If you don't shovel out a little area around the flag it will not allow flush placement over the hole. The flag should be orange IMO as the yellow is hard to see against the snow. Also the spindle must be completely lowered in order for the trips to work correctly. The built in tackle storage and included gear is a nice bonus. I do appreciate the tall flag for deep snow. Other than than it does exactly what it is supposed to do and I have 4 with zero issues.
Works very well. The light works awesome at night letting you know right away it's been hit. The greatest feature is the way it covers The entire whole. No more breaking ice on cold days/nights. Overall great product.
I own 11 Frabils. I have it when it was rhienhart, then frabil bought them completely, they went cheaper. Now they've gone super cheap, doesn't spin freely anymore, sets way different. Will never buy one again