best canoe to fly fish....big man
Posted by: joco on Jan-30-11 12:44 PM (EST)
what would be the best canoe to fly fishing
standing uo for long period.
for a big man,,6-260pound plus.
its kind off easy to stand in most canoe but stay up casting for long period its something helse.
and you need even more stability then poling cause poling your going forword..so need less stability.
any response is apprecieted
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Posted by: joco on Jan-30-11 12:47 PM (EST)
Why no square back?|
Posted by: Big_D on Jan-30-11 7:54 PM (EST)
I have an Esquif Cargo. I'm a 6'3" 250#+ man. I stand to fly fish in it. It works well. I like the square back because I can run a 2.5HP engine on it to run upcurrent and float fish back down using oars to control the drift. This allows me to operate without a shuttle, increasing the portion of time dedicated to fishing out of the total time for the day's adventure.
Posted by: old_user on Feb-01-11 8:33 AM (EST)
I have a mad river duck hunter. Huge wide canoe. Its heavy and solid, and is made to shoot shotguns outa. Makes a great expedition canoe. Or take up SUP. Lots of very stable boards set up for fishing with almost no draft. Also about 1/4 the weight of a big canoe.
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Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Feb-01-11 12:07 PM (EST)
Joco - it's hard to make such a suggestion, because I have no idea what it feels like to be your size. But I'll give it a try anyway...
Posted by: old_user on Feb-16-11 11:42 AM (EST)
canoe to flyfish|
Posted by: old_user on Feb-20-11 6:38 AM (EST)
I use a Indian River canoe but mine does have a squared off rear which helps stability even more...you can get the same canoe with traditional shape as well...it is 14' and 40" wide and a tunnel hull... strong and totally stable...I guide flyfisherman on the flats with it...I easily stand and pushpole and they also stand while I push them for miles at a time...I would call that extremely stable....one of my regular customers is 70yrs old and even he does it without even thinking about it... I also stand up on a small seat for a platform when solo and it isnt even attached to the floor...never had a incident in 6yrs...I have had customers up to 270lbs standing as well
Posted by: joco on Mar-07-11 8:21 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Mar-09-11 12:37 PM (EST)
My choice is the 16' to 20+' with 36" wide in middle. I use one bladed paddle then I use the short sculling paddle (24"). I do want to say when the time comes to shallow water I walk the stream bed with canoe tied to PFD. After running a rapid it's time to fish the that rapid you just run from both sides of river getting all the area under the rapid. If you get a mask and snorkel and go back under that drop you can see first hand who is under there. This is where the big dog eats, bring you lunch and stay awhile. :)
Decked canoe for fly fishing|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-11 12:55 PM (EST)
You may want to checkout the Raptor Kayak (decked canoe)
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Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-11 10:36 PM (EST)
The most stable canoe I have ever used is the Meyer Sportspal 14ft Slow and ugly but you really cant flip it. We use it for duck hunting Our crew has 3 of these boats. 58lbs Aircraft aluminum.
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Jul-19-11 11:34 AM (EST)
Same design as Navarro Legacy. I had one. It's too small for a 260lb man to stand in comfortably, IMO, but it could be done. Much better to save some money and go with a Wenonah Fisherman.