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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

A tribute to outdoor writer, enthusiastic angler Spider Rybaak

Wayne County tourism employee Chris Kenyon reflects on Spider Rybaak (top), who passed away in January. Here, the two enjoyed a fishing trip on Lake Ontario’s Port Bay with guide Corky Cansdale (front). (Photo by Chris Kenyon)

Spider Rybaak, who sadly passed away on Jan. 11, was my favorite outdoor writer, a scribe that produces the facts garnished with his great personality.
Ray Hrynyk was Spider Rybaak, and he told me he was dubbed the nickname because of his lanky stature. He stood around 6-feet, 5-inches and did resemble a spider: a very active spider. Rybaak was an excitable man and when you furnish him with a rod and reel, watch out, there is never a dull moment.

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