About Ice Fishing Shelter
Bitter wind howls across the frozen lakebed, whipping snow into a frenzied flurry of white. Inside the relative coziness of your ice fishing shelter, with a rod in hand and some buddies for company, you feel a world away from those chilly conditions. Portable shelters take the discomfort from this otherwise entertaining winter activity. They are easy to move and set up quickly. Common fishing shelter brands include Eskimo, Frabill, Shappell, and Clam. Shelters are made of heavy-duty, high-denier nylon. Denier is the measurement of fiber density in a textile. The higher denier the fabric has, the more tightly woven, durable, and resistant it is to the elements; 600 denier is typical of most portable ice shelters. Neither frigid air nor wet snow gets through these tough tents. Removable windows give you ventilation, and zippered doors make entry and exit easy. Interior pockets hold your smaller ice fishing gear like tackle, jigs, and line. Many portable shelters have transport bags with backpack style straps. Instead of lugging the 30 plus pounds of weight on your shoulders, pile your gear onto an ice fishing sled. If you have a longer way to go, you can attach the sled to an ATV using a compatible hitch or strong webbing. Reliable sellers on eBay provide a range of cold-weather fishing gear, so find the ice fishing shelter that works for you, the rod and line to get you started, and hit the ice.