Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
loupepsi

Fish House Zipper

18 posts in this topic

The zipper on my fish house is made of nylon and both zippers completely broke over the weekend. I was wondering if anyone could tell me who would sew a new zipper on for me in the bemidji area. I have been looking at heavy due zippers online but i wanted to ask peoples opinion on the best zippers for fish houses. Brass? Aluminum? What size zipper? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say aluminum. Brass would corrode too much. As far as sewing it on. There is a shoe repair guy on Beltrami ave between 3rd and 4th st. Next to Cool Threads!! He might do it for you. I've had him sew a broken boat trailer winch strap, and he did a great job for $8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Chris I'll have to check him out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the shoe repair place won't do it, I would think a place that made boat covers would have the necessary equipment, or maybe an upholstery shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best zipper to use is a #10 nylon coil - the cold doesn't affect it, and it will work good going around a curved opening. Brass or aluminum zippers are seldom used anymore because they will both corrode. There is nothing wrong with a nylon zipper, except sometimes they get melted and many of the fish house manufacturers use too small a size.

I could install the zipper for you - I have a canvas shop, but I'm about 50 miles north of Bemidji. I see you are from Newfolden - isn't there someone in Thief River who could do it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Swamptiger, were are you from. I wanted to try to get it done down here since i go to college here but i will be willing to drive for a good install. The nylon zipper wasnt bad it was the zipper handle itself. I quess I melted some of the teeth and i think it is a #5 which i think is too small. About the zipper handle, it would loosen up and then it wouldnt connect the teeth. I would always have to clamp it down again with a plyers to get it to connect the teeth. Well, finally the metal just gave way and broke. It was a bad zipper from the moment i bought it. All i want is something that is durable. Don't the clams use an aluminum zipper?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm located about 5 miles north of Mizpah. If you go to the Upper Red Lake Association website, you will find me in the area business section. To my knowledge, there are no fish house manufacturers using metal zippers any more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Max is that you? Woody here! I see your wife at work once in awhile! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Woody - yes, it's me.. Sherri says hi.

Nice fish you have there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, are you fishing the Blackduck tournament this weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want something fixed on your cavas give Swamptiger a shout. He made my first canvas for my first portable, and it lasted a long long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably go to the 1st Annual Perch Derby in Northome on Sunday..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought about it, but it is the last day for eye's and I want to catch some more with the family. I am 50/50 right now on heading home for it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been hearing stories about some nice perch in Bartlett, but I haven't fished it yet so I thought I would go check it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking it was Max, and now that I know it is, hello! Long time no chat! Shoot me an e-mail one of these days!

I 2nd using swamptiger for your zipper!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Matt - how's fishing?

I just got back from Red - didn't have any trouble getting my walleyes, but the crappies eluded me again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out fishing on red today also. Went out of rogers. Only caught 4 walleyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • vanwalleye
      I was thinking the same thoughts, I saw the pond by my house locked up, figure someone will be sitting in front of the courthouse before you know it..
    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room. 
    • papadarv
      Vexilar makes many "fish finders" what model do you have. Is it a flasher, a graph, WiFi type. Will help in knowing what your looking at when running your finder.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff