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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Go Fish

Brian has this 'thing' about Ice Huts. He's collecting photographs, hoping to do a book featuring Lake of Bays' unusual huts. I find the fascination of the photography and the architecture to be more interesting than the act of sitting around a hole in the ice wondering if there's a fish nearby, but to each their own!

This colourful hut is down the lake near Bigwin. You can just see the Golf Club, the beautifully restored historic building in the background. And this is one of his photographs. The others on this post, not so well composed, are mine...

There are as many styles of fish hut as their are strategies for fishing... there are the 'purists' who disdain to have a hut at all, hunkering down with their coleman stove and a snowmobile, a patch of sunshine, unbeatable view -- and about a foot of ice.

Elsewhere we've got the pop-up tent, a handy invention that folds up for ease of storage. You're really just looking for a windbreak in any event.

And then there was the award for creative engineering, with sleigh runners crafted out of bent pipes, and a shape that not only tows behind a sled, but sits into the back of a pick-up...

Whatever the style of hut - and let me tell you, there are no two alike out there! -- they are all after the elusive lake trout. And from the conversations we had when we stopped to chat, they were doing quite well, thanks very much!

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