Frabill Ice Fishing Flip-Over Shelters
Frabill has introduced new ice fishing shelters just in time for winter. The Frabill shelters feature sidestep entry, more seating options, and improved insulation.
Frabill’s newest alloy frames are 30% stronger and 30% lighter, making it easier to transport, set up, and store your shelter. Strategically placed windows and openings allow anglers to keep an eye on tip-ups, weather, and fishing activity. The patented Modular Seating System offers several seating options. Sidestep Entry simplifies in-and-out entry without stumbling over minnow buckets, heaters, and rod stands. Optimized fishing space and improved storage and organization equate to more fish on the ice.
The Frabill Predator (4255) can comfortably accommodate two anglers. It features Sidestep Entry for easy access to the shelter without stepping over gear. Two foldable boat seats are situated at the back of the shelter. The Predator has full quilted insulation and 28.5 fishable square feet. The exterior of the shelter is made from 1,200-denier for durability. The shelter weights 134-lb including the seats. Setup dimensions are 95″L x 75″W x 75″H.
The Citadel (3255/3455) comes in two configurations to accommodate two or three anglers. Both offer 28.5 square feet of fishable space and Sidestep Entry. The three-person shelter features bench seating. The two-person version has boat-style seats. The fully quilted interior allows anglers to stay toasty in the worst weather. The tent is made of 600-denier fabric. The two-person model weighs 106 lbs. The three-person model comes in at 133 pounds. Setup dimensions are 98.5″L x 71″W x 75.5″H.
Frabill pro angler Brian Brosdahl designed the Bro Sidestep (2255). It accommodates two anglers and gives a big guy like Bro room to spread out. With 20 square feet of fishable freedom and Sidestep Entry, the shelter excels when fishing gets frantic. The shelter has a fully quilted interior, 600-denier tent and weighs 90 lbs. Setup dimensions 84″L x 58.5″W x 64″H.
The Aegis (2110/2250) fishes two anglers comfortably with the option of boat or jump seats. Twenty square feet of space means there’s plenty of room for electronics and minnow buckets. The 2110 model has a welded top with a 300-denier tent and weighs 60 lbs. The 2250 model offers a fully insulated, welded interior, a 600-denier tent, and weighs 80 lbs. Setup dimensions 84″L x 58.5″W x 63″H.
The Sentinel (1100) is for the solitary angler who likes to run and gun- 11.5 square feet of fishing space, front-door access and a single jump seat. The uninsulated shelter has a 300-denier tent and weighs 54 lbs so you can lift it into the tailgate. Setup dimensions are 106″L x 35″W x 64″H.
The Recruit (1250) is for the solitary angler, but has more fishable space (16.5 square feet) than the Sentinel, has a comfy boat seat and full welded insulation. The tent is a durable 600-denier material and the unit weighs just 62 lbs. Setup dimensions 75.5″L x 52.5″W x 59″H.
The Recon (100) uses the KISS principle. The 300-denier uninsulated shell features two padded trunks for storage and weighs 40 lbs. Setup dimensions 93″L x 31″W x 57″H.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.