with him, I had a killzone hub style before I bought the flip over, the hub was ok, but it was a pain, couldn't fish in the wind, poles broke, where with the flip over I can fish in any weather, and it has been more durable than the killzone

What were you anchoring it to the ice with..?
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#6122274 - 01/12/18 12:01 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 1158
Loc: AK
what the heck do I know, you might want a full body suit instead of hippers, they're never tall enough........ah but than again I don't consider myself a fair weather fisherman! Makes for interesting times...come on up, I'll take you to the wind factory! Nothing beats first hand experience....I'll show ya for free! You might even catch a few fish on top of it.

Last week we had an eskimo roll over two people trying to get set up, two men running ice screws as fast as we could get the in.....blow city!!! Thankfully between 4 of us, we were able to hold on long enough to get a break and get the thing stuck to the ice. what a royal PAIN IN THE BUTT!!!

Oh bring a spare battery..when it's -30, they don't last long, I don't sit on one hole if the fish are not biting....

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#6122276 - 01/12/18 12:06 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Nessmuck]
yotetrapper30 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 8048
Loc: Oakland, MS
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Originally Posted By: Scuba1
I have ice ..... its in the freezer. Strawberry and vanilla flavor ...... still no idea what y'all on about


So yah Nevah been ice fishing before ?


I have, but never in a "house". We'd just chop a hole in the ice, and sit on an overturned bucket. Figure this must be some millennial trend like waxing your privates, LOL.

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#6122279 - 01/12/18 12:23 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Tradbow1]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
Yup...when it howling out on the lake....we find a cove to fish in....or try another day. It's recreational fishing for me....not to feed my family...so I watch the weather and pick my spots.
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#6122280 - 01/12/18 12:26 AM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
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#6122627 - 01/12/18 12:10 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Cannon Ball Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 445
Loc: Washington , N.C.
I consider myself a pretty avid outdoorsman. I have hunted, trapped and fished my whole life and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have never tired it but for some reason sitting out over the ice waiting on a fish to swim to me just does not look like my cup of tea. I am sure it is a northern thing that us southerners just cannot grasp.
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#6122910 - 01/12/18 05:38 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 1158
Loc: AK
Well. You either fish on ice. Or you dont fish at all....

Buddy texted me a nice 15lb laker from this morning just to rub it in i should have taken the day off!


Edited by Tradbow1 (01/12/18 05:40 PM)

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#6122943 - 01/12/18 06:02 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1762
Loc: Waterville Minnesota
Well, we don't have NASCAR, so we ice fish
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#6122956 - 01/12/18 06:17 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: mudtracker]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: mudtracker
Well, we don't have NASCAR, so we ice fish


LMAO.....I would rather sit on a frozen lake,fishing out of a 10 inch hole... than watch cars make lefts hand turns for 3 hours....


Edited by Nessmuck (01/12/18 06:20 PM)
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#6123017 - 01/12/18 07:05 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
trapper les Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 17171
Loc: williams,mn
If I can catch my limit in a hour or two, I don't fish for another couple weeks.
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#6123046 - 01/12/18 07:35 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 1158
Loc: AK
Another pop up dies. Buddy who was out laker fishing today busted poles on his clam.........

And i quote
‘Broke my ********* shack today, 3 poles snapped’, Says ice fishing buddy...

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#6123129 - 01/12/18 09:06 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
trapper les Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 17171
Loc: williams,mn
I just fish on nice days.
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#6123142 - 01/12/18 09:23 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Tradbow1]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
Another pop up dies. Buddy who was out laker fishing today busted poles on his clam.........

And i quote
‘Broke my ********* shack today, 3 poles snapped’, Says ice fishing buddy...


Why are all your hubs breaking down ? You guys getting all gooned up and making believe to be MMA fighters in the Hub ?


Edited by Nessmuck (01/12/18 09:24 PM)
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#6123189 - 01/12/18 10:37 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: Nessmuck]
Steven 49er Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 5182
Loc: mn north of blakely
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
Another pop up dies. Buddy who was out laker fishing today busted poles on his clam.........

And i quote
‘Broke my ********* shack today, 3 poles snapped’, Says ice fishing buddy...


Why are all your hubs breaking down ? You guys getting all gooned up and making believe to be MMA fighters in the Hub ?


Because the wind blows. I fish a lake that the wind can come for 35 miles. I have a hub and if it's blowing 20 mph, plus it will stay home. When it starts blowing 25 30 mph I fish in the hard house.

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#6123202 - 01/12/18 10:52 PM Re: Frabill ice shanty [Re: TrapperJohn97]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 8526
Loc: New Hampshire
We have lake Winnipesaukee here in NH , 21 miles and 212 feet deep...like Trapper Les....I fish on nice days.


Edited by Nessmuck (01/12/18 10:55 PM)
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