That is the reason I sold my clam and quit icefishing, A permanent house on a lake I can see a fee. I can't see why on a portable so I said "keep your icefishing, i'll keep my money," that way we both are happy. Now I head south with my boat when I want to fish.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988