Post by whitetailhunter87 on Feb 5, 2010 20:40:31 GMT -5
I have been spearing out of a portable for 4 years now and before that I used a wood shanty and im thinking about building a shanty this summer for next season there is a ton of good things about a portable and a ton for wood shantys what do you guys think portables are they better
I have been spearing with a buddy for the past 4 years. The only shanty that we have available to us is a portable. The mice have been chewing on it so I have to do some sewing this summer. The portable works well however it is a job to make it dark enough. As much as would want a wood shanty, the portable works great. Sorry I know that that didn't help you much!
I recently bought a big pop up hub style blind and love the room it provides. But I have noticed the more I use it the more I'm seeing pin holes and little cracks on the blue material. So if you choose to go hub style go with black material otherwise go with a shappell,the material seems to hold up well. Hope this helps
Post by Keith Stanton on Feb 9, 2010 23:41:26 GMT -5
I have wondered if the hub style houses would be any good for spearing? This is my 3rd season out of a Shapell DX4000. It has worked great. What I like about his style over the Hub is it has a floor so you don't get cold feet standing on the ice. The 4000 is pretty big too, even after you cut out the hole in the floor to accomidate the spear hole... hehehe.
The wood shanty is my favorite to be in. Its sturdy and dark. But the portable takes me a lot of places the wood can't, so you will usually find me in the Shapell.
I've only been spearing for a couple years now and I've done both portable and wood. I like the wood better for the convenience factor, especially when the ice starts getting thick. Plus you don't have to lug the portable and the portable doesn't get nearly as dark as my wood shanty which is really crucial because I spear in pretty murky waters.