Ice-fishing Friday: How to pick the best shelter

Gimme shelter

Time to ditch that old ice hut? Here are the latest options

HUB-STYLE SHELTERS

Heavy wooden and metal shelters have become a vanishing breed with the advent of portable hub-style shelters. Not only do they fit in the back of your vehicle or sled, they also pop up easily and can be anchored securely to the ice. And with their insulated dome-like hub, these mobile shelters provide the roominess and warmth of a permanent hut along with the ability to shift from one winter hot spot to another. On the downside, they’re relatively large and bulky and take some time to set up and take down.

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