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Arctic Wonder

Story and photos by Paul D. Atkins

My snowmachine stood ready in the front yard, much like a horse waiting for its rider. The big blue sled made by Northern Sledworks sat at its rear loaded down with gear for the day’s sheelfish ice fishing events.

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The blue plastic tub that was LoopRoped inside the sled was packed with all the necessities a sheepish adventure such as this would require. Niksiks (fishing jigs) made of willow branches and caribou horn were placed carefully inside, plus rods, reels, tip-ups, extra line, lures, pliers, extra gloves, a fillet knife, a thermos full of coffee and enough Pop-Tarts to feed an army were all assembled for the short ride across the ice. This content is available for subscribers only.

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