Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Frabill ultralite or Fish Trap Scout?

Question

Guest

Which one would you guys choose? I will be pulling by hand. I have seen the scout and I like it but, The ultra lite looks like a good unit. anyone have experience with either of these units? I would like to purchase one or the other. Let me know thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I'd suggest skipping the Scout and go with the Pro. A liitle extra room goes a long way. I also prefer the USL products over the Frabills. I've owned both. and the USL have the little extras (pockets, holders, better seats, vents, etc.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

I bought a Fishtrap Pro from Reeds at the ice show this yr. I've had good experience with USL products. I had a Clam before the trap. I was going to buy a pro or a scout, and I'm glad I got the pro. The extra room and features are worth the extra price. I pull mine by hand fully loaded with pwr auger, vex, etc., it pulls fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I bought the Frabill ultra lite couple years ago. I have had a one problem with it though, the tarp wont touch the ground it front when i flip it over. At the time i think i would have been better off with the trap scout. The only other thing I didn't like was that the ranger doesn't have a seat. I have seen the new ones(rangers)and I think they are a huge improvement over the one I got. With all this said if I had to do it over right now I'm sure I would get the trap pro, with all of the features that they have the frabill really doesn't compete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Depends on your use.

I, too, have the Frabill UltraLight. I bought it to pull with the ATV for 'search' purposes. Once I find the good spot, I use the Speed Shak. The UltraLight works very well for this purpose, as it was a bit less expensive than the other models.

If you are going to use this as your one and only shelter, go for a little more...the Fish Trap, the Frabill Solo or even the XLTwin, or Glacier makes a pretty good unit, too. The Ultra Light is a pretty small sled, too, so that would be a consideration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

Bob,

My friend has the ultralight - I think it's too small. I like the Frabill shanties, I have the Ranger Solo and the XLTwin. To me, it always seemed that the fabric on the Frabills was of better quality than the traps. It looks like the traps have a new cover this year, so I might change my mind. But, don't think I'll need a new shanty anytime soon.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

If you can swing it get a bigger house now so you won't have to upgrade next year because you thought you could get by with a smaller one for now. I made that mistake once!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

If $$ factors into your decision, take a look on hsolist.You can get a Scout for $110, new in the box. A company out of Cambridge is selling a lot of them the last week or so for that price. I bought one Tuesday night and had it delivered Thursday morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

Thanks notorious, money really isn't an issue for me but, for that price I think I will get the scout and if I don't like it my 8yr old son will.
Thanks guys I will check out the pro model also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Where did you get your subfloor? How is it holding up? 
    •     thats what I have heard also..  I have put a tip up out on the lake and stay in my home, less than 200 feet, no issue...  could see it always...
    • The dump and run brings home the HJE trophy for the 60th anniversary of the race and on the 20th anniversary of the #3’s win of the race.   Any thoughts?   I’m only a part time fan these days but it seems like the move is totally acceptable these days.  Or is it just if you’re part of racing royalty?  20 years ago there woulda been a fight.   I will say I enjoyed the race and glad it was good since I’ve had to sit on my butt all day not feeling good.  Oh, and the Monster Energy marketing gals don’t suck. 
    • I would also look into using SIPS panels as an alternative to post framed. I have done a lot of projects using SIPS panels from a company called EPS in Iowa including the new fire station/ city hall in our town.    The cost of the panels is higher than the material cost of post framed but they are super insulated, go up fast and really cut down on outside noise. Our city has saved a significant amount of money in heat savings and you can even put in smaller btu HVAC which saves money. 
    • I always thought it was a visual issue. Not sure of the footage away but going house to house without seeing your lines might be a problem. I've wondered in the summer, casting a sucker off the dock and walking up to the cabin to get something if that was in wrong as well. 
    • I’ve heard people have been getting cited for not bringing up their lines to go their buddies houses less than 200 feet away.    What I haven’t heard is the reason why this legally different than having a tip up outside your house.  I won’t argue that it is different, just haven’t heard why, and what notification systems make it or break it.   Its another situation where the use of technology is moving faster than the laws.  I agree with Pro V: contact the DNR before you have to try to explain it on the ice.  Or maybe you’ve had to do that already.
    • Got another good ride in yesterday ,,, Almost took the same route as the last time I did the Tac but took a wrong turn and put on a few extra miles but still and enjoyable ride ,,, Had lunch at Side Lake and then headed out to the Bearskin trail ,,, Nice trail flat, straight and fast ,, A little too fast for a sled not completely broke in yet any way ,,, I think every one enjoyed the ride and trail conditions ,,, As I type the snow is falling and Im sure trail conditions are improving 
    • Good question to ask the warden.
    • I can't think of one reason to ever have a gas auger again... I get around 20 holes per battery this time of year with a lazer 7 inch
    • WAIT FOR IT Here is James Vladyka's story: This is one of my best friends. We grew up together and have made some crazy memories over the years. He joined the Army shortly after we got out of high school and there was many years where we had to make the best out of a few days of leave that he would get to hunt and fish.   To many years have passed 2 tours Iraq, 3 tours Afghanistan and a few years private contracting he has served our country proudly. Now he's retired and we are making more memories again.   This was another battle to add to his long list.  Brock landed this beautiful Pike through a 6 in kdrill hole on a 20" Jason Mitchell meat stick with a Clam Dropkick tipped with a white Super Jamei on 2 lbs CPT line.   The 14 inch white Crappie in it's mouth was placed there for a size reference. The assist goes to another one of my good friends not pictured Blaine Goad. He reach down the hole and help her come topside
      FishHoundsOutdoors 
      Clam Outdoors  Navionics Vexilar Inc
  • MWO