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#4282961 - 01/31/14 07:21 PM Hub style ice fishing shack
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
Going ice drinking tomorrow.....what do you HUB style guys use to anchor your shack down with to the ice ??? Am taking some pics tomorrow and I'll show yah my slick set up..
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#4282978 - 01/31/14 07:28 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Loc: AK
Never did like the popups for fishing...buddy had one, we tried setting it up in the wind, thats all it took for me to go flip over. Otter Lodge is what I run. I need to get a solo shelter...tired of lugging the beast out by myself.

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#4283008 - 01/31/14 07:39 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
Been running this one for 3 seasons ...it has seen it all,wind ,snow,rain...and it's 25lbs and in its case,its 6x6 x48 inch long...fits right in the sled and it's a 4 man too.
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#4283014 - 01/31/14 07:40 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Loc: potter co. p.a.
tie it to your auger.
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#4283045 - 01/31/14 07:56 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
NE Wildlife Online   content
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Registered: 02/16/12
Loc: Northeast Wisconsin
Nessmuck what brand do you have?
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#4283055 - 01/31/14 07:58 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
MJM Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: ND
How easy is it to set up? I see some say it takes two people. I have thought about one for a spearing house. I could cut a BIG hole.
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#4283057 - 01/31/14 07:59 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
KILLZONE ...got it off eBay 149.95 ..3 years ago
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#4283059 - 01/31/14 08:00 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: MJM]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: MJM
How easy is it to set up? I see some say it takes two people. I have thought about one for a spearing house. I could cut a BIG hole.


Sets up in 45 seconds...no joke
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#4283081 - 01/31/14 08:11 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
MJM Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: ND
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
Originally Posted By: MJM
How easy is it to set up? I see some say it takes two people. I have thought about one for a spearing house. I could cut a BIG hole.


Sets up in 45 seconds...no joke

Alone or does it take two guys? I would need a floor too. I tried to spear once with out a floor and it didn't work good. I was getting to much light in around me. I was in a big cardboard box.


Edited by MJM (01/31/14 08:12 PM)
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#4283086 - 01/31/14 08:13 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
StateTrapper Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Loc: North Dakota
Mark I have an eskimo pop up you can try out if you want. They are not bad if the wind stays down but you know days like that are few and far in-between. Ill stick with the flip over sled style for the windy North Dakota lakes!

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#4283097 - 01/31/14 08:19 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
I always ice fish with a friend....but I could set it up by myself...it has no floor...just put the shades up on the windows and it gets plenty dark..
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#4283102 - 01/31/14 08:21 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
trapCzecher Offline
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Registered: 04/12/10
Loc: Upper Peninsula of Michigan


Ice anchors...been in 50 mph gusts and thought the Clam was going to rip apart at the seams...neve budged an inch. These are screw in jobbers.
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#4283103 - 01/31/14 08:23 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Grubstake Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Lotw MN
You can spear out of an Eskimo but you need a floor, not just to darken them up but to keep yourself out of the water. It's not hard to build a folding plywood floor

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#4283104 - 01/31/14 08:24 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Grubstake Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Lotw MN
The clam anchors suck, Eskimo much better

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#4283105 - 01/31/14 08:25 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
I tried them ice screws and had no luck with them...even brought a battery powered drill to drill a startah hole for hose ice screws...no luck. Will post a pic tomorrow of my design of an anchor system
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#4283117 - 01/31/14 08:30 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Sand rat Offline
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Registered: 01/22/14
Loc: Interlake ,Manitoba Canda
Most of the pop ups have a grommet on the corner opposite the door. The idea is to screw in an anchor before you set it up , this will have the door on the down wind corner. Another tip is to shovel snow on the inside of the hut on the apron on the bottom edge, when you do it this way the wind wont push the apron off the snow / It also helps spread out the walls of the tent.

TR

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#4283303 - 01/31/14 10:14 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
trapCzecher Offline
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Registered: 04/12/10
Loc: Upper Peninsula of Michigan


You nailed it Sandrat. We set up on Superior in screaming winds just like that.
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#4283355 - 01/31/14 11:01 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Loc: AK
We tried that shoveling snow on the edges...I do the same in my flip over when its honking windy mostly to keep the wind out. Mind you we didn't have much snow to play with, what a royal pain in the rear! I suppose a guy could carry a brick along or something to tie off to till you're situated.

They are nice if you have a cargo sled already, there's no need to buy a flip over style if you have a pull behind sled.

Would like to see your ice anchors Nessmuck.

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#4283401 - 02/01/14 12:01 AM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
adktrapper91 Offline
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Registered: 05/26/12
Loc: North NJ
I run a cabelas 6x12 foot pop up. I've honestly fit 20 people in it before (or 10 people and a beer pong table). It takes me BY MYSELF under 2 minutes to set up and take down. I always had my doubts about the hub type shelters but now I see why people love em! I've had decent luck with the ice anchors but in some types of ice they don't work that great. Those days I just anchor to the wheeler, auger, sled or whatever else I have. Also pile up snow on the skirt around the outside. That helps a little too.

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#4283586 - 02/01/14 07:00 AM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Kre Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Loc: USA-WI
They have their pro's and con's.

They're light, cheap, and easy to set up. I'm sure that's why a lot of trappers like them.

But, they can be a pain to put away when they get froze up. Good luck cramming it back in that bag. They're basically a parachute, so anchor it down on all sides. And, eventually poles will wear through the corners.

Hard to beat for the price.

We actually use one for an outhouse at deer camp.

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#4283726 - 02/01/14 08:31 AM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Dam Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/15/11
Loc: Backus, MN Cass Cty
I have an Eskimo 949i and I had to revamp the anchors so they would work in a portable drill. The washer on the anchor had to be ground off on one side so the anchor didn't tip out of the setter. Now they work perfectly and are quick. I usually use only four anchors and put snow on the flap. I've been out when it was so windy that one side would collapse but solved that by tying off the pullout handle and using an ice anchor on that. Not really clear but it's the best I can explain it.

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#4283838 - 02/01/14 09:31 AM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: StateTrapper]
MJM Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: ND
Originally Posted By: StateTrapper
Mark I have an eskimo pop up you can try out if you want. They are not bad if the wind stays down but you know days like that are few and far in-between. Ill stick with the flip over sled style for the windy North Dakota lakes!

Haul it over we will go spearing in it.
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#4283921 - 02/01/14 10:13 AM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
prairie lover Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Loc: manitoba
the screw in type anchor with the hub style shelters work well. we screw them right into the ice its not hard when u get the hang of it, we put an anchor in all 4 corners, then also in the middle of the 12 foot side, then use the tie down ropes and get both sides that the wind hits. u and do the 2 hubs of the 12 foot side with one anchor, im talking the outside here with the tie down ropes. Park the truck on the windy side as well to block the wind. I have a 12x6 and u wouldn't count all the fish that have come up inside that thing.

when u screw in the anchors u have to push hard till it grabs, don't let up on pushing for at least 1 inch after it grabs. also when its really cold I have seen the tips break off the anchors when trying to start it. it needs to be replaced then.

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#4284639 - 02/01/14 05:08 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
Here's my anchors....A peice of pipe...with springs inside pipe...and a piece of rebar . Both ends are sharpened to a wicked point.This works like toilet paper holder dowel. Once it's LOADED into the pocket..the springs inside the pipe lock it in place.
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#4284649 - 02/01/14 05:12 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
We only used 3 anchors today....and caught 4 lake trout..nothing big
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#4284671 - 02/01/14 05:25 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: Nessmuck]
trapCzecher Offline
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Registered: 04/12/10
Loc: Upper Peninsula of Michigan


Where there's a will there's a way..pretty inventive!
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#4284686 - 02/01/14 05:33 PM Re: Hub style ice fishing shack [Re: trapCzecher]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: trapCzecher


Where there's a will there's a way..pretty inventive!


Thanks TC.......I didn't patent it....maybe I should ......
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