I have been reading through all of the older threads on this, but still have some questions. I live in the Pullman – Moscow – Lewiston area and am shopping around for a pontoon boat for local lakes and rivers. Besides local lakes I would also like to float rivers in western MT, the Ronde, and maybe the Clearwater. I may also make the occasional trips to the coast or Deschutes. I have a Scadden H3 freestyle tube and it is great for the lakes, except I am getting tired of using fins to get from one end to other, and I do not want to use it in rivers. I also fish by myself a lot so need to be able to handle either loading it in the back of the truck or on a roof rack. I have had a chance to get out of the Palouse and visit some fly shops and they recommend the Outcast Pac 900 or 1000FS. The advantage of these is that they are light enough to handle, and I also trust the guys in the fly shops. My problem is that I sprained my back last fall and sitting in a tube for 6h causes some problems; I just need to stand up and stretch every now and then and I do not think I can do that with the Outcasts. I have also been talking with Dave at Catchercraft about their 1-salt or All-american and have been looking at other catarafts. The advantage here is that I can stand up to fish or stretch, but the boats are heavier so may be harder to load and unload. They also look like a better fit for some of our rivers. Anyone want to offer some advice on the pontoons versus catarafts and the advantages/disadvantages of each? How about experience with the Outcasts or the Catchercrafts?