Fishing Forum  Fishing Regs  
 Members |  Forum Rules |  Search
Pages: 1 2   ( Go to first unread post ) Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> DIY Ice Fishing Sled, Building My Own
Moonman
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 08:44 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 89
Member No.: 2985
Joined: January 17, 2013




This is a pic of it opened up. I have built a lot of stuff over the years, with the aim of making things strong and light. This sled is built with 1x2 supports along the sides and walls and across top to add as a frame against which the lid can rest on. Very strong and very light. When walking out, lightness is key. I have had two adults and my son sitting on this and no probs at all.
Attached Imageinside (2) by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137671548@N05/]

PMEmail Poster
Top
Moonman
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 08:48 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 89
Member No.: 2985
Joined: January 17, 2013




Here is a pic of my son sitting on top. You can see the brackets I made for rods can also hold my finder. As mentioned previously, drink holders also can fit in there so coffee/pop hot chocoate etc can be stored out of the way but easily in reach and off the ice. I also built the same type bracket on each end, so I can deadstick a rod off the end while jigging in front.

Attached ImageIMG_3704 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137671548@N05/]

PMEmail Poster
Top
Moonman
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 08:55 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 89
Member No.: 2985
Joined: January 17, 2013




Attached ImageIMG_3828 - Copy by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137671548@N05/]

And here we have a pic of me and my son heading home after a trip. My 6 man pop up is ratchet strapped to the top. Everything else fits inside - heater, extra clothes, food, stove, drinks, auger etc etc. I sometimes just strap the auger on top of my hub though, as its the first thing you need when you get there. It pulls like a dream being so light and has worked really well to hold everything, and get on and off the ice easily with nothing falling off.

Will be changing over the smitty supports to 2 x 6 and painting it white when (if!) I get the chance before perchin this winter. Bring on the ice!

Moonman.

PMEmail Poster
Top
fishermon
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 05:38 pm


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 95
Member No.: 2853
Joined: January 13, 2013




Well Done!!!

PMEmail Poster
Top
riverrat
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 06:07 pm


Lunker Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 429
Member No.: 884
Joined: November 15, 2011




SOLD! When do the Moonman Ice Sleds come out for production? i want one please add the cup holder accessory.

PMEmail Poster
Top
bobo123
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 06:54 pm


Smolt Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 194
Member No.: 12645
Joined: December 20, 2016




This is one I made last year and it worked pretty good. It also breaks down for easy packing in the truck.

Attached Image

PMEmail Poster
Top
Knuguy
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 - 09:01 pm


World Record Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2311
Member No.: 877
Joined: November 06, 2011




Thx for the pix and description, MM. I see in 1 pic what looks to be sections of ABS pipe. Is that what you mean by cup/rod holders?

PMEmail Poster
Top
RCRward
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 - 08:09 am


Trophy Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 581
Member No.: 9845
Joined: August 09, 2015




Great job moonman! That sled looks awesome! Gave me a couple good ideas for my own sled build.

PM
Top
Moonman
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 - 09:04 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 89
Member No.: 2985
Joined: January 17, 2013




QUOTE (Knuguy @ Oct 24, 2017 - 09:01 pm)
Thx for the pix and description, MM. I see in 1 pic what looks to be sections of ABS pipe. Is that what you mean by cup/rod holders?

Those are sections of central vac tubing. Lightest mayerisl and cheapest material. They carry rigged rods for transport. A approx half inch slit is cut halfway down so the reel handle can slide in and then the butt of the rod slides into the tube but no further than where the slit stops.

On the front of the sled I made yellow wood brackets that a rod holder can slide into as seen in other pics. I rigged an 'arm' on my finder so I can slide it in one of these brackets as well to get it up off ice, also a conventional drink holder can slide into the brackets as well, then I can put a cup into the drink holder....there is one bracket added to each end of the unit as well (between the vac tubing in that end, just in the middle on the other end). So I can move things around as needed.

Moonman

PMEmail Poster
Top
Moonman
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 - 10:03 am


Parr Trout
*

Group: Members
Posts: 89
Member No.: 2985
Joined: January 17, 2013




Hey Knuguy,

Here is a close up pic of those rigged rod holders used on a bucket:

Attached Imagebucket rod holders by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137671548@N05/]

PMEmail Poster
Top

Topic Options Pages: 1 2  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 


Fishing Lake Simcoe
Fishing forum for Lake Simcoe & Area. Fishing Reports, Current Ice Conditions, Fishing Tips, Discussions & More. Featuring Ice Hut Rentals, Accommodations, Bait & Tackle shops, Marinas and Fishing Guides. The best fishing in Simcoe County!

Marketplace