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A light boat for 2 flyfishers
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Author:  Guest [ Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:24 am ]
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I like it but It will not do.

Because half the flyfishers that come with me are over 55yrsold and aren t even quite relaxed on thai pirogues or in my 13ft long and 3ft large plastic boat with platform on front, where i am sitting and paddling (and not in circle and paddle only one side please :wink: ).

That boat i usually get out of the river alone, climbing 45 degrees 9 meters bank (when dry season)

i ll find a solution thank you for your help.

Bamboo raft with ice box for seats

Author:  Kayak Jack [ Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:12 pm ]
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Perhaps Matt's pontoon boat? Shooting in the dark here, trying to either come up with a solution or spur further thought in someone else.

Author:  jbo_c [ Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:38 pm ]
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Why not just build two smaller boats that would fit one man each for comfy fly fishing? - Paddling Pram or one of the larger canoes. You can stay close, but each one fishes exactly where he wants exactly when he wants.

- no platform, though.


Author:  Warmouth [ Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:20 am ]
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The best boat for two flyfishermen is 2 bluefin 12's, with maybe removable outriggers so you can stand and cast. That way both of you can fish at the same time without piercing your ears.

Author:  Yohan1973 [ Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:46 pm ]
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What if...
What if you (Matt) started off with the Touring Pirogue TV and morphed it to...15'-0" x 48" or 15'-0" x 50"
and squared off the stern. If you made the stern at least 80% of the max width you could probably have something sturdy enough for a small platform and maybe a small 5hp. You could always use some thing like this if you want to pond hop:


Author:  Tor [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:30 am ]
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or build a pair of boats and lash them together when you want the extra stability, catamaran style. Add motor, sail as required... :)

Author:  Yohan1973 [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:40 pm ]
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Two separate boats isn't a bad idea...for spin and baitcaster fishermen IMHO. However, we fly fishermen tend to desire standing. I will not go into the whole cultural context that leads us toward the two man craft but to sum it up. A two man craft in which one man cast while the other guides is the cat's meow. I've been prowling the internet learning as much as I can about the boat building culture and ran across the writing of another boat builder and fellow fly fisherman. His name is......ummmmmmmmm.....ugggggggg......... david.......... David Nichols. Yeah, that is his name. He has a design that fits the bill EXCEPT it is not stitch and glue. It's called the Lutra Flyfisher. I don't know if Matt has an equivilent craft though, maybe the Dk dinggy or the Mini skiff.

Author:  walterharris [ Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:42 am ]
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I think it will be a very useful featute in JoomFish

When will be available? What do you think?

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