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#6058141 - 11/30/15 12:06 PM Sleds
Captain Chunk Offline
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 33
Looking into getting a sled, either a Beavertail or Jet Sled. Did a search on here and nothing popped up. I've done my research and think I have the one picked, but wanted some more opinions. What sleds do you guys use? Is one brand better than the other? Any issues? Thanks for your input.

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#6058147 - 11/30/15 12:09 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
garrett Offline
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I dont own a sled, sorry I cant help more
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#6058158 - 11/30/15 12:14 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2332
Loc: Duck blind
I have a jet sled and it's nice if you're wading through a good distance of water to get to your spot, works well in Ice and wet grass also. Absolutely sucks in sticky mud

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#6058170 - 11/30/15 12:22 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
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I've had one for nearly 10 years. Got it from cabelas. Have used it maybe 20 times. Works good when used like Eric said otherwise pretty much useless
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#6058227 - 11/30/15 12:52 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
bluewingwidowmaker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 403
Loc: Katy, TX
I have two beavertails and love them. I think I got a large at Cabelas for $90. I mostly use them like above but also hunt a deep pond and tie it to my kayak while picking up decoys.
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#6058230 - 11/30/15 12:54 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
john paul Offline
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I have a jet sled and it works fine. I would get whatever is cheapest
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#6058245 - 11/30/15 01:00 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 283
I have both a beavertail and a cabelas special. I use them all the time. Don't know how I got along without them

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#6058281 - 11/30/15 01:14 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: The Great State
Got a jet, use it all the time getting stuff to/from the boat. I float it next to me when I'm in water. Good for pulling gear behind a 4 wheeler, too.
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#6058382 - 11/30/15 01:57 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
Captain Chunk Offline
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 33
Thanks for the replies. I'm looking at the Jet Sled 1. Seems big enough for my needs and is a slightly cheaper than the Beavertail that is about the same size.

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#6058409 - 11/30/15 02:09 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
NorthtexasDUman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 132
Jet sleds work great. I tow mine behind my kayak and can fit 3 dozen decoys, gun, blind bag, and mojos


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#6058447 - 11/30/15 02:27 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 402
Loc: Katy, TX
Look into Otter sleds. They're awesome. Way sturdier than jet or beaver tails. Little heavier and speedier too, but they hold up way better
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#6058642 - 11/30/15 03:57 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
ultralite09 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 36
I have the large beavertail, bought it used for $30. Best purchase for my hunting needs. I hunt mostly flooded fields that range from 6 inches to 4 ft deep. I have had it loaded down with 4 dozen decoys, 4 shotguns, 3 blind bags, a coleman stove and lantern and a few groceries for breakfast tacos. We had about 150 yards knee deep water walk from the truck to the blind and it floated perfectly fine. sure beat throwing all the gear on our back and making that trek.

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#6058682 - 11/30/15 04:16 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
teal.slayer14 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 101
Loc: Katy TX
I got the camo large jet sled beginning of the season and use it all the time now. It does suck in the mud, but in the water it is awesome. Make sure you have a long enough rope on the 4 wheeler or all your gear will be a muddy mess when you get to the blind. Found that one out the hard way.
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#6059597 - 11/30/15 10:12 PM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13678
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
We made some from cement mixing tubs. Think I've used it once while hunting and many times doing things on the property like hauling wood, tools, etc.

Works pretty good for slinging short people too...

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#6059982 - 12/01/15 08:01 AM Re: Sleds [Re: Captain Chunk]
Blue drake Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
I found a old but well cared for Sears cargo carrier. Unbolted the top and camoed it. Works great and I have 10 bucks in it. Saying that I wouldn't strap it behind a kayak but pulling on the ground can't be beat.

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