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Free - Ice Hut

Post By: elkskinner      Posted: 1/13/2018 8:18:44 AM     Points: 340    
OK, this is not your normal, late model hut.

I have a hut, a home-made hut, which I built back in 1986. At that time, there were no Frabills, no Eskimos, no Clams. Everybody on the ice had some type of home-made job.

This hut was built around a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood. About head height when up. 4 holer, with an insulated floor. Plywood ends, 2 doors, 2 windows. Canvas top. When erected, it looks like a lil covered wagon. Collapses down to a package about 8" high. With that insulated floor and a heater, it can get warm, very warm inside. I have spent many nights inside, North Park and southern Wyoming, all-nighters, with a sleeping bag, Coleman stove, and a heater.

The hut is heavy. I'm officially an old guy now, and it is getting more difficult to get the hut in and out of my truck by myself. I can do it, it's just a lil harder than it was 10, 20 years ago. Plus, my boys bought me and the wifey one of the new, modern pop-up huts for our 50th.

No, I don't have any pix. But one of the boys did post an ad on Craig's list for me with pix just a few days ago. If you want to see the photos, go to Craig's List, Ft. Collins area, for sale, ice fishing hut. Disregard the $100 asking price.

I kinda hate to part with it. Between myself, kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces, neighbor kids, we have probably pulled a couple thousand fish into that hut over the past 30+ years. However, maybe some newbie just getting started, who can't afford a $300 hut, can put it to use.

I am in Loveland. Call me. 970-218-1047. If I don't answer, leave a message. First to call gets it.

Dennis in Loveland

 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: Jan. 13, 8:32:56 AM     Points: 600    
I have the same hut from back in the day. They actually work quite well and are warmer than a hub or flip over due to the the floor. Really nice gesture on your part. Hopefully someone that needs and appreciates it, ends up with it.
 Reply by: elkskinner      Posted: Jan. 13, 10:52:19 AM     Points: 340    
It's gone. 1 hour after I posted. Nice young couple from Ft. Collins, about to get married.

It's going to a good home.