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What are some top-rated ice fishing shelters?

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Some of the top-rated ice fishing shelters are the Cabela's hub-style shelter, the Frabill flip-style shelter, and the Cabela's cabin-style shelter, as of 2016. Every different type of shelter has its own benefits in specific areas and types of ice fishing, such as the material from which they are made, the weight of the shelter, the size, and the amount of seating each shelter provides, according to Cabela's.

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If the user wishes to break the ice and fish in more than one spot, it is necessary that the shelter is very mobile and lightweight to be easily transportable. Flip-style shelters are designed for mobility and to be easily set up and broken down. Once the fishing spot is chosen, the shelter's poles only need to be locked down; then, the shelter pops up into place. Designed with padded seats and handy storage areas, it is perfect for the ice fisherman with multiple fishing spots.

The hub-style shelter has many advantages for ice fishers and is the most cost effective. Built with very lightweight material, it is easy for fisherman to carry to the fishing spot. It may prove difficult to set up in windy areas; however, once it is set up, it proves to be a sturdy structure. Due to it having to be screwed into place, it is not recommended for fishing in multiple spots, according to Cabela's.

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