i just got into fly fishing this past summer and next summer me and my dad are planning on making a high lake trip to the snow lakes area just south of leavenworth. the main thing right now is that all we have is a float tube. we dont want to use this because we dont want to get that wet in such a high altitude place. so i am looking around for inflatable rafts or backpackable pontoon rafts. i have about 300-400 to spend at most so im after beginners line stuff. i saw a backpackable pontoon boat on cabelas called the arrow and i was wondering how well that would work out. also i was wondering how good a sevyeller fish hunter raft would work. why last question is does anybody know what kind of access permits are required for the leavenworth area snow lakes specifically. i have done quite a bit of spin fishing and decided to take up fly fishing also and will need a raft or pontoon boat anyway, just dont have much money to spend for it.