The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Hardyreels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2012, 03:47 PM
theboz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,167
theboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond reputetheboz has a reputation beyond repute
Default How's your boat set up for fly fishing?

I have a 12ft aluminum Hulse flat bottom boat with a kicker and electric motor. The floor is covered with outdoor carpet and both motors are stern mounted to free up the bow for casting.
Built a wood platform to fit inside the bow and covered it with Astro Turf for casting. With rod holders on the side and fold down oarlocks makes for a good boat to cast from.
Big or small how's you boat set up for fly fishing?
__________________
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2012, 11:48 AM
jk 8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The ilstu
Posts: 67
jk 8 is just really nicejk 8 is just really nicejk 8 is just really nicejk 8 is just really nicejk 8 is just really nice
Default Re: How's your boat set up for fly fishing?

We have a 12ft aluminum deep hull boat for Green Bay carp and smallies. Bow mounted trolling motor in the front, wood panel in the bow for a casting deck, with a fish finder for those deeper areas and a marine electronic board. Rod holders that I need to cut slots in for fly rods and removable oar locks.

Plan on laying down some carpet or astro turf like you mentioned this spring to dampen some sound for those spooky carp and to make it more comfortable to cast from.

Sounds like you got a great set up too.
__________________
"Don't burn the day away" - Dave Matthews Band
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2012, 02:13 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,992
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: How's your boat set up for fly fishing?

Hi Boz,

We have an 18.5 tunnel hull that serves as transport to and from the cabin and as a fishing boat. I don't enjoy fishing from a boat but on occasion I do it. With this boat there is a nice enclosed bow deck / storage area that, if you must, can be used for a place to stand while casting. Generally I will stand and cast from wherever I need to be but the bow is best. All you need remember is to take rods out of the vertical rack on the side of the console and lay them in the gunnel trays so you don't whack them.

Click the image to open in full size.

The rubber mats keep things quiet. I do most fishing from shore and use the boat a transportation rather than a fishing platform. However, that's the nature of the fishing here, if I were limited to still waters then I would have to change a lot of strategies if I planned to continue fly fishing.

Ard
oarfish and greenfish4 like this.
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Have you ever broke a rod? How's Montana? iciclecreek General Discussion 19 01-20-2012 09:25 PM
How's fishing in SW Oregon? fredaevans Pacific Northwest 7 06-05-2011 01:15 PM
How's this for a Truckee River Trophy? troutdoorsman General Discussion 33 08-16-2010 05:06 PM
Lake City? South Fork? How's the fishing? rollininzona Rocky Mountain Range 0 07-23-2010 03:40 AM
New tyers, how's it goin? peregrines General Fly Tying Discussions 8 02-25-2009 09:08 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.