That way I can steal your great ideas :) Things that you have tried that didn't work is great info too!! Ask a neighbor I'm sure they have scrap 2X4, 2X6's lieing around just in case. And also seen someplace about using water skis? Show me a pic of what you built. I won't recommending buying everything. So I don't want to bolt any of the options down. Going to build me a smitty sled. Followers 0. I drilled holes in the top of the 2x6's. I've seen to use downhill skis, not cross country. I made this smitty sled with remnant 2x4 and 6x2's with maybe $5 of nuts and bolts. SAW one like what YOU"RE thinking Jim was about a foot off snow 18" wide by 4' long box, equipment in box, notch cutout on top of box to hold auger, hub bungeed on top of it all. It's time to build a Smitty sled, but I'd love to see the work of others. Reply by: oldguy Posted: 12/31/2014 1:28:37 PM Points: 245 . #permalink #1. Made if so the otter can come off easily and be used for other stuff as well. Pulled it on the yard a bit and makes a huge difference. Picked up some new gear this year and needed a bigger sled. One of us could practically pull the sled by 2 fingers. got this idea from Ice Shanty. The 2x4's just drop into place in the aformentioned holes and are held by gravity/friction. Build a Smitty sled Sign in to follow this . Figured I’d do a medium otter sport smitty sled. I have a Pelican and having a smitty sled with 6" of clearance is a WORLD of difference. But I had issues with it dragging on the snow and ice when trying to change directions. See y'all out on the ice! Is that correct? I am what they call a " bucket buzzard " and rarely use my shelter. I thought about just mounting a set of runners or skis to the bottom of the new tub but I still wanted something better when plowing thru the deep snow ( might not be a problem this year). Thanks for the help! With the sled being our first build it was pretty basic. And any tips appreciated. But there are days when even I must retreat to some kind of shelter. Jan 18, 2021 - Explore Andy Peterson's board "Smitty Sled" on Pinterest. ice fishing; Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. I put my pelican on top when there's snow on the ice. Topic Options. Holy cow! I was a little skepitcal since we had issues pulling my Kenai together last year. So I went and built a new sled that uses 2 sets of skis where the front skis would turn and help steer the sled. What I've noticed is a minimiun of 6" clearance makes a difference as snow gets deeper. Build a Smitty sled. Snowball 54 Snowball 54 TBF Addicted; T.B.F. Parr Trout Group: Members Posts: 95 Member No. See more ideas about ice fishing sled, ice fishing, sled. Does the smitty sled help. I thought about making a sled that I could use to pull the hut out to the … Can’t wait Machine57: Posted: Dec 14, 2012 - 07:08 am. Less drag and makes long walks much easier. I built a Smitty Sled years ago and it worked great. 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