06-06-2010, 05:50 PM
Re: selecting a trout fly fishing boat
Just my thought.
Canoes are the traditional fly fishing platform here in New England and you're not going far wrong in buying one. Used ones are cheap.
Far more versatile that a float tube or a pontoon, they're useful for still water, rivers, and even protected salt.
I have a 45 year old Lincoln
which was made in your neighborhood ( I think).
It's heavy but still easy to portage, easier than my kayak that weighs less than half as much.
Plenty of storage and room for two, but still easy to maneuver on your own.
I stand to fish in my canoe along with paddling (with a 6' paddle) and poling. It's a flat bottomed boat, not a river canoe. Made for fishing
In the salt I'll take my kayak, but fresh water, the canoe is best.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart