Reply by: Goosehunter82 Posted: Sep. 13, 8:46:52 AM Points: 57145
I've had numerous. The one thing I can say about the one man flip overs is I would get the kind that has a zip open door. Many of them just flip over. The problem with that is every time you have to get in and out you lose all of your warmth that you've built up in there also you can't pack the skirt to keep the warmth in and W out. The ones that I've owned I like the clam the best. They just seem like they're constructed a little bit better than the Frabill and the Eskimos.
Reply by: johnski Posted: Sep. 13, 9:48:32 AM Points: 6374
Personally, I like something a bit roomier and there are all sorts out there. I can comfortably fish two in my set up, plus have room for Lowrance, my cooler, bait and other gear. My set up uses a camo blind that I anchor into the ice. On a blue sky day, it heats up to shirt-sleeve weather. Good luck with your search.
I have the Frabil trekker it seats 2 people but I fish out of it alone and appreciate the extra room. By the time you get all your gear in there space runs out fast. Only thing I donít like is the weight.
I bought a new hut two years ago and looked at all of the options at that time, and settled on the Clam Legend - it has extension poles with significantly increases the fishable area. Cabelas has a private label version too. I had a Scout for years, and this is so much nicer and more roomy. Enough room to run two rods, a flasher, a camera, and once in a while a heater. I have melted many a line trying to use a heater in my Scout. I also had a two man Clam for a while, but I have back problems, and hefting it into the truck became an issue. My Legend is super light because I did not install the rails and seat, instead I use a large camping chair, so the empty weight is under 40lbs. In my opinion I think Clam has a little better build quality than Eskimo or Frabill. Otter's are nice, I have an Otter pop up, but their flip huts are too heavy for my needs and pretty expensive.