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Old 07-27-2018, 09:58 PM
TGIF TGIF is offline
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Sorry, to the point above when i said “western VT” I meant “Western Ma”... there are a few rafting companies there that may be unloading inventory.
"And so my brother and I were left to assume that the Fisherman on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite, was a dry fly fisherman" -Norman McLean "A River Runs Through It"
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:45 PM
DHx507 DHx507 is offline
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The boat you buy depends on what your planning on doing. And where you plan on fishing. If you want a good all around boat that you can do almost anything with I suggest a bow rider. This is a family boat you can do everything from fish to pull a tube with. Also is easy enough to get in and out of for when you want to stop and swim. All my family had for years. It has plenty of seating and is large and heavy enough to go out on winnipesaukee on a rougher day. If your looking for something to stick in smaller lakes a 12 to 16 foot aluminum is a great choice you can get around easily and into some smaller shallower areas you wouldn’t think about on a full size boat. I’ve used a 14’ aluminum from the Exeter river to bow lake. Also my wife was much happier having a boat that she could enjoy as well

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Old 07-28-2018, 04:02 PM
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I'm looking to downsize from a 19' Center Console 150 hp to a simple 14' aluminum, which I can use with one other or solo. All the saltwater fishing I do now is Joppa which can be done with a 14' boat if you're smart about time-of-day and tides. I would also like to more lake fishing in Maine, which will be easier with a smaller and lighter boat.

The Lund 1400 Fury looks really nice with a 25 or 30 hp tiller. Very clean, open deck and raised bow for fly fishing.
It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.

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Old 07-30-2018, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!

We are super excited to be learning about the fishing in a new area!

If anyone wants to fish this fall definitely let me know!

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