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JIGGIN'

In the market for a new portable

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Lost my old fish Trap 3 to a garage fire this fall and I am in the market for a new Fish Trap. Got my eyes on the X2, but don't know anyone who has this model. Looked at the Yukon and Voyageur, but the X 2 seem a bit more rugged and quality for the money. Who has an opinion on this? What model Trap gives you the best quality for the money? I need to fish 2 people for sure. Don't want something too cumbersome, but would like a roomy fish house. I like the sled on the X2 much better than the others as well. It is 145 lbs, so to lug that around is that a big deal. I have no wheeler or sled to tow this with so I am at the mercy of using my pickup and muscle power. Thoughts guys??? What would you buy. Haven't considered the Otter sleds at all, as I like the reputation of the Fish Traps...

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And you don't like the reputation of Otters? Just kidding. Check out Otters. You say you like x sled. You'll like a Otter better.It"s where they started.Try it,you'll like them. grin

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FYI ... Gander had some blow out deals - I think the Yukon was $399 and swivel otter seats for $49. Bro Brosdahl will be at the Forest Lake store today.

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Sounds like you're sold on a Fish Trap but, for that kind of money, I would at least check out the Canvas Craft NorpacR2 insulated shelter. No condensation inside, less wind noise, warmer. Give 'em a call and they might honor the Ice Show price yet, too.

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I've had the Fish Trap Voyager and the Otter Magnum Lodge. Both very nice units. The otter has a sled that is unmatched in my opinion. The new fabric and pole system has only made the Otter better. I did like the lighter weight of the voyager when it came to pulling by hand. If you are using a sled or wheeler to pull it long distances buy the otter and be sure to purchase the hyfax. Just my opinion. Not to throw you for a loop but Frabill has just gotten into the mix with their new model the Predator. Heavy sled, fabric, and great pole design. All for $600.00. All worth the money.

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I;m not totally sold on the fish trap, just really have like their products in the past. It seems that there have been so many advancements since I had my trap 3 I bought in 1999 that I really don't know what is out there for the money. Any which way it seems like a guy has to drop at least 600 bones for a good unit to fish 2 guys all day in any conditions. I am mostly looking for peoples personal experience with what is currently out there today with best value for the price. I am keeping and open mind until I decide to spend the cash. Thanks for all opinions on a new shelter.

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I would really consider an insulated one.Never have any frost on the material.If something like a fire ever happened to mine,i would only get an insulated one again.

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Sorry about your loss Jiggin.Have you looked at the teamwild line of fish houses made by otter.The price is right and Iwas pretty impressed. The one man houses dimensions are bigger than any one man fishtrap.I think the two man sold for 349 bucks last year.I was looking at the yukon last year and almost bought one until I saw one of the teamwild houses bought one with no regrets.good luck.

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I recently picked up an x2 for this season and i absolutly love it. Its a great shelter all around. My fishing partners won't even let me take out the suitcae sytle again. Poles look like they could make it through a hurricane and the fabric is top notch. I also like that the travel covers have a zippered access on top. I pull it by hand across the ice and its not too bad either.

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Get an Otter, better sled, better house.

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As with everything it depends on your wallet. Have had my Voyager for 4 years and really like it. Plenty of space,fairly light, and easy enough to heat with a basic Mr. Heat. I probably fish over 40 days a year in mine and it is holding up just fine

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