Re: Setting up Quick Fish Shelter in the Wind
I use a similar technique. First, I got some tow straps and I drill in an ice anchor spike about 3 feet away from where I will get set up. Then I drill my holes for fishing. I put one of the hooks of the tow straps through the handle of the drilled spike. Now I get out my hut from the bag and start opening it with the wind blowing on my back. After I get it all the way open, I take one of the loops on the hut and attach it to the other side of the tow strap.
Position your hut over your holes and then anchor the back down, then you can anchor the rest as well. When all is said and done, I have 3 to 4 corners anchored and 2 tow straps with anchors.
Some key things to remember are: tow rope anchor first, open hut with the wind blowing on your back, when opening your hut do not let the bottom catch the wind keep the bottom on the ice.
Grap a stap on the hut and let the wind do the work on opening your hut. I have tried many different ways on opening the hut and anchoring it down in high winds. For me, this is the best way because I can position my hut exactly where my holes are drilled (which always seemed like a challenge in the past) and not worry about losing my hut in the wind.
I fish 11 mile alot and there are some seriously strong winds. Never lost a hut! Hope this helps. I should have asked for help when I first got mine. Would have saved me countless hrs on figuring out the best way!
Fish the humps, don't hump the fish!