Borrowed Boat Sat. the 20th

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Irafly, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Long story short, my mom is at stage four after stomping the big C once before and she plans to move to the Baltimore area to live with my sister, grandkids and great grandkids to enjoy the time she has left. Her bucket list includes a day fishing with my brother (who just happens to be here from Wichita) and me in the same boat before she leaves. I have a 10' Pram that I could cram everyone into but I was hoping to provide something a bit more comfortable for her. The 20th unfortunately is the only day that works, but I could pick up the boat on a different day.

    I have an electric motor and I think my trailer would work for other boats. If you have anything you might be willing to loan me for the day I'd greatly appreciated it and I'd also be willing to throw in some of my new lake patterns as a trade.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    If you want to come over to Moses Lake I'll take you out.
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  3. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Where are you planning on fishing?
  4. PT

    PT Physhicist

    My raft is quite comfortable if you want to use it. I could launch my power boat for you if you want more comfort and just tool around on some bigger water like Stevens or Washington.
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  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Ira, very sorry to here about your Mother. I no longer own a boat, but would have been happy to loan it to you if I did. All the best to her and your family.
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  6. DeepWater22

    DeepWater22 New Member

    13' Gregor in Everett available April 20th. Would this work for you and yours?
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  7. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Ira, what a great idea. I doubt this will help, but if you are anywhere near the east side you have a very clean and comfortable 14', 3 seat Rocky Mountain Trout Boat at your disposal.
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  8. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Thanks to everyone but I think I have a solution, I just went and bought a 12' Jon Boat for $325 that fits on my pram trailer. I've been wanting a bit bigger boat for awhile so I can fish my wife and our two sons all together. So for less than I can buy a pontoon boat I think I'm ok. The only real problem though is I haven't told my wife yet. Oh well if she is too madd I guess after the trip I could always turn around and resell it.

    This community seriously rocks!
  9. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

    No sane wife should be mad when you get a 12 foot boot for $325 to fish more with your family...good luck Ira, show her a good time, take some photos
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  10. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    Ya, this is the best fly fishing community I know of on the web Anyware!
    I was about to though in my offer, but I bet with this purchase more good memory's will come.
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  11. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    I've been looking for a john boat, but I need a seventeen or eighteen footer to customize for the big river. I hope your trip is, ahheem, Epic. My mother has an inoperable brain tumor, so I can relate. I wish I would have taught my mom to flyfish when she asked many years ago.
  12. shaker jake

    shaker jake New Member

    Ira, My 14' Lund is at Lone now. You know the boat. 3 comfy seats. I would just need to use yours that day at Lone due to a scheduled club Fish-out. By the way, you would be welcome to join us for hot dogs at 11:30.
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  13. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Ok, this sounds like a deal. Does the boat have anchors and anchor pulls? Either way I can always transfer over what I need.

    Thanks and I bet it won't be hard to talk my mom and brother into hotdogs.
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  14. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Hey Ira, I think you and I fished out of Jake's boat once. It's set up just right for what you do! And your Mom won't go overboard with her wicked hook set!
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  15. shaker jake

    shaker jake New Member

    It is a go. Boat is ready to fish. It is stored ;at Jeff's house and I plan to head over on the 6 am ferry for breakfast Saturday.
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