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Old 01-22-2011, 12:08 PM
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I am considering buying a one man pontoon boat, primarily for lake fishing in Colorado. I really don't know much about them, except what I have read online. I am not rich but also believe from experience that going cheap with fly fishing is unadvisable. Anyone have any advice on brands or features of pontoon boats? Much appreciated.
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BJ, lots of different brands out there, you'll have to decide which is good for you. The only advice I have on pontoons is make sure they are at least 8 feet long; anything shorter is not very stable.

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Bret: Do a search for Renegade on the forum and you will see an indepth report that Mojo did on the NFO Renegade made by Dave Scadden. Then go to YouTube and do a search for Renegade pontoon, Rampage pontoon and Assault. They are amazing boats when you see what they can actually do.
Joni and Mojo have owned several different models of pontoon boats over the years and have settled on the NFO series as they are top of the line products.

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Default Re: Advice on Pontoon boats

I can attest to versitility of the Scadden boats. I purchased the Skykomish model a few years back and just love it. It's classed for Class IV white water, not that I'm using it for that, but it can handel it. The best feature though, for me at least, is that it has a standing platform so I can fish sitting or standing. It's super stable either way. I can also get it unpacked out of the back of my Jeep and set up and fishable in 20 minutes, motor and all!! It was a bit pricey...but it'll pretty much do anything you need...and you get what you pay for, TOP quality.

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mojo and joni convience me to get the Outlaw Avenger to go along with our Outlaw Renegade, cant beat either of them.
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Here are my top three I would consider, Bucks Bag River Ghost (it sits low in the water, has a hard padded seat and quad air chamber, 2. North Fork, Renegade, can be packed into a lake, light, easy set up, 3. North Fork X5, for those who like the hard deck and standing platform, stripping apron. Just my 2cents.
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I got a classic Accessories pontoon for 249.00 last year to fish the local lakes here. Great boat for the money. sportsman's guide sells them
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