Choosing the right ice fishing shelter may seem like a difficult task but it actually is not. You just need to determine your priorities. When ice fishing, it’s not always a requirement to wait for your body to freeze. That’s what an ice shanty if for; it gives you the warm comfort that you need to make the experience more enjoyable for you.
Ice shanties are available in different shapes and sizes, which can make you confused as to which of these to buy. The first thing that you need to consider is the material by which this is made. Most of the store bought ice shanties are available in canvas, cotton, or nylon. These materials will have their own pros and cons. When choosing among these, always consider the different aspects of the material such as strength, thickness, water and fire resistance, and breathability.
With thicker materials, you can expect to have better protection against the natural elements and these will also retain heat better than the others. The durable ones on the other hand will ensure that these will not easily rip or split when there are strong gusts of winds. But if you want something that you can easily carry with you, then the thinner materials are easier to transport because these are very lightweight.
The transportable shacks come in varied sizes; some can only house one person while others can accommodate a group of four to five people. If you will be fishing on your own (while not recommended), you may want to consider getting a shack that’s good for two people so that you will still have the extra space to keep your other things and to make moving inside the hut easier for you.
Another thing to consider is the ceiling height. Before you make that purchase, make sure that this will be able to accommodate your standing frame. It can be uncomfortable if you keep on hitting the ceiling with your head when ice fishing.
Going ice fishing? Make the experience more comfortable for you and buy a shanty.