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  1. #1
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    Default Float tube/pontoon question

    Hey all,

    Thinking ahead to next season and wondering if there is a one person float tube/ pontoon that can do all of the following. Ideally it would be small enough to fly with.

    1. Upper Delaware River, PA
    2. Green river, Wyoming
    3. Pack trip into the Winds (lakes) this year and maybe the Lower Flat head next year.

    I don't need it for most of my fishing, Penns Creek and the Tulpehocken.

    Just playing around with the idea. I might be a year off from purchasing, since i mostly fish solo, I would need to figure out how to transport it and drop off my car. I doubt there is one thing that would fit all the criteria above, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks.

    -Jason

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    Default Re: Float tube/pontoon question

    Sounds like you need a frameless pontoon, like the outcast fish cat scout. It weighs about 35 lbs and can packs pretty small, but is suitable for moving water as well as lakes. They're are other similar craft out there as well. Maybe not what you want for packing into the Winds, but it would cover you on rivers and lakes you can drive to.

    You could also rent suitable watercraft from fly shops when you get to your destination. Many fly shops have inflatables available for rent, plus they can arrange for a vehicle shuttle if you're floating a stretch of river.

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    Default Re: Float tube/pontoon question

    I donít know anything about the upper Delaware, but I canít imagine a craft that would work for both #2 and #3. A lightweight float tube works for packing in to stillwater....but you arenít going to want to float the Green in one...
    Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.

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    Default Re: Float tube/pontoon question

    Look into the Water Master Kodiak . It's a great fishing platform .
    Water Master Kodiak Raft - Water Master

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    Default Re: Float tube/pontoon question

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt4.0 View Post
    I don’t know anything about the upper Delaware, but I can’t imagine a craft that would work for both #2 and #3. A lightweight float tube works for packing in to stillwater....but you aren’t going to want to float the Green in one...
    Thanks. That's what I figured. As in life, you can't get everything!

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    Default Re: Float tube/pontoon question

    Maybe something like this... which is basically the fishcat scout mentioned previousely, under different branding.



    I got mine from Sportsman's Warehouse, which sells them for $150 less than the ones with the Orvis logo on them. It's river worthy, I've floated the Susquehanna River with mine but I mostly just use it float around the lake.

    It packs down small enough to fit in a large duffel bag... like a BIG one. I'm sure you could fly with it, though I honestly don't know if I would recommend it. You could probably rent something locally and save yourself some effort.

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