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Your ice fishing invention/improvements

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by WALLEYE MIKE, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. lmholmes11

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    Yeah I'm using outdoor hub. I'll try tap talk. Thanks
     
  2. lmholmes11

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    Yup it worked!

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     

  3. MattyP

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    Thanks, that is a good tip to keep in mind
     
  4. MattyP

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    Yes, I looked at Harbor Fake and the store nearest me did not have enough in stock at the store. I did not end up buying the $25 a piece wheels from Lowes. I went with the $8 or $10 ones. The other money spent was on the bushings,pins,rods,washers,drill bits and gromets. Thanks for the money saving heads up though.
     
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  5. scooter_trasher

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    My newest next project,for when the snowmobile isn't allowed or doesn't make sense, sled tug ,pulling the snowblower attachment off, for this year, already has a spot for my hitch/ ad a chair, morph into 5hp mobility scooter this summer, need to fix the ground clearance problem , may put 8x23x11.5 wheels & tires on it I have laying around, think skid steer ice fishing barstool racer, I have an 8 hp 6 speed in my garage I used to move my 4000 lb half ton pick up back & forth in the driveway with, when I did the snow,
    [​IMG]here's a snowblower pulling a sulky
     
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  6. dreamweaver22

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    I have a Shappell FX200 flip, and even if there is only 6 inches of snow it seems to be brutal to drag on its own, then toss a power auger in there its miserable. Anyone have the same problem with that shanty or any ideas?
     
  7. Burksee

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    Search this site for related threads and also GOOGLE for SMITTY SLED! ;)
     
  8. Trophy Specialist

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    I have a two man, Fish Trap flip over. They key to pulling it easier is to spread out the weight. I always put my auger in a Jet Sled along with bait and some other stuff. If I'm alone, I tie the jet sled to the Fish Trap and tow them with a deer dragging harness around my shoulders, which also helps a lot. If I'm fishing with someone else, then they pull the Jet Sled.
     
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    Smitty sled my man.......
     
  11. Ralph Smith

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    The smitty sleds as they call them, help a lot if you get them high enough to get your stuff on top the snow. If snow is too deep, you'll still drag some. They can be made as simple or as fancy as you want. Just plain old conduit works good also :)...
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  12. scooter_trasher

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    Rule number one I don't pull anything by hand except the tab on my beer :)
    I even have a fish winch for my fishing pole , I think they call it a reel
    [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't looked through everything in a while , so forgive me if this is a repost, Mac Daddy battery box
     
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    i strap two four inch diameter pvc with elbows up front , to my clam 1500. like you said displace the weight .glides over the snow.the pipes are approx 5 ft long.