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I have a Clam and I want one that is more mobile or for when I am fishing by myself...

Any of you that own an Otter, Eskimo, or Fish Trap can you give me your thoughts on pro's and cons of the one that you own...

Rignt now I am leaning towards the fish trap pro...the bucket seats are comfy and adjust...and I can get it at Gander...

Thanks!...
 

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i had a clam 6800 and it was a great shelter for me, my girlfriend,and the dog but it wasnt very portable once you were set up you didn't want to move,now i have a fish trap voyager and it has plenty of room for all of us and is very portable, still kind of heavy when fishing by yourself. once the ice is thick enough to pull with my 4 wheeler that is not even an issue. make sure whatever you get you modify it so you can anchor it to the ice somehow. i put some eye bolts through the side of the sled on mine, then put some spikes in the ice behind my shelter(back to the wind) then use regular tie down straps to keep her in place.
 

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Z, the Pro is a great shelter when you are by yourself. It has plenty of "elbow room" when you are alone. My buddy and I actually fit inside one to look at his Aqua view one time and in a real pinch you could probably fish that way if it was beyond cold outside. He has his son inside with him alot on the cold days. Another buddy says he wishes he would have gone with the one man instead of the two because his is too heavy to pull by himsilf out on Chatfield on a day trip. I love my Pro!!! Looney.
 

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I rarely use my Clam Jr. 'cause its a pain to set up and is kinda hard to move around when the wind is blowing. I used a little one-man "flip and fish" that weighs about 10 lbs total last monday.It worked great in the 40-50 MPH winds at 11-mile that day. You need your own seat but it is the easiest thing in the world to use.
 

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I currently have the Clam Fish Trap Yukon, and I have it posted on the Buy and Sell for sale, if anyone might be interested. It is an awsome shack, the flip and fish style that Slayer mentioned. This particular model is a little big when fishing alone but for two it is like an apartment, and the absolutely easiest thing ever to use. My old shack used to take me about 20 minutes to set up. With The Yukon I am fishing within a couple of minutes after drilling my holes.
 

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Sportmax Flip and Fish... man I thought I had the only one still in existance, 7th season and still the lightest little sled out there, but I had to do some duct tape repair to the sled cuz I cant find that size replacement(24"x36") that company had some great designs, everything else is too much hassle for me.
 

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Iron Chef,  I had the Flip-n-fish and sold it.  What a mistake!!!   Man I wish I had that one back.  That is THE smallest and lightest hut out there.  Not much room but at least you are out of the wind. I replaced my sled with a slightly larger one that had some indentations for a pail and an auger and it worked fine cause the fabric has a little extra material.  I bought the sled at Galyans two years ago but I still see them other places.  I'll let you know if I find them somewhere.  If you ever want to upgrade I've got an older Fish Trap Lite I'd be willing to trade for your Flip-n-Fish. ;) ;). Looney
 

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Frabill has one called the Ultralight that is 32 lbs. I think the Flip-n-fish is something like 16 lbs. though. Are they still made? You can pick up the Frabill shelters in a number of places, and the prices are pretty good. I've heard good things about the Ultralight.
 

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I just got a fishtrap scout for my birthday, from my wife & kids. ( What a gal!), but I'm thinking I may trade it in for the "pro" just to get alittle more room. Especially if I take a kid along. Haven't actually used one yet, but these look like some of the easist, sturdiest things out there.
 

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I have the Fishtrap Guide and love the room. It is a little heavy for one person to pull after you load all your gear if you have very far to walk in snow. Thus why I bought the snow machines!
 

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The Clam "PRO" is the best one man, hands down.  Took mine out for the first time, yesterday at Stagecoach and it lived up to expectation and more.  Mobility is what the Pro is all about.  I had all gear(poles, tackle bag, snacks and drinks, etc.) that you possibily need set up in sled portion for easy access, never had to take it out.  The only thing that has to be to removed is your auger, which I was laying across the sled when we had to move.  When you want to move from one location to the next, you flip the top down, throw your auger on top and go. You can be fishing(tent over the hole, heater going) from one location to the next in 10-15 minutes. There is enough room for your kid if they want to come along on a cold, blustery day. The seat design is the best I have ever seen.  All around a very well designed sled. Right now is the best time to buy, I got mine for 200 bucks.
 

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Right now would be a great time to buy, if you can find anyone that still has one in stock.
Ice fishing gear is generally sold out by this time of the year.
 
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