the Original pontoon boat...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Greg Armstrong, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    I thought this might be of interest to some here...

    Old Pontoon Boat.jpg

    Union General Herman Haupt on the Potomic R. 1850's or early '60's.
  2. MarkY3130 Active Member

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    Wow! Thanks for posting that.
  3. ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    I like his casting platform. That is very cool!
  4. Yard Sale Active Member

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    Looks more solid than some of the crap I see floating in the summertime!
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  5. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Even back then they had issues getting the correct oars shipped with your order......
  6. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    Scadden just Rated it for class V Rapids:eek:
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  7. Bob Rankin Active Member

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    I call that a fish gitter!!!
  8. Kaiserman content

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    Isn't that the guy that escaped from Alcatraz?
  9. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    That dude was ahead of his time. If he only knew what kind of patent royalties he and his heirs missed out on, he'd probably die a second time. i wonder what the pontoon were made from -- look like compressed gas bottles?
  10. IveofIone Active Member

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    That platform looks like the perfect place to nap while chironomid fishing.

    Ive
  11. Don Freeman Freeman

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    Looks like his boots make pretty good fins. Early Force technology