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insulated fishing shelters. worth it? #6177924
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Looking at pop up ice fishing shelters. Are the insulated ones worth the extra 200+ bucks?

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6177931
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Yes. Its a night and day difference.

They are however heavier.

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Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6177948
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Yup .


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Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6177961
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Never been in an insulated one. But in my uninsulated one with the heater on in a cold day. It gets pretty wet inside with all the condensation

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6177974
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For sure!

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6177980
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Insulated does really help.

The fabric on most portables are much better on wind resistant than they use to be. I remember the first otters that dame out where you could actually see through the fabric.

Block the wind and your way ahead.

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178087
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Cool. I will keep looking at them. Besides, the wife gets real cold whenever she looks at an ice cube. Even if you have to run the heater less hard, thats great. Also, weight doesnt matter because ill always be using a snowmobile

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178095
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Are you staying there overnight?

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178103
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Worth the extra cost. Cuts the wind and less condensation.

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178122
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The problem in staying in one overnight is the heater you would use. I use a Mr.Heater in mine during the day while fishing, but I don't think I would care to sleep in there at night. Condensation moisture dissipates nicely during the day when the sun is hitting the dark colored shelter.


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Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178179
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Not to mention the danger of carbon dioxide killing you while you sleep!!

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178223
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Likely no overnights. Maybe every so often if I do a run somewhere. If that happened I wouod take my 8x10 snowtrekker wall tent and wood stove. Way better for overnight. Have stayee overnight in it before. Floorless so you can fish out of it easily. The ice fishing shelter would be for day fishing trips with propane heater for ease of setup

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178226
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Yes, plus the insulated ones are stronger and hold together better.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178252
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Yes , my hub is insulated and so is my 2-3 man flip over , my little one man flip is not. You can buy those mats that lock together like puzzle pieces for the floor and that really helps keeping the moisture down .


Off in my own world

Fish on !!!!!!!



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Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178253
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Yes it is, but My eskimo was only 40 dollars more for the insulated one

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: rags57078] #6178262
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Originally Posted By: rags57078
Yes , my hub is insulated and so is my 2-3 man flip over , my little one man flip is not. You can buy those mats that lock together like puzzle pieces for the floor and that really helps keeping the moisture down .


Exactly Rags, Iw as for sure going to do that if only to keep the wifes feet warm. Also, another insulated surface means just that much more warmth.


Another question. Any really good 2-3 person models anyone particularly likes or would recommend?

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178264
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I always had a fish shack out years ago, but a permanent one. Insulated, heated with kerosene. But now I dont just fish around here, and the new shelters make it so much easier to be mobile and go different places. There is a fishery near here where catching 10-15 huge lakers a day isnt out of the ordinary. It is however, 35 miles away by snowmobile. No problem if you are mobile, but after a ride like that no way the wife will be good for an all day fish without heat.

A friend of mine said a group of 5 of his friends ended up fishing there for four hours and got over 100 lakers. Sign me up lol

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178265
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Anyone tried the cabelas shelters? I like their prices, and they are on sale

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178288
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If you are buying a hub style house I don't think it really matters.

If you are buying a pull behind flip over get an Otter.

Personally, if you don't have one already, I'd get the flip over first. I've got both and if I had to chose one it would be hands down the flip over.

Re: insulated fishing shelters. worth it? [Re: Hutchy] #6178355
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Yea, I get the flip over one, but I need another tow behind sled like I need a tooth pulled. I have a really good covered Northern Sledworks style sleigh that will last forever, and dont need the cost of something redundant and that I will need to find a place to store. I have others also that just sit around. I have used the hub style before, and I feel it will work fine for my needs.

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