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New backcountry fishing boat

Postby oldranger » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 pm

Just received my new Klymit Light Water Dingy and just had to try it out this afternoon. Fishing sucked but beer was great.
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby scrinch » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:03 pm

Probably just fishing wrong time of day.
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby oldranger » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:22 pm

Scrinch,

After looking at the pic carefully I thought lack of rod had something to do with it but you could be right! :o

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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby rlown » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:52 am

what does it weigh, and more importantly, what is your paddle system going to be?

Surprised you weren't sucked under via a Jacuzzi whirlpool and drowned. :\

And please put a shirt on.. :)
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby Shawn » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Classic ! :D
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby oldranger » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:06 pm

Russ,

A Little over 2 lbs with inflator. 2 carbon fiber paddle blades that screw on to the tips of my strapped together trekking poles as a kayak paddle. PFD will be inflatable cushion attached to me. Got to figure out how to avoid accident puncturing with errant fishhook. My sense is that there is not enought flotation in the rear for a large person to sit vertically with butt all the way back. Probably ok for me though most comfortable positions is semi reclining. Will try to rig up a sea anchor to slow down drift.

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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:19 am

Sounds nice. Do your trekking poles float or are you putting a lanyard on them?
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby BrianF » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:33 am

I am surprised you didn't catch any with that bait in your hand. Most natives to a hot tub would climb right into your boat to get at that!
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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby oldranger » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:58 pm

Russ,

Lanyard!

Brian,

Maybe that is why my wife tipped me over after taking the pic?

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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby oldranger » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:25 am

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Used the LWD on 3 different lakes. Can't say the fishing was any better from the LWD than from shore but it was easier to access all of the lake (two of the lakes had significant cliffs, making shore access difficult. The LWD would be really nice at lakes like Edna and Benson.

Hiking poles strapped together with paddle blades worked fine. Caught largest fish of the trip 15 minutes into first trip on a lake trolling 1/8 oz rubber curly tailed jig behind the raft. 14" RB.

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Re: New backcountry fishing boat

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:04 pm

oldranger wrote:
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Used the LWD on 3 different lakes. Can't say the fishing was any better from the LWD than from shore but it was easier to access all of the lake (two of the lakes had significant cliffs, making shore access difficult. The LWD would be really nice at lakes like Edna and Benson.

Hiking poles strapped together with paddle blades worked fine. Caught largest fish of the trip 15 minutes into first trip on a lake trolling 1/8 oz rubber curly tailed jig behind the raft. 14" RB.

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Nice test of concept. I think that in addition to lakes with precipitous sides, there are a number of lunker lakes that are very difficult to fish from shore because they are very shallow along their shores but have deep holes way out there. The shallow fringes of some such lakes can also be infested with lily pads and other aquatic vegetation. Accordingly, it is both the shallows-fringed and the cliff-bordered lakes for which such a lightweight boat would offer a significant advantage over shore fishing. I need to seriously consider such a craft.
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