I bought a toon...now what?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Codioos, May 21, 2013.

  1. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Also, If you wanna get out with somebody the first few times, I will be floating it in my raft quite a bit and Id be glad to have you jump on so you can get a good feel for the stretch of water in question.
     
  2. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Stewart, you mentioned the Spokane Flyfishers web site-any idea what the hell is going on there? I try to refer to it occasionally to avoid being on a lake during one of their club outings. For about 2 months now every time I Goggle it an ad for discount Viagra or Cialis shows up. In their hundreds of members don't they have anyone who is web competent?
     
  3. Blake Harmon

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    Same thing happens to me. Only link I can find that works is thru Swedes fly shop page. On the local clubs tab. This should work....
    http://spokaneflyfishers.com/
     
  4. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    I wouldn't take that boat down a river. The ad says it's rated for Class I water. Looks like a good lake boat though.
     
  5. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    That looks like a great boat for stillwater. I have a smaller float tube of the same design. Having the oars on your float tube would be welcome help to battle the wind.

    I would not use it for any moving water because it looks like it would be hard to kick or row away from danger.
     
  6. Billy McFly

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    Red's offers a class on "How to row a pontoon boat". They use the Yak as a classroom.
     
  7. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Is this what were talking about?. I would take that puppy down the Spokane a couple of time's like someone suggested. Get a good feel for it can and can't do. Just take her for a spin, and were some sort of floatation device. I wouldn't take it down the yac except in low water condition's.
     

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  8. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

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    Yup thats it. Some of you have me second guessing my decision, but its good to hear all this so I can understand a little more about these things. I like freestone's advice to go on a guided float. I get lessons with both the float and the area.
     
  9. That thing looks sketchy
     
  10. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I would definitely NOT use that on any rivers... thought you were talking about a Bucks Southfork or equivalent. That is really just an upscale float tube -- great for lakes, not for rivers.
     
  11. Codioos

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    I should take a poll for good idea / bad idea with this tube
     
  12. consensus state bad idea
     
  13. Eric Candelaria

    Eric Candelaria Active Member

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    I think the best advice is know your boat, know your water. I can see that tube floating parts of the Yak, parts of the year. I can also see thinking it would be better off the upper Yak your experienced and know the water. I would think the lower Yak would not be bad if you had the experience and skill. Great advice to go see an expert. These guides really know their stuff and can be the best source of what to do and not do. I floated the Yak with a guide for two years before purchasing a Klack. The first time out I took the same guide in my boat and had him teach and my wife and I learned a lot. Best way to learn the boat and the water!
     
  14. generic

    generic Justified

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    Codioos,

    I've lived here all my life. I use to "body float" the Spokane with no tube, mattress or PFD. Not saying that was a smart thing, just agreeing with Stewart and Blake.

    That being said, sometimes have a floating device can make us over confident, giving us a false sense of security. Know what I mean...?

    Try it in the summer with no waders on, or Go with Stewart and/or Blake. If you dump your boat, (in the summer) you get wet and have learned your lesson. (I'm assuming you are fit enough, and can actually swim :p). Do you know how many drunk dudes fall off their tube/matteress and make it back to shore? <- About 99.9% of them. The .1% are dumba$$e$ that can't swim, or are so plastered they should be in bed. Remember, I'm no Olympic swimmer and I managed (with several others) to body float it for miles.

    Worst case, get to shore and walk around the rapids.
     
  15. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    I never would have recommended that stretch if I thought the risk was high. Here's a pic of the danger I failed to warn you of ;) [​IMG]