I'm looking to get a 1 man shanty. I have the old style (put the conduit together) 2 man Frabil and hate the set up of it. I'm looking at the specs and pics of the Frabil solo and the fishtrap pro. Any suggestions or problems? Just want some opinions before I buy! Thanx!
Carl, do you have the Ranger solo? Specs on it are 96x48x67"high and weight is 58lbs. The fishtrap pro is78x43x60"high and weighs 51lbs. The advantage I see on the Fishtrap is the front door so you don't have to lose the snow you piled on the flaps when ya need to step outside for nature calls. The extra room in the Frabile sounds nice tho. If you have the Solo I would like to see it. Looks like both units run the same price wise.
the Frabill Ultralight isent so Ultralight in the snow i about killed my self draging that thing more than once when their was snow on the ice............mabey i just bring to much crap with me i got some x-country skis that i am going to put on mine to see if it helps.....................jim
Carl I have the ultra light too. The best seat I have found is a coleman cooler. It fits perfectly side to side in the sled and makes for great safe storage for my vex's and buddy heater. Throw a couple of dry towels in so nothing can move around and your set. One other thing nice is when eye fishing with the seat at the back edge of the sled, I had no room to gaff fish. With the cooler I slide it far enought back so my feet are in the sled heater is just in front of sled (when needed) and vex is all the way at the front almost touching the tarpin my middle hole. Any ways try the cooler It makes it very versitile, and with a decent cushion under my not so small butt, I am comfy enough to fish all day.
Im super-hyped up....just talked to the manager at the Gander Mountain down the street and they are ordering a 2005 model Fish trap Pro for me.
I cant wait to get my hands on it!
Has anyone gotten the In-Fisherman 2005 Ice annual yet? Its an awesome read! Theres an article in there on some modifications some people have made to their shanties. It really makes you think, ya know? I got some good ideas I think. I wont get the shanty for a couple weeks but thats ok. Unless we get good ice by then, then ill be mad.
I looked all over for a Pro but I couldnt find one anywhere around here. (NE Ohio)
I dont know if i didnt look hard enough, but none of the dealers on clams website within 80 miles of me had any (theyre all gander Mountains). Lester ATV still could beat the price Im gonna pay by a bit but its too far of a drive for me.