Within the last couple of ice fishing seasons a new breed of ice shanty has hit the market. These shanties are extremely compact and portable. They set up within seconds, and taken down just has fast. They are the Hub shanties. All of the Major brands are making them and even some new kids to block are entering the market with these Hub shanties.
What is a Hub Shanty? A Hub shanty is pretty much just like your pop up box hunting blinds. The poles attach to hubs and the hub allows poles to rotate and then lock in the hub. One Hub generally will be in the center of each wall with the poles going on a diagonally to each corner of the wall.
Besides being very portable and easy to use these shanties are fairly inexpensive. They can be bought online for as little as $119. Really the only difference between all these different brands is the outer shell, and on the higher end ones an upgraded hub.
So if you’re in the market for a new shanty or need something for those out-of-the-way hike lakes. Or just want to make a base camp for cooking while out on the ice. Take a look at these handle shanties sometime.
Here is just a few of them that are out there.