Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • 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!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Mopad

Fish House Chairs

Recommended Posts

I thought this would be a interesting topic. I'm wondering what you fellow ice fishing man use for a chair in the fish house. Currently now in my fish house I'm using 2 homecrest patio chairs which are very comfortable but alittle heavy. I'm thinking about buying a big executive leather office chair on rollers. Lets hear what else people use.


BenjaminD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on which house we're talking about.

In my portable I use 2 lawn chairs and that's about all the room I have.

In my 6 1/2 x 10 I have a camper table on one end that has bench seats on both sides. I like it and I hate it. It's nice for the kids, and it folds down into a bed. But it takes up a lot of room on one end of the house.

In my 10 x 14 I have a couch. Yes, a couch. It's an oldie but a goodie. I also have some folding lawn chairs for when company comes over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my Fishtrap, I took out one of the benches and take along a "sack" chair. Takes up no space and fits the area nicely! And comfy too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gander Mountain has a Camouflage hunting Chair with Gear bag. I bought last year for $29.99 or $19.99 Folds up with a back on it, alot better then a 5 gallan bucket or plastic chair. item # 80144/a made by mountain green.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Copied the layout in my Dads nice house...
He has (4)pedistal flush mounts in various locations in his house with (2) high back boat seats with arm rests and rod holders.
He has bunks where the lower is a 6 ' bench with back that folds up as well

I did the same thing only (2) mounts and (1) chair (cheaper model).My floor plan isn't real great for (2)... They sure work great though !! Swivel and height adjustable smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the Otter Lodge and use the folding bench seat. Works great for two people. Seat folds down and the cover fits over it.

------------------
If your are lucky enough to go fishing; you are lucky enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought and Action bird and buck sport seat about 4 years ago.(you can do a google search under action sport seat to view it) It is basically a sturdy chair with a backrest and it has nice water tight storage under it. It has a good latch and holds all of my ice tackle and vexilar besides. Since then, I have bought two more for my lunch, coffee thermos etc. I use the other one for hunting. I can put all my accessories in it and still have a nice chair along to sit in. They work great and have stood the test of time for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always used a couple of old folding chairs, but this summer I bought a couple of padded, folding boat seats. I mounted them to swivel bases and bolted them to the covers of a couple of 5 gallon pails. I always carry a couple of pails with me anyway. We'll see how those work this winter. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a regular ol' padded folding chair in my portable. I tried one of my collapsible "Captain's chairs" that I picked up for $30 or so-the backrest sat so far back I couldn't see the holes without leaning forward so far I might as well as have been hunkered down with no chair at all. IMHO-simple is better here. A straight-backed padded folding chair has been the best for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you seen the Guide Series chairs? They've got pockets galore hanging from the arm handles and a built in rod holder. Thinking about getting one of those.

My portable has a small, padded chair that came with it. I'll be checking the comfort rating of that chair this winter.

At Sportsman's Warehouse I saw some "bucket seats". They're probably real easy to make. A few pieces of wood, some nice padding, and then some sort of fabric to hold the padding in place. Fits nicely on the opening of a 5 gallon bucket. Felt pretty darn comfy for the 30 seconds I sat on it. But when it comes to sitting for more than a couple minutes, might be questionable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Benjamin...I have a Homecrest swivel rocker...the lower back style. Extremely comfortable. I also have a couple of regular folding chairs that do the trick, as well. Homecrest rules! (OK, I'm a bit of a 'homer' there...Homecrest is located where I live).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the past, I've used card table chairs in my dad's 4x8 suitcase house. They worked pretty good.

My Otter sled has one of Otter's little folding seats. I think that seat is pretty darn comfy, even when you sit on it the entire day.

I also just picked up a few Coleman captain type camp chairs. The frames are metal and the seat & backrest are a heavy duty material. They fold flat and are also super comfy. They will see much use in my permanent house this winter.

Anything is better than sitting on the icehouse floor when you forgot your chairs shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought two of the Buck & Bird Seats with the back rest...unbeleivable. They have great storage...hard side...you can put bait, lunch, a small child...anything in them.

Very comfortable...a bit spendy...but worth it. We are using in in our deer bus, my deer stand, and in my ice house.

I found it at Sportsmans Whse in St. CLoud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I took and old boat seat and screwed it to the cover of

a 5 gallon ice bucket. Then cut a hole in the side of

the bucket near the top. I can sit on the padded boat

seat with a back rest all day AND, when I get a fish

I can slide him through the hole into the bucket. My

buddy the Lichen Fox came up with the idea and it works

great in a portable or a permanent.

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 :)

    • Anyone been out this past week? My bird hunting has been cut short this year so I am depending on others to keep me up to date. My wife has Breast Cancer and is starting radiation treatments soon, lasting a good part of October. I may be able to do some deer hunting depending how she is feeling. She has had surgery and the outlook is great and she feels great so that's the main thing. Good luck to all you hunters.
    • dont everyone post at once!!!!!!🤣😂 hummers bailed from itasca county, got a couple still around cold spring, seen them yesterday. but i havent seen any robins in a while. anyone else???????????????????????????????????
    • My routing was keep all the drive train zerks greased every few outings, change oil & filter yearly and front and rear diff by-yearly unless I did a lot of swamp running.  There are a bunch of helpful videos on the Tube. 
    • I was out today putting up a deer stand and came across a lobster mushroom. I don't think I have seen any this late before. I will be enjoying the little gem tonight.
    • thanks for the write-up - and great pics!  hopefully these stories will keep me interested until i have my own west hunt.   good luck to all
    • Always enjoy the "out west" write ups!!!  I really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey!! 
    • Well I wasn’t going to do any fluid changes untill next fall but it’s been a little more than a year and I just clicked 1k miles. About 30-40 hours since last oil change. I think I’m just going to do it. So last time I just took it to a dealer but it’s expensive, the machine is gone for at least a week and it’s a hassle to deal with dropping off and picking up. So I think I’m going to try it myself. I’ve changed oil on things many times before so this isn’t anything new. I’m going to get ahold of my dealer and see what I need and have them walk me through the steps. I want to change the oil, the front and rear gear case oil and I’d like to do the transmission fluid also. I also just saw Polaris has a deal now through the 1st of oct for $10 off an oil change kit. So I think I just need an oil change kit and a quart of gearcase oil? I also have a new spark plug I’ll through in and go through the machine like I always do every few months. I know @leech~~ had a magnum what did you always do for maintence? 
    • enjoyed the story but this view is incredible  your lucky you get to hunt there
    • Not unlike most years.....
×